Funding

We provide support and advice across Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire & Newport. 

Funding Wales is the new funding search created by Third Sector Support Wales

You can search hundreds of grant and loan finance opportunities from local, national and international sources.  From small grants to large capital projects we can help you find the funding you need.

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Funding Finder

Help Wales After Storm Dennis Fund

All across Wales, and South Wales in particular, communities have been hit by Storm Dennis and the flooding it has caused. Michael Sheen has set up a Go Fund Me campaign, in response to the flooding events hitting Wales.

"Seeing the images of people with homes and businesses devastated by the recent floods both in my home borough of Neath Port Talbot and in the surrounding areas and beyond, is heart breaking. I see people working together to help their friends and neighbours. I see communities coming together and helping one another. I see people on the frontline doing everything they can to support those families whose lives have been turned upside down in the last few days. In order to continue this vital work, the groups and organisations who are helping the people of Wales urgently need our support."

What is happening with the money raised?

All funds raised will be held centrally in Wales by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and distributed to communities across the country with those worst affected, taking priority. WCVA is in partnership with County Voluntary Councils (CVCs), to ensure that the funds raised are managed effectively and received by groups and organisations taking action to respond to flooding events, ensuring benefit to those most at need.

There are other specific fundraising campaigns helping individuals and businesses - please do not stop donating to these.

Michael Sheen has a close relationship with WCVA as the President of the organisation. It was decided that WCVA would be best place to administer the funds raised, as WCVA have a solid reputation as a grant funds administrator in Wales. WCVA holding funds also means that all donations received are eligible for gift aid.

 

Who can apply?

Ultimately the fund will benefit people living in areas of Wales worst affected by the floods. If you are a voluntary organisation, in an area of Wales hit by the floods and need funding to help you or the community members you support get back up and running, then you may be able to apply to this fund – use the checklist below to confirm:

  • You are a constituted group with a bank account with at least two unrelated signatories

  • You are a not for profit operation

  • You are not an individual

  • You are working in a community affected by the 2020 floods

If you meet these criteria, then this is the right flood response fund for you.

How to apply?

If you work in an area hit by the recent floods and provide community services such as a nursery, furniture recycling, access to refurbished goods on a not for profit basis, please email the Grant Funds Team at WCVA at grants@wcva.cymru with your request, with the following information:

  1. The name of your constituted group/voluntary organisation/charity/community interest company/social enterprise and your registration number if applicable

  2. Details of what you are looking for funding to cover e.g. new carpets for your nursery, equipment for your day centre, funds to cover your social enterprise to furnish x amount of family homes with new carpets/white goods – these are only examples, we welcome requests from all types of community organisation

  3. The amount you are seeking, requests up to £5,000 are welcome. Please provide a breakdown and description of costs

Once your request has been received by the WCVA Grant Funds Team the process will be as follows:

  • WCVA Grant Funds Team verify the information and the request provided, assisted by your local County Voluntary Council (CVC)

  • The request for funding is reviewed

  • Your request is accepted, and an offer of funding is made, subject to WCVA receiving a copy of your governing document and evidence of your community/business account, with two unrelated signatories

  • Funding is released to your group/organisation

  • Evidence of how the money has been used is submitted to WCVA

 

Are there any deadlines? How much is available?

As this is a live fundraising campaign in reaction to an emergency there are currently no deadlines and requests for funding will be reviewed on a first come first served basis, until the funding has been allocated.

Local Grant Schemes – Caerphilly & Newport 

GAVO is pleased to have been able to secure a number of small grant schemes for grassroots voluntary groups in the Caerphilly area and one in the Newport area.  Details of each scheme appear below, please note that these have resulted from solar or wind farm schemes so are geographically focused.  Application forms and guidance are available for each scheme. 

Solarplicity Community Benefit Fund

The village of Croespenmaen.(specific geographical area applies, please contact Gina Jones to ascertain eligibility)

 

£80,000 available.

Gildermeister Energy Solutions Community Benefit Fund

Areas within the Argoed/Crumlin ward as specified on the map

£27,000 available,

Maximum grant £2,000.

Lightsource Community Benefit Fund

Within the vicinity of Mynydd Islwyn as specified on the map. 

 

£18,000 available,

Maximum grant £2,000.

The Caerleon Sunshine Community Grant

Lightsource SPV 209 Limited, which owns and operates a solar farm and associated equipment at Park Farm West solar farm at land to the west of Park Farm, Malthouse Lane, Caerleon, NP18 3PB, has committed to make an annual community payment of £1,000 per MW of installed capacity. Based on the planned capacity of 3.91 MW a total annual fund of £3,910 will be available.

Need help with any of the four grants above:

Contact Gina [Caerphilly] on 07483 128085 | gina.jones@gavo.org.uk or Jane [Newport] on 01633 241574 | jane.shatford@gavo.org.uk

Caerphilly Health and Wellbeing Small Grant Scheme

We are also run the Caerphilly Health and Wellbeing Small Grant Scheme, in conjunction with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.  Maximum grant £4,000 [Application window is currently closed]

If you have any questions, email alison.palmer@gavo.org.uk​

For advice and support, get in touch with your local Third Sector Development Manager:

Huw Lewis
Blaenau Gwent
Gina Jones
Caerphilly
Alison Palmer
Caerphilly
Joanne Gillard
Monmouthshire
Mandy Moore
Monmouthshire & Newport
Jane Shatford
Newport
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