Closing date: 9am, Friday 11 October 2019.

The Community Wellbeing Grants Scheme is purposely set up for social value, voluntary and community organisations based and/or working in the Bridgend County Borough area. The priorities are targeted at supporting distinct beneficiary groups as outlined below: 

  • Older people (50+) with complex needs and long term conditions;

  • People with learning disabilities (all ages);

  • Children and young people with complex needs due to disability or illness (including mental and/or emotional difficulties); and

  • All carers, including young carers.

The Scheme underpins the implementation plan for the Social Services & Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 across the Cwm Taf Morgannwg area and is to support innovative and creative projects which are likely to have a significant impact in communities.

The Integrated Care Fund is a mechanism to support delivery of the requirements of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (the Act). The Act provides for regional partnership boards, locally Cwm Taf Morgannwg to bring together health, social services, the third sector and other partners to take forward the effective delivery of integrated services in Wales.

Funding available: 
Funds have become available for third sector projects which meet one or more of the priorities listed in the guidance form. Delivery must be completed by 31 March 2020, with all funds fully spent by this date. Previous and current grant holders may re-apply. If you have a current grant you can make an application but it must be for a different / additional piece of work. 

**  Please note Revenue funding for target groups ‘older people’ and ‘adult carers’ is fully committed for 2019/20 and therefore not available for this round **

However, capital funding is available to organisations working with any of the specified target beneficiary groups.

What projects can be supported? 
Applications should demonstrate the additionality that would be delivered and be prepared to evidence this impact. This may relate to building on current best practice, increasing the scale of integrated services or pump-priming transformation and change of delivery models. Proposals should include match funding, where possible. This can be in the form of funding from other sources, groups’ own funds or fundraising or volunteering activity.

Funding criteria: 
Successful projects will achieve one or more of the following criteria for the beneficiary groups specified: 

  • Combat the impact of loneliness and isolation;
  • Prevent unnecessary access (admission or referral) to statutory services;
  • Support hospital discharge;
  • Support beneficiary groups to maintain their health, wellbeing and independence;
  • Deliver activity that supports the emotional wellbeing of children and young people.

Other applicants targeting the other listed beneficiary groups can apply for revenue only, capital only or a mix of the two; up to a maximum of £15k. 

Please note: It is unlikely that more than one application from a single organisation will be supported, but this will be at the discretion of the panel.

Who can apply?
Applications are invited from third sector, voluntary, community based organisations and social enterprises which are able to demonstrate that their goals will benefit individuals and/communities in Bridgend County Borough.

For organisations in other areas, please refer to your local CVC for any schemes operating in those areas.

Applicants must: 

a)    be a not-for-profit group.

b)    have a constitution or set of rules that have been signed and ‘adopted’.

c)    have a Bank or Building Society account in the name of the organisation with at least two (unrelated) joint signatories.

d)    have recent Annual Accounts or Statement of Income and Expenditure (audited or signed as approved by a senior person from the group).

e)    have an Equalities & Diversity Policy, Welsh Language policy and a Safeguarding Policy and procedure in place.

For further details and before making your application:
| Download ICF Community Wellbeing Grants Scheme 2019-20 guidance notes |


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| Download ICF Community Wellbeing Grants Scheme 2019-20 applicaton form |

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Completed applications can be sent by post or email:
By post: Grants Administrator, BAVO. 112-113 Commercial Street, Maesteg, CF34 9DL.
By email: [email protected]

BAVO's Development Officers can offer support to our members with applications. Not a  member? Find out how to apply here

Closing date: 9am, Friday 11 October 2019