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This page gives information about some other sources of funding for groups such as grant-making trusts and statutory bodies.

The Community Foundation in Wales

The Community Foundation in Wales manages a number of different grant schemes which groups across Wales can apply to.

Some of these grants are area specific whilst others are open to applications from across Wales.

Please check their website here to find out about the current programmes that are open to applications; Community Foundation in Wales website here...

Access Broadband Cymru extended until 2018

The Welsh Government has announced a two year extension of the Access Broadband Cymru scheme, which offers funding towards the delivery of faster broadband connections for businesses, residents and communities across Wales.

Natwest Skills & Opportunities Fund Round 2 2016

In 2015, Natwest committed £2.5m to fund projects in charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland, and have allocated a further £2.5m to be split across two rounds in 2016. Our focus for this funding is to support organisations that help people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves; skills that will enable them to get into work or start a business, now or in the future. We believe that helping people gain such skills and access opportunities to learn can help turn their lives around and build better communities for everyone; when we build stronger communities, we all grow.

We want to support as many people and organisations as possible. So even if we don’t shortlist your project, we may be able to help you in other ways. This might include offering our skills and expertise to help you get your project off the ground in addition to a grant. To be eligible for this type of support, make sure your project meets the regional priorities and the set criteria, and – where we believe we can add value and your project has particular merit – we will contact you.

The country has been split into seven regions, each with its own decision making board, in order to distribute the funding. Although all regions will be looking to fund projects that enable people to help themselves, each will have differing priorities recognising regional differences. Prior to applying for funding, you must look at your region’s priorities next to the map below, and make sure your application complies with the requirements otherwise your application may not be eligible and may get rejected. Grants up to a maximum of £35,000 can be applied for.

Applications for round 2 of the Skills & Opportunities Fund are open from midday 19 August until midday 9 September 2016.

“In the South West and Wales region, we want to support projects that will help people investigate two specific areas of activity. We want to fund projects that:
Help people investigate self-employment and start their own business.
Improve the financial education of disadvantaged people to help them manage their personal finances more effectively".


Updated August 2016

Swimathon Foundation opens to applications

Grants of between £300 and £2,500 are available for innovative and sustainable projects which will help more people participate in and enjoy swimming and to make swimming more accessible.

Wales in Edinburgh 2016 Grant Scheme open for applications

Wales-based arts organisations can apply now for grants of between £5,001 and £12,000 to take part in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 which will provide a venue to present their work internationally.

The Rudbaxton Parish Education Fund
To advance the education of children and young people under the age of 25 who live in the Parish of Rudbaxton, Pembrokeshire. The Fund will support young indivdiauls who reside in the Parish of Rudbaxton or community/voluntary groups and local charities either based in Rudbaxton or whose work directly benefits individuals under the age of 25 living in Rudbaxton.

Applications will be considered TWICE a year.

Full details of the scheme can be found here

Check the Community Foundation in Wales' website for any recent programme announcements.

Guidelines and application details for current grants available can be accessed on the Foundation's website, http://www.cfiw.org.uk/

Updated Dec 2013

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust Grant Scheme

There are now two separate rounds a year (previously three), based on the area of operation of applicant organisations.  Projects are funded under the following priorities; sport, the arts, the environment and the community. 


  • Regional Scheme strand – where projects are capped at £7,500 is currently closed to new applications.

Deadline extended to noon on Friday 9th September 2016 for projects applying under the Regional Scheme strand.  Trustees will meet to discuss these applications on Thursday 24th November.

  • Local Scheme strand, where projects are capped at £2,500, will be open from 5th September until Friday 16th December 2016 Trustees will meet 9th  March 2017.

Please note that there will no longer be a National Projects strand for this fund. 

Further deadline dates for will be listed here on publication.

Updated August 2016

Elephant Trust

The Elephant Trust was created in 1975 by Roland Penrose and Lee Miller with a view to develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation
of the fine arts in the United Kingdom.

Priority is given to artists and small organisations and galleries who should submit well argued, imaginative proposals for making or producing new work or exhibitions.

The following categories are not supported:
Arts Festivals  Group Exhibitions   Charities organising community projects

Students   Educational or other studies    Residencies or research
Symposia or conferences   Publications or catalogues
Projects taking place outside the UK

Updated Dec 2013


UK Government’s Hate Crime Action Plan, a new Places of Worship: Security Funding Scheme

Following the launch of the UK Government’s Hate Crime Action Plan, a new Places of Worship: Security Funding Scheme has been launched. The bidding round has opened on 26 July 2016 and closes at 5pm on 20 September 2016. A second round of bids will open in spring 2017.

The scheme will consider bids from places of worship in England and Wales. Schools and educational institutions are not eligible to apply. The Jewish community will be exempt from this scheme as a similar commitment was made to fund Jewish community sites through a grant administered by the Community Security Trust.


Posted August 2016


Please note that this is just a selection of funder updates, if there is nothing here which is relevant for the funding needs of your organisation or you would like to run a tailored funding search then please link here to the Pembrokeshire Funding Portal, a free on-line funding search tool brought to you by PAVS.


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