Making a lasting impact in our communities…

Through the support of our donors we aim to strengthen and revitalise communities that are experiencing social exclusion and economic deprivation. We recognise the inspirational role of community groups and local charities in identifying and addressing local need and seek to underpin their efforts by funding constructive and innovative ways of overcoming disadvantage in its various manifestations (for the full range of projects we fund click here)

We understand the difficulties faced by grass-roots organisations when it comes to accessing secure sources of funding and we aim to provide a supportive role to projects that deliver real, long-lasting change to people the length and breadth of Wales.

Last year we were able to channel grants from our donors totalling £1.2 million to over 160 community enhancing projects in Wales. If you are interested in benefitting from a grant from the Community Foundation please visit our How to apply page for further guidance on the application process.

Our list of existing funding opportunities can be viewed by clicking on the grants page.

The What we fund page has details of the type of projects we are likely to support. We recognise that your time is precious and we therefore advise that you read this section in order to ascertain the eligibility of your organisation.

It is our intention to make the application process as straightforward as possible, however, should you encounter any problems you can contact us on mail@cfiw.org.uk and we’ll do our best to assist you.