Blaenau Gwent Grant Programme


Do you live in Blaenau Gwent?

  • Have you got an idea to improve your community?
  • Would a grant of up to £300 help make it happen?
  • Have you never had a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund before?

If the answer to all of these questions is YES then read on.

Suitable for
A group of 3 people who have a good idea.
Funding size
Up to £300
Application deadline

19 March 2021

How do I apply?

Give us a call or email, we’d would love to hear from you.

You can call between 9:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday, we are working from home:

Tel: 01495 654010

or email any time:

If we think your idea is the kind of thing we can fund we will send you a short form to fill in. If we don’t, we will tell you (so as not to waste your time) and we might be able to point you in the right direction for someone else who can.


Join us online to find out more.
We are organising two sessions online
on Tuesday 17 November.
Choose between a session starting at 14:00
or one starting at 17:00

Please email

and tell us which one you want to hear, and we will send you an invitation with a link to your chosen session.

How does the process work?

  • You ring and chat or you email us about your plans.
  • If we think it is something we could fund, we send you a short form to complete.
  • When you have returned your form, we might give you another call.
  • Two weeks after we get your form we will let you know if you’ve been funded.
  • The last day you can send us an application is 19 March 2021.

Get in touch today – we’d love to hear your idea.

Who can apply?

If you live in Blaenau Gwent


  • you have got an idea to improve your community and a grant of up to £300 would help to make it happen
  • and you have never had a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund before this is the fund for you.
  • We want to support groups that have never had a grant from us before.

You don’t have to be an existing group you just need a minimum of three people. As a group you want to make something happen in your community and need some money to get it going. We can help you sort out the paperwork if we think it’s something we can fund.

Groups who already have a constitution are welcome to apply too.

If you want to apply for more than £300 you could apply for another of our programmes:

National Lottery Awards for All for grants up to £10,000


People and Places for grants of between £10,001 and £500,000

What you can spend the money on?

These grants are especially for Blaenau Gwent so your plans must happen there.

We would like you to finish what you want to do within six months of receiving our funding.

You can apply for up to £300 to pay for things that will help the community in Blaenau Gwent to thrive, like:

  • equipment,
  • one-off activities,
  • training costs,
  • volunteer expenses,
  • running costs
  • travel

Your plans should take account of the Welsh Government’s guidelines on stopping the spread of Coronavirus.

We will be looking for ideas which can be delivered safely in the six months after you get your grant.

What shouldn’t we include?

There are a few things that we can’t pay for. These include alcohol, activities to promote politics or religions, and activities to make more money including fundraising or profit.

We also can’t pay for anything you’ve already paid for or done and things that other organisations - such as the local authorities - are supposed to pay for. Please contact us if you’re not sure.