Grants administered by local authority in Swansea Swansea Welsh Church Act Trust Fund The fund is open to all voluntary, charitable or benevolent groups based in - or having significant user numbers in - the Swansea area, and awards grants to successful applicants up to a maximum of £5,000. Churches, Chapels and other places of worship in Swansea are also eligible to apply, however these groups are limited to applications for building or other capital works and the maximum grant awarded is generally £1,000. There is no set closing date for applications, if sufficient funds are available the Trustees Panel sits twice a year. Received applications will be presented to the next appropriate panel. For further information and application form click here. Grow Local Swansea The aim of the Grow Local Swansea initiative is to provide encouragement for communities, schools and local voluntary groups to develop local, more sustainable food growing opportunities. Grow Local will provide financial assistance towards community-based growing projects, which help more people to grow their own and eat local food. Grow Local is a flexible programme that can help fund many of the different types of costs organisations and projects face. It can fund new or existing projects. Projects will need to meet one or more of these three outcomes: Increase opportunities to grow healthy, sustainable food Improve the long-term sustainability of community growing projects e.g. investment in equipment or training Prevent and reduce the impacts of food poverty. Food poverty is the inability to access a nutritionally adequate diet within your community. The minimum grant is £250 and the maximum is £5,000. For further information and application form click here. Sports Council for Wales: Community Chest Funding Community Chest is a Sports Council for Wales grant aid scheme funded by the National Lottery. Its main aim is to offer funding that will support individuals, clubs, teams or organisations in creating a more active Wales. Community Chest scheme offers grants up to a maximum of £1,500 for sports clubs and other organisations with a sporting or physical activity interest in any 12 month period. The aims of Community Chest are to; Encourage more people to become active, more often Raise the standards of existing activities / facilities Create new or improve sport and physical activity opportunities For further information and on-line application form click here. Christmas Grants to Older People’s Groups Swansea based groups (luncheon clubs, OAP Associations, Social Club OAP groups, Sheltered Accomodation Social Groups, Hobby Clubs etc) who meet regularly and whose members are majoratively over 50 years of age are eligible to apply. All successful applicant groups are awarded £30 annually at Christmas time. Applications are accepted at any time. Contact: Spencer Martin, Voluntary/Community Sector Relationship Co-ordinator, Civic Centre, Swansea SA1 3SN Tel: 01792 636734 Email: [email protected] The AONB Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) The AONB Partnership operates a small grant scheme which aims to develop and test ways of achieving a more sustainable way of living in Gower. The scheme seeks to conserve and enhance the local characteristics of culture, wildlife, landscape, land use and community. Sustaining the social well-being and economic viability of communities are also important aims of the grant scheme. Before applying, you are strongly advised to discuss your ideas with the AONB Officer to make sure that your project is eligible for funding. Contact Mike Scott 01792 635741 [email protected] or in writing to: AONB Officer, City & County of Swansea, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea. SA1 3SN Swansea CVS can provide up-to-date information on grants and other kinds of support available for your group's activities. For details click here. Click here to return to the Local Funding page.