How to obtain a grant
CCW offers grants to a diverse range of
partners - local authorities, environmental organisations and
voluntary bodies.Grants are offered to deliver projects that
benefit both people and wildlife. In 2013-14 we will be putting
£4.7m into our overall grants budget.
The grants bidding window is now closed.
The sorts of projects we fund include:
- Action for the natural environment on land or sea; habitats and
species, geology and landscapes.
- Connecting people of all abilities with nature, particularly
those in urban environments
- Creating and enhancing links and routes to and within the
countryside and areas of natural green-space, and especially to the
- Promoting new opportunities for people to take part in outdoor
activities on their own initiative
- Raising awareness of environmental issues and the impacts of
human activity on sensitive areas, to educate people and to
encourage behavioural changes.
- Putting organisations in touch through networks to share good
practice and to deliver environmental benefits more
- Flagship projects to demonstrate how we can live more
- Projects that take forward the National Ecosystem
You will need to complete the project scoring form (cross
referencing the details you put on it to the relevant grant
priorities and cross cutting themes), you will need to put as much
detail as possible on this form as it is used for scoring your
project. The application form, monitoring and evaluation plan and
appraisal questionnaire also need to be completed . You can fill in
the pdf forms (minimum Adobe version 9.5 required),please save
them and attach to an email. If you have problems with these forms
please use the Word versions instead.
You will need to provide: Financial accounts /statements, a
cashflow forecast, evidence of secured funding & your charity
or company (not for profit) legal status & number. Once you
receive a formal grant offer you can start work. Match funding
ideally should be secured at this stage but in circumstances when
it isn't, a special condition should be added to note that the
first claim won't be paid until confirmation of secured match
funding is received.
The legal status should be determined when setting up a business
or charity, it can depend on the nature of the business venture and
whether its for profit which in turn can determine what government
regulations are applicable.
All CCW grant applicants must be a ‘relevant voluntary
organisation’ with a constitution that states their Charity or
Company registration and Legal status. Or the new Charitable
Incorporated Organisation CIO which gives the benefits of both in
Further advice is available from the Wales Co-operative Centre
and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA).
Please send all forms and relevant documents to one of the
following, if you are unsure who to send it to send it to Margaret
Gill Bilsborough, Regional Recreation & Partnerships Team
Countryside Council for Wales, Cantref Court, Brecon Road,
Abergavenny, NP7 7AX
Paul Mitchell, Partnerships Team Leader – Grants and
Countryside Council for Wales, Glan y Nant, Unit 19, Mold Business
Park, Wrexham Rd, Mold, CH7 1XP
Ceri Daugherty, Countryside, Access & Recreation Team
Countryside Council for Wales, Llanion House, Llanion Park,
Pembroke Dock, SA72 6DY
Margaret Peters, Partnerships and Grants Policy Officer
Countryside Council for Wales, Maes y Ffynnon, Penrhosgarnedd,
Bangor, LL57 2DW
What happens when the Grant Application window closes
Your application will be assessed by CCW's Partnership Funding
Steering Group which will meet in early November. CCW’s Directors
Team will then ratify the recommendations in December, following
CCW's budget settlement from WG. You will be informed of the
decision in early January 2013.
If your project is successful, you will be assigned a Lead
Officer from CCW who will arrange to meet you to discuss budgets
and work programmes.