Welsh Church Fund

The purpose of the grant scheme is to promote the activities of voluntary organisations which benefit the people of Caerphilly county borough and enrich local communities.

Who is entitled to apply?

Registered voluntary societies, movements and institutions which contribute towards local community life. In addition to churches or chapels, community organisations and community based projects are eligible for funding, providing the proposed projects are for purposes beneficial to the community, as defined by Welsh Church Fund.

What level of grant is available?

Total annual income for the fund is approximately £60,000. Grants are for capital schemes only. Grants of up to a maximum of £7,500 are available. Applications that meet the criteria and cost £7,500 or less can be fully grant funded. For projects costing over £7,500 grants of up to the maximum amount are available.

How often are applications considered?

Applications can be submitted at any time and are assessed on a monthly basis.

How to apply

The charitable purposes for which the Welsh Church Fund MAY be applied are attached below:

At its meeting on 27 March 2019 the Council’s Cabinet formally approved the criteria that will be applied in Caerphilly county borough, and the agreed criteria and application form is attached below:

If you feel your project meets the agreed criteria, please download the application form.  However, we would still welcome a conversation with you, so we can understand what your project entails, check that it meets the application criteria, and help to ensure that the application process is as easy as possible.

Please note that if you require assistance with developing your project or completing the application form, you can contact the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations or Caerphilly Cares for help and advice.

Completed application forms and supporting documentation should be sent to the Policy and Partnerships Team at the following postal or email address):

Caerphilly County Borough Council, Penallta House, Tredomen Park, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, CF82 7PG

Email: communitygrants@caerphilly.gov.uk
Telephone: 01443 866391