BIG are inviting community groups to apply for funding to tackle rural poverty in Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Powys, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Monmouthshire.
Grants of between £10,000 and £350,000 are available for groups whose work will benefit a community with a population of 10,000 or less. If you have a project idea that exceeds this budget range or any of the given criteria, call them to discuss your idea. Further rounds of funding will be announced next year.
Although the types of activities that could be funded are not being prescribed, applications would need to show how groups are doing any of the following to address poverty:
- Improving well-being
- Raising aspirations
- Building social capital – enhancing skills available in the community
- Increasing resilience to challenging circumstances.
This could include themes like employment and income, transport and access to services, poor broadband and digital exclusion, housing and fuel poverty and demand for welfare and advice services.
CLOSING DATE 3rd April