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Cambrian Railway Partnership Community Resilience Fund

The Cambrian Railway Partnership is delighted to announce a one-off grant fund in order to support communities along the line.  The scheme is being administered by Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO), and is being delivered in partnership with Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations (CAVO), Mantell Gwynedd, Shropshire RCC and PAVO.

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Morrisons Foundation funding

The Morrisons Foundation awards grant funding for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities. In the main grants are available to fully fund projects up to £25,000. Before submitting an application please read the following criteria and answer the eligibility questions below.

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Small Grant Scheme to Support Community Action in Ceredigion

A small grant of up to £2000 for new or existing community organisations in Ceredigion that build community capacity and resilience to support the  response to the Covid-19 outbreak.  For example, to build up a local pool of volunteers to support the extremely vulnerable , support services, digital inclusion initiatives. This grant is supported by Caring Communities Innovation Scheme and Comic Relief Covid-19 Voluntary Services Emergency Funding. Continue reading

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Community Chest

Fancy £1500 towards your community sport project?

Community Chest offers grant awards up to £1,500 in any 12 months towards:

  • Increasing participation
  • Improving standards

Who can apply?

Any group that holds an account (be it a Bank, Building Society or Credit Union account), in their organisation’s name. You’ll probably be one of the following:

  • Sports Club or Association
  • Youth Club
  • Community Group

Please note, you will need to submit evidence that your organisation holds a valid account in its name with your application form, as failure to do so may delay your application from being assessed.

Who cannot apply?

  • Primary / secondary schools arranging activities for their pupils
  • Individual members of the public
  • Local Authorities
  • Organisations whose proposed project has already started.

In addition the following activities / project elements cannot be funded:

  • Personal items of equipment or kit
  • Catering and hospitality
  • Medals, certificates and trophies
  • Sports tours
  • One-off events with no links to ongoing activities
  • Day-to-day running costs
  • Projects that have already started
  • Projects where the activity takes place outside of Wales
  • Insurance / League fees / affiliation / activities deemed part of the “core” business of the applicant
  • Physical activities such as gardening, DIY, environmental improvements, performance dance or circus skills
  • Maintenance, repair or replacement of current equipment or facilities (however consideration will be given to replace equipment that no longer complies with current legislation)
  • Memberships
  • Capital projects (projects that involve building or buying land)
  • Financial support for individuals

How to apply

Community Chest is run in partnership with the 22 Local Authorities in Wales.  To apply for a grant click on the “Apply Online” button on the right to access the Sport Wales Grants Portal, from there you can fill in the online Community Chest application form.  When you submit your application it will be automatically emailed to the Local Authority that you indicate your project is taking place in, on the ‘About the Project’ page of the application form.

Throughout the application form, if you require more information or guidance about a section or question, click on the nearest blue question mark   where some more information will be displayed.

When completing your application, please ensure you attach all requested documents, especially evidence of your organisation’s account (be it a Bank, Building Society or Credit Union account), so that the processing of your application is not delayed.
Following submission of your application form, you will be updated on its progress as it moves from stage to stage through the award process, via email.

Before applying, please read the 3 “Help” PDF documents, as they will give you an idea of what information is required as well as explain how to apply for a grant using the Sport Wales Grants Portal.

We have also developed a range of bilingual ‘How to’ videos to help you through your application process. These can be found on the Sport Wales YouTube channel. If after watching the videos you are still having issues then don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Finally, to check if your current internet browser is one that is supported and capable of using our online Grant Application system, click here to check your browser’s compatibility.

Further help

If you’re not sure if Community Chest is for you, or you require any help with completing the form, please contact either the Sports Development Team at your Local Authority or your local County Voluntary Councils.

NB: Please note that Sport Wales are a distributor of National Lottery funding.

 

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Help for organisations

Community Transport

Community Transport is a term used to describe a service, or network of services, that can provide essential journeys for those who have difficulty accessing transport. This may be due to mobility issues or through a lack, or limited availability, of transport operating in certain areas, i.e. rural localities.

Funding

Community and voluntary organisations need up to date advice on available grants and funding sources to start new projects or to keep existing services going.  CAVO Development Team can provide a free advice and information services, which include:

  • Identifying potential founders
  • Support in making funding applications
  • Share best practices in monitoring and evaluation
  • Assistance in appraising a need for a new project or service
  • Developing funding strategies

Governance

Good governance is good management.  in order to manage an organisation well you need to follow good governance, this does not need to be daunting.  CAVO Development Team can offer support to new or established organizations in Ceredigion to make sure that your initiative is a success by:

  • Conducting a governance health check
  • Provide model policies
  • Make the connections with other people or organisations and learn from their experiences
  • Put you in touch with other support agencies who may be able to provide additional support.

Social Enterprise

Becoming more financially sustainable, by generating your own income through increased trading or contractual work and less dependent on grant funding is crucial for community and voluntary organisations. Under the Enterprising Communities project CAVO can provide practical support to third sector organisations in Ceredigion, which induces:

  • Organisational structures and management
  • Implementing quality assurance systems
  • Help to identify new ways of generating income
  • Provide case studies on social enterprises in Ceredigion

Training

Continuance development of your skills and knowledge is importance if you new to or been involved in the third sector for many years in order to ensure the growth of the sector in Ceredigion.  CAVO can offer:

  • A programme of training,
  • Bespoke training,
  • Help to identify appropriate training provided by other support agencies in our region.
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