Through our monthly grant blog posts, whatCharity aims to match grantmakers with grant seekers. We strive to make it easier for charities to find grant programmes that are relevant for their organisations and activities, in order to help them grow and increase the impact they have in their communities.

Each month we gather together a list of grants that are open for applications now. Some of the following opportunities for charities in Wales close at the end of July so, if interested, charities should start their applications as soon as possible. We have included information about the grant and some tips for the application process.

Only 2 grants are available to view for those charities who do not have a premium profile on whatCharity. In order for charities to get access to the full list of available grants, you need to be a premium member. Find out more information about premium profiles at the bottom of this post, or by clicking here now

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust – Regional Grant Programme (for charities working in Wales)

The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust was established through an agreement between The Millennium Stadium plc and the Millennium Commission. The Trust’s income is generated through a levy on every ticket purchased for public events at the stadium. Trustees represent varying worlds of sports, the community, business, youth groups, the arts, and the environment. The funds are distributed all throughout Wales.

About the grant

The Trust has a program for regional grants for up to £7,500. A regional project is defined as an organisation that has a remit to serve a region of Wales or local authority area. This means that they are the only organisation providing that service within the county borough. Applicants are asked to note that bids must be classified by the organisation’s geographical remit. It is the applicant’s responsibility to prove their classification.

What kind of projects and charities should apply?

The Foundation supports a wide variety of charities and all general charitable purposes. However, in the past, they have granted almost half of their awards to charities working with health issues. They have also prioritized the sectors of social investment, education, arts, and culture.

Application tips

Applications are made through their website. Applicants must provide the contact details of the charity and of a contact person, plus the project details and project finances. 

Link to register/apply

More information and the application form can be found following this link:

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The AB Charitable Trust

The AB Charitable Trust was established in 1990 and has a preference for funding “unpopular” causes, particular those that promote and defend human dignity. They support charities that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals whatever their circumstances.

About the grant

Grants are awarded to charities registered and working in the UK and tend to be one-off donations. Preference is given to charities with an annual income of between £150,000 and £1.5 million, which do not have substantial investments or surpluses. Core funding is available, and most grants range from £10,000 to £20,000. In 2016/2017 79 grants were made totalling £1.2 million.

What kind of projects and charities should apply?

The Trust is particularly interested in charities that work with marginalized and excluded people in society, with a focus on:

  • Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
  • Prisoners and penal reform
  • Human rights, particularly access to justice

Grants are normally awarded to charities registered and working in the UK, the ABC Trust does not normally fund charities with large national or international links.

 Application tips

Charities should complete an online application form via the Trust’s website.  They suggest reading their funding guidelines and FAQs to check that the charity meets their criteria. Before filing the application, you may also wish to look at the questions you will be asked and download the list of questions and notes from their website. Applications should include administrative and financial details from the latest accounts, an overview of your charity’s work and proposal – including background, aims, objectives, activities, and achievements – in a maximum of 1,200 words.

The trustees meet four times a year – in January, April, July, and October – to consider funding applications.

Link to register/apply

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Only 2 grants are available to view for those charities who do not have a premium profile on whatCharity.

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