Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales
Funding from the Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales to support community led organisations.
After the delivery of a successful pilot scheme, Comic Relief has confirmed a new round of funding to fund community led action bringing about positive, lasting social change throughout Wales. Comic Relief and Third Sector Support Wales (TSSW) partners 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.
The Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales has two funding levels:
Small Grants - £1,000 - £10,000
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.
In Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Newport Small Grants are administered by GAVO (Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations). The application form, project finances spreadsheet and guidance for small grants (£1,000 – £10,000) can be downloaded below.
Organisational Growth Grants - £30,000 - £50,000
Administered by WCVA, 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
To apply for an Organisational Growth Grant, you will need to register with WCVA’s Multipurpose Application Portal (MAP). If you have previously registered with MAP, you can log in by entering your username and password on the home screen. Organisations can register by visiting the website map.wcva.cymru.
COMIC RELIEF’S STRATEGIC THEMES
All successful applications will demonstrate a contribution to one of Comic Relief’s four Strategic Themes:
Children survive and thrive
Actions to give children the best start in life and access to opportunities to achieve their potential
Actions to improve equality for women and girls
A safe place to be
Actions to help vulnerable people improve their circumstances and safety
Mental health matters
Actions to enable access to support and increase awareness
Organisations with a socially focussed purpose and an income of less than £250,000 are eligible to apply. There is £900,000 available in total grants.
The application window is open from 19 April 2022, closing 27 June 2022.
The earliest activity can begin is the 22 August 2022 ending no later than 30 August 2023.