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Cancer Aid Merthyr Tydfil is recruiting for two trustees to join our Board of Trustees.

For more information about this role, please contact the centre on 01685 379633 for an informal discussion and for details on how to apply. Alternatively email

Closing date 21st July 2023.

In summary:

What: The sustainable drainage feasibility grant will fund feasibility studies with the potential to develop small-scale schemes via a future competitive grant stage.

Where: Wales-wide

Who: Public, Private, and Third sectors

How much: £25,000-£40,000 & up to 100% of costs.

When: The application deadline is 23:59 on 25 September 2023


There are few types of schemes:

    • Woodland Trust  – if you are: planting a single tree or a few trees; part of a community group; a school or; a farmer.



    •  Woodland Creation Planning scheme by WG – Grants between £1,000 - £,5000.  You can use the funding to get a registered woodland planner, they will help you to develop a woodland creation plan. If your land is: not in a low sensitivity area; is over two hectares (4.94 acres) and; is at least 0.25 hectares (0.62 acres) in size.
    • The Woodland Creation Grant scheme provides funding for tree planting and fencing. Farmers and landowners can apply for this scheme. If you are planting more than 0.25ha (0.62 acres) you can apply for this scheme. There is no maximum size limit. You will need to apply for the Woodland Creation Planning scheme and have a plan in place before you can apply for this scheme.



    • If you’re planning to plant trees in your community then The Tree Council grants can help. The grants are for schools, community groups and Tree Warden Networks. You can use these grants to plant trees, hedges, and orchards.

Local Collaborations programme

This programme is aimed at supporting impactful collaborations that are led by small and local charities that have the specialist knowledge, compassion for people, and the drive to push for long lasting change.

We are awarding flexible grants of £100,000 over two years. Collaborations will have the opportunity to extend by a further year and additional £50,000.

This funding cannot be used to fund direct delivery of services and is exclusively to support partnerships to influence locally and regionally.

Your influencing work will align with at least one of the following themes:

  • making the social security system work better for those facing the greatest challenges;
  • making sure people facing complex issues have access to suitable accommodation;
  • improving support and services for asylum seekers and refugees.

We are now open for applications until Friday 22nd September.  The Panel decisions will be in late February 2024.

You can find out more about the grants programme and how to apply at:

Please sign up to our webinar on Thursday 13th July time for more information (this will be recorded and made available on our website afterwards, and I can send you a copy if you let me know).  Sign up here

You can also email us at or book a call with our team to find out more.


Tenovus are looking for their next Chair to lead their Board of Trustees.

If you would like further information about this role or we can support you with your application at all please contact Nadine Lock on, Recruitment Manager / Rheolwr Recriwtio.

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