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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 […]

Big Lottery Fund Publish Updated Guidance for Awards for All (Wales)

28th July 2017 Callum Jones 0

The Big Lottery Fund has published updated guidance information for applicants to their Awards for All programme in Wales. The Big Lottery Fund is now offering grants of between £300 and £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations, schools and statutory bodies in order to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. To be eligible for funding projects must meet at least one of the following priorities: Bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities. Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities. Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage. Communities should be involved in the design, development and delivery of projects. Examples of eligible costs include: […]

Awards for All Wales Welcomes Applications from Priority Groups

24th May 2017 Callum Jones 0

Awards for All Wales Welcomes Applications from Priority Groups The Big Lottery Fund has added three groups to its priorities list for Wales. Awards for All is a National Lottery funded programme operated by the Big Lottery Fund throughout Wales. Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for local voluntary and community organisations, schools, community and town councils and health bodies in Wales to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. Earlier this year, the Big Lottery Fund added the following groups to its priorities list for Wales: New organisations. Organisations with an annual income of less than £15,000. Organisations run by people from black and minority ethnic communities, including refugees, asylum seekers and travellers. The grants are intended […]

An Introduction to Online Fundraising

9th May 2017 Callum Jones 0

Lauren Swain, Localgiving’s South Wales Development Manager, is offering free training for local groups around online fundraising, as well as sharing about Localgiving’s new programme in Wales. Through the support of the Big Lottery Fund, Localgiving can work with 250 local community groups across Wales over the next two years to help diversify their income through online fundraising. It is an entirely free opportunity, which includes the following: A year’s free Localgiving membership (usually £72) for charitable groups Access to gift aid on all donations (an extra 25%), whether they are registered charities or not A free package of training and 1:1 support in online fundraising £200 matchfunding for every group that signs up to the programme, making that first ‘ask’ easier Opportunities to access […]

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Torfaen Youth Led Grant

5th May 2017 Kyle 0

Torfaen Youth Grant aim 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. Last year the Youth Grants Panel funded five youth led projects in Torfaen: Blaenavon PACT Youth Panel used the money to decorate the Doorway Youth information centre, whilst helping upskill youth with practical skills. Torfaen Changing Minds used the money to help run peer support groups for young people with mental health Issues. Tofaen Young People’s Forum used the grant money to promote the Youth forum work with leaflets and flyers and to help with recruitment. Torfaen Travelling Young Enterprise used the grant money to help continue to run the Torfaen Travelling […]

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Torfaen Youth Grants Panel

3rd May 2017 Kyle 0

NOW RECRUITING! Volunteers Age 14 – 25 WHERE? Torfaen Voluntary Alliance, Portland Buildings, Commercial St, Pontypool NP4 6JS Torfaen Youth Grant aim 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.  For more information contact : kyle@tvawales.org.uk or 01495 742475  

Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust Regional Round Open (Wales)

12th April 2017 Callum Jones 0

Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust Regional Round Open (Wales) The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust is currently accepting applications to its regional round from not-for-profit organisations in Wales. The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust was established through an agreement between the Millennium Stadium plc and the Millennium Commission when the Stadium was built and it aims to improve the quality of life of people who live and work in Wales. Grants of up to £7,500 are available for not-for-profit organisations in Wales that have a remit to serve a region or local authority-wide area. Funding is available for projects in the following four areas: Sport – The Trust is keen to support volunteer-based projects, particularly from ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.  In addition, the Trust recognises the […]

Arts Council of Wales Publishes 2017/18 Deadlines for Large Grants for Organisations

3rd February 2017 Callum Jones 0

Arts Council of Wales Publishes 2017/18 Deadlines for Large Grants for Organisations The Arts Council of Wales has published the 2017/18 deadlines for applications to its Large Grants for Organisations programme. The Arts Council of Wales offers Large Grants for Organisations to provide targeted support for arts organisations based and primarily working in Wales. The aim of the funding is to enable organisations to fulfil their artistic potential and offer creative experiences of the highest possible quality. A wide range of not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £5,001 and £30,000 to support larger scale arts projects, or make a contribution to a very large project with several other funding partners. Match funding of at least 25% is required and this should be from […]

National Vegetarian Week 2017 Event Grants – UK

30th January 2017 Callum Jones 0

National Vegetarian Week 2017 Event Grants – UK The Vegetarian Society is offering funding for local groups and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to hold activities or events in celebration of National Vegetarian Week 2017. For 2017, the Vegetarian Society has introduced large grants of up to £2,000 and four application rounds. Small grants of up to £200 or Larger grants of up to £2,000 are available for events and activities that attract those beginning their vegetarian journey, meat-reducers and the veggie-curious, but are inclusive of the wider vegetarian community. The funding is for events and activities that: Take place during National Vegetarian Week 2017 (15-21 May) or in the two weeks before. Promote National Vegetarian Week exclusively as the primary purpose of the funded […]

Postcode Community Trust Opens Community Grants Programme for 2017 (GB)

27th January 2017 Callum Jones 0

Postcode Community Trust Opens Community Grants Programme for 2017 (GB) In 2017, the Postcode Community Trust’s Community Grants scheme will focus on grass-roots community sports, arts, recreation, physical and mental health projects across Great Britain. The Postcode Community Trust provides short-term, designated funding to grass-roots community sports, arts, recreation, physical and mental health projects taking place in England, Scotland and Wales. The Trust seeks to help groups participate more fully in activities within their community, especially for those who may feel isolated through disability or age. The Trust wants to help them overcome these barriers in creative and sustainable ways. Projects should help people gain better access to community facilities, community activities and strengthen communities in ways that are different, sustainable and reach a wide […]

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