Environment Wales has 5 grant streams, designed to aid projects in each step of their development.
Two of these streams are available pre-registration i.e. for projects which may not yet be well-enough established to complete the registration process. These are:
Start-up Grants: These help to cover the costs involved with establishing new voluntary or community groups such as hiring venues, publicity or printing, training, insurance, affiliation etc. The maximum grant is £1,000.
Pre-Project Grants: These help cover the costs of any studies or surveys that need to be undertaken before a project can begin; for example feasibility studies, business plans, ecological surveys or community appraisals. The studies must be undertaken by a third party. The maximum grant is £6,000.
In both these instances, grants will only be awarded if the proposed project activities meet with our objectives and it is hoped that any projects benefiting from these grants will later come forward for Environment Wales registration.
There are 3 other Environment Wales grant streams, open to registered projects only.
Training Support Grants: These grants are available to help cover the costs of training courses and conferences. Eligible costs include travel expenses, subsistence and course fees. The maximum grant available is £600. Applications may be submitted at any time.
Project Grants: These grants help cover project materials and equipment. The maximum grant available is £10,000. Applications may be submitted at any time.
Management Grant: These grants help fund new posts within registered projects. The posts must be project-specific and not part of an organisation's core activities. Grants range from £1,000 to £12,000. Applications need to be received by the 18 October for awards starting on 1 April, the following year. Funding can be provided for up to a maximum of six years.
We encourage you to discuss your ideas or project at an early stage with your Development Officer. If you are interested in applying for any of the above funding, your Development Officer can provide the necessary forms and guidance.
Please follow the links in the left-hand margin for further information on each grant stream.