New*** Pembrokeshire Grants ***
Covid 19- Supporting Community Action Fund
The Fund is a joint scheme supported by Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS), Pembrokeshire County Council, West Wales Care Partnership and Welsh Government. There are two levels of funding available:
• Supporting Community Action Fund – Micro Grant
The fund is designed to help Pembrokeshire communities meet the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. The fund is open to Community Support Groups (whether formally constituted or not) that are registered members of the Pembrokeshire Community Support Network (PCSN)
The Micro Grants fund will provide up to 100% of costs to a maximum value of £500, and is a rolling programme, meaning that you can send in your application at any time. We aim to make decisions within 5 working days of receipt of your application.
• Supporting Community Action Fund – Round 2 is now open.
This round, with additional funding from Comic Relief is focussing on ‘Planning for the Future’, and is about encouraging organisations to take those first steps towards regenerating community action, confidence and enjoyment, while observing health and safety guidelines. It is also about encouraging organisations to pilot innovative ways of supporting members and beneficiaries, building on lessons learned during the crisis.
It will provide up to 100% of revenue and capital costs to a maximum value of £2,500 for activity in one or both of the following themes:
Theme 1: Recovery: Moving Forward
For organisations who want to re-start activities or services and/or re-open buildings for members of the public. This theme might include funding for PPE, signage, motion sensor fittings, deep cleaning, creating outdoor meeting areas, and so on.
Theme 2: Doing Things Differently
To develop great ideas, buy equipment or organise training for delivering services differently, resulting in a longer-term changed and/or added value strategy for the future.This theme will be of particular interest to organisations supporting vulnerable people who have delivered their services differently during lockdown and who plan to continue with these new models of service delivery longer term.
The fund is open to constituted voluntary and community groups and social enterprises with established governance structures.
The deadline for applications is the 14th August 2020, with decisions being made at the beginning of September
Contact PAVS at email@example.com or phone 07751 999418 to request an application pack or for more information.
Latest COVID 19 Funding News in one place.
To make it easier to find out about the funds available the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) has gathered all this information in one place – the Funding Wales website, which is continually being updated.
Click here to access the website - :funding.cymru
Click on Corona Virus latest
(If you are a new user, you will need to register on the site, which only takes a few minutes.)
This includes two new funding streams from Welsh Government available to charities, community groups and social enterprises, in recognition of their facing challenging times during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Fundraising events have been cancelled and other income generators such as community centres, retail and hospitality services, are also no longer possible.
Third Sector Resilience Fund (for Wales)
For organisations largely funded through fundraised income which have seen this drop/stop. Awards up-to £75K which is 75% grant and 25% loan (interest free and non-repayable for 12 months) .
In addition, the fund offers a bridging loan option for the equivalent of two months’ furloughed wages (up to £25,000) to tide voluntary organisations over while waiting for furlough reimbursements from the Government.
Voluntary Services Emergency Fund (VSEF)
Currenlty Closed, new grant to be announced soon.
TO APPLY for either of these grants: register via the WCVA’s Multipurpose Application Portal (MAP) by visiting the website map.wcva.cymru
Read the PAVS' COVID19 Updates
Click here for latest news and funding updates
Search hundreds of funding opportunities from local, national and international sources at funding.cymru (opens external page) – your one stop shop for funding in Wales!!
To register and start using Funding Wales link here (opens external webpage).
PAVS will be running orientation sessions for those wishing to get more familiar with using Funding Wales website as soon as it is safe to do so.
Local Funding Deadlines here...
South Hook LNG Community Fund
View the Application Information sheet for more details here
Deadline dates for 2020:
16th October 2020
Contact PAVS for a copy of the application pack on firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01437) 769 422 to find out more.
Bluestone Foundation Community Fund
New Deadlines for 2020:
Groups can apply for grants from £500 up to £2,500.
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 repared 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 email@example.com.
Small Grants For Carers Support Groups
- currently under review .
Grants of up to £1000 available for new carers support groups or for existing groups to develp new and innovative projects and activities to support carers.
Grants of up to £250 available for existing groups to continue delivering their current activities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dementia Supportive Communities
- currently under review
Grants of up to £1000 available to voluntary and community groups in Pembrokeshire to develop activites to support people with dementia or their carers.
For further details or to request an application pack contact PAVS on 01437 769422 or email development @pavs.org.uk
Caring Communities Innovation Grant Scheme
Capital & Revenue Projects up to £5000
- currently under review
The updated application packs are available from PAVS' Third Sector Support Team, email@example.com or 01437 769422.
Updated Jan 2020
WCVA's Active Inclusion Funding - reopened
The next phase of Active Inclusion funding is now open, its been extended and projects can be delivered up until June 2022.
This fund aims to help organisations improve the employability of disadvantaged people who need extra assistance to access the labour market by offering supported employment placements, training opportunities and building skills and confidence.
For information on the the fund and how to apply, look at the Active Inclusion Fund webpages at www.wcva.org.uk/activeinclusion or contact a member of the team on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the WCVA on 0300 111 0124.
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 email@example.com to register your project and request an Expression of Interest form.
Updated April 2018
Hubberston and Hakin Invest Local
Small Grants Scheme
- 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
If you would like an application form email:
Rose Gray - Hubberston & Hakin Development Officer
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