Ensuring your organisation has enough money to carry out all its aims can be one of the biggest headaches for third sector organisations. The information in this section will keep you informed about the many different aspects of funding and commissioning.
We all know that accessing money is a pretty tough and full-time job for most third sector organisations. Preparation is key; it's not as easy as filling in an application form.
The Third Sector Officer covering your area can give you support - they can help you with your funding enquiries and guide you through the process of applying for funding.
There are several funding opportunities on our website and here are some other resources you may find helpful:
C3SC's free-to-use funding portal - Open 4 Community
Developed exclusively for local community and third sector groups in Cardiff, C3SC’s new, free-to-use funding portal aims to help organisations source funding to support a range of activities and projects. Open 4 Community has replaced the Grantfinder funding search tool previously used by C3SC, and includes:
- Free online registration
- Sixty-second funding search or category browse for quick and easy access
- Search thousands of funding schemes in just a few simple steps
- 24-hour updates for comprehensive funding information
- Full scheme and contact details linking you directly to funding providers
Follow the link to access this FREE service and start sourcing funding opportunities today: www.idoxopen4community.co.uk/c3sc
The C3SC Third Sector Development Officers are still available to support organisations with funding searches via Open 4 Community, to assist with funding applications, fundraising strategy and any other advice or guidance organisations may require.
They can be contacted at C3SC on (029) 2048 5722 or by email:
Useful funding links:
|Big Lottery Fund|
|WCVA Funding Portal|
|NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations)|
|Community Foundation in Wales|
|Charities Aid Foundation|
|Comic Relief Grant Scheme|