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Pembrokeshire Funding Fair - Tuesday 17th November 2015

Once again PAVS is excited to be bringing you the annual Pembrokeshire Funding Fair.  The PAVS Learning and Development Team has been working hard to get as many local and national funders together under one roof!

Come along and make the most of this unique opportunity to talk face-to-face with some of the key voluntary sector funders.  Find out more about their funding pots and talk to them about any potential projects that you have in mind to find out whether there might be any funding opportunities available.

The event is open from 10am - 3pm and light refreshments will be available.  Come along for the whole day or just dip in to get the information that your group needs.

Some of the funders which will be in the exhibition in the Main Hall include:

Heritage Lottery Fund

Night Out Scheme

Charity Bank

Port of Milford Haven

Pembrokeshire County Council

Welsh Government

and many more...!

There will also be four bite sized presentations bringing you updates on some current funding topics.

10.30am – 11am: Rural Development Plan and Rural Community Development Fund update
11.30am – 12noon: Funding Code of Practice, the local context
12.45noon – 1.15pm: European Funding update
1.45pm – 2.15pm: Heritage Lottery Fund, update on current funding programmes

** Please note there has been a slight change to the presentation schedule.

Book your Funding Fair space by visiting EventBrite here...

We are running a short training session at the same time as the event, see below for further details. 



Historic Funding Events

“Getting to know Crowdfunding” training session at Funding Fair
As part of the Funding Fair experience we offered a one hour training session on Crowdfunding.

This session looked at the building blocks needed to run a fruitful Crowdfunding Campaign with minimal cost.

The training focused on:
The benefits of Crowdfunding and what it is
The broad skillset organisations need for Crowdfunding, including marketing, creativity & passion
The common pitfalls to avoid
Explore the building blocks of a Crowdfunding Campaign and plan through the steps together

The course was fully booked with 15 delegates.

If there is sufficient interest then there is scope to run a further session in 2016.


Sustainable Development Fund - Funding Surgery

On Tuesday 3rd November the SDF Grant Officer will be available to talk to groups, in the PAVS office, about possible funding applications to this pot of funding.

Appointments need to be booked prior to attending and all groups booking will be asked to submit a short project overview so that the Grant Officer can review these before the meeting.

Welsh flier here...

English flier here...

If you would like to book a space or have any queries about the event then call PAVS on (01437) 769 422 or e-mail development@pavs.org.uk.

Posted September 2015


Comic Relief Funding Surgeries

The Grants Officer for Comic Relief will be available here in the PAVS Office on 1st June to meet with groups to discuss potential funding applications.

Get in touch to book an appointment to come along and chat to one of the Grant Officers for Comic Relief.  This is a great way to find out more about the scheme priorities and the sort of funding approaches that they are keen to support.

If your organisation would like to make an appointment then you will need to submit a short project proposal (approximately ½ an A4 sheet in length) explaining the main purpose of your organisation, a short overview of your proposed application to Comic Relief and an explanation of which of the five Comic Relief themes you think that it fits. 

Details of the Comic Relief themes can be found here – http://www.comicrelief.com/our-grants/uk.  The 5 grant themes are; Better Futures, Safer Lives, Healthier Finances, Stronger Communities (funded through the Community Foundation in Wales) and Fairer Society.


BBC Children in Need Funding Surgeries

Monday 2nd March 2015

The Grants Officer for BBC Children in Need is offering groups the chance to book a 30 minute appointment to discuss the potential of funding from this scheme.

If you are interested then the first step is to submit a project proposal to PAVS by e-mail to development@pavs.org.uk by 18th February 2015 and this will be forwarded to the Grants Officer at BBC Children in Need.  If your proposal fits with their criteria, or might with some adjustment, then you will be invited to book an appointment on 2nd March.


Welsh Government's Community Facilities Programme Q & A

9th February 2015 - 9.30am onwards

On 9th February 2015 PAVS will be hosting a Question and Answer session on the Welsh Government's Community Facilities Programme.

This capital grant fund aims to develop and improve facilities for communities in order to tackle poverty and its effects.  For further eligibility guidance have a look at their webpage here...

The session will take place at the PAVS Office, Haverfordwest with registration and refreshments from 9.30am.  The session will run from 10am - 12 noon.

If you would like to book a place then please contact PAVS on (01437) 769 422 or e-mail development@pavs.org.uk.


Pembrokeshire Funding Fair 2014 Event report

This year we welcomed a wide range of exhibitors to the Queens Hall for the annual Funding Fair. Which this year was funded by the Enterprising Communities and Making the Connections European funded projects. One of the highlights of the PAVS event calendar saw over 80 attending the event to spend time chatting to different funders and exhibitors offering services to the third sector.  The event had a slightly amended format with some exciting fringe events including a fully booked Big Lottery Environmental projects workshop and Heritage Lottery Fund surgeries which happened at the PAVS Office the day before the main fair.

There were presentations from a range of speakers on topics around the making the most of money theme including an update from Pembrokeshire County Council’s European Team, a talk on social investment from the WCVA and one about using free online tools to arrange events and surveys.

The event included a new section of benevolent funders who support with individuals.  Thank you to everyone who attended and to the exhibitors and speakers for contributing to the event.  A special thank you to Lynne and Daryl at the Queen’s Hall, who both helped to make the event happen and to run smoothly.

Posted January 2015






Up and coming events 2016...


Crowdfunding for Groups

21st April 2016

10am - 1pm



Preparing a Fundraising Strategy

5th July 2016

10am - 1pm

More details here...

























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