Welsh Government Small Grants Fund

Engagement with children, young people, parents, families and communities with protected characteristics

Community engagement on the revised Child Poverty Strategy for Wales 

Child poverty strategy community engagement grant | GOV.WALES

Tackling child poverty remains a priority for the Welsh Government, many of the levers for change lie with the UK Government. However, there is action to be taken in Wales to improve the day to day lives of and outcomes for children and young people living in poverty.  We want every child and young person, no matter what their family income is, to be able to realise their rights.  

We know that we need to plan how to do this for children, young people and families who face extra barriers because of discrimination related to gender, disability, ethnicity or sexuality.

Small Grants Fund

A funding opportunity has been established to ensure that the revised Child Poverty Strategy is developed with children, young people, parents, families and communities with protected characteristics, where children are living in poverty to draw in as wide a range of voices and first person perspectives as possible.  

It is available to third sector, or community groups or organisations which specialise in supporting, engaging or speaking out on behalf of children, young people, and/or parents, and /or families and/or communities who have protected characteristics (such as ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality).  

The Welsh Government will provide grants to eligible organisations of up to a maximum of £4,995 per third sector organisation or community group. The total amount available for distribution under this fund is £50,000.

  • 13 February 2023: grant application window opens.
  • 27 February 2023: grant application window closes.
  • 6 March 2023: outcome letters issued to bidders.
  • March 2023: grant award letters issued.

FREE Webinar: Income Generation Health Checks

2 March 2023 | 2 pm – 3 pm


To give participants the direction they need to be able to perform an income generation health check for their organisation.



A number of support projects for voluntary organisations in Wales perform ‘health checks’ on organisations to help them identify areas for development (including WCVA’s own Catalyst Cymru: Resilient Heritage). A health check will review what policies, procedures, and activities you have in place for your income generating activities. By completing one objectively, you can find ways to optimise the income generating potential of your organisation.

Join us on this free webinar to consider what a health check could and should include, how you can perform one for yourselves and where you can find resources to support this.

Webinar: Income generation health checks - WCVA

MS Society Cymru are offering virtual art/craft sessions, which will be held in April.  These sessions are for people with/affected by MS (partners, family members/children welcome to join too)

Our next monthly session will be on the Monday 27th February 10.30am-12.30pm at Cyfarthfa Park (Gurnos Mens Shed next to the Rose Retreat)

The session will be led by Jody and we will be looking at spring cleansing herbs, how to make a tasty cleanse juice and a minestrone soup over the fire.

For more information contact Elise Hughes


Whether you’re a new or experienced trustee, our suite of six 5-minute guides will help you be sure of your responsibilities and confident you’re doing the right thing for your charity.

To access FREE information sheets and videos to support your governance knowledge please click here

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