We would like to help you look at different ways to increase your funding. It can be helpful to think about making an application for funding to do something new or trying something different. Most groups are now expected to raise their own funds to run their day to day activities. This could include:
- Charging for the things you do
- Local fundraising activities and events
- Making and selling things through social enterprise
We are always here to help, just pick up the phone and give us a call. We can talk over the phone or we can come along to your group and chat to you or your group about funding.
We can help with:
- Developing funding strategies
- Identifying funders and searching for relevant funding
- Helping you with ideas to generate your own funding
- Making funding applications
- Selling and trading through social enterprise
- Applying for tenders
- Developing the fundraising skills of volunteers, board members, trustees and staff
Funding Search Engines
Changes to Interlinks Grant Search Service: As a member of Interlink, you’ve been able to run searches for and receive alerts on funding opportunities through the Open 4 Community service. Due to a change in approach, this service will no longer be available from midnight, 31 March 2018. We are currently looking at adopting one of the following services in the short term; the Directory of Social Change – trustfunding.org.uk ; Grants Online & Beehive Giving.
If you’d like to know more about using Social Media to rasie funds then The Funding World and Social Media is a free GRANTfinder guide offering information that can support your funding search, help you develop a web presence and improve your chances of winning funding through Social Media.
Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme: Funding and support is available for social entrepreneurs in the UK who wish to establish a new project or boost an existing project that will have a social impact. Each strand provides successful enterprises with a free learning programme, mentoring and a community of people who run social and environmental projects. This is coupled with grant support at the following levels: Start Up – £1,000; Scale Up – £7,000; and Trade Up – £4,000. Deadline 26 April.
Cynllun Entrepreneuriaid Cymdeithasol Banc Lloyds a Banc Yr Alban Ceir tri chynllun, sy’n rhad ac am ddim: Cychwyn, Cynnydd ac Uwchraddio; ac fe fydd yna sesiynau blasu ledled y Deyrnas Gyfunol. Dyddiad cau 26ain Ebrill 1pm.
National Vegetarian Week Last Chance to Apply 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 2018. Deadline of 22 April 2018.
Armed Forces Day Grant Scheme Opens for Applications The Ministry of Defence is providing funding to help organisations in the UK host an Armed Forces Day event this summer to show support for the UK’s servicemen and women, past and present. Deadline 30 April 2018.
The Seed Fund Supporting start-up ideas to become fully formed brands and become long-term, sustainable businesses. A year’s worth of support is up for grabs, including dedicated mentorship and £100k worth of branding and marketing development. The deadline for applications is April 30th
Cronfa ‘Seed’ Yn cefnogi syniadau cychwynnol tan iddynt aeddfedu i fod yn fusnesau cynaliadwy, hirdymor a brandiau yn eu llawn twf. Y cynnig yw – gwerth blwyddyn o gymorth – gan gynnwys mentora pwrpasol a gwaith sy’n gyfatebol i £100k ar frandio a datblygu eich marchnata. Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer ceisiadau yw 30 Ebrill.
Wallace & Gromit Children’s Charity aims to fund projects which are not funded directly by the National Health Service. In the last 15 years, the charity has given more than £2 million in grants to 291 projects in 93 different hospitals and hospices across the UK. Deadline 30 April 2018.
Co-operative Forest Planning Scheme Deadline: 30 April 2018 The Co-operative Forest Planning Scheme aims to support proposals seeking to facilitate, develop or establish new collaborations and activities and to help potential new collaborations develop project proposals encouraging planning for the creation of broadleaved and conifer woodland.
Triangle Trust 1949 Fund The Triangle Trust has opened it Spring 2018 round to applications from specialist community and voluntary organisations working with unpaid carers in the UK. Deadline for 3 May 2018
Grantiau Datblygu ar gyfer Gofal Ar hyn o bryd, mae’r ymddiriedolaeth Triangle Trust am wahodd ceisiadau am grantiau datblygu ar gyfer sefydliadau dielw sydd ond yn cefnogi pobl sydd yn gofalu am eraill yn ddi-dâl. Bydd y grantiau yn cynnig costau craidd i ganiatáu eich sefydliad i gynyddu a datblygu tuag at gynaliadwyedd hirdymor. Mae cyllid o hyd at £80,000 ar gael dros 3 blynedd. Y dyddiad cau yw 3 Mai am hanner dydd.
Arts Council of Wales Announces 2018/2019 Programme for Organisations: A wide range of not-for-profit organisations can apply for Arts Council grants of between £5,001 and £30,000 to support larger scale arts projects, or contribute to a very large project with several other funding partners. Deadlines 9 May 2018, 15 August 2018, 10 October 2018 and 16 January 2019.
Women First Innovation Fund Seed funding available to not for profit organisations to support projects which enable women on low incomes to access new skills, training, confidence building and employment opportunities. Deadline 11 May
Cronfa arloesi WFIF i Ferched yn Gyntaf
Ariannu cychwynnol ar gael i sefydliadau dielw ar gyfer cefnogi prosiectau sy’n galluogi menywod ar incwm isel i feithrin hyder a chael mynediad at hyfforddiant, sgiliau newydd, yn ogystal â chyfleoedd cyflogaeth. Dyddiad cau Mai 11
BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme 2018 applications requesting grants of up to £10,000 to support projects for up to three years. There are four deadlines in 2018: 13 May 2018, 2 September 2018 and 2 December 2018 (midnight).
NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Rural Grants Grants of up to £30,000 are available to charities and non profit organisations in the UK for projects that further the objectives of the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, particularly those that educate young people in rural areas and relieve poverty in rural areas. There is no formal application form. Deadline 25 May
Grantiau Gwledig Ymddiriedolaeth Elusennol Gydfuddiannol NFU Grantiau o hyd at £30,000 ar gael i elusennau a sefydliadau dielw yn y Deyrnas Gyfunol ar gyfer prosiectau sy’n gweddu amcanion Ymddiriedolaeth Elusennol Gydfuddiannol yr NFU, yn enwedig y rheiny sy’n addysgu pobl ifanc ac yn lliniaru tlodi mewn ardaloedd gwledig. Nid oes ffurflen gais ffurfiol. Dyddiad cau 25 Mai
Pink Ribbon Foundation Re-opens for 2018 Applications The Pink Ribbon Foundation is currently accepting applications from UK registered charities that are working in the field of breast cancer within the UK. Deadline 31 May 2018.
Comic Relief – Safe, Secure and Settled Fund Grants are available for projects in the UK, India, South Africa, Brazil and Kenya that are using sport to improve the lives of children and young people (up to 25 years) who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation to gain skills to lead safe and positive lives. Maximum value: £ 500,000 Proposals accepted 22 March – 14 June
60th Anniversary one off Charitable Fund: The Garfield Weston Foundation have chosen to celebrate their 60th anniversary with a one off grant of between £50,000 and £150,000 to support various capital items. Deadline 30 June.
Cronfa Elusennol untro Sefydliad Garfield Weston yn 60 Mae Sefydliad Garfield Weston wedi dewis dathlu eu penblwydd yn 60 oed trwy gefnogi amryw o eitemau cyfalaf gyda grant unwaith ac am byth o rhwng £50,000 a £150,000.
Dyddiad cau 30 Mehefin
The National Churches Trust funding for projects that are in line with its Aims. Applications are currently being accepted to the following grants programmes: Community Grantsof between £5,000 and £20,000 for projects which introduce facilities to enable increased community use of places of worship & Repair Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 to help with the cost of urgent and essential structural repairs Deadlines 2 July 2018.
Applications Open For Transform Foundation’s Charity Website Grant Programme providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites Transform Foundation has also been awarding Facebook Advertising Grants, which provides £5k grants to charities to fund Facebook Advertising campaigns whilst the Charity Incubator programme, which will create scalable registered charities or social enterprises and Transform Foundation scale up grants.
The Yapp Charitable Trust has grants of up to £3,000 per year, for up to three years, to support the core running costs of very small registered charities in England and Wales working with a range of beneficiary groups. No deadlines Gan
Ymddiriedolaeth Elusennol Yapp grantiau o hyd at £3,000 y flwyddyn, am hyd at dair blynedd, i gefnogi costau craidd elusennau cofrestredig bach iawn yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Bydd yr elusennau yn gweithio gyda buddiolwyr ar draws ystod o grwpiau. Does dim dyddiad cau.
The Henry Smith Charity Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 available to charities and social enterprises. The new main grant strategy focus is now divided between Improving Lives and Strengthening Communities. No deadline.
Elusen Henry Smith Grantiau rhwng £20,000 a £60,000 ar gael i elusennau a mentrau cymdeithasol. Rhennir prif ffocws strategol y grantiau nawr rhwng Gwella Bywydau ac Ymgrymuso Cymunedau. Does dim dyddiad cau.
Website Grants Funding for charities and not for profit organisations of up to £18,000 to cover the strategy, design, build, content strategy, training, QA and launch of a new mobile optimised website, with sophisticated marketing, fundraising, appeals, social media, e-commerce and website management tools. No deadline.
Grantiau Gwefan Ariannu o hyd at £18,000 ar gael i elusennau a sefydliadau di-elw ar gyfer strategaeth, dyluniad, adeiladwaith, strategaeth cynnwys, hyfforddiant, sicrhau ansawdd a lansiad gwefan hygyrch i ffonau symudol gyda marchnata soffistigedig, cyfryngau cymdeithasol, e-fasnach, adnoddau i reoli’r wefan a’r gallu i greu apêl codi arian. Does dim dyddiad cau.
Ragdoll Foundation Open Grant Scheme: The scheme supports non profit organisations working with children and young people using arts and creative media. Grants of up to £50,000 area available. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Cynllun Grant Agored Sefydliad Ragdoll Mae’r cynllun yn cefnogi sefydliadau nid-er-mwyn-elw sydd yn gweithio gyda phlant a phobl ifanc trwy gyfryngau creadigol ac artistig. Grantiau hyd at £50,000 ar gael fesul ardal. Derbynnir ceisiadau yn feunyddiol.
DFID Small Charities Challenge Fund: Small UK registered not-for-profit organisations working in priority countries can apply now to this new Department for International Development grants of up to £50,000 are available for up to two years. Applications will be reviewed on a six-monthly basis.
Digital agency White Fuse is giving away a £5,000 grant each month to help a charity transform its website or get online for the first time. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis Asiantaeth ddigidol White Fuse yn cynnig grant o £5,000 bob mis i helpu elusen i drawsnewid ei gwefan neu i fyned arlein am y tro cyntaf. Yn derbyn ceisiadau ar sail barhaus
Growing a Greener Britain Small Grants Programme Opens to Applications: Growing a Greener Britain, a registered charity, is providing grants to constituted community groups for projects which help transform green spaces in Great Britain. Constituted community groups in Great Britain can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects which transform green spaces in Great Britain. Applications are accepted at any time.
Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Local Grants Scheme: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is currently accepting applications for grants of up to £20,000 for projects in the UK that support the armed forces community and meet MoD priorities. The grants will pay for most of the things needed for the project whether it is people’s time, buying or hiring equipment, or minor improvements to land or buildings. There are no application deadlines.
The First Give Programme works in partnership with secondary schools to help young people to give their time, tenacity and talents to improve their local communities. The students have the opportunity to compete for £1,500 of grant money. Teams will do this by advocating for their charity in a school competition. No deadline.
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people and has a specific fund for Wales. Grants are discretionary and subject to available funding, so applications may be declined where a family has a significant level of capital or household income. No Deadline.
The Work and Health Programme in Wales: Replaces the Work Programme and Work Choice and aims to specifically target people with disabilities or health conditions, and those who have been out of work for over two years. To find out more about the programme contact 3SET@WCVA.org.uk
- Tourism Amenity Investment Support The Tourism Amenity Investment Support scheme (TAIS) is available for public, third sector and not for profit organisations.There is no deadline. Cymorth Buddsoddi Amwynderau Twristiaeth Mae cymorth ar gael i sefydliadau cyhoeddus, y trydydd sector a dielw fuddsoddi mewn amwynderau twristiaeth. Nid oes terfyn amser ar hyn o bryd
- Micro Small Business Fund The MSBF is available for micro to small size businesses, targeting eligible capital investment projects in the tourism sector. Support of between £50,000 and £500,000 will be considered. There is no deadline. Cronfa Ficro Busnesau Bach Ystyrir cymorth o rhwng £50,000 a £500,000 i fusnesau o faint micro i fusnesau bach gan gronfa MSBF sy’n targedu prosiectau buddsoddi cyfalaf cymwys yn y sector twristiaeth. Nid oes terfyn amser ar hyn o bryd
Charity Commission: new guidance on fundraising: The Charity Commission has issued an update to its recent new guidance for trustees on fundraising from members of the public, CC20. The guidance focuses on the important role of Trustees in managing their charity’s fundraising and ensuring that it is in keeping with the values of the Charity.
Active Inclusion Fund: East Wales (Youth) – Wales’ Skills and Science Minister, Julie James, is pleased to announce that a project to improve the skills and job prospects of young people is being extended into East Wales thanks to an additional £1million EU funding boost. The funding will support organisations who can provide skills programmes and paid work placements to out-of-work 18-24 year olds.
The ‘Q2’ round of the Transform Foundation’s 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme is officially open. Once again, this unique programme will be providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites in order to: increase their ability to raise funds, more effectively serve their beneficiaries & raise broader awareness of their cause. If you’re a charity interested in redeveloping your website then click here
Social Business & Social Investment
The Social Business Growth Fund will support social businesses in Wales financially to enable them to grow and create job opportunities. Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government and is added to the suite of investments administered by Social Investment Cymru. Contact SIC to register your interest and discuss your idea. firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 2888 329
Looking for an Investment of £50,000 to £3M?: Big Issue Invest helps to scale up social enterprises and charities by providing finance from unsecured loans to equity investments.
Third Sector Loan Fund: This Fund invests between £150,000 and £3M in social enterprises and charities across the UK through secured and unsecured loans. The Fund’s investors are Santander, Big Society Capital and the Social Investment Business Foundation.
Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018 The Awards promote and celebrate the hard work and great achievements of inspirational volunteers from around the country. There are six categories which recognise the way in which volunteers make a real difference to their area or to the lives of others. Deadline 20 April 2018
Gwobrau Gwirfoddolwr y Flwyddyn Cymru 2018 Mae’r Gwobrau yn hyrwyddo ac yn dathlu’r gwaith caled a chyflawniadau arbennig gwirfoddolwyr ysbrydoledig o bob cwr o’r wlad. Mae’r chwe categori yn cydnabod y ffordd y mae gwirfoddolwyr yn gwneud gwahaniaeth mawr i’ch ardal neu i fywydau pobl eraill. 20 Ebrill 2018.
Nesta – Good Help Awards: Nesta are seeking applications from organisations that demonstrate they are helping people transform their lives through ‘good help’ activities. There are three awards – one £15,000 winner, and two £5,000 runners up. Any organisation or team from within the public, voluntary, community or social enterprise sectors in the UK are eligible to apply. Deadline 30 April.
Gwobrau Cymorth Da Nesta Mae NESTA yn annog ceisiadau gan sefydliadau sy’n arddangos eu bod yn helpu pobl drawsnewid eu bywydau drwy weithgareddau ‘gymorth da’ £15,000 i’r enillydd, a £5,000 i ddau o’r goreuon. Mae unrhyw sefydliad neu dîm o fewn y sectorau cyhoeddus, gwirfoddol, cymunedol neu fentrau cymdeithasol yn y Deyrnas Gyfunol yn gymwys i wneud cais. Dyddiad cau 30 Ebrill.