The Welsh Government will provide new funding for voluntary organisations, both at the forefront of the Coronavirus support efforts, and for the many that will be hit financially by the crisis.

Welsh Government have announced two new funding streams available to charities, community groups and social enterprises in Wales.

Charities and voluntary organisations in Wales are facing challenging and uncertain times during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Voluntary Services Emergency Fund

A new grant scheme to enable voluntary organisations providing vital support during the Coronavirus crisis to continue and expand their work.

The voluntary sector across Wales is playing a pivotal role in supporting those in need across Welsh communities. In this time of national emergency, funding needs to reach those working directly with communities quickly, to meet a huge increase in need.

Read more here.

Third sector resilience fund for Wales

This fund is designed to support those voluntary sector organisations that need financial support to survive the current crisis primarily because of an unprecedented fall in their fundraising and donation income.

In addition, the fund offers a bridging loan option of for the equivalent of two months’ furloughed wages (up to £25,000) to tide voluntary organisations over while waiting for furlough reimbursements from the Government.

These funds will be administered via WCVA’s online application portal

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action website can be accessed here:

Now funding is confirmed we are working hard to launch as soon as possible and will communicate more in the following days. Check For more, check the WCVA’s website Covid-19 updates and guidance page or sign up to WCVA’s daily update to make sure you stay up to date on the scheme.

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