Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales

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What is it?

Comic Relief and Third Sector Support Wales (TSSW) recognise the great work that community led organisations do across Wales and want to help organisations to build their own capacity in a sustainable and impactful way.

Two types of grants available:

  • Small grants £1,000 to £10,00

  • Large grants (for organisational growth) £30,000 to £60,000

The application window is open from 22 July 2019 and the closing date is 31 October 2019

The earliest Projects can begin is the 1 January 2020 and Projects should be completed by 31 March 2021.

Who and what will it fund?

Organisations with a socially focused purpose and an income of less than £250,000 are eligible to apply. There is £1,350,000 available in total grants.

Comic Relief's Strategic Themes

For both small and large grants, organisations will need to demonstrate that they are working in line with one or more of Comic Relief's Strategic Themes:

Children survive and thrive

Actions to give children the best start in life and access to opportunities to achieve their potential

Gender justice

Actions to improve equality for women and girls

A safer place to be

Actions to help vulnerable people to improve their circumstances and safety

Mental health matters

Actions to enable access to support and increase awareness

Grants of between
£1,000 to £10,000
will be available for projects that meet scheme criteria

Small Grants

The aim of this fund is to ensure that comic relief grassroots funding is reached by the community groups leading change and growth in their locality; enabling them to make positive changes in response to the specific needs of the community.

Before applying, please ensure you read the Scheme Guidance

To apply, download and complete an Application Form and Project Finances spreadsheet and return them to

Contact Sandra at GAVO for support with you application:

  • to talk through your project ideas

  • to advise around evidence of need

  • to check your Application Form before submission

Large Grants - for Organisational Growth (NB. You need to apply via WCVA for this one)

The aim of the grants for organisational growth is to give organisations the chance to make a strategic impact and to increase resilience, for example:

  • Build on what is working well in relation to your organisation’s community activity

  • Strengthen and measure the impact of your core community led activity

  • Develop new ways of working

Before applying, please ensure you read the Scheme Guidance

To apply, download and complete an Application Form and Project Finances spreadsheet and return them to the WCVA Grants Team via

Grants of between
£30,000 to £60,000
will be available for organisations that meet scheme criteria

Data Protection Act 1998/GDPR 2016/679 The information given will be entered and processed electronically by TSSW; the paper based forms will also be kept. The information will be used by TSSW for administration purposes of the scheme stated and for the monitoring and promotion of the third sector in Wales. Personal data is limited to contact names, position, address, telephone and other contact numbers, and organisation; it may be considered as sensitive personal data where the organisation is involved with matters relating to race, ethnic origins, politics, religions or similar beliefs, physical, mental health or sexual life.

Part or all of the information you provide us with will be held on computer. This information will be used for the administration of the grant application process and for producing required statistics for Comic Relief and other partner organisations. Copies of this information will be provided, when necessary to individuals and organisations that TSSW consults with during the process.

Contact details will only be disclosed to third parties for the purpose of audit unless prior permission is given in writing by you.

By submitting the application, you are agreeing to the above terms.

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