What we fund through grants
We all depend on the natural environment. It
provides the essentials of life, inspires us, and is central to our
health, wealth and happiness.
We get a lot from our natural environment: resources and raw
materials to use, services to support us and personal benefits from
enjoying it. As a society we need to value these benefits and, by
doing so, ensure that people can benefit now and in the future.
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CCW’s priorities for grant aid for 2013-2014
In these challenging economic times, we must make sure that
CCW’s grant funding works hard to achieve our goals, in partnership
with others. This is why CCW’s grant aid seeks to support
organisations in Wales in a broad range of activities from gaining
knowledge about geodiversity, biodiversity and ecosystems to
delivering a healthy natural environment and from ensuring that
people have the opportunities to enjoy the outdoor world to
sustainable economic development.
Grant pillars and cross cutting themes
CCW has three grant pillars, outlined above, that reflect the
broad scope of our work, and every grant should fit within one (or
more) of these pillars – see below for more details about each
grant pillar. While we are looking to our Local Authority partners
to deliver equally across these grant pillars, all projects should
provide environmental benefits for society and the economy. So to
be eligible for a grant, projects must also be designed to deliver
benefits under at least one of the cross cutting themes. These are
regeneration, health & wellbeing, capacity building within an
organisation or the environmental sector as a whole or projects
that support or test the emerging Natural Environment Framework
Our grants are intended as a catalyst and so CCW will be looking
for grant projects that develop, pilot and demonstrate, as well as
delivering immediate benefits. CCW will normally offer funding that
helps projects start or that creates capacity in organisations for
development of initiatives.
CCW will prioritise proposals that applicants develop in
partnership with CCW and which contribute to a coordinated effort.
In this way, we will increase the value and impact of work that
supports our priorities for grants.
We do not normally offer grants for ongoing projects or
maintenance and we will normally only offer grants for physical
infrastructure where it is integral to projects. In addition, we do
not support the development of general websites. We will however,
consider grants funding for web pages and innovative digital
solutions where it is integral to the success of the project.
You will need to cross reference your indicative bid application
to CCW's grant pillars, cross-cutting themes and corporate plan
outcomes. Please see 'related articles' for more information.