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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Completed Application Forms to be returned to by 31 January 2020

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.

Contact Gina [Caerphilly] on 07483 128085 | or Jane [Newport] on 01633 241574 |

Need help with any of the four grants above:

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​

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

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

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