Iris Prize Outreach

People and Places: Large grants

Iris Prize Outreach

Funding capital and revenue community projects from £100,001 to £500,000.

COVID-19 Response:

For now we’re prioritising funding projects and organisations supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are reviewing the situation on an on-going basis and will share any updates or developments on our website.

We will prioritise applications that are COVID-19 related.

This means we will prioritise applications from:

  • Organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19 
  • Organisations supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of measures to prevent the result of COVID-19
  • Organisations which connect communities and support communities to work together to respond to COVID-19. 

We will support organisations who fit these priorities with funding for activities specifically geared to supporting communities through this crisis. We will also consider how we can support such organisations to respond to any acute financial difficulties they might face as a result of the crisis.

We will get in touch with you to discuss the implications of any applications you have already submitted to us. If you want to put in an application that is not related to COVID-19, you can. However, we ask you to bear with us it may take us longer to get back to you than usual.

Area
Wales
Suitable for
Voluntary or community organisations, Public sector organisations
Funding size
£100001 to £500000
Total available
Up to £19 million each year through both strands of the People and Places programme
Application deadline

Ongoing

What is People and Places?

People and Places: Large grants offers funding from £100,001 to £500,000 for projects where people and communities are working together and using their strengths to make positive impacts on the things that matter to them the most.

COVID-19 Response:

All the funding decisions we make for the next six months will prioritise addressing the current crisis.

We will prioritise applications that are COVID-19 related.

This means we will prioritise applications from:

  • Organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19 
  • Organisations supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of measures to prevent the result of COVID-19
  • Organisations with high potential to support communities with the direct and indirect impact of COVID-19 

Over the next six months we will support organisations who fit these priorities with funding for activities specifically geared to supporting communities through this crisis. We will also consider how we can support such organisations to respond to any acute financial difficulties they might face as a result of the crisis.

We will get in touch with you to discuss the implications of any applications you have already submitted to us. If you want to put in an application that is not related to COVID-19, you are welcome to do so. However, we ask you to bear with us it may take us longer to get back to you than usual

Looking for a grant between £10,001 and 100,000? Take a look at our medium grants

Looking for a grant under £10,000? Take a look at our small grants

Who can apply?

You can apply if you are a UK-based:

  • voluntary or community group

  • registered charity

  • co-operative

  • social enterprise or community interest company

  • not-for-profit company limited by guarantee

  • statutory organisation such as a local authority, health board or school.

Partnerships from all sectors are welcome to apply as long as the lead applicant is one of the organisation types listed above. Your organisation must have a management committee with at least three unrelated members aged 18 years or over.

We cannot fund individuals or sole traders, profit-making groups or those not established in the UK. A majority of the people that will benefit from the project must live in Wales.

Check if you’re eligible

Want to double check your project is eligible? We’ve created an eligibility checker tool below for you to use at any time.

Please speak to us before starting your application. You can contact us by emailing wales@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk or calling our advice line on 02921 680214.

Alternatively, you can contact our advice team by emailing wales@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk or calling 0300 123 0735 between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Eligibility Checker

What can you apply for?

People and Places can fund capital and revenue costs up to £500,000, such as equipment, staff costs and refurbishments. We can fund projects for up to five years.

We can’t fund:

  • alcohol

  • profit-making/fundraising activities

  • recoverable VAT

  • statutory activities

  • political or religious activities

  • paying someone else to write your application.

For COVID-19 related ideas, we encourage you to think about any costs needed to help you and your community through the current crisis. As well as the costs to deliver your activity, this might include:

  • contribution to fixed costs, investment in your systems, people and infrastructure, dedicated capacity development
How do you apply?

As part of our COVID-19 response we will particularly seek to support:

  • Organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19 
  • Organisations supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of measures to prevent the result of COVID-19
  • Organisations with high potential to support communities with the direct and indirect impact of Covid-19 

Over the next six months we will support organisations who fit these priorities with funding for activities specifically geared to supporting communities through this crisis. We will also consider how we can support such organisations to respond to any acute financial difficulties they might face as a result of the crisis.

We hope to support as many organisations as possible, so we ask you to limit your request to what your communities and your organisation really require to overcome the crisis over the next 6 months.

If you want to put in an application that is not related to COVID-19, you can. However, we ask you to bear with us it may take us longer to get back to you than usual. Our usual funding priorities are below.

There are two stages to the application process. A stage one application is available for you to download below. You are welcome to contact us before starting your application for to discuss your project idea and ask any questions you may have.

Please do contact us if:

  • your project involves land and buildings

  • you are thinking of applying for a Capital Development Grant

  • your project is a continuation of an existing activity.

The type of questions we’ll ask you are available in the guidance document. It will be useful for you to have as much of this information to hand as possible. If you’re emailing us for advice about your project idea, please provide as much of this information in your email as possible so that we can respond with appropriate feedback.

You can submit this application form at any time. Once we have received the application, we will let you know if you have been successful within 30 working days (roughly six weeks). If you’re unsuccessful, we will tell you why and if you wish, you can resubmit once you have address the feedback.

If successful, we will invite you to complete a stage two application or project plan. You will have up to four months to complete the application. Once you have submitted your stage two application, you will receive a final decision within four months.

You can contact our Advice team by emailing wales@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk or calling 0300 123 0735 between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

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