In many respects funding for Wales differs from that in England . Some of the funding sources listed in this website are not available in Wales , while others have different programmes for Welsh projects. There are also funds specific to Wales which are not referred to on this website as it is primarily designed for use in England .

The key elements of making a funding application are the same in Wales as elsewhere in the UK and the range of issues covered in the information and work sheets should prove useful to you.

The fit4funding newsletters include items for both England and Wales


WCVA is the voice of the voluntary sector in Wales.  They represent and campaign for voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities.  They can be contacted through the WCVA Helpdesk:

Tel: 0800 2888 329

County Voluntary Councils:

County voluntary councils’ (CVC’s) key role is to provide advice and information to local voluntary organisations on any issue that may affect them. They support voluntary action by supporting volunteering, advising on good practice, providing information on funding sources along with a myriad of other issues.  In addition, they represent the third sector (Charities, voluntary group, social enterprises and community groups) on cross-sector partnerships. Groups can also become members of their local CVC.

For Funding Advice contact WCVA or the County Voluntary Council (CVC). An information sheet providing contact information for local offices can be found at:

There are offices in:

  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Flintshire
  • Gwynedd
  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Monmouthshire
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Newport
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Powys
  • Rhondda Cynon Taff
  • Swansea
  • Torfaen
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • Wrexham

Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) enables communities to celebrate, look after and learn more about our diverse heritage. From museums and historic buildings to parks and nature reserves to celebrating traditions, customs and history.

Heritage Lottery Fund
Suite 5A , Hodge House, Guildhall Place, St Mary's Street, Cardiff, CF10 1DY
Tel: 0292034 3413 

Awards for All

Awards for All is a grants programme set up up to help small groups. The main aim of the programme is to fund projects which involve people in their community; bringing them together to enjoy arts, sports, heritage and other community activities. Sometimes quite small sums of money can have a big impact. The range of grants is £500 to £10,000.

Tel: 0845 600 20 40

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