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 your chances of success.

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 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.

Did you know in 2022/23 local organisations were awarded over £202,000 through BAVO managed grant schemes and secured £287,618 with the support of BAVO.

BAVO can help you with funding

Our development team can help you with finding funding, writing funding applications and support with setting up appropriate bank accounts.

Throughout the year we host training and funding events. Our meet the funder events provide the opportunity meet with 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 events. And check the posts below for information about a range of local funders.

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.

If you have a project idea or are ready to 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 funding application and give you tips to strengthen it.
  • Explore other ways to raise funds, grants are only one way to access cash.
  • Talk to us for one-to-one advice

On our Facebook Group – a private group for BAVO members – we post about funding opportunities regularly.

You can follow the BAVO page on Facebook @BAVOhub and join BAVO to be part  of the Facebook Group.


Funding Wales

Funding Wales is a funding search platform created by Third Sector Support Wales. Search for funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise online by visiting

It’s free, so why not give it a go?

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.


Free diagnostic tool for voluntary organisations applying for funding

The National Lottery Community Fund is offering all voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSEs) in the UK an opportunity to analyse their organisational strengths and position and to identify areas that could be developed to improve organisational strength through their  diagnostic tool, the VCSE Strength Checker.

It is not linked to any National Lottery Community Fund funding programmes and it is completely free to use. For further details visit

Funding opportunities…

Click the posts below for information about a range of local funders.

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Taff Ely Onshore Wind Farm Fund

Published: 11 January 2024

Rockwool UK

Published: 10 January 2024
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Sport Wales – Be Active Wales

Published: 10 January 2024
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Youth Led Grants

Published: 10 January 2024
  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Quality in Befriending
  • Cyber essentials
  • Cynnig Cymraeg
  • Cultural Competence Silver Award