|These grants funds are for community and voluntary organisations not individuals. Our thoughts are with all those communities so badly impacted by the floods. We will make every effort to help in any way we can. Please contact Interlink on 01443 846200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require any support at this time.|
NEW Flood Fund Distribution
Michael Sheen has set up a Go Fund Me campaign, in response to the flooding events hitting Wales.
‘Seeing the images of people with homes and businesses devastated by the recent floods both in my home borough of Neath Port Talbot and in the surrounding areas and beyond, is heart breaking. I see people working together to help their friends and neighbours. I see communities coming together and helping one another. I see people on the frontline doing everything they can to support those families whose lives have been turned upside down in the last few days. In order to continue this vital work the groups and organisations who are helping the people of Wales urgently need our support.’
What is happening with the money raised?
All funds raised will be held centrally in Wales by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and distributed to communities across the country with those worst affected, taking priority. WCVA is in partnership with County Voluntary Councils (CVCs), to ensure that the funds raised are managed effectively and received by groups and organisations taking action to respond to flooding events, ensuring benefit to those most at need.
Who can apply?
Ultimately the fund will benefit people living in areas of Wales worst affected by the floods. If you are a voluntary organisation, in an area of Wales hit by the floods and need funding to help you or the community members you support get back up and running, then you may be able to apply to this fund – use the checklist below to confirm:
- You are a constituted group with a bank account with at least two unrelated signatories
- You are a not for profit operation
- You are not an individual
- You are working in a community affected by the 2020 floods
If you meet these criteria, then this is the right flood response fund for you.
How to apply?
If you work in an area hit by the recent floods and provide community services such as a nursery, furniture recycling, access to refurbished goods on a not for profit basis, please email the Grant Funds Team at WCVA at email@example.com with your request, with the following information:
- The name of your constituted group/voluntary organisation/charity/community interest company/social enterprise and your registration number if applicable
- Details of what you are looking for funding to cover e.g. new carpets for your nursery, equipment for your day centre, funds to cover your social enterprise to furnish x amount of family homes with new carpets/white goods – these are only examples, we welcome requests from all types of community organisation
Once your request has been received by the WCVA Grant Funds Team the process will be as follows:
- WCVA Grant Funds Team verify the information and the request provided, assisted by your local County Voluntary Council (CVC)
- The request for funding is reviewed
- Your request is accepted, and an offer of funding is made, subject to WCVA receiving a copy of your governing document and evidence of your community/business account, with two unrelated signatories
- Funding is released to your group/organisation
- Evidence of how the money has been used is submitted to WCVA
Are there any deadlines? How much is available?
As this is a fundraising campaign in reaction to an emergency there are currently no deadlines and requests for funding will be reviewed on a first come first served basis, until the funding has been allocated.
The Welsh Water Community Fund
The Welsh Water Community Fund to give something back to the communities we are investing in. We know we sometimes cause disruption in the communities we are working in, and we want to leave them in a better place once we complete our work. The Community Fund is a chance for communities to boost fundraising efforts for good causes in their area. If you live in an area where work is taking place – and you’re fundraising for projects to benefit the community – you could receive funding from Welsh Water up to a value of £1,000. Priority will be given to those projects where Welsh Water are, or have been, working.
Examples of projects that could receive funding include:
- Improvements to the environment or local community initiatives promoting health, wellbeing and environmental objectives.
- Activities undertaken by registered community groups (specifically with health, wellbeing, environmental objectives).
- Improving and supporting local education activity (e.g. water efficiency, environmental work).
If you are interested in applying for the fund and require more information please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section for eligibility.
To apply please visit the Dwr Cymru Community Fund webpage.
Flood Response: Interlink Small Flood Support Grants
Due to the terrible impact of the flooding to so many home in RCT, Interlink is able to make a small contribution to support organisational costs to any community organisation (of all shapes and sizes). For example, the costs of food, fuel, heating, etc., or putting on activities or providing safe spaces in community venues over recent months or in the future.
How to apply
There is no application form, just email your enquiry or request to firstname.lastname@example.org to access a grant of up to £250.