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Localgiving: Online Funding Surgery
Thursday 20th October 2016
PAVS Office, 36 – 38 High Street, Haverfordwest
9.30am – 4pm

Need more funding? Want free help?

On Thursday 20th October the South Wales LocalGiving Officer will be running one-to-one surgery sessions in PAVS to talk to Pembrokeshire groups about their project and the support available.

Localgiving has just launched a Development Programme in Wales, working with third sector groups to develop online fundraising. This is an entirely free opportunity as it is fully funded by Big Lottery.

If you choose to take part you can access:
· A year’s free Localgiving membership and access to gift aid on all donations, whether you are a registered charity or not - 20% extra on every gift including free admin

· A matchfunded campaign (£200 ring-fenced for every group) to make that first 'ask' easier. Localgiving also runs two other matchfunding incentives each Autumn

· A free package of training in how to fundraise online, promote your cause and run online appeals (tailored to your needs)

· A dedicated, locally-based Localgiving team member to support you in everything

To find out more book a 30 minute appointment with PAVS on (01437) 769 422 or development@pavs.org.uk.

If you can't make it on the day, then please get in touch with lauren@localgiving.org for more information about the programme.

BBC Children in Need Funding Surgery
Monday 24th October 2016
PAVS Office, 36 – 38 High Street, Haverfordwest

PAVS is pleased to announce a day of pre-booked appointments organised in collaboration with BBC Children in Need. The opportunity is open to voluntary and community groups working with disadvantaged children and young people. Groups working in Pembrokeshire will be able to apply for a 30 minute appointment with James Bird, a BBC Children in Need Grants Officer, to discuss the eligibility and potential of a project proposal. A maximum of ten appointments will be available on the day.

To register an interest in meeting with James please forward an outline of your project proposal (no more than one side of A4), preferably by e-mail, to development@pavs.org.uk. Project proposals must be received by Monday 17th October so that the officer can confirm suitability for a discussion based on this proposal. Appointments will be first come, first served so you may wish to submit your proposal before the deadline.

BBC Children in Need supports stable, well-managed, and effective organisations that work with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under living in the UK (groups that work with people of all ages may also apply as long as the project is focused on work with those aged 18 and under). Disadvantaged children and young people include those affected by:

• illness, distress, abuse, or neglect;
• any kind of disability;
• behavioural or psychological difficulties;
• living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

The application should focus on the children your project will work with and the differences that your project will make for them. You should be able to clearly demonstrate the link between the disadvantage and how your project will change the lives of the children involved for the better. Where possible it should take into account their views and involve them in decisions that affect them.

Like many funders BBC Children in Need has a list of work that it will not fund as follows:

• overseas projects or trips;
• medical treatment/research;
• unspecified expenditure;
• deficit funding or repayment of loans;
• retrospective funding (projects taking place before the grant award date);
• projects that cannot start within 12 months of an award date;
• distribution to another/other organisation(s);
• general appeals or endowment funds;
• relief of statutory responsibility;
• the promotion of religion;
• projects for pregnancy testing or advice, information or counseling on pregnancy choices;
• Individuals (unless an eligible organisation is applying on their behalf);
• building projects costing over £20,000;
• general awareness-raising work;
• bursaries, sponsored places, fees or equivalent.

Main Grants of over £10,000 can be awarded for up to three years at a time (with the exception of holidays/ residentials which can only be funded for one year at a time). Small Grants of £10,000 and under are awarded for one year only.

Funding is accessible all year round with a Small Grant deadline of 1st December remaining in 2016. Check their website for further updates on Main Grant and further Small Grant deadlines for 2017.

To help you check if you are eligible to apply for funding please read the following carefully:

• applicants must be a constituted not for profit group with a bank or building society account and at least two unrelated cheque signatories;
• applicants must have a written child protection policy;
• applicants must have adequate and appropriate insurance.

More information is available at: www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey


Pembrokeshire Funding Fair - Tuesday 15th November 2016

We are excited to be welcoming the Fundraising Regulator for England and Wales who will be presenting an update at the event on their new role, progress on the Fundraising Preference Service and planned updates to the Code of Fundraising Practice.  Get the latest on the changes to fundraising regulation for voluntary and community groups.  For more information visit their website here...

For the first time this year we will be linking up with the PAVS AGM to give easy access to the event for PAVS members and a networking breakfast to start the day.  The PAVS Third Sector Support Team is 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.

The event is open from 10am - 3.30pm 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

and many more...!

There will also be some bite sized presentations bringing you updates on some current funding topics as well as the PAVS AGM.

Bookings are now live on Eventbrite.  Click here to visit the booking page and register for a place now.

Updated October 2016


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.


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.







Up and coming events 2016...


Volunteering in Wales Grant Pembrokeshire briefing event

PAVS office

Wednesday 28th September

More info here...


An Introduction to Funding
18th October 2016

10am - 1pm

More details here...



Early diary marker

Pembrokeshire Funding Fair

Tuesday 15th November 2016

from 10am onwards























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