Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Funding for Welsh projects

Grants management
Are you responsible for grant giving, a fundraiser receiving grants, or running a
grant funded project then guidance on the
Wales Audit Office website maybe of interest. It provides guidance on the 'grant lifecycle',explaining what needs to be considered at each stage with answers explaining good practice and benefits, a directory of terms to help demystify jargon used in grant funding and various case studies. For further details visit
WAO's website:

DFID Development Awareness Fund Mini-Grants Programme 2009-10
The Department for International Development (DFID) provides support for the
activities of organisations working in education for sustainable development and
global citizenship through this funding programme, which is managed in Wales by
Cyfanfyd, the Development Education Association for Wales.

To be eligible for funding, projects must be able to demonstrate how they will
contribute to DFID's development education and awareness aims. The programme has
funded a wide range of activities in the past and particularly welcomes innovative
projects that target new audiences. Projects must, however, have a global
perspective or an international development component.

Projects can be of one, two or three year's duration. Grants will be for a minimum
of £1,000 and a maximum of £10,000 per year. Guidelines for this funding programme
are now available on the DFID
Completed applications must be returned by Friday 31 October 2008.

To give potential applicants information and advice on how to apply to the fund,
Cyfanfyd will be running two training days in September:

Friday 12 September, Temple of Peace, Cardiff
Thursday 18 September, Media Resource Centre, Llandrindod Wells
(Seminars will run from 10.30 am -3.30pm with a break for lunch.)
Cost: Cyfanfyd Members £10 / Other organisations or individuals £15

For guidelines, further information and to book places on the training days contact:
Dominic Miles or Annette Boyle, Cyfanfyd, Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff
CF10 3AP. Phone: (029) 2066 8999, email

TalkTalk Innovation in the Community Awards 2008
TalkTalk, the telephone and Internet service run by The Carphone Warehouse, has
launched its
Innovation in the Community Awards:
2008. The guidelines have changed since last year's Awards and projects must now

fit within one of five categories. 30 projects will be selected to get £2,000 each
and five overall winners will be able to get additional technology equipment of
their choice. Community groups and charities from across the UK are invited to
apply for new or existing projects that make use of the Internet to aid the
delivery of a service or activity. The five award categories are: work and
training, play and sport, learning and knowledge, creativity and culture, body and
soul. You have to apply online. The closing date is 30 September 2008.

New concern over Olympics money
Umbrella body the NCVO has said it will continue to police the Government's
commitment not to raid lottery funds in the wake of predictions that the 2012
Olympics budget will rise again. John Armitt, chair of the Olympic Delivery
Authority, said recently that the Government would have to bail it out after costs
continued to spiral. Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has said taxpayers in the
capital will not contribute 'a penny more'.Voluntary organisations are already
expected to lose £250m in lottery funding to London 2012. 'The Government has made a
commitment that there will be no further raids on lottery funds to pay for the
Olympics,' said a representative for the NCVO. 'We expect it to uphold that
commitment. We will continue to police the Government's commitment to prevent any
more funding diversions.'

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