The Wesleyan Foundation was established in 2017 to continue to support various good causes throughout the UK and specifically CARDIFF in Wales.
The Wesleyan Foundation provides support in the following areas:
• Health - Projects working to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community
• Education - Projects that work to promote education and lifelong learning
• Social - Projects that create innovative solutions to social challenges, promoting community cohesion and developing resilience within communities.
WHO CAN APPLY
• Charities, constituted not for profit groups and organisations running projects and activities for the benefit of their local community (e.g. after school clubs, training and skills building projects, luncheon clubs, memory cafes, befriending services etc.).
Two sizes of grant are available to organisations working in the City and County of CARDIFF:
• Local constituted community groups and registered charities with an income below £250,000 can apply for grants of up to £2,000.
• Constituted community groups and registered charities with an income below £500,000 can apply for grants of between £2,000 - £10,000.
• Grant requests should be no more than 20% of the organisation’s annual income (in the last financial year)
• Any requests for salary, equipment and volunteer costs should be clearly budgeted and only used for the project applied for.
• Applicants should be able to provide 2 years of accounts
• Grants will not be awarded retrospectively i.e. for costs already incurred prior to receipt of the grant offer letter and signed terms and conditions.
• Applicants will hear the outcome of their application within 16 weeks of the deadline.
• A regularly used email should be included as this is a completely online process, correspondence will be via email
• Applicants must provide documentation to support their application
• Applicants will be required to provide a brief update at 6 months into the project, and complete a monitoring form at the end of the project.
GRANTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR:
• Individuals or sole traders
• Capital builds
• Promotion of religious or political activity
• Schools, churches, parish councils or PTA’s unless wider community benefit is demonstrated
• Animal welfare, unless the project benefits people (eg. Disabled riding schemes)
• Groups with more than 12 months of running costs in reserve
• Direct replacement of statutory obligation eg. within education, NHS or government.
This is a NEW grant giving programme, and the criteria may change in the future.
HOW TO APPLY
You can contact the Foundation on 02920 379 580 or email [email protected] for more information.
Applications should be submitted by 12 noon on Friday, 14th July 2017.