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For more information about the funding available from Trusts and other funding bodies, follow the links below. If you are unable to find the information you need or if you would like support from a PAVO worker, please contact us.

BBC Children in Need

BBC Children In Need aims to provide practical and lasting support for children disadvantaged by poverty, disability, illness, abuse or neglect. The appeal gives grants to organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people who must be aged 18 years and under, living in the United Kingdom. Their disadvantages will include: illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological problems; living in poverty or situations of deprivation.



Comic Relief - UK Grants Programme

The aims of Comic Relief are to: reach people in great need; meet people's needs and ambitions, and promote their rights; help people to live with dignity and free from fear; tackle some of the root causes of poverty and injustice; bring about lasting improvements in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people.




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Sports Relief Grant Scheme

Sport Relief was set up by Comic Relief and BBC Sport to use the power and passion of sport to tackle proverty and disadvantage, both in the UK and in some of the world's poorest countries.


In the UK, Sport Relief will fund work which uses sport and exercise to strengthen communities and provide opportunities for people who are excluded or disadvantaged.  This may be through low income, rural or social isolation, age disability, race, sexuality or gender.


Sport Relief grants will be allocated for amounts between £1000 to £10,000


The community Foundation in Wales, is facilitating this scheme in Wales on behalf of Sport Relief and for more information see



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Community Foundation in Wales - Welsh Church Acts Fund

The Welsh Church Act Fund is a charitable Trust Fund which is administered by the Community Foundation in Wales. The Trust Fund is governed by the Welsh Church Act 1914.

The primary object of the Fund is to provide assistance to groups for social, recreational and other charitable purposes. Capital grants may be awarded to assist organisations in the furnishing and upkeep of buildings. Revenue grants are designed to support organisations with projects and activities to benefit the residents of Powys.


  • Not for profit organisations (for example a Registered Charity, Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Unincorporated Club or Association and Community Interest Company)
  • Organisations that are based within Powys County and/or projects or activities specifically designed to serve Powys residents.
  • Churches and Chapels can apply.

Charities can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000

For more information, critieria and application form see:

UnLtd Sport Relief Awards

This scheme provides awards from £250-£5000 together with practical support to young people aged 11-21 who have innovative sport-related and recreation-based project ideas for uniting people and communities experiencing conflict or who are divided by background or culture.


Further information is available from Mandi Everson, Sport Relief Development Manager, UnLtd, Fourth Floor, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF10 5FH. Telephone: 02920 484811 or visit the website.


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Rank Foundation

The Foundation concentrates on: encouraging and developing leadership amongst young people; supporting disadvantaged young people and those frail or lonely through old age or disability; and the promotion of Christian principles through film and other media.




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Lankelly Chase Foundation

The Foundation targets its funds to achieve something which otherwise would not happen, or to sustain something which otherwise might fail.




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Charles Hayward Foundation

The Charles Hayward Foundation runs a number of grant making programmes, which include a medical research programme, a community grants programme and a programme for the elderly.




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Henry Smith Charity

The Henry Smith Charity funds activities which fall into one of the following categories: Hospitals and Medical Care; Hospices and Palliative Care; Medical Research; Disability (physical and mental); Elderly; Young People; Drugs and Alcohol; Community Service; Family Services; Homeless; Holidays for disabled and poor children. Grants are available to all sizes of business, although the charity prefers to assist smaller organisations at grass-roots.




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Tudor Trust

Tudor's focus is on smaller groups, led by people of vision, which are committed to growth, progression and development.




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Allen Lane Foundation

The Foundation likes to fund work that will make a lasting difference to people's lives rather than simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems. Supported groups are those which aim to reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination, and encourage or enables unpopular groups to share in the life of the whole community.




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Ashley Family Foundation

The Ashley Family Foundation are seeking applications from Powys, in particular from projects concerned with community & education, music, art & design, and rural life. The Foundation is constantly reviewing its funding policies and, therefore, it tends to be reactive grant givers, rather than proactive. Due to the Ashley family interest, the Foundation has a strong commitment to art and design. Applications from Powys, in particular from community and education projects, music, art and design and rural life, are targeted as a priority in mid-rural Wales and the arts in London.


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Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust aims to improve the quality of life of people who live and work in Wales. The Trust provides grants in four categories; Sport, The Arts, Community and Environment. In particular the Trust aims to promote education, history, language, culture, music and folklore, especially for those who face discrimination or disadvantage.




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Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation makes grants in the four sectors of Social Development, Environment, Education and Arts & Heritage. Separately and together, each sector is a building block of society and social progress. In line with its values the Foundation aims, through its funding, to improve the quality of life, particularly for people and communities that face disadvantage.




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Garfield Weston

The Garfield Weston Foundation are prepared to consider applications covering a wide range of charitable activity. Funding previously awarded has helped projects in the following categories: Art; Community; Education; Environment; Health; Religion (including church buildings); Welfare; and Youth.




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Lloyds TSB Foundation For England And Wales

The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales' grant-making priorities are: To help develop the capacity of local disability groups and strengthen the area and regional network of disability forums; To support charities tackling substance misuse (drugs and alcohol) amongst the most vulnerable groups in society; To support charities that provide direct services and support to victims of domestic abuse or sexual violence. In addition, support will be considered for a small number of initiatives which aim to help prevent violence in the first place or influence policy and public attitudes.




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