We know it’s more important than ever that voluntary organisations have the skills and tools they need to find funding and diversify their income.

In 2021/22 WCVA distributed around £29.9m in funding to charities, social enterprises and volunteers in Wales.

In this section you’ll find information on WCVA’s funding schemes, along with everything you need to help you search for and maintain funding for your cause. You can also visit the Funding Wales site to search for opportunities.

Looking for funding?

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Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using the free online search engine, Funding Wales. 

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WCVA's funds

We manage several different funding schemes that benefit the voluntary sector in Wales.

Coastal Capacity Building Fund

The Coastal Capacity Building Scheme is funding local projects in coastal areas in Wales and bringing together partners to tackle the climate emergency.

Volunteering Wales grants scheme

Volunteering Wales Grants is a scheme funded by the Welsh Government to promote and improve volunteering in Wales

Social Investment Cymru

Financial support for social enterprises in Wales with a range of grants and loans

Welsh Government Wales and Africa Grant Scheme

Enabling community groups and organisations throughout Wales to access funding for Wales-Africa projects

Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme

Grants to support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill

Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales

Two new capacity building funds to support community led organisations

Register with MAP so you’re ready to apply

To apply for funding from WCVA you’ll need to register on our Multipurpose Application Portal (MAP). Once signed up you’ll be able to submit applications quickly and securely.

If you have previously registered with MAP, you can log in by entering your username and password on the home screen.

Funding training

Are you interested in receiving funding training? Browse our latest funding courses.

Latest funding news

Published: 11/03/24 | Categories: Funding |

Wales and Africa grants now open

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Published: 08/03/24 | Categories: Funding |

Welsh funding empowering women in Africa

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Published: 06/02/24 | Categories: Funding | Influencing |

Key fund for community climate action at risk

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Funding projects

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Local Nature Partnerships (LNP) Cymru

Nature is not only beautiful, but it is also fundamental to our lives. We can’t survive without it, but Wales’s natural environment
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BME Sport Cymru

BME Sport Cymru helps increase BME participation in Welsh sport by supporting organisations to work with minority ethnic communities.  BME Sport Cymru
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3-SET

3-SET are the Third Sector European Team – we’re here to provide advice and training to help the voluntary sector in Wales
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