Flintshire Local Voluntary Council (FLVC) has helped 30 of the county’s voluntary, community and charitable projects to attract funds totalling £1m since April 2019.
FLVC supports, develops and promotes voluntary and community activity throughout the county and one of its core functions is to signpost sources of funding needed to create and sustain the initiatives that make a positive difference throughout the county.
Funding Outreach Officer Heather Hicks said “It’s a great privilege to use my knowledge and experience of funders and grant givers to enable the projects that make a positive difference to local people and places. Whilst I can identify appropriate funders for specific projects, and offer advice on how best to structure funding bids, applying for grants demands a lot of time and effort and so successful applicants deserve high praise.”
Grants awarded were for a wide range of services from leisure and sporting activities to advice and information, with some taking advantage of regular “try before you apply” funding surgeries coordinated by FLVC. Meet the Funder Surgeries give the opportunity to test out chances of success before any time and effort is spent compiling formal applications.
Appointments are available at the next funding surgery with The National Lottery Community Fund for Wales on Friday 17th January 2020. To discuss whether your funding proposal may be suited to this surgery, please call Heather Hicks on 01352 744004.
To keep up-to-date with arrangements for future funding surgeries, and to find out when funds open to applications, subscribe to FLVC’s e-bulletin at www.flvc.org.uk.