Comic Relief Community Fund

Hosted by Torfaen Voluntary Alliance

Funding from the Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales to support community led organisations.

After the delivery of a successful pilot scheme, Comic Relief has confirmed a new round of funding for community led action bringing about positive, lasting social change throughout Wales.

Comic Relief and Third Sector Support Wales (TSSW) partners recognise the great work that community led organisations do across Wales and want to help organisations to build their own capacity in a sustainable and impactful way. 

The Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales has two funding levels:

Small Grants – £1,000 – £10,000

The aim of this fund is to ensure that comic relief grassroots funding is reached by the community groups leading change and growth in their locality, enabling them to make positive changes in response to the specific needs of the community.

Small Grants are administered by each of the local County Voluntary Councils.

In Torfaen it’s TVA, so get in touch with us on 01495 365610 (further details below). The application form, project finances spreadsheet and guidance for small grants (£1,000 – £10,000) can be downloaded and found below.

Organisational Growth Grants – £30,000 – £50,000

Administered by WCVA, the aim of the grants for organisational growth is to give organisations the chance to make a strategic impact and to increase resilience, for example:

  • Build on what is working well in relation to your organisation’s community activity
  • Strengthen and measure the impact of your core community led activity
  • Develop new ways of working

To apply for an Organisational Growth Grant, you will need to register with WCVA’s Multipurpose Application Portal (MAP). If you have previously registered with MAP, you can log in by entering your username and password on the home screen.

Organisations can register by visiting the website map.wcva.cymru

COMIC RELIEF’S STRATEGIC THEMES

All successful applications will demonstrate a contribution to at least one of Comic Relief’s four Strategic Themes:

Children survive and thrive

Actions to give children the best start in life and access to opportunities to achieve their potential

Gender justice

Actions to improve equality for women and girls

A safe place to be

Actions to help vulnerable people improve their circumstances and safety

Mental health matters

Actions to enable access to support and increase awareness

ELIGIBILITY

Organisations with a socially focussed purpose and an income of less than £250,000 are eligible to apply. There is £900,000 available in total grants.

TIMEFRAME

The earliest activity can begin is the 22 August 2022 ending no later than 30 August 2023

If you would like to chat with one of our team about your project idea, contact us on 01495 365610 or email: funding@tvawales.org.uk

Please note: We will be in touch throughout your project for updates.

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