Covid-19 Funding alert...

There are lots of funders all looking to support local groups and social enterprises working on Covid-19 responses.  

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'Meet the Funder': Register now to join the People's Postcode Lottery online

This August, thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, four community focused Trusts will be launching their latest funding round. People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Community Trust, Postcode Local Trust, and Postcode Neighbourhood Trust will be opening up to applications from 4 August 2020.

In collaboration with Third Sector Support Wales, we would like to invite you to attend an online ‘How To Apply For Funding’ workshop, where we will outline the latest changes to our application process, detail the changes to the funding that is on offer, including our brand new Postcode Neighbourhood Trust. This will be a great opportunity to ask about the application process, or run your project idea by us.

The session will run online (Zoom) from 10 – 11.30am on Wednesday 29 July 2020.

To register, please email: [email protected] by 20 July stating ‘TSSW workshop’ in the header. Please include the name of your organisation and the county you are based in your email.

A link to the event will be sent out in the morning of the session. Please note the session will run through the medium of English.

'Cwrdd â'r Cyllidwr': Cofrestrwch nawr i ymuno â Loteri Cod Post y Bobl ar-lein

Mis Awst yma, diolch i chwaraewyr Loteri Côd Post y Bobl, bydd pedair Ymddiriedolaeth gyda ffocws gymunedol yn lansio eu rownd ariannu diweddaraf. Bydd Ymddiriedolaeth Côd Post y Bobl, Ymddiriedolaeth Côd Post Cymunedol, Ymddiriedolaeth Côd Post Lleol a’r Ymddiriedolaeth Cymdogaeth Côd Post yn agor am geisiadau o’r 4 Awst. 

Ar y cyd â Chefnogi Trydydd Sector Cymru, hoffem eich gwahodd i fynychu gweithdy ‘Sut i Wneud Cais am Gyllid’ ar-lein, lle byddwn yn amlinellu'r newidiadau diweddaraf i'n proses ymgeisio, yn rhoi manylion y newidiadau i'r cyllid sydd ar gael, gan gynnwys ein Hymddiriedolaeth Cymdogaeth Côd Post newydd sbon. Bydd hwn yn gyfle gwych i holi am y broses ymgeisio, neu drafod unrhyw syniad sydd gennych â ni.

Bydd y sesiwn yn rhedeg ar-lein (Zoom) o 10yb – 11.30yb ar Ddydd Mercher 29  Gorffennaf 2020.

I gofrestru, e-bostiwch [email protected]  erbyn 20 Gorffennaf yn nodi 'Gweithdy CTSC ' ym mhennawd y neges. Cofiwch gynnwys enw eich sefydliad a'r Sir yr ydych wedi'ch lleoli ynddi yn eich e-bost.

Bydd dolen i'r digwyddiad yn cael ei anfon ar fore'r sesiwn. Sylwch y bydd y sesiwn yn rhedeg drwy gyfrwng y Saesneg. 

Volunteering Youth Led Grants offering up to £1,500

Deadline: Wednesday 12 August 2020.

The aim of the funding is to help young people to volunteer aged 14 - 25 to be more involved in community and voluntary organisations in their local community. The maximum grant you can apply for is up to £1,500.

The Youth Bridgend Funding Group is made up of a group of young people aged 14 - 25 living in Bridgend County Borough and is funded by Welsh Government and Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). The panel members are supported by BAVO.

The funding was established to achieve a step change in youth volunteering for young people aged 14 - 25 in a variety of voluntary and community organisations throughout the UK. The funding’s purpose is to identify ways to engage more young people from disadvantaged and under-represented communities.

Who is eligible for the grant?
Projects must have a community benefit to the communities of Bridgend County Borough. The funding is to support young people aged 14 - 25 to volunteer in a variety of community organisations within Bridgend.

Funding priorities are as follows:

  • Funding is available to voluntary and community organisations that are legally constituted and want to empower young people to volunteer;
  • Organisations that are committed to listening to and working in partnership with young people;
  • Organisations will need to be constituted and have a bank account in the name of the organisation, which requires at least two signatures;
  • There is no minimum amount that can be applied for;
  • If groups want to apply for the maximum of £1,500 they may be asked to present their ideas to panel members;
  • Projects or groups that have applied before can reapply (whether or not they were successful) but their ideas must involve young volunteers.

| Read 'Guidelines for Applicants' here |       | Download application form here |

Please return completed application by emailing: [email protected] BY NO LATER THAN Wednesday 12 August 2020.

Funding needs to accounted for by 30 October 2020 and all receipts need to be submitted by that date.

For further details call BAVO, T: 01656 810400.

Grants of up to £5,000 available with Comic Relief Local Emergency Fund!

The main Voluntary Services Emergency Fund (VSEF) is funded by Welsh Government to support vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  The VSEF model has been used to disseminate this Comic Relief funding. Your VSEF grant is funded by Comic Relief from monies raised from the Big Night In.

The fund aims to:

  • Maintain or increase activities that support the vulnerable during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic; and/or
  • Ensure third/voluntary sector organisations have the resources needed to deliver vital services for their communities; and/or
  • Encourage stringent health and safety protocols during all activities that safeguard third/voluntary sector staff, volunteers and beneficiaries. 

This can include for example, preparation for re-opening services as lockdown continues to relax, helping organisations to diversify/develop new or improve existing skills, purchase of technology/equipment to support changing service delivery or equipment needed to ensure health & safety protocols are met to
protect staff, volunteers and service users.

If you have had funding from BAVO recently, please do not apply for similar activity or items.  Any such applications will not be prioritised.

| Read more and download application form (including criteria here) |

Applications to be submitted by 31 July 2020.

Third Sector Small Capital Grant 2020 - 2021 offers funding up to £2,500 - apply now!

Supported by the Welsh Government Integrated Care Fund, the purpose of this small grant is to maintain or increase voluntary/community services to support vulnerable individuals and communities affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Grant funding is up to £2,500 for smaller capital items only and beneficiaries must include any of the following groups:

  • older people;
  • carers, including young carers;
  • people with learning disabilities and children with complex needs.

Funding requests must fit with the overall ICF Grant criteria which is targeted at the following beneficiary groups:

  • older people including those with dementia;
  • children with complex needs ;
  • people with learning disabilities and carers. 

| Read more and download application form here |

Closing date for applications: 13 July 2020.

At BAVO, our funding services helps groups to wade through the complexities of fund raising as easily and efficiently as possible by sharing our funding knowledge, experience and expertise.

Many voluntary and community groups are largely dependent on the receipt of grants from a range of agencies in order for them to continue to run services or develop projects. The funding world is very large, varied and inconsistent and sometimes complex.

We work with funders to make sure we have the latest information on their programmes and funding processes. You could also benefit from one-to-one advice from funders such as the Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Coalfields Regeneration Trust – keep an eye out for details of our future funding surgeries.

If you decide to develop a project or make an application, as a member of BAVO we may also be able to help you:

  • think about ways to engage your community and develop your ideas;
  • proof read as a critical friend, your application. 

Remember that grants are only one way to raise funds, and there are other methods to explore.

Looking for funding for your project or organisation?.. click on our funding search platform for the third sector in Wales!

Funding Wales has been launched by Third Sector Support Wales to help third sector organisations find funding.

The site enables organisations to search hundreds of grant and loan opportunities from local, national and international sources.

To start searching for funding opportunities, visit 

In order to have the best chance of securing funding, you should also contact BAVO. 

We can provide dedicated support across a whole host of areas including sustainable funding, good governance and volunteering.

Funding Wales have created a new ‘coronavirus’ funding category to bring together funds that are directly supporting the voluntary sector in this time of need.

BAVO has lots of resources available to help you get started and think about the best way for you

Our | BAVO local funding information sheet | is full of details about small grants which are available for small groups and organisations within the voluntary sector in Bridgend County Borough. They are intended as a general guide, the contacts given will be able to provide you with more detailed information. 

Finding and Getting Money information sheets...

Take a look at our | BAVO funding information sheets | on finding and getting money for your organisation or group, which provide a wealth of information including developing a fundraising strategy, applying to funders, procurement, legacies, donations and lots more.

'Let's make Caerau an even better place to live!'

Do you need funding support and advice to develop your group, project or idea in Caerau?

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If the answer is YES, contact BAVO's Invest Local Caerau Funding Support Worker, Alex Bowen.

Pop in and have a chat with Alex on Tuesdays from 9am - 1pm at Llynfi Valley Credit Union - 117 Caerau Road, Maesteg, CF34 9BW.

You can also T: 07719 523842 or E: [email protected] (Alex works Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays).

BAVO can help and advise you when fundraising for your organisation.

With funding becoming more competitive, fundraising can be an extremely effective way to raise money and to have some fun at the same time!

Take a look at the following fundraising information sheets: 

| Developing a fundraising strategy |

| Fundraising events |

| Fundraising legacies |

| Fundraising donations |

| Payroll fundraising |

Fundraising Regulator reveals brand new Code of Fundraising Practice

The Fundraising Regulator was launched a brand new and improved Code of Fundraising Practice which came into effect in October 2019. The changes are designed to make it easier for fundraisers, charities and third party organisations to understand the standards expected of them when fundraising.

The new code is also easier for the public to navigate, so that they know what to expect from ethical fundraising.

| Read more |

Contact us:

For help with your funding applications  contact our Development Team by contacting BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: [email protected]