We know it’s more important than ever that voluntary organisations have the skills and tools they need to find funding and diversify their income.

In 2018/19 WCVA distributed around £11.5m in funding to charities, social enterprises and volunteers in Wales.

In this section you’ll find information on WCVA’s funding schemes, along with everything you need to help you search for and maintain funding for your cause. You can also visit the Funding Wales site to search for opportunities.

Looking for funding?

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Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using the free online search engine, Funding Wales. 

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WCVA's funds

We manage several different funding schemes that benefit the voluntary sector in Wales.

Third sector resilience fund for Wales

Survive and thrive support for voluntary organisations in Wales during the Covid-19 pandemic

Active Inclusion Fund

Grants to help organisations support people furthest from the labour market into sustainable employment

Volunteering Wales grants scheme

Volunteering Wales Grants is a scheme funded by the Welsh Government to promote and improve volunteering in Wales

UK Government Kickstart Scheme

WCVA will be supporting voluntary organisations that may not otherwise be large enough to qualify to access the UK Government Kickstart Scheme, which provides fully subsidised jobs for young people across the UK

Social Investment Cymru

Financial support for social enterprises in Wales with a range of grants and loans

Welsh Government Wales and Africa Grant Scheme

Enabling community groups and organisations throughout Wales to access funding for Wales-Africa projects

Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme

Grants to support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill

Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales

Two new capacity building funds to support community led organisations

Register with MAP so you’re ready to apply

To apply for funding from WCVA you’ll need to register on our Multipurpose Application Portal (MAP). Once signed up you’ll be able to submit applications quickly and securely.

If you have previously registered with MAP, you can log in by entering your username and password on the home screen.

Funding training

Are you interested in receiving funding training? Browse our latest funding courses.

Latest funding news

Published: 24/11/21 | Categories: Funding | News |

New COVID-19 recovery loan fund supports UK charities & social enterprises

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Published: 19/11/21 | Categories: Funding | News |

New Community Asset Loan Fund announced

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Published: 19/11/21 | Categories: Funding | News |

Landfill Tax Communities Scheme annual report now available

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Useful information sheets and resources that can help with your funding.


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Fundraising – legacies

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Fundraising – donations

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Developing a fundraising strategy

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Funding projects

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Local Nature Partnerships (LNP) Cymru

Nature is not only beautiful, but it is also fundamental to our lives. We can’t survive without it, but Wales’s natural environment
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Funding | Information & support | Training & events |

BME Sport Cymru

BME Sport Cymru helps increase BME participation in Welsh sport by supporting organisations to work with minority ethnic communities.  BME Sport Cymru
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3-SET are the Third Sector European Team – we’re here to provide advice and training to help the voluntary sector in Wales
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