In this section:

Planning and writing an application

To get funding you will need to:

  • Write a project proposal
  • Cost your project
  • Identify funding sources

It is essential that your project proposal identifies the changes that your work will make. These changes are called 'outcomes'. Identifying these outcomes is key to making an application for funding. Once you are clear on your outcomes the services and activities you need to achieve the change will fall into place.

Click here for the Big Lottery's guide on 'outcomes.'

How to find funding sources

WCVA manages a range of grant schemes that support local voluntary organisations, communities, groups and volunteers throughout Wales.
For the sustainable funding cymru programme visit:

Institute of Fundraising
The Institute of Fundraising holds regular training on the role of the fundraiser, techniques of fundraising, applying to Trusts and Foundations and writing successful bids. The Wales Fundraisers Network includes over 650 fundraisers from all over Wales. A twice monthly e-briefing gives news, event dates, tips and funding sources, relevant to Wales.

For more details contact:
Dot Griew, Institute Co-ordinator in Wales
Institute of Fundraising Cymru, 14-16 Merthyr Rd, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 1DG
Telephone: 029 20 520250

Directory of Social Change

If you are looking for a grant making trust you can try the various directories published by the Directory of Social Change. Copies are usually available at local libraries.

Directory of Social Change
24 Stephenson Way
Telephone: 020 7391 4800

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If you cannot find the information you need on this website, you can call the Stonewall Cymru offices on 029 20 237744 or 01492 622202 or the Stonewall info line on 08000 50 20 20 (Mon-Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm) and we will try to point you in the right direction.