Funding from the Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales to support community led organisations.

WCVA is pleased to launch the 2022/23 funding round for the Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales. After the delivery of a successful pilot scheme, Comic Relief has confirmed a new round of funding to fund community led action bringing about positive, lasting social change throughout Wales.

Comic Relief and Third Sector Support Wales (TSSW) partners recognise the great work that community led organisations do across Wales and want to help organisations to build their own capacity in a sustainable and impactful way.

FUNDING AVAILABLE

The Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales has two funding levels:

Organisational Growth Grants – £30,000 – £50,000

Administered by WCVA, the aim of the grants for organisational growth is to give organisations the chance to make a strategic impact and to increase resilience, for example:

  • Build on what is working well in relation to your organisation’s community activity
  • Strengthen and measure the impact of your core community led activity
  • Develop new ways of working

To apply for an Organisational Growth Grant, you will need to register with WCVA’s Multipurpose Application Portal (MAP). If you have previously registered with MAP, you can log in by entering your username and password on the home screen.

Organisations can register by visiting the website map.wcva.cymru.

If you need help registering on MAP please follow this video

This guidance document is designed to help applicants understand more about the Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales which offers two types of grant.

If you would like to be inspired by activity funded under the pilot scheme of the Organisational Growth Grants you can download a summary of project achievements.

Small Grants – £1,000 – £10,000

The aim of this fund is to ensure that comic relief grassroots funding is reached by the community groups leading change and growth in their locality, enabling them to make positive changes in response to the specific needs of the community.

Small Grants are administered by the local County Voluntary Councils. The application form, project finances spreadsheet and guidance for small grants (£1,000 – £10,000) can be downloaded from your Regional Lead’s webpages – if you are unsure of your Regional Lead please see the table at the bottom of the page.

COMIC RELIEF’S STRATEGIC THEMES

All successful applications will demonstrate a contribution to one of Comic Relief’s four Strategic Themes:

Children survive and thrive

Actions to give children the best start in life and access to opportunities to achieve their potential

Gender justice

Actions to improve equality for women and girls

A safe place to be

Actions to help vulnerable people improve their circumstances and safety

Mental health matters

Actions to enable access to support and increase awareness

ELIGIBILITY

Organisations with a socially focussed purpose and an income of less than £250,000 are eligible to apply. There is £900,000 available in total grants.

TIMEFRAME

The application window is open from 18 April 2022, closing 27 June 2022.

The earliest activity can begin is the 22 August 2022 ending no later than 30 August 2023.

FURTHER SUPPORT AVAILABLE

For large grants – organisational growth please contact WCVA grants team at comicreliefgrants@wcva.cymru.

For small grants please contact your TSSW Regional Lead:

 

Grant Level Regional Lead Contact
Organisational Growth Grants

£30,000 – £50,000

 

National Email – comicreliefgrants@wcva.cymru

Website – WCVA

Phone – 0300 111 0124

 

Small Grants

£1,000 – £10,000

North Wales (Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham, Anglesey, Gwynedd)

 

Email – grants@cvsc.org.uk

Website – CVSC

West Wales (Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire)

 

Email – admin@cavs.org.uk

Website – CAVS

Swansea & Neath Port Talbot Email – grants@nptcvs.org.uk

Website – NPTCVS

 

RCT, Merthyr Tydfil & Bridgend

 

Email – grants@vamt.net

Website – VAMT

 

Powys Email – grants@pavo.org.uk

Website – PAVO

 

Gwent (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport & Torfaen)

 

Email – Comicrelief22@gavo.org.uk

Website – GAVO

 

For Torfaen based applications:

Email – funding@tvawales.org.uk

Website – TVA

 

Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Email – admin@c3sc.org.uk

Website –  CS3C