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Big Lottery Funding Surgery

4th September 2018 Callum Jones 0

Torfaen Voluntary Alliance is pleased to announce that a day of pre-booked funding advice appointments has been arranged in collaboration with the Big Lottery Fund for its National Lottery Awards for All Wales (A4AW) and People and Places (P&P) funding programmes. A4AW awards grants are between £300 and £10,000, and P&P between £10,001 to £100,000 (Medium) and £100,001 to £500,000 (Large). Voluntary and community groups working in the Torfaen area are welcome to sign-up for a half-hour appointment to talk with a Big Lottery Fund officer to discuss their proposed project ideas. Groups that wish to attend must be available anytime between 10am and 3pm on Thursday 4 October 2018. To apply for an appointment please e-mail us at info@tvawales.org.uk, before 24th September 2018, with […]

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Home Secretary launches the Early Intervention Youth Fund!!

8th August 2018 Callum Jones 0

The Early Intervention Youth Fund has been launched by the Home Secretary to support projects which steer young people away from violent crime. The Home Office is providing up to £22 million of funding over the next two financial years (2018/19-2019/20) to support communities in tackling serious violence. The Home Office is inviting bids from Police and Crime Commissioners, working in partnership with their community safety partnerships or local equivalent. More information on the Fund, including details of how PCCs can bid, is available here https://www.gov.uk/…/publicat…/early-intervention-youth-fund

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National Lottery Awards for All supporting Mental Health Awareness Week 14 – 20 May

10th May 2018 Callum Jones 0

This month Mental Health Awareness Week (14 to 20 May) is focussing on stress as an underlying cause of problems with mental health. Many of the community projects which successfully seek Big Lottery Fund grants offer opportunities to address stress directly and indirectly.   The Mental Health Foundation emphasises the importance of talking to others, gaining a sense of control over our lives and being active all promote positive mental health. This month 39 communities across Wales received grants totalling £305,206. The grants are made possible by people playing the National Lottery the full list is available here.  Here are a few of the projects which are using grants to help their communities manage stress: Bridgend Carers Centre will use £5,000 to offer young carers the […]

BBC Children in Need are going to be running a funding surgery in Torfaen.

15th February 2018 Thomas Boor 0

BBC Children in Need to run funding surgery in Torfaen Organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people can attend local upcoming event to find out more about applying for BBC Children in Need funding Organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people across Torfaen are invited to attend a funding surgery to discuss a project proposal and obtain advice on its eligibility for funding at the Community Room, Torfaen Voluntary Alliance Office, Pontypool, NP4 6JS at 10.00am – 4.00pm on Tuesday 13th March 2018 organised by BBC Children in Need in collaboration with Torfaen Voluntary Alliance. Those interested in applying for an appointment should contact Anne Evans on anne@tvawales.org.uk or 01495 742452. BBC Children in Need supports projects that work with disadvantaged children and […]

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Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme – ‘Celebrating Women in Wales’

7th February 2018 Callum Jones 0

Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme – ‘Celebrating Women in Wales’ Under the Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme, we will provide grants of between £500 and £20,000 to third sector organisations, community organisations and community groups, for projects and/or events which will mark the 100th anniversary.  For details about the grant scheme, please visit: http://gov.wales/topics/people-and-communities/equality-diversity/centenary-grant-scheme/?lang=en

Torfaen Youth Grant now accepting applications!

29th September 2017 Callum Jones 0

Torfaen Youth Led Grant aims to support a range of small volunteering projects and activities, led and carried out by young people, with applications selected and recommended by a panel of young people aged 14-25. The Torfaen Youth Led Grants scheme aims to prioritise delivery of volunteering opportunities with and for a diverse range of young people (aged 14-25) and particularly: Young people from disadvantaged communities Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. Young people with physical or learning disabilities. Young people volunteering through the medium of Welsh Requests for up to a maximum of £1000 will be considered. Closing date for applications is Friday 4thOctober 2017.  For more information contact Kyle Thomas on 01495 742475 or email kyle@tvawales.org.uk Application form can be downloaded here.     

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Torfaen Youth Grant now accepting applications!

7th September 2017 Kyle 0

Torfaen Youth Led Grant aims to support a range of small volunteering projects and activities, led and carried out by young people, with applications selected and recommended by a panel of young people aged 14-25. The Torfaen Youth Led Grants scheme aims to prioritise delivery of volunteering opportunities with and for a diverse range of young people (aged 14-25) and particularly: Young people from disadvantaged communities Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. Young people with physical or learning disabilities. Young people volunteering through the medium of Welsh Requests for up to a maximum of £1000 will be considered. Closing date for applications is Friday 4th October 2017.  For more information contact Kyle Thomas on 01495 742475 or email kyle@tvawales.org.uk Application form can be downloaded here.     

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Welsh Government Invites New Applications for Rural Community Development Fun

21st August 2017 Callum Jones 0

A further Expression of Interest window has opened. Grants are primarily aimed at LEADER Local Action Groups and other community-based organisations. The Rural Community Development Fund has been set up to enable for small-scale infrastructure projects to improve community cohesion in rural areas of Wales. The Fund is intended to support: Improvement or expansion of local basic services. Community transport and connectivity. Renewable energy projects. Village renewal and public amenities. For support towards drawing up development plans and protection and management plans, the maximum grant contribution will be no more than: 50% of eligible costs. A minimum limit of grant of £400 will apply. For support for studies and investments for maintenance, restoration and upgrading of cultural and natural heritage, the maximum grant contribution will […]

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Torfaen Community Chest

8th August 2017 Callum Jones 0

Financial assistance is available to local groups for the development of sporting opportunities and physical activities in Torfaen. Objectives of Fund The aim of the scheme is to support sporting activities that: Encourage more people to be more active, more often. Raise the standard of existing activities. Grants of up to £1,500 are available. Match Funding Restrictions The applicant will be expected to make a contribution if the project total exceeds the maximum grant available. Who Can Apply Applications will be accepted from any group which holds a bank account in their organisation’s name. Examples of eligible groups include: Sports Clubs or Associations. Youth Clubs. Community Groups. Restrictions Grants are not available for: Primary / secondary schools arranging activities for their pupils. Individual members of […]