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The Darkley Trust

The Darkley Trust has recently been established entirely due to the generosity of Robert Maskrey OBE, who sadly died before the trust was enabled. The Trust will be working principally in the areas of the arts and homeless charities, and predominantly to the benefit of Wales and her Borders. It was Robert’s wish that the […]

The Ashley Family Foundation

The Ashley Family Foundation (formerly The Laura Ashley Foundation) is a UK registered charity, founded by Sir Bernard Ashley and his wife Laura Ashley following the success of the Laura Ashley brand. The Community Foundation in Wales is proud to be working with The Ashley Family Foundation to distribute its funding in Wales. The ethos […]

Why are charity shops in decline and ...

Great Blog post from NFP Synergy on the growing decline in the number of charity shops. The article goes on to look at ways for charities to try and reverse this trend; innovation being the key; from cafe style shops to providing information about the shop and its fundraising targets to online shopping. Read the […]

The Architectural Heritage Fund

The Architectural Heritage Fund’s advice, grants and loans are designed to help us deliver our overall strategic objectives and outcomes for heritage and communities priority to projects: involving historic buildings that have statutory protection and at risk to that have the potential to make a significant positive social impact, particularly (but not exclusively) in disadvantaged areas. applications that can provide at least 50% partnership funding from […]

Small Charities Challenge Fund –...

The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is open to small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations. Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of up to 2 years. The projects should strengthen the capacity of grassroots development organisations working with the poor, vulnerable and most marginalised to carry out work in priority countries and work towards […]

The Fore – new round

The Fore has announced that the next funding round to support the development of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies will open for registrations on the 23 July 2018 at 10 am The Fore is the only open-access funder in the UK offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social […]

The Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund provides more than £1m in grants each year to projects across the UK. They have grants of up to £50,000 available for innovative projects that will provide a lasting legacy to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit. They recognise that rural communities face a range of challenges. One way […]

The Landfill Disposals Tax Communitie...

The Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme is a new Welsh Government funding programme managed by WCVA. The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill. The first round is now open as of 30 April 2018, with a deadline of 26 July 2018. How much funding is available? […]

£230,000 for projects to improve the ...

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, is inviting community groups and organisations to bid for a share of £230,000 to deliver projects that improve the lives of people in both Wales and Africa. The Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa programme encourages civil society, businesses and public bodies in Wales to take action on poverty in […]

The ACT Foundation (ACT)

ACT make  grants to individuals and other UK registered charities with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of people in need and, particularly, those on a low income who have a physical and/or mental disability or the elderly. Their priorities are:- Health & Wellbeing – supporting access to community facilities to maintain, improve and enhance general welfare Independent […]

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