Grants

Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards
The Dulverton Trust Fund
The Cardiff Community Endowment Fund
The Powys Community Endowment Fund
The Stuart Rendel Exhibitions
The Denbighshire Community Endowment Fund
The Monmouthshire Further Education Trust Fund
The Rudbaxton Parish Education Fund
Resolven, Clyne and Melincourt Community Project Fund Background
RWE Npower Renewables Community Benefit Funds
The Newport Fund
The Gwent High Sheriffs' Community Fund
Comic Relief Local Communities
Fund for Wales



Santander SEDA Social Enterprise Awards


The Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards (SEDA) is a community investment programme, to help support growing social enterprises. This programme will relaunch on Wednesday 3rd June 2013 and the awards are open to established social enterprises across Wales.

It takes businesses of all shapes and sizes to make a community work so the Development Awards have been split into segments to make sure a variety of social enterprises are supported, dependent on turnover.

1 x £50,000 prize to a social enterprise with a turnover of £250,000 - £1,000,000

8 x £20,000 prize to social enterprises with a turnover of £100,000 - £250,000

7 x £10,000 prize to social enterprises with a turnover of less than £100,000

The award has been created to help grow existing social enterprises meeting one of the following social outcomes: improving social and community inclusion, supporting disadvantaged people through skills, training and employment, or creating a greener environment.

Social Enterprises are businesses set up to address social or environmental needs whose profits are reinvested in the community or back into the business. A social enterprise will have a clear sense of its ‘social mission’ and know the difference it is trying to make. Only those social enterprises which have at least 50% of their total income generated from trading activities are eligible to apply

In addition to the financial awards which are being made the winners of the larger awards will also have access to a variety of other opportunities such as; access to bespoke university training courses, the opportunity to have a three month intern working in the business to help implement growth plans, and access to mentoring and business advice. The Community Foundation will work with the winners to monitor and evaluate the value of the prize in order to measure the success of the business.

For further information, detailed guidelines and to apply please visit www.santanderseda.co.uk

This programme is now closed.


The Dulverton Trust Fund

The Community Foundation in Wales is administrating grants on behalf of The Dulverton Trust which operates within the following main areas of activity: Youth Opportunities, General Welfare, Conservation and Preservation.

Grants of £500 to £5000 will be awarded to small charities and organisations normally with an annual income of under £200,000. Please note: applications for grants at the higher end of the range will need to demonstrate an exceptional case for support in their application and detail project costs accordingly.

Application deadlines:

  • 27th August 2013
  • Future deadlines to be determined

  • The Dulverton Trust Fund Criteria
    The Dulverton Trust Fund Application


    The Cardiff Community Endowment Fund

     

    The Cardiff Community Endowment Fund has two purposes:

    • to provide education grants for individuals in need e.g. course fees (where assistance is not otherwise available) and grants towards the costs of course materials and activities
    • to provide grants to community groups and local charities which support people facing financial disadvantage e.g. through grant aid for goods, services and facilities

    Please click on the links below in order to download the criteria and application form

    Grant Criteria
    Application Form (for Individuals)
    Application Form (for Organisations)

    Applications will be considered ONCE a year.

    The closing date for the next grants round will be June 2014.



    The Powys Community Endowment Fund

    The Powys Fund currently comprises 3 grant programmes, offering support to individuals and groups based in Powys for the purposes of education and recreation/leisure. Please see the criteria for further information on these programmes.

    The Fund makes contributions to projects of up to 50% of costs and grants of up to £1500 are available.

    Please click on the links below in order to download the criteria and application form

    Grant Criteria

    Application Form (Individuals)
    Grant Application Form (Groups)

    Please note: only one application needs to be submitted to the Powys Fund as the grants team will ensure that your application gets matched to the most appropriate programme.

    The closing date for the next round will be 30th August 2013 at 5pm


    Applications will be considered twice a year. The following closing date will be in early Spring 2014.




    Stuart Rendel Exhibitions (Montgomeryshire Intermediate and Technical Education Fund)

    The Stuart Rendel Exhibitions are bursaries of £500 available to young people in Montgomeryshire who are intending to study at Aberystwyth University in the forthcoming academic year.

    Please click on the links below in order to download the criteria and application form

    Exhibition Criteria
    Exhibition Application Form

    The closing date for the next round is 30th August 2013.



    The Denbighshire Community Endowment Fund


    Grants of up to £750 are available for projects with an educational focus, provided they do not fall within statutory provision. Groups and individuals based in Denbighshire are eligible to apply.

    Please click on the links below in order to download the criteria and application form

    Grant Criteria
    Application Form for Individuals
    Application Form for Groups

    Applications will be considered ONCE a year.

    The closing date for the next round will likely be February 2014



    The Monmouthshire Further Education Trust Fund

    To provide financial support to individuals under the age of 25 who are pursuing further/higher education or training and who reside in the Gwent area (specifically the County of Monmouthshire as it existed in 1956), excluding Newport.

    Grants from the Monmouthshire Further Education Trust Fund will fund:

        • Costs associated with entering into further/higher education including equipment, materials, travel and course/exam fees
      • Costs associated with preparing to enter a trade or profession including equipment, materials and training

    Please click on the links below in order to download the criteria and application form

    Grant Criteria
    Application Form

    Applications will be considered ONCE a year.

    The closing date for the next grants round is 28th August 2013



    The Rudbaxton Parish Education Fund

    To advance the education of children and young people under the age of 25 who live in the Parish of Rudbaxton, Pembrokeshire. The Fund will support young indivdiauls who reside in the Parish of Rudbaxton or community/voluntary groups and local charities either based in Rudbaxton or whose work directly benefits individuals under the age of 25 living in Rudbaxton.

     

    Please click on the links below in order to download the criteria and application form

    Fund Criteria
    Application Form for individuals
    Application Form for Groups

    Applications will be considered TWICE a year.

    The closing date for the next grants round will be 31st August 2013



    The Martyn Groves Adventure & Travel Fund

    To provide individuals up to the age of 25 in Powys (with a preference for the district of Montgomeryshire) with the opportunity to undertake activities and travel and with an element of community service, either in the UK or abroad, when otherwise these activities would be financially out of their reach.

    Please click on the links below to download the criteria and application form

    Grant Criteria
    Application Form

    Please contact the Foundation for the application form and the latest deadline



    Resolven, Clyne and Melincourt Community Project Fund

    This is a community benefit scheme funded by Ffynnon Oer Windfarm Ltd, which is operated by RWE npower renewables, and is for the benefit of residents of Resolven, Clyne and Melincourt, in the Vale of Neath.

    Grants of up to £5000 are available to support local community and voluntary groups engaged in environmental, educational, and other community projects.

    Please click on the relevant links below to download the grant criteria and application form. If you are applying for a Special Grant of up to £5k please ensure you contact Tom Morris at the Foundation to discuss your proposal prior to submitting an application.

    Grant Guidelines
    Grant Application Form

    Please contact Tom Morris (029 20536 590) for further details, including the next deadline



    RWE Npower Renewables Community Benefit Funds


    Three community benefit programmes for the benefit of residents from the geographic areas surrounding Taff-Ely windfarm, Carno windfarm and Llyn Alaw windfarm, all operated by RWE npower renewables.

    Grants of up to £1500 are available to support local community and voluntary groups engaged in environmental, educational, and community projects.

    Please click on the relevant links below to download the grant criteria and application form.

    Taff-Ely Criteria
    Carno Criteria
    Llyn Alaw Criteria
    Grant Application Form

    Please contact the Foundation for the next deadline



    The Newport Fund

    The Newport Fund supports community groups, local charities and social enterprises in Newport, South Wales. The themes supported include education, health and well-being, young people, and community projects.

    Please download the application pack from the links below.

    Grant Criteria
    Grant application form

    For further information about the Newport Fund you can email tom@cfiw.org.uk or phone Tom Morris on 02920 536590.
    Applications will be considered ONCE a year.

    The closing date for the next grants round is August 2nd 2013



    The Gwent High Sheriffs' Community Fund



    The Gwent High Sheriffs’ Community Fund aims to provide a safer and better quality of life for the people of Gwent by supporting community-based initiatives and projects that reduce crime and improve community safety.

    There is a particular emphasis on projects which aim to mentor and support young people across Gwent, however, the Fund will also consider initiatives which address broader community safety issues.

    Applicants considered eligible for funding will be invited to attend a participatory grant-making event in early Spring 2013. The event is being run in partnership with Gwent Police and additional funding is being made available from the Police Property Fund.

    Grant criteria and an application form can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

     

    Application form
    Full guidlines

    Please note, all applications to this fund must be accompanied by a report of endorsement by your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

    The deadline for the next round will be January 2014

    Please contact Tom Morris (02920 536590) for further information.


    Comic Relief Local Communities Grant Programme

    CR spends money raised by its fundraising campaigns, Red Nose Day & Sport Relief

    Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England and Wales), SC039730 (Scotland).


    Comic Relief supports work where there is clear evidence of beneficial impact on people and communities who are excluded or disadvantaged through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality or gender.

    Half of the available funds are aimed at projects that increase access to sport and exercise for people who face social exclusion and isolation, or are experiencing difficulties in their lives. The remaining grants will be awarded to innovative projects that increase local services, build skills of local people, increase community cohesion, respond to local economic needs.

    Applicants can apply for between £1000 and £10,000 to support revenue and/or capital projects. Please see the criteria below for further information.

    Grant criteria

    Apply online

     

    The closing date for the next round is Friday August 16th 2013 at 5pm



    Fund for Wales

    The Fund for Wales is a campaign of the Community Foundation in Wales which makes a difference now and in the future by encouraging giving to fund community projects across Wales. For the next £1million donated to the Fund for Wales the Big Lottery Fund will match each pound – making your gift go further.

    From the donations already raised by this campaign, grants of £500 - £1,000 are available to small, volunteer-driven community organisations whose projects aim to deliver the following outcomes:
    • Improving people's chances in life
    • Building stronger communities
    • Improving rural and urban environments
    • Encouraging healthier and more active people and communities

    Grant Criteria (English)
    Application Form (English)

    Canllaw Grant

    Ffurflen Gais am Grant


    The closing date for the next round is Monday August 5th 2013 at 5pm