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Community Foundation Wales – Funding Available

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Community Foundation Wales currently have a number of funding opportunities available.

Fund for Wales

The Fund for Wales is a national community endowment fund, managed and promoted by Community Foundation Wales.

It is a philanthropy promotion and grant-making programme which raises money from people and organisations across Wales, the UK, and overseas who want to ‘give back’ to support and strengthen local communities: the Fund for Wales connects people who care with causes that matter.

Grants of between £500 – £2,000 will be awarded to small, volunteer-driven community organisations whose applications 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
  • Preserving heritage and culture

Grants can support full or partial costs of, for example: projects costs, small capital items & equipment, core costs, activities and programmes (e.g. room hire, transport costs, volunteer expenses, insurance, tutor fees, community events).

There is no deadline for applications and the fund is open all year. For more information and to apply, please visit: Fund for Wales

Principality Building Society’s Future Generations Fund

The Principality Building Society’s Future Generations Fund is a Wales wide fund set up in partnership with Principality Building Society with the aim of having a positive impact on society and the lives of young people in Wales.

This fund will support third sector and community organisations across Wales to help/encourage

  • More young people getting access to healthy food and other essential items including clothes, stationery and technology.
  • More young people building financial resilience for life’s uncertainties
  • More young people preparing for the future and world of work (including building skills)
  • More young people living sustainably and being involved in protecting our natural environment
  • More young people getting the mental health support they need

The projects we support will fit within one of these themes

  • Developing training and/or employability skills
  • Supporting mental health and wellbeing
  • Learning financial skills (e.g. saving and budgeting)
  • Environmental and / or social awareness and conservation
  • Delivering workshops across any of the above themes e.g. cooking healthily on a budget, smart weekly shopping,
  • Supporting interventions that help pupils/students with school life and giving them the best opportunities for success

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 per year will be awarded to third sector organisations, to support young people under the age of 40 in Wales.

Applicants must complete an online application form by 12noon on Wednesday the 8 February 2023. For more information and to apply, please visit: Future Generations Fund

Cardiff and Vale Education Funds

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Disability Fund

The Disability Fund will provide support to organisations/projects that:

  • Deliver emotional and wellbeing support to people with disabilities
  • Purchase equipment for people with disabilities, to improve their quality of life We will not fund equipment that is available from the NHS. It is recommended that you give examples of the types of equipment required in the application form.
  • Additional healthcare needs to improve quality of life, employment and/or independence

Organisations can apply up to £10,000 per annum for up to 3 years to support costs related to work supporting disabled people within the identified themes above and have an income of approximately £200,000 or below in the latest reported financial year. By approximate, we mean within 20% higher, but we would rather you call us to have a conversation about your financial position before applying, if you are unsure.  We acknowledge that groups may have had a hike in income during the past 2 years, due to the pandemic which isn’t reflective of a normal financial year.

The Disability Fund is now open to applications. The deadline is 30th January 2023 at 12pm (midday). For more information and to apply, please visit: Disability Fund

The Health and Social Care Innovation Fund

The Health & Social Care Innovation Fund has been set up in partnership with The Shaw Foundation.  The Shaw Foundation’s objectives are the advancement of health and the relief of those in need by reason of age, disability, ill health or other disadvantage for the benefit of the public, in particular but not limited to:

  • The procurement or provision of care, welfare and accommodation services and associated support including relief and respite care; and improvements, adaptation and maintenance of accommodation; and
  • The provision of support (including by means of collaboration or investment) for other charities and charitable projects associated with any of the above objectives.

This Fund will have a focus on supporting smaller, local, voluntary organisations based in South, Mid or West Wales that are working to provide innovative care services for vulnerable people and carers that improve their quality of life, with a specific interest in Dementia Care, Carers Support, Workforce Training & Development and Innovation in Health Care.

Organisations with an income of around £200,000 and below who are providing community-based projects for local people addressing the issues as outlined above.   The fund hopes to make a number of grants to the value of around £5,000 but would also welcome applications of up to £10,000.  Applicants should be able to show the impact of the project in terms of success and learning and be able to explain how they will expand and/or develop it within the next 12 months.

This fund is currently open to applications. The closing date is 10th February 2023 at midday. For more information and to apply, please visit: The Health and Social Care Innovation Fund

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