Finding, attracting and sustaining funding is a common problem faced by initiatives when trying to get a project off the ground. Follow-on funding can also be a significant issue for well-established projects.
This web page contains information about sources of funding which incorporate both nutrition and physical activity and those aimed specifically at either nutrition or physical activity. The information provided includes contact details, what is funded, who is funded and how much can be applied for.
Talking to other projects and organisations that are running similar projects in other areas can be of great help, they have already been through the process and are often very willing to share their experiences, visit the community initiatives database. A section is included in this web page where partners can share information about what funds they have used and their experiences.
Tackling Poverty Small Grants Fund
The Tackling Poverty Small Grants Fund is available to organisations across Wales. The new Fund incorporates the Communities First Trust Fund and the small grants scheme that was previously available via the Community Facilities and Activities Programme (CFAP).
Applicants will need to demonstrate how the proposal is relevant to the Welsh Government’s Tackling Poverty agenda and confirm that the main beneficiaries are primarily people most in need of support.
This new grant fund will be available from April 2013.
The Health Challenge Wales Voluntary Sector Grant Scheme 2013-2015
The Minister for Health and Social Services has approved a new bidding round for the Health Challenge Wales Voluntary Sector Grant Scheme.
The grant scheme aims to strengthen sustainable health improvement in Wales by supporting projects developed and delivered by national voluntary organisations. It seeks to develop the capacity and capability within the voluntary sector in Wales, to work in partnership with the Welsh Government and will contribute to the delivery of policy priorities within the Programme for Government for promoting health and wellbeing.
Funding will be available for a maximum of 4 years. An initial period of 2 years grant funding (2013-14 to 2014-15) will be offered, with an option for the Minister for Health and Social Services to extend the funding by a further 2 years, subject to progress.
Under the 2013-15 funding round, proposals will be welcomed that respond to the Programme for Government’s commitments to:
- Promote healthier lifestyles for pregnant women, which have a positive impact on them and their family’s health.
- Encourage and support individuals to lead healthy lifestyles by encouraging physical activity and a balanced diet, and discouraging people from risky behaviours such as smoking and excessive drinking, to decrease those at risk from cardiovascular disease (including coronary heart disease and stroke), cancer and diabetes.
- Support the creation of a healthy hospitals initiative or a healthy colleges and universities initiative.
- Encourage and support employers to develop and implement workplace policies on the specific health issues addressed by the Corporate Health Standard and the Small Workplace Health Award and/or equality issues such as domestic abuse and mental health, in order to support staff, tackle sickness absence and retain employment.
There will be a 2 stage application process. Stage 1 will obtain the core details of proposed projects to enable the Assessment Panel to undertake an initial evaluation and select projects to proceed to Stage 2. Those projects selected to go forward to the second stage will be asked to provide in-depth details of their projects on the Stage 2 application form.
For general enquiries and advice please contact:
Tel: 029 20826720
Tel: 029 2082 6730
BBC Children in Need Funding
BBC Children in Need awards grants for children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:
• Illness, distress, abuse or neglect
• Any kind of disability
• Behavioural or psychological difficulties
• Living in poverty or situations of deprivation
Core funding and free training for health charities - 2013 GSK IMPACT Awards
The 2013 GSK IMPACT Awards were launched on the 2 July. The IMPACT Awards provide funding and free leadership training for health charities in the UK with incomes under £1.5 million.
GSK’s IMPACT Awards are designed to reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK with income between £10,000 and £1.5 million. Further information can be found on the website.
is a national charity that provides support to community sport organisations including youth and community groups that work with young people in disadvantaged areas. They do this by providing business resources and financial assistance delivered by a network of volunteer mentors.
Parks for People Funding
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and BIG Lottery Fund (BIG) have announced they will invest £100million for public parks across the UK over the next three years.
The new-look Parks for People programme
aims to get local people more involved in the management of their parks. The programme has also been simplified so that local authorities, community trusts and friends groups will be able to access funding in a more streamlined way. Grants will range from £100,000 to £5million.
Decisions are made twice a year: 31 August for a decision in December and 28 February for a decision in June.
The Splash fund provides funding to increase safe and responsible access to water while considering the needs of the environment and different groups of people.
The fund was set up in 2008 to help increase responsible recreation on inland waterways, rivers, lakes and reservoirs.
It is managed by Environment Agency Wales and provides funding to public, private and third (voluntary) sector organisations.
The Swimathon Foundation
is the charity behind the world’s biggest fundraising swimming event. The Foundation offers grants to organisations and individuals who provide and promote swimming to their local community.
The Wellcome Trust are looking for exciting, innovative and ambitious projects in public engagement that show how science works. This includes (but is not limited to) the following themes: medicine, physiology, psychology, nutrition, genetics, evolution, culture, sociology, economics, history, ethics and public health. Society Awards are for amounts over £30 000, for a maximum of three years. The scheme is open to anyone with a good idea for engaging people with developments in biomedical science. This might include: mediators and practitioners of science communication; educators; health professionals; and academics.For more information please visit the Wellcome Trust website.
Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust Invites Applications from National Organisations
The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust operates three application rounds per year, one from local, regional and national organisations. Applications are now being sought from organisations that cover the whole of Wales and operate in the majority of counties.
Eligible organisations include those that are not for profit, constituted charitable organisations, voluntary groups and charitable organisations. Grants of up to £12,500 are available for sport, the arts, the community and the environment. For more information please visit www.millenniumstadiumtrust.co.uk.
The Wales Third Sector Funding Portal
WCVA has launched a new online resource which will help voluntary groups access up to date information on funding sources.
The Wales Third Sector Funding Portal provides funding advice and opportunities and can be accessed by visiting WCVA Sustainable Funding Cymru website.
The funding portal provides access to a searchable database of over 4,000 UK funding opportunities, advice and support on raising funds and tips on how to diversify funding. The funding portal is a brand new resource for third sector organisations in Wales and has been funded by the Welsh Assembly Government.
There are details of various funding and finance options available to the sector, including grants, giving, loan finance and earning income through contracts and trading. There is also the latest information on funding and tendering opportunities and where to find further help and support.
The funding portal has been designed and developed by WCVA Sustainable Funding Cymru (SFC) team. The SFC project is funded by the Big Lottery in Wales and has been at the forefront of enabling the Welsh third sector to become more financially sustainable for almost three years. SFC equips the sector with the skills and information to diversify its funding mix and work towards long-term financial sustainability.
To access the funding portal please visit www.sustainablefundingcymru.org.uk
Pfizer UK Foundation
The Pfizer UK Foundation was established in 2005 to address health inequalities across the UK arising from social, economic, cultural and demographic factors. It supports community based projects that tackle health inequalities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, which fall outside core NHS statutory funding. The aim is to support projects providing tailored, innovative, modest and local solutions to needs defined by local healthcare and social care experts, community groups and charities.
Applications are assessed three times per year and grants are offered between £3,000 and £50,000.
For more information email email@example.com or telephone 01737 330713 or visit the Pfizer UK Foundation website.
GwirVol and Street Games launch sports grants
A new GwirVol StreetGames grants scheme is managed by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), and supported by Sports Wales and Millennium Volunteers. The scheme was launched at the Senedd by First Minister for Wales Carwyn Jones on Wednesday 26 May at the 2010 Co-operative StreetGames Young Volunteer of the Year Awards. The grants of up to £2,000 each are designed to help develop structured sports programmes in disadvantaged communities through involving young people aged 16-25 as volunteers. Project funding of up to £2,000 per project is available. For more information and to find out how to apply for the GwirVol StreetGames grants, go to www.GwirVol.org or contact Caro Wild at StreetGames firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please contact Lynne Reynolds on 029 2043 1718, Jackie Huybs on 01495 790212/ 07814 070239 or Leah Doherty on 029 2043 1763.
Lets Walk Cymru
Let's Walk Cymru
(LWC) is a Welsh Government initiative, that Ramblers Cymru have been tasked to deliver, to increase physical activity in the welsh population through walking.
The scheme is designed to get non active people active and contribute to the Welsh Governments national target of increasing physical activity in the adult Welsh population for 2.4 days a week to 3.4 days a week by 2020.
Grants have been provided to those areas already engaged with the scheme and smaller grants will be available for areas not previously funded.
For any further information please contact the scheme coordinator Mel Jones email@example.com
Big Lottery Fund Awards for All
A new version of the Big Lottery Fund Awards for All small grants scheme was launched on 1 April 2009.
The programme aims to make a difference to communities and the lives of those most in need and will focus on social and environmental projects that benefit local communities. Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available.
More information and application forms are available from www.awardsforall.org.uk
or telephone 08454 102030 for enquiries.
Funding available for communities from the Lloyds TSB Foundation
The Lloyds TSB Foundation is offering funding for communities in Wales.
The Community programme focuses on funding core work that helps disadvantaged people to play a fuller role in the community in one of the following ways:
• Improved social and community involvement
• Improved life choices and chances
• Helping people to be heard.
To find out more about the funding click on the Lloyds TSB Foundation website.
This section will be updated as new sources arise. If you are aware of any further sources of funding that have not been covered please contact the Project Team.