Two new funding streams from the Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales to support community led organisations

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What is it?

Comic Relief and Third Sector Support Wales (TSSW) recognise the great work that community led organisations do across Wales and want to help organisations to build their own capacity in a sustainable and impactful way. 

Two types of grants are available:

  • Small grants £1,000 - £10,000
  • Large grants (for organisational growth) £30,000 - £60,000 

The application window is open from 22 July 2019 and the closing date is 31 October 2019.    

The earliest projects can begin is 1 January 2020.  Projects should be completed by 31 March 2021. 


Who and what will it fund?

Organisations with a socially focussed purpose and an income of less than £250,000 are eligible to apply. There is £1,350,000 available in total grants.


1. Large grants - organisational growth

The aim of the grants for organisational growth is to give organisations the chance to make a strategic impact and to increase resilience, for example 

  • Build on what is working well in relation to your organisation's community activity
  • Strengthen and measure the impact of your core community led activity
  • Develop new ways of working 

Grants of up to £60,000 are available to organisations with a social purpose and meeting scheme criteria. 

To apply, please download the large grants - organisational growth application formthe project finances spreadsheet and the scheme guidance


2. Small grants

The aim of this fund is to ensure that comic relief grassroots funding is reached by the community groups leading change and growth in their locality; enabling them to make positive changes in response to the specific needs of the community. 

Grants of between £1,000 to £10,000 will be available for projects that meet scheme criteria. 

The application form and guidance for small grants (£1,000 - £10,000) can be downloaded from the TSSW website.


Comic Relief's Strategic Themes 

For both grants organisations will need to demonstrate that they are working in line with one or more of Comic Relief's strategic themes: 

Children survive and thrive 

Actions to give children the best start in life and access to opportunities to achieve their potential 

Gender justice

Actions to improve equality for women and girls 

A safe place to be

Actions to help vulnerable people improve their circumstances and safety 

Mental health matters

Actions to enable access to support and increase awareness 



Further support available

For small grants please contact your TSSW Regional Lead.

For large grants - organisational growth please contact WCVA grants team at