New Funding Opportunity to Support Carers.

The West Wales Care Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of the Carers Support Innovation Fund. Grants will be available to third sector organisations in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire who provide services and activities to support unpaid carers.

The Fund will provide up to 100% revenue costs up to £5,000 for the delivery of a three month project in one county, and up to £15,000 for  regional delivery across the three counties. All requests for support must offer value for money and demonstrate clear and direct benefits for unpaid Carers.

The Fund Themes are:

  • Supporting life alongside caring
  • Providing information, advice and assistance
  • Identifying & recognition of carers
  • Supporting digital inclusion
  • Improving carer’s physical health and mental wellbeing.

The safety of carers is a priority and all projects must take into account the current Covid restrictions.

  • Projects to run from 1st January2021 and be completed by 31st March 2021.
  • All funding must be spent by 31st March 2021.
  • Deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday 18th November 2020.

Application packs available from 26th October, email

Online Q&A Session

Lorna Livock, the Funding Development Officer from PAVS will facilitate a Q& A session reviewing the application pack and guidance information for the Carers Support Innovation Fund. This is an ideal opportunity to ask questions and gather information to strengthen your application.

Register for the session via this Eventbrite link –           

Once you have registered you will be emailed the Zoom log in details.

The COVID-19 – Supporting Community Action Fund is a joint scheme supported by Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS), Pembrokeshire County Council, West Wales Care Partnership and Welsh Government.  There are two levels of funding available:

  • Supporting Community Action Fund – Micro Grant – The fund is designed to help Pembrokeshire communities meet the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. The fund is open to Community Support Groups (whether formally constituted or not) that are registered members of the Pembrokeshire Community Support Network (PCSN)

The Micro Grants fund will provide up to 100% of costs to a maximum value of £500, and is a rolling programme, meaning that you can send in your application at any time.  We aim to make decisions within 5 working days of receipt of your application.

Supporting Community Action Fund – Round 2 is now open.

This round, with additional funding from Comic Relief is focussing on ‘Planning for the Future’,  and is about encouraging organisations to take those first steps towards regenerating community action, confidence and enjoyment, while observing health and safety guidelines. It is also about encouraging organisations to pilot innovative ways of supporting members and beneficiaries, building on lessons learned during the crisis.

It will provide up to 100% of revenue and capital costs to a maximum value of £2,500 for activity in one or both of the following themes:

Theme 1: Recovery: Moving Forward

For organisations who want to re-start activities or services and/or re-open buildings for members of the public.  This theme might include funding for PPE, signage, motion sensor fittings, deep cleaning, creating outdoor meeting areas, and so on.

Theme 2: Doing Things Differently

To develop great ideas, buy equipment or organise training for delivering services differently, resulting in a longer-term changed and/or added value strategy for the future.This theme will be of particular interest to organisations supporting vulnerable people who have delivered their services differently during lockdown and who plan to continue with these new models of service delivery longer term

The fund is open to constituted voluntary and community groups and social enterprises with established governance structures. 

The deadline for applications is the 14th August 2020, with decisions being made at the beginning of September. For further information or to request an application pack in Welsh or English from

Funding for Voluntary Groups – one stop shop

There has been so much information circulated about the financial support available for voluntary organisations who are being affected by Covid 19, particularly those who deliver front line services.

To make it easier to find out about the funds available the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) has gathered all this information in one place – the Funding Wales website, which is continually being updated.

Click here to access the website , you will need to register on the site, which only takes a few minutes. To read more click on this link