Here is a summary of funding opportunities currently open for applications.
Children and Young People's Fund
The Children and Young People’s Fund supports innovative projects that work to improve and raise the aspirations of disadvantaged children and young people in communities across Wales.
Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available for community groups, charities and social enterprises running projects to support local children and young people.
Examples of projects previously supported include those that address the following themes:
- Increasing self-esteem or improving skills
- Motivating young people and broadening their experiences
- Improving health and wellbeing through counselling, mentoring, nurturing and advising.
Closing date for applications: 31 October 2018
Grants of up to £2,000 are available to groups and registered charities with an income of below £250,000 working in the city and county of Cardiff. The Wesleyan Foundation aims to provide support in the following areas:
- Health – projects working to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community
- Education – projects that work to promote education and lifelong learning
- Social – projects that create innovative solutions to social challenges, promoting community cohesion and developing resilience within communities.
Small charities, constituted not for profit groups and organisations running projects and activities for the benefit of their local community are eligible to apply for this grant.
The Ragdoll Foundation – Open Grants Scheme
The Ragdoll Foundation’s Open Grants Scheme supports organisations working with children and young people using the arts and creative media. Grants of up to £50,000 are available but the majority of grants will be between £5,000 and £20,000.
The Foundation looks to support projects that:
- evidence the power of arts and creativity and their transformative power for children and young people
- promote children’s development through their imaginative thinking
- ensure effective evaluation of projects to promote sharing and learning
- demonstrate how the concerns of children can be heard.
The Ragdoll Foundation is interested in funding projects that will benefit children up to 10 years old but will consider projects that benefit young people up to 18 years old.