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Powys Community Endowment Fund

Communities, Educating & Young People | Powys

The Powys Fund currently comprises 4 grant programmes, offering support to individuals and groups based in Powys for the purposes of education and recreation/leisure.

The Fund makes contributions to projects of up to 50% of costs and grants of up to £1500 are available for groups and up to £500 for individuals.

The Community Foundation in Wales manages a number of Funds which are of specific benefit to residents of Powys. Grants are available for the purposes of:


Details of the programmes that are open for applications are below.

Each has its own specific criteria and geographic area of benefit. You DO NOT need to apply for a specific scheme; our grants team will put your application forward to the most relevant fund.


Stanley Bligh Memorial Fund


To support educational studies in forestry, agriculture and technical and vocational subjects in the arts or sciences.


The Fund supports individuals and community/voluntary organisations based in Powys with precedence given to residents of Brecknockshire or those who have attended a Brecknockshire Secondary School for a minimum of 2 years.


Grants of £500 for individuals and £1500 for groups are available.

Examples of previous costs supported include:  course fees (where other support is not available)  purchasing equipment


Former Girls Grammar School, Brecon Fund


To support the education of residents of the former County of Brecknockshire in Powys.


The Fund supports individuals and community/voluntary organisations based in Brecknockshire.


Grants of £500 for individuals and £1500 for community and voluntary organisations are available.

 Examples of previous costs funded include:


The Montgomeryshire District Trust Fund


To provide facilities for recreation and leisure for the benefit of the inhabitants of Montgomeryshire with the object of improving the conditions of life for those inhabitants.


Applications will be considered from community groups, voluntary organisations and local charities based in Montgomeryshire.


Grants of up to £1000 are available.

Typically grants have been awarded:

Examples of previous beneficiaries include:



Llandrindod High School Charity Fund


To provide education support to people who have attended Llandrindod High School who are entering further/higher education or training Eligibility


Grants of up to £500 are available to support:



Applying for support If you think that you are eligible for trust fund support then please complete an application form and return it to us by the deadline in order to be considered. You do not need to specify which Fund you are applying to as we’ll ensure you are directed to the most appropriate scheme. There are two separate application forms depending on whether you are applying for a grant as an individual or on behalf of an organisation. Please make sure you complete the correct application form as the information we require differs.

All applications should be returned by email (where possible) with a signed hard-copy sent by post. If you are applying on behalf of a group/organisation it is important that you also include the required supporting documentation when posting your application. The hard copy of your application should be sent to: The Community Foundation in Wales St Andrews House 24 St Andrews Crescent Cardiff CF10 3DD 

Please note, only applications for future activities will be considered for funding. We are unable to retrospectively support costs that have been incurred prior to the closing date for applications.

Applicants should also be aware that preference will be given to individuals and organisations which have not received funding within the previous 12 months. If you require further clarification about eligibility or the application process itself, please phone 02920 379580 or emailing [email protected].


The closing date for this grants round is the:

This programme has two annual deadlines of 28th February and 31st August. Applications are invited within the six weeks prior to a deadline.