Friday, 1 July 2022

Natural Resources Wales Resilient Communities Programme


The Resilient Communities Programme has £2m of grant funding available to help individuals and organisations increase community participation with nature to help build resilient communities.


Key information:

·        £2m competitive grant available over 2 years. Delivery up to January 2024. Final claim by March 2024

·        Minimum eligible amount £10k (over 1 to 2 years).

·        Maximum amount £125k if delivered in one Financial Year or £250k in two Financial Years

·        To apply for Funding, External partners will need to request this via the Resilient Communities Grants Website application form number to Access the online application form

·        Application deadline 19th September 2022

·        Open to any applicant

·        Applicants may apply across multiple places

·        Collaborative / joint applications will be looked upon favourably

·        Must address the activities in scope using the suggested evidence sources and link this to the activities we are supporting, if applicants can clearly evidence they are addressing multiple themes this will be looked upon favourably

·        Applications must demonstrate involvement and/or benefits at community level

All grant queries and application process should be directed to:

Or for any place-based enquiry contact:

Please allow 48 hours for an initial response

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Merthyr Social Economy Network presents......


A series of training and networking events to support community groups, emerging social enterprises and existing social enterprises.

  • Thursday 7th July 9:30-12noon Grant workshop at Tydfil Training (in person) at Tydfil Training, William Smith Building, 106-109 High St, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8AP (20 attendees maximum).

  • Friday 8th July 9-5pm Social Enterprise Academy  “Enterprising Mindset” (in person) at VAMT, Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil Centre, 89-90 High St, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8UH  (20 attendees maximum)

  • Thursday 21st July, 2-4pm (Online) “Using social media for community engagement”– A brief introduction into the main platforms and how to get the best out of them.  Suitable for social enterprises and community groups aiming to be more enterprising. Start-ups welcome too. 

  • Thursday 28th July, 2-4pm (Online) “Free Apps to boost my community enterprise”– Free apps and software that can help community enterprises save money, reach more people and make day to day operations so much easier. Suitable for social enterprises and community groups aiming to be more enterprising . Start-ups welcome too.

  • Tuesday 2nd August 2-4pm. Online Network Meeting.

These exciting and valuable sessions are booking up fast.
Please book your place via

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Social Enterprise Academy: Developing an Enterprising Mindset Workshop


Social Enterprise Academy  “Enterprising Mindset” (in person) at VAMT, Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil  (20 attendees maximum).  

Let’s face it, running costs are rising and will inevitably continue to do so.  On top of that, grant funding is getting less accessible and more competitive.  Therefore, community groups and social enterprises need to be a bit more knowledgeable on how to become more ‘business-like’.  This interactive, one-day workshop is ideal for 3rd sector community groups that need to or would like to make this change.

Friday 8th July 9-5pm  - Lunch provided

To ensure you get your place on this fantastic workshop book here

BBC Children in Need Recruitment


BBC Children in Need is looking to recruit a part-time (21 hours / week) Impact Officer for a 12-month maternity cover.  

The role is a key part of the team with responsibility for grant management in South East Wales. 

 The role is based in their new building at BBC Central Square on a flexible working basis.

Natural Resources Wales has launched Resilient Communities Grant Funding today


 Natural Resources Wales have £2m of grant funding available to help individuals and organisations increase community participation with nature to build resilient communities.

The funding will help deliver projects that give people opportunities for:

  • improved mental and physical health
  • learning new skills
  • being part of safer communities
  • more access to nature
  • a better awareness of the impact of climate change
  • involvement in making decisions about their natural environment
  • participation in citizen science

This grant programme will contribute towards the current place-based resilient community related priorities identified in our Area Statements.

We're accepting applications from 27 June 2022.

You must apply before midnight on 19 September 2022. – you can find more information and get your reference number to apply for the grant from here too.

Money Saving Expert Charity


The MSE Charity is funded by Money Saving Expert, it gives grants to UK not for profit organisations that deliver activities which make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money.

We prefer to fund small to medium-sized non-profit organisations with a constitution for example registered Charities, CICs, Credit Unions, excluding statutory organisations. 

Organisations should have an annual income under £500,000 and have less than six months free reserves

Lloyds Bank Foundation England & Wales


Maximum value:

Objectives of Fund:

Our ambition is to support small and medium-sized charities to recover and renew beyond the immediate crisis. In 2021, we will offer around 190 charities a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 which gives charities we partner with greater flexibility over how they use their resources.

Alongside the funding, charities will be supported by a Regional Manager, who will work with them to identify priority development needs and support them to access a wide range of organisation development support to meet those needs.

We recognise that there are many charities out there who would like and would benefit from our support but, like any funder, we have a limit to the money we have available.

In 2021, we will only be able to make around 190 new grants to small charities in England and Wales.

We want to be open and transparent with charities and make the best use of their time spent applying for a grant, by being clear in advance which charities we are more likely to fund at any time.

Our funding process considers local need, the prevalence of eligible small and medium-sized charities in the area, the nature of the region and the balance of our portfolio.

Please click on the link below

Deadline for applications is 29 July 2022. We aim to give you a decision within four months