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New Funding Portal coming soon!

Launching mid October 2018

Contact PAVS' Third Sector Support Team for funding guidance and to register for the Pembrokeshire Trustee Network for updates on the Funding Portal and more


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Postcode Trust

Little Green Grant

Port of Milford Haven Community Support Programme

Comic Relief

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Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust

Swansea City AFC Community Trust

Santander Foundation

Arts Council of Wales

Dyfed Powys Commissioner's Community Fund


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For more information call PAVS on 01437 769 422

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Last updated January 2015


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Pembrokeshire Funding Portal

Update September 2018:

The New Funding Portal is currently being developed and will be launched mid-October time.  If you are interested in updates then make sure that you are registered for the Pembrokeshire Trustee Network where details will be shared.  Email development@pavs.org.uk

PAVS provided the Pembrokeshire Funding Portal for use by third sector groups in the county from October 2015 - March 2018. This resource quickly became a highly valued part of the Funding Advice Service offered to groups in the county offering direct and free access to funding information.

The current contract with the existing provider ended on 31st March 2018 due to an unaffordable increase in costs of this facility.  Viable alternatives are being explored but there will be a gap in this service until September 2018.

PAVS has been vocal in highlighting the features of the service that have worked well and we will endeavour to include as many of these as possible within the new service.  There is a strong commitment to continue providing an open funding search facility and this forms part of our agreed service delivery standards with Welsh Government.


New Enhancing Pembrokeshire Fund available through Pembrokeshire County Council more details here.

Updated April 2018

Funding Deadlines here...

South Hook LNG Community Fund 2018

View the Application Information sheet for more details here

LNG Community Fund Logo

2018 Deadlines

19th October 2018

Contact PAVS for a copy of the application pack on development@pavs.org.uk or call (01437) 769 422 to find out more.

Updated September 2018

Pembrokeshire Cancer Support, supported by the South Hook LNG Community Fund received a visit from South Hook LNG & PAVS staff to find out how the money benefited the group and its beneficiaries.  Link here to an article about the visit.

Updated June 2016

**Bluestone Foundation Community Fund 2018**

2018 Deadlines

Friday 16th November 2018


PAVS is excited to announce the continuation of its partnership working with the Bluestone Foundation to deliver the Bluestone Foundation Community Fund into 2018.

Building on the first year of this funding partnership, groups can apply for up to £5,000 of funding for both capital and revenue costs.

The Bluestone Foundation Community Fund offers funding to -
• Economic projects that will foster entrepreneurialism and enhance prospects for employment and development
• Projects which raise environmental awareness through education and a volunteer programme
• Social projects which address the effects of deprivation and poverty, with particular emphasis on youth

Organisations demonstrating that they are prepared to help themselves will be prioritised.

To request a copy of the application pack or discuss a potential application then do get in touch with someone from the Third Sector Support Team at PAVS on (01437) 769 422 or email development@pavs.org.uk.

Updated September 2018

Small Grants For Carers Support Groups - Re-opened

2018/19 Deadlines:

7th September

Grants of up to £1000 available for carers peer support groups for innovative projects and activities to support carers.

To request a copy of the application pack or discuss a potential application then do get in touch with the Third Sector Support Team at PAVS on (01437) 769 422 or email development@pavs.org.uk.

Little Green Grant

The Little Green Grant deadlines for 2018/ 19 have now been announced for further details about the fund criteria please visit this page here


Friday 18th January 2019

Application packs are available from PAVS' Third Sector Support Team on (01437) 769 422 or email development@pavs.org.uk

Updated September 2018

Funding Snippets

Enhancing Pembrokeshire

The Enhancing Pembrokeshire Grant, using funds raised via the Second Homes Tax provides funding for new projects helping to address the negative impact of second homes and in doing so adding value to our communities is now open to applications.

The application deadline date will be published on the website here (opens external link).

For more information on how to apply for this funding contact the Regeneration Team on 01437 775536 or via enhancing.pembrokeshire@pembrokeshire.gov.uk to register your project and request an Expression of Interest form.

Updated April 2018

Hubberston and Hakin Invest Local Small Grants Scheme Guidance
- Up to £500 up to three times a financial year (Invest Local financial year 1st July – 30th June)
- Examples of activities include; community events, activities, starting up a new group, equipment to encourage more participation in an already established group.

Your activity must;
- Aim at enabling new groups and activities to set up, increase participation and build on the already successful community groups in the area.
- Benefit residents of Hubberston and Hakin
- Be in line with our Vision and Priorities for the area
- Aim to be sustainable

Deadlines for applications 2018
April 30th, August 6th & November 5th

If you would like an application form email: kate.mccabe@bct.wales or emma.shepherd@bct.wales

More information here.

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is changing its grants programmes

With effect from 1st July, Trusthouse will replace its currents grants programmes with two new programmes:

  • Major Grants
    ?Open to any charitable, not-for-profit and voluntary organisation in the UK with a total annual income under £500,000
    ?Grants of up to £20,000 a year for up to three years for core costs, salaries, project costs
    ?Grants of up to £60,000 for one-off capital costs for projects with a total cost of up to £2 million
  • Small Grants
    ?Open to any charitable, not-for-profit and voluntary organisation in the UK with a total annual income under £250,000
    ?One-off grants between £2,000 and £7,500 for core costs, salaries, project costs or capital costs

There remains a focus on supporting local organisations in the most deprived rural and urban communities.

Applications will be invited from organisations whose work falls under the general heading of Community Support and Arts Education Heritage.

Both programmes will open for on-line applications on 1st June 2018 and the fund is closed to applications until that time.  Link here for external site.

Updated May 2018

Tree Council's Community Trees Fund

To open in December 2017

Up to £700 towards trees available.

For more information follow this link (opens external site)

Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust

Applications for REGIONAL projects seeking funding - now open to applications.

More information here...

Co-op Community Fund

The Co-op Community Fund has up to £2,000 per store to allocate to three local charities. If you know of anyone who would like to apply for a share of the fund, please take a look at the online application below: causes.coop.co.uk

You can apply if you're:
• a registered charity
• a small charity registered with HMRC for tax
• a registered community amateur sports club
• a church that's an 'excepted' charity
• a Scout or Guide group

Updated January 2017

New Deadlines for National Churches Trust’s Project Development Grants 2018
Places of worships belonging to any Christian denomination can apply for grants to develop high quality sustainable repair and community projects in the UK.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available, and are likely to be used to produce a report that will help progress the project plans to a stage where they can be considered by large grant-giving bodies and to meet RIBA stage 1 requirements, or may assist with the cost of staff time such as a project manager or a professional advisor.

UK places of worships, of all ages, listed and unlisted, are considered for the funding, though the Trust is particularly interested in applications from the North East of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Application deadlines: 25 April 2018 and 29 August 2018.

Updated February 2018

Big Lottery's new Helping Working Families fund provides grants of up to £500,000

Aimed at enabling households affected by ‘in-work’ poverty to improve their lives, targeting households where someone is working and with a child under the age of 18.

Voluntary and community organisations such as charities, community groups, co-operatives and social enterprises can apply for funding, providing they are working closely with:
•Working families
•The community
•Formal or informal partners (this could include local organisations from the public, private or voluntary sector)

Further details on the Pembrokeshire Funding Portal and on the Big Lottery Fund's website (opens external link).

Application deadline: 15th March 2018

Updated December 2017

BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme 2018 Deadlines Announced
The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme will consider applications requesting grants of over £10,000 to support projects for up to three years.
Organisations in the UK can apply if they are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage. Organisations that already hold a grant from Children in Need can apply for further funding providing the current grant is coming to an end within the next 12 months.
Deadlines for initial applications in 2018: 17 May 2018 and 13 September 2018.

More information here (opens external page).

Updated December 2017

Caring Communities Innovation Grant Scheme


Capital & Revenue Projects up to £5000


13th July 2018

14th September 2018

The updated application packs are available from PAVS' Third Sector Support Team, development@pavs.org.uk or 01437 769422.


This scheme is administered by PAVS (Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services), and is funded through the Welsh Government's Integrated Care Fund (ICF), managed by Hywel Dda University Health Board and Pembrokeshire County Council

In Pembrokeshire, the ICF is being used to pump-prime preventative community-led innovative initiatives, which can evidence positive outcomes for older people based on identified local need; support for people with learning difficulties and for unpaid carers & young carers' projects.

Integrated Care Fund Prioirities - Older People

Projects need to contribute to the following key objectives of the scheme:

• To develop locally led innovative projects based on local need

• To improve care co-ordination between social services, health, housing, third and independent sectors, to focus on preventative care and to avoid unnecessary hospital admission or delayed discharge

• To improve the resilience of local communities and their ability to support frail, older people to access and enjoy their normal network of community and family relationships

  • To support the principals of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 to give people choice and control

Intermediate Care Fund Priorities - People with Learning Disabilities.

Projects will need to contribute to the following key objectives of the scheme:

• To develop integrated services in which health, housing and or social care needs are addressed.
• To develop resilient services delivered within the local community so that people with a learning disability do not have to travel out of county for services.
• To provide services that help reduce reliance on continued health or social care enabling people to remain at home for longer.
• To provide fair and equal access to services for people with a Learning Disability.
• To support the principals of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 to give people choice and control

Intermediate Care Fund Priorities - Unpaid Carers & Young Carers' projects which can demonstrate the above priorities and support the Social Services & well-being (Wales) Act 2014 to give people choice and control.

Innovative community-led projects being run by local groups will be prioritised. Applications for a contribution to a larger-scale project will only be considered if the Caring Communities Innovation Grant is for a discrete, identified element of activity.

Will fund:

  • capital & revenue for projects that build community capacity and resilience in order to help older people stay healthy and live independently within their communities; projects for people with learning disabilities and support for unpaid carers and young carers

All grants will need to be spent by the end of March 2018.

Past Successes

To highlight the range of projects funded by the Caring Communities Innovation Grant in earlier rounds, click here.

To receive an application please contact the Third Sector Support Team on 01437 769422 or development@pavs.org.uk

Updated: 23/05/18

Previous News...

Communities Facilities Programme  is a capital grant fund that aims to develop and improve facilities for communities in order to tackle poverty and its effects.  Full details here

Updated 6 June


Spirit of 2012 Trust is offering funding to sporting initiatives throughout the UK, which work to increase participation and connect people within communities and across communities

Posted 2 June

Heart Research UK are offering funding for those involved in sending a helthy messag - see Healthy Hearts GrantsPosted 2 June


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Posted  29 May

West Wales network 'Funding Self help Group' developed through the work of the Institute of Fundraising in West Wales - this is a peer led group for fundraisers or those given this responsibility within their organisation to network and gain information about funding.  The group will be invites speakers to talk to them about the latest funding streams and offers a range of other funding related activities. 

Latest network meeting dates:

West Wales' Regional Group
Tues 13 March 2018
Venue Paul Sartori Foundation, Pembs. SA61 1RP
Tues 12 June 2018
Venue TBA, Ceredigion

For further details contact: Sandra Daid, group secretary

Updated February 2018

WCVA Better Bids Link to Beter Bidsfor those of you who are thinking of applying to the Big Lottery, People and Places programme, specialist help is available from the Better Bids team




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