Monday, 22 July 2019

New Funding Opportunity - Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales

Introducing Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales – An easy-to-access pilot grant scheme for community groups in Wales.
Grants come in two levels:
Small Grants - £1,000 - £10,000
Organisational Growth Grants - £30,000 - £60,000

Comic Relief Community Fund Information

Comic Relief wants to ensure that its funding reaches the heart of Wales’ communities, by supporting community led action tailored to the varied communities across Wales. Third Sector Support Wales (TSSW) has been selected to administer grants on behalf of Comic Relief in Wales, ensuring a reach to grassroots organisations.
During this Comic Relief pilot scheme there will be one grant application window for organisations with an annual income of less than £250,000 per year.

The application window is open from 22 July 2019 and the closing date is 31 October 2019. 

The earliest projects can begin is the 1 January 2020

Projects should be completed by 31 March 2021.

There are two funding streams:
Organisational Growth Grants:
·         £30,000 – £60,000
·         For organisations to carry out activity to make a strategic impact and increase their resilience
·         Fitting in under one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:

Ø  Children Survive and Thrive

Ø  Mental Health

Ø  Gender Equality

Ø  A Safe Place to Be

Small Grants:
·         £1,000 - £10,000
·         Projects carrying out community led working to tackle a specific need or issue within their locality

·         Fitting in under one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:

Ø  Children Survive and Thrive

Ø  Mental Health

Ø  Gender Equality

Ø  A Safe Place to Be

Windrush and Black History Arts Event

Race Council Cymru are holding a Windrush and Black History Arts Event in the Engine House, Dowlais on Saturday 27th July. This event is incredibly important in giving a platform and a voice to black and minority ethnic individuals in Merthyr Tydfil. 

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Green Flag Award for Nant Llwynog Park

Congratulations to the Friends of Nant Llwynog Park in Bedlinog which has just been awarded a Green Flag by Keep Wales Tidy.  The prestigious award is the international mark of a quality park or green space.

Monday, 15 July 2019

Job Vacancy - Cwm Taf Care and Repair

We currently have a vacancy at Cwm Taf Care & Repair
35 Hours Per Week
Current Salary - £17,729 per annum 
Application Pack
Application Form
Equality & Diversity Form

If you would like further information regarding this post
please contact Jolene Smith on 01443 755696

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Friday 26th July 2019
Interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday 8th August 2019
Start Date: Immediate Start

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Social Enterprise Assist Fund

 SE Assist fund is affordable finance and localised support to help social enterprises grow. The Fund is now open for applications until 27th August. To apply, please visit the SE-Assist website

 Successful applicants receive:

·         An interest free loan from £10,000 - £30,000 (with the potential to borrow more at 6.5%)

·         Financial management support

·         Peer support from a network of ambitious local social enterprises and more


  • be based within Wales
  • have a social impact that addresses a local social or environmental need, in line with the non-profit social enterprise definition set out above
  • turnover less than £500,000 pa (over the last three years) for the organisation, or specific initiative, for which you are applying
  • have borrowing powers as defined in your constitution
  • have, or be working towards, a sustainable business model
  • be seeking support for organisational growth or sustainability
  • have a clear need for package of support that SE-Assist will provide
  • outline how the loan will be used and repaid
Live Q&A session with funders

We would also like to invite anyone interested, to take part in an online Q&A session that we’ll be hosting on Wednesday 17th July at 2.30pm (joining details to follow). This will give businesses the opportunity to ask questions and help them to prepare their submission. Please let Abi at CAF Venturesome know if you would like to join the call at


Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Trustees Required at Trinity Childcare and Family Centre

Trinity Childcare and Family Centre based in Aberfan, a registered childcare setting offering a range of childcare, family and community support. To continue to develop the Centre, its aims and objectives we are looking to recruit additional trustees.

Anyone interested can give us a ring on 01443 693777, where we would be delighted to talk about Trinity, its developments and how you can help.

Further information here