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
Open4Community Funding Search
Developed exclusively for local community groups in the RCT area, Interlink’s new and free-to-use funding portal aims to help organisations source funding to support an array of activities and projects. www.idoxopen4community.co.uk/interlink
- Free online registration
- 60-second funding search or category browse for easy and quick access
- Search thousands of funding schemes in just a few simple steps
- 24-hour updates for comprehensive funding information
- Full scheme and contact details linking you directly to funding providers
- Local information, support and contact details to help your organisation meet is potential
- Local news bulletins on relevant issues in your area
A user guide is available here O4CUK_User_Guide_819
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.
Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust: In support of sport, the arts, the community and the environment to promote education, history, language, culture, music and folklore particularly those who face discrimination or disadvantage. Local deadline up to £2,500 18th Dec 17 Application emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tech for Good: Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation are teaming up to deliver a dedicated tech for good funding programme. The 2018 Tech for Good will help 12 not-for-profit organisations to develop their digital products or services with £15,000 – £47,000 of funding alongside access to dedicated technical expertise and an intensive support programme Deadline 20 Dec 2017.
Grow Wild Community Project Funding/Cyllid ar gyfer Prosiectau Cymunedol Tyfu’n Wyllt: Grow Wild is awarding funding of £2,000 or £4,000 to groups and projects that brings people together through activities that connect their community and celebrate UK native wildflowers, plants and/or fungi. Bydd Tyfu’n Wyllt yn rhoi ariannu o £2,000 neu £4,000 i grwpiau a phrosiectau dod â phobl at ei gilydd trwy weithgareddau sy’n eu cysylltu gyda’u cymuned ac sy’n dathlu blodau gwyllt, planhigion a ffyngau brodorol y DU 15 Jan/Ion 2018
The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is accepting applications for large grants of over £10,000 to support projects for up to three years. Not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply if they are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage. Closing date 16 Jan 2018
The Veolia Environmental Trust offers grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for projects located within the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site in England or Wales. Match funding of at least 20% is required, and applicants requesting grants of £40,000 or more require a Third Party Contribution. 1 March 2018 for projects between 26 June 2018 and 23 September 2018
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 5 March 2018 and 2 July 2018.
Comic Relief Core Strength Programme Deadline: 30 March 2018The Grant shall be used to support groups that can evidence a sustained beneficial impact on people’s lives who are excluded or disadvantaged this may be through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality or gender. Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 will be available.
Community Trees Fund to Open Soon: Groups may apply for the costs up to four fruit trees on semi-vigorous, vigorous and very vigorous rootstocks. Applications must be made on behalf of a community group involving children which must be a charity/not for profit organisation. Applications accepted 4 Dec to 31 March 2018.
Welsh Government’s Community Facilities Programme Deadline: 31 March 2018 Capital grants are available to community-led voluntary groups, social enterprises and community organisations to tackle poverty and its effects, increase opportunity, create prosperity for all and develop resilient communities where people are engaged and empowered – through the development of community facilities. Small Grants – £5,000-£25,000. Large Grants – £25,001-£250,000
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.
Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme Extended Until 2020 The Government has confirmed its commitment to the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme which will continue until 2020 with no changes to the funding criteria or the general application process. Between £500 and £1,000 (excluding the VAT paid) in any 12 month period. In addition, any number of claims for eligible work to the value of £1,000 or more (excluding VAT) may be made. Applications until March 2020
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.
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. email@example.com 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.
Awards & Quality Assurance
- Deadline for SE100 Awards extended to Nov 30th. Awards for successful entrants include cash prizes totalling £5k, a professionally produced film for PR use, free tickets to the Good Deals Social Investment Conference and more… Estynnwyd dyddiad cau Gwobrau SE100 i Dachwedd 30ain eleni. Fe fydd yna wobrau ariannol gwerth cyfanswm o £5,000, ffilm farchnata wedi’i chynhyrchu’n broffesiynol, tocynnau am ddim i gynhadledd Buddsoddi Gymdeithasol ‘Good Deals’ a mwy… .
- The Weston Charity Awards were created by the Garfield Weston Foundation to celebrate and support great front-line charities working in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community. Open 1st Dec 2017 and close 12th Jan 2018.
- The Annual Museums and Heritage Awards are now open for entries to a total of eleven categories, covering all major aspects of the museums, galleries and heritage attractions sector in the UK. Deadline 1 Feb 2018.
PQASSO Essentials – Quality Assurance Pilot for Small Organisations now available: PQASSO Essentials is intended to help smaller, third sector groups and organisations that want to start to introduce and embed quality and continuous improvement in their work.
Opportunities & Requests
- Executive Coaching Opportunity: Applications are now open for our Executive Coaching offer, as part of our Big Lottery Funded Third Sector Skills Project. Coaching is available for individual fundraisers For an application form and information pack please apply to AlisonP@iHYPERLINK “mailto:AlisonP@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk”nstitute-of-fundraising.org.ukor call 02920 340062. Cyfle i gael hyfforddiant gweithredol Gellir anfon cais nawr ar gyfer ein cynnig Hyfforddiant Gweithredol, sy’n rhan o’n prosiect ‘ Sgiliau Trydydd Sector’ a ariennir gan y Gronfa Loteri Fawr,. Mae’r hyfforddiant ar gael i unigolion sy’n codi arian. I gael mwy o wybodaeth a ffurflen gais, cysylltwch ag AlisonP@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk neu ffoniwch 02920 340062.
- The Institute of Fundraising Cymru is looking for experienced, Welsh speaking fundraisers to join our Fundraising Health Check and Executive Coaching project. For an application form and info pack please apply to AlisonP@institute-of-fundraising.org.ukor call 02920 340062.
Mae Cymdeithas Codi Arian Cymru yn chwilio am bobl i godi arian sy’n brofiadol ac yn siarad Cymraeg i ymuno â’n prosiect Archwiliad ar y Sefyllfa Codi Arian a Hyfforddiant Gweithredol I gael mwy o wybodaeth a ffurflen gais, cysylltwch ag AlisonP@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk neu ffoniwch 02920 340062.
Upcoming Training & Briefings
- COULD SCOTTISH LAND REFORMS COME TO WALES? CARDIFF 28th Nov 10:00to 14:00 This event is for practitioners and land owners engaged in the transfer of land to communities and in the development of legislation, policy and guidance on community ownership and management of land.
- Have you got news for us WCVA and BBC Wales extend a warm welcome to you to attend a ‘Have you got news for us’ session, and a tour of the studio. 9am, Thur, 30 Nov at BBC Wales, Cardiff There are 20 places available on a first come basis. If you would like to book a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Oes newyddion gyda chi i ni Mae WCVA a BBC Cymru yn estyn gwahoddiad cynnes i chi ymuno â ni ar gyfer sesiwn ‘Oes newyddion gyda chi i ni’, a thaith o amgylch y stiwdio. 9am, Iau, 30 Tachyn BBC Cymru, Caerdydd Bydd lle i 20 o bobl yn unig, yn anffodus, felly’r cyntaf i’r felin… Os ydych am gadw lle, plis ebostiwch email@example.com
- Federation of City Farms & Community Gardening South Wales Regional Gathering 7th December @ Insole Court, Cardiff. This is an opportunity to meet other great community growing groups, get inspired and pick up new ideas and get up to date on the latest news in the community growing sector. There will be workshops, guest speakers and a delicious free lunch! Contact Lisa Williams firstname.lastname@example.org or Nina Thomas email@example.com