Gwynt Y Môr Community Fund Micro
The Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm, located off the coast of North Wales, generates funding for communities in coastal areas of North Flintshire, North Conwy and North Denbighshire. Voluntary groups, social enterprises and community councils, can apply for grants for capital and revenue projects. The difference between success and failure, survival or closure is often very small. This micro grants programme up to £1,000.00 is primarily targeted at smaller neighbourhood groups needing an essential piece of equipment, replacement unit, or minimal start-up costs.
Eligible organisations will be based within a 5 mile radius of the North Flintshire, Denbighshire and Conwy coastline. In Flintshire this includes: Gronant, Talacre, Gwespyr, Ffynnongrowy & Penyffordd (North Flintshire), Llanasa, Trelawnyd, Trelogan, Mostyn, Whitford & Downing. See map of eligible areas: https://cvsc.org.uk/en/funding/gwynt-y-mor-community-fund
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The Gwynt-y-Môr Community Fund also has a Main Grants programme, which is managed by CVSC. The main fund, focuses on three themes:
- Building strong, cohesive and sustainable communities
- Developing prosperous, enterprising communities with strong economic growth
- Reducing poverty and inequality in communities
Applications for small grants, of up to £10,000 can be made at any time. Applications for large grants, up to £50,000 are only considered annually; with a deadline of 1st March.
Youth Led Grant
Grants of £500 and £1,000 are available for young people engaging in a youth led volunteering projects.
The grant must be used for voluntary activity by a youth-led project in Flintshire. The majority of young people involved must be between the ages of 14-25 years old. Projects can run until 28th February 2022.
To date, lots of different projects have been funded and we welcome applications that support one or more of the following ‘Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015)’ goals:
- A Prosperous Wales – tackling poverty and improving life chances
- A Resilient Wales – preparing and planning for the future
- A More Equal Wales – giving everyone an equal chance whatever their background
- A Healthier Wales – encouraging healthy lifestyles
- A Wales of Cohesive Communities – helping create happier communities
- A Wales of Vibrant Culture and Thriving Welsh Language – creating opportunities in Wales and celebrating the Welsh language & Culture
- A Globally Responsible Wales – looking after the environment and considering others
Projects should also consider their sustainability; how they could involve those people they are aiming to help in their project and whether they could link in with any similar projects in the area.
Flintshire Community Chest 2021/22
Flintshire Community Chest Grants are available to support community activity. Applications are now being accepted from organisations benefiting people from Flintshire for a grant of up to £ 1000. The aim of the grant is to support one off initiatives such as:
• Minor capital projects for example, building repairs and updating internal fixtures and fittings.
• Community events
• Equipment but not consumables*
• Feasibility studies
• Publicity / marketing
• Training and awareness events/courses
• Responding to national, regional or local emergency situations
• Recovery from a national , regional or local emergency situation
Priority will be given to requests from smaller, local organisations in Flintshire.
Grants will only cover 75% of the total cost, so match funding is essential.
Please note, the maximum of £ 1,000 can only be awarded once in a 3 year period. Successful applicants must wait 12 months before reapplying.
Download the application form and guidance notes here:
For more information or for advice or support, please contact: Heather Hicks on Tel: 01352 744004, or email: Heather.Hicks@flvc.org.uk