ARISE - new community funding for Cardiff
- Tuesday, 03 July 2012
A new funding stream has been launched to provide financial support for community-based projects in Cardiff – and local organisations and groups can apply now.
ARISE (the Alliance to Reward Initiatives and Social Enterprise), has been set up by St David’s Dewi Sant to provide financial support for social initiatives in Cardiff.
The initiative is designed to give assistance to activities that benefit the local community in some way, providing an opportunity for grass-roots organisations to apply for up to £1,000 for projects that have a positive impact on society.
Funding can be used for a variety of purposes, including projects that support youth development, education and literacy, sport and fitness, performing arts, health and social care, and activities that benefit local communities, the elderly and disadvantaged groups.
Steven Madeley, St David’s Centre Director, commented: “Our aim is to provide a means of funding for social initiatives that benefit people living in Cardiff. There are many worthy local projects run by dedicated individuals or groups whose behind-the-scenes work can often be vital to community cohesion. ARISE will present an opportunity for grass-roots organisations to obtain additional support for initiatives that have a positive impact on society.”
Funding boundaries for 2012
During 2012, ARISE will focus on supporting the Cardiff City and Cardiff South Neighbourhood area, including Butetown, Grangetown and the City Centre. The initiative will then focus on different areas of the city in 2013/14.
ARISE - funding criteria
- Funding must be for tangible ‘goods’ or projects that have a legacy / lasting impact.
- A maximum of £1,000 per group or organisation can be awarded.
- If the funding is to go towards a larger project, ARISE funding should complete the funding target or a comprehensive plan for raising the additional money should be in place.
- In 2012, ARISE will assist organisations in the Cardiff City and Cardiff South area.
Applying for funding
ARISE is looking to receive applications from organisations based within the above areas now. The deadline for the next round of awards is Friday 14 September 2012, and applicants will be required to complete a simple form to apply.
All requests for funding will be considered by an independent awards selection committee, which is chaired by Karen McGrath, Chief Executive of Eventure.