12 MAY 2020:  There are lots of funders listed in our latest funding bulletin, all looking to support local groups and social enterprises working on Covid-19 responses.  

For our May Funding Bulletin, please click here

Don't miss new small charities grant

Charity-run shops, sports premises and community centres are set to benefit from a new £10,000 Welsh Government business support grant scheme. The scheme will be available to eligible organisations which have properties within the retail, leisure and hospitality sector with a rateable value of £12,000 or less.

The funding is being provided to help them respond to the financial challenges of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Applications will be restricted to a maximum of two properties within the county borough area, and it will not be available to organisations that have already received a £10,000 grant from the Economic Resilience Fund (ERF). Organisations who have received less than £10,000 in ERF funding can still apply, but the amount will have to be deducted from the small charities grant.

There will soon be a separate form for you to apply on Bridgend County Borough Council's website here

Contact Bridgend County Borough Council on 01656 643643  for more details.


This Welsh Government Fund is being administered by BAVO and local small groups and organisations are eligible to apply for help towards some unexpected costs of Covid-19.  This smaller grants scheme will enable the sector, especially through the use of volunteers, to continue and expand their work of supporting people who are most at need during this time.  Grants can also support not for profit organisations working at a street and community level. Grants up to £1,000 will be considered to help groups to :

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

This funding can also be used for smaller capital or revenue expenditure including consumable (for example PPE); however, the request must fit in with the grant aims of maintaining or increasing voluntary services for vulnerable individuals and communities affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 

Max amount you can apply for: £1,000.   This grant must be fully utilised within six months.  

Only Not-for-profit third sector organisations can apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis up to 30 May 2020 or until the funding is fully allocated, so get your application in quickly  Click here for the Application Form.

For further details email: [email protected]



In collaboration with WLGA and administered by BAVO, this scheme is made up of capit
al (equipment) funding primarily and  will support organisations to access, store and distribute additional supplies of good quality food.  The fund will help boost the capacity of organisat ons to provide good quality, nutritious food to their customers. This could include, for example, but not limited to purchasing fridges, freezers and cooking equipment.

The revenue funding element is a smaller pot of funding but can be used in a variety of ways. These might include developing projects such as social supermarkets, community cafes, healthy cooking classes and luncheon clubs. It can also be used for taking forward initiatives such as outreach work, training for volunteers (e.g. food handling qualifications) or PAT/COSHH testing or related equipment.

Grants will normally not exceed £5000, and priority will begin to those organisations currently working on issues of food poverty.

Application Form is available here 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis up to 30 May 2020 or until the funding is fully allocated, so get your application in quickly  Click here for guidance notes

For further details email: [email protected]

Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales

Funding to provide cash flow support for voluntary organisations in Wales during the current Covid-19 crisis.

To help voluntary organisations stay in business, WCVA, working with Welsh Government, have introduced the Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales to provide cash flow support to help organisations through the current crisis. | Read more |

The Swimathon Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund

Organisations can apply for grants of a minimum amount of £250 and up to a maximum amount of £1,000. The Fund has been established to help small swimming and aquatics organisations meet their obligations during this difficult period.

Applications will only be considered if they relate specifically to the financial impact on the applicable organisation of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic during the period from 01 March 2020 to 31 July 2020. | Read more |

The Youth Endowment Fund’s COVID-19 grant round

Applications close midday Wednesday 3 June 2020.

Their dual aims with this grant round are to help reach and support vulnerable young people (predominantly aged 10 to 14)  at risk of youth violence, and to learn the best ways to provide support under social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines. The minimum grant that organisations can apply for is £25,000. | Read more |

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Food Charities Grant Fund

The grant scheme will close on Monday 6 July.

If you run a front-line food aid charity you can apply for a grant of up to £100,000 to help you continue to provide food to the vulnerable. | Read more |

Independent Age Grants Fund

Up to £15,000 is available to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by COVID-19. Various deadlines. | Read more |

COVID-19 funding for domestic abuse and sexual violence support services

The Ministry of Justice has secured £25 million as part of a £76 million government package of support to charities supporting vulnerable people including victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse. | Read more |

Covid-19 Support Fund

Funding will be made available to provide immediate relief to charities affected by Covid-19, as well as a longer-term programme of support for people, communities, and issues where there is the greatest need. | Read more |

Voluntary Services Emergency Fund

A new grant scheme to enable voluntary organisations providing vital support during the Coronavirus crisis to continue and expand their work. | Read more |

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

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

To start searching for funding opportunities, visit