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funding.cymru A New funding search platform for the third sector in Wales : A new funding website Funding Wales has been launched by Third Sector Support Wales to help third sector organisations find funding. The site enables organisations to search hundreds of grant and loan opportunities from local, national and international sources. In order to have the best chance of securing funding Interlink on 01443 846200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Charity Awards 2020
A major charitable foundation is urging small charities in Wales not to miss out on the chance to benefit from a year of leadership coaching from a team of business mentors along with £6500 funding. The Garfield Weston Foundation launched the Weston Charity Awards in Wales two years ago and wants more charities to apply this year. No charity is too small to be considered. Selection is based on their readiness to work with a team of mentors on cracking their biggest challenges to put their charity on a sustainable footing long into the future.
The Awards celebrate and support great frontline charities working in the fields of community, welfare and youth. Run by the Garfield Weston Foundation with Pilotlight, who facilitate the coaching programme, charities with incomes under £5 million in Wales (including those with much smaller incomes) can apply from 2nd December 2019 until 10th January 2020. Charities can get one step ahead by familiarising themselves with the relatively quick application form at www.westoncharityawards.org.
The Climate Action Fund will support communities across the UK to take action on climate change. These communities will demonstrate what is possible when people take the lead in tackling climate change. With National Lottery funding, they will work together, share their learning and be active participants in a broader movement of change. Total available £100 million over 10 years (see Funding Expectations below) Application deadline Initial ideas must be submitted by 5pm Wednesday 18 December 2019. Full proposals must be submitted by midday Friday 27 March 2020. https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/climate-action-fund#section-1
The Sydney Albert Children, Young People and Families Fund is now open! Grants up to £250 for members. The group needs to be Interlink members or apply to be members with the application. Groups are invited to express an interest by email through email@example.comTaff Ely Wind Farm Community Fund
Grants may be awarded for capital or revenue up to a maximum of £500. For practical support and advice, please contact Interlink on 01443 846200 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Track 2000 Grant Legacy Fund offers grants to small to medium registered charities, community voluntary groups and social enterprises with incomes of £50,000 or less and with less than 12 months running costs in reserve.
Trivallis Community Investment Fund
Applicants of the Trivallis Community Investment Fund must be constituted community groups and voluntary organisations who can demonstrate strongly that a grant will impact positively on the people living in Trivallis communities. Applications are managed by The Coalfields Regeneration Trust on behalf of Trivallis. There are two levels of funding available:
Fast Track Applications up to £1,000
Large Grant Applications from £1,001 to £5,000
The first stage in the process is completing the Trivalis Community Investment Fund Enquiry Form:
the British Science Association grants!
The British Science Association is committed to supporting community groups across the UK who work with underserved communities. We have just opened our annual British Science Week grants, which offer up to £1,000 to community groups to help them run events during British Science Week, taking place between 6-15 March 2020. https://www.britishscienceweek.org/about-us/grants/
Or by emailing us at bsw@britishscienceassociation
Organisations within two miles of a One Stop shop can apply for grants of up to £1,000Age Cymru’s Gwanwyn project has some community grants available for the Gwanwyn festival. These grants are open to all so please apply if of interest. Further details are available here https://www.gwanwyn.org.uk/cyllid-funding/ Closing date 6 December 2019
The Weavers Trust
Grants of up to £15k available to small organisations working with: young offenders, prisoners and ex-prisoners, or young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement
True Colours Trust
Grants of up to £10k to small charities and projects working to support disabled children and their families
Your Community Enterprise Idea – Is it Feasible?
Wednesday, December 11, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Communtiy Enterprise Masterclass event
Could your community enterprise idea work? We will be looking at how you put together a feasibility study.
The course will provide participants with the knowledge, tools and methods to start to develop their own bespoke feasibility study.
Lunch will be provided during the event. The Feel Good Factory | Abercynon Road | Abercynon CF45 4XZ
The value of the charity sector: A paper explaining the steps that are needed to measure the value of the charitable sector. “Charity’s value lies not just in its economic footprint, or even in what it achieves for its beneficiaries, but also in its power to promote cohesion, well-being, and pride in our society. In order to maximise the potential benefit of charity in the future, we need to understand and protect what makes charity special and distinctive in the eyes of the public”.
Read Charity Commission News issue 64 on our website. This issue includes:
- your responsibilities around political campaigning
- get ready to submit your charity annual return
- improvements to reporting charity fraud and working together to prevent it
- preparing your charity for Brexit
- safeguarding and protecting people
- updated guidance on independent examination of charity accounts
- reporting of related party transactions in charity accounts
- how to get help for an inactive or ineffective charity