Find funding

Looking for funding for your project or organisation? You are in the right place!  

We realise that third sector organisations face challenging times so we want to help you maximise you chances of success.

Did you know in 2018/19, we helped local groups receive over £1.2M worth of grants?

We know most voluntary and community groups are heavily dependent on grant funding in order to keep their services running or to develop new projects.  Applying for funding can be complicated, confusing and difficult to understand but we can help you through it!  We share our insight, knowledge and experience as bid writers, grant assessors and panel members so that you have the best chance of success.

We also work closely with funders to make sure we have up-to-date information on their programmes and funding processes and they sometimes ask us to provide information on local applicants.

Throughout the year we host funding sessions that offer one-to-one advice with 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 can help you:

  • think about ways to engage your community and develop your ideas;
  • act as a critical friend, we can proof read your application and give you tips to strengthen it;
  • remember that grants are only one way to raise funds, and there are other methods to explore.

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

Members of BAVO receive regular funding e-briefing and notices of the latest funding opportunities into the inbox.  The bulletins also provide hints and tips to help your group  get a head start with all aspects of funding including bid writing, fundraising techniques, trading opportunities and tendering.

In addition, our BAVO local funding information sheet is full of details about local grants that are available to groups in the County.


Funding search platform for the third sector in Wales!

Funding Wales

If you register on our funding portal, you can put in details of the amount of funding you are looking for and what you want to fund.  The system will do the hard work for you and search though hundreds of grant and loan opportunities to  find the most appropriate funders for you. The portal includes local, national and international funders and has recently been updated to include a new ‘coronavirus’ category.

The portal is free of charge, so why not give it a go?  visit funding.cymru


Latest funding e-briefing

In a hurry and want the latest top funding opportunities at your finger tips now?   Take a look at our latest funding e-briefing here.  You can also sign up to our database and get this direct into your inbox.


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Voluntary Services Recovery Fund now open

Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales – Phase 2 – New Support

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Latest funding news…

20/21 ICF Revenue funding launched – Deadline 9th October 2020

Published: 11 September 2020
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‘Meet the Funder’: Register now to join the Sport Wales’ Be Active Wales Fund online

Published: 9 September 2020
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Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales – Phase 2 – New Support

Published: 9 September 2020
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Voluntary Services Recovery Fund now open

Published: 9 September 2020
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Magic Little Grants Fund 2020

Published: 9 September 2020
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Hedley Foundation small grants

Published: 9 September 2020
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Hope for the Young – Covid-19 Emergency Fund

Published: 9 September 2020
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CLA Charitable Trust grants to provide facilities for disabled

Published: 9 September 2020
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Local Places for Nature Fund (Wales)

Published: 9 September 2020
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Evaluation of EU funded infrastructure

Published: 8 September 2020
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Welsh Government Coastal Communities Fund

Published: 8 September 2020
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WCVA’s Active Inclusion Team has additional grant round for Covid specific projects

Published: 8 September 2020
  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • PQASSO Quality Mark
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Lottery Community Fund
  • Disability Confident
  • Bridgend County Borough Council