On Tuesday 2nd February 2016, experts will be on hand to help people find out more about the different types of funding available to support community projects in North Wales. “Find a Funder Day” will be held at Gronant Institute between 14.00 and 20.00.
The drop-in session, organised by the Gwynt y Môr Community Fund and FLVC, will be open to all with no bookings required.
Some of the biggest community funders in the area will be present, including Flintshire Local Voluntary Council (FLVC), the Big Lottery Fund, Flintshire Community Chest, the Police and Community Trust, WREN and Community and Voluntary Support Conwy (CVSC) who manage the Gwynt y Môr Fund.
Neil Pringle, Manager of the Gwynt y Môr Community Fund at CVSC said:
“We are inviting people from the community to come along and find out more about funding avenues and how to apply. I am delighted that so many experts from various support organisations will be present to give top tips on applications and even guide people through the forms if needed.”
“This session is free and open to everyone in the area. No booking is needed, just come along at a time that is suitable for you. If you are part of a community group or project, I would strongly encourage you to stop by.”
The Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Community Fund awarded almost £60,000 to seven not for profit organisations last year. And this is just one of the funding streams available in North Wales with more information available at the event. Visitors will also be able to find out more about the Flintshire Community Chest; a grant scheme to support initiatives such as community events, training or awareness courses and more.
PACT promotes and encourages community-led projects that foster a safer environment and better quality of life in North Wales. Representatives from the different community funders will be also be available amongst others at the drop-in session in February.
Neil said: “There is a considerable amount of support available which can make a real positive impact on the area. This session brings together a number of key community funders, into one room, making it a one stop shop for people to find out what is available for their community. This event is a real example of how committed the Gwyn y Môr Community Fund is to supporting a more joined up approach to funding delivery in North Wales”
“We want to ensure this funding is accessible and reaches its full potential to benefit communities in North Wales.”
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