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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 01495 742452. BBC Children in Need supports projects that work with disadvantaged children and […]
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 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 email@example.com Application form can be downloaded here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Application form can be downloaded here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]