The main Voluntary Services Emergency Fund (VSEF) is funded by Welsh Government to support vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The VSEF model has been used to disseminate this Comic Relief funding. This VSEF grant is funded by Comic Relief from monies raised from the Big Night In and AVOW have been awarded £26,000 from the Wales share for the benefit of Voluntary Sector organisations across Wrexham County Borough.
Comic Relief are keen to hear about the work that you carry out in Wales and how it benefits community members under its four strategic themes:
Children survive and thrive – Actions to give children the best start in life and access to opportunities to achieve their potential
Gender justice – Actions to improve equality for women and girls
A safe place to be – Actions to help vulnerable people improve their circumstances and safety
Mental health matters – Actions to enable access to support and increase awareness
All projects must be for the direct benefit of people living within Wrexham County Borough (other County Voluntary Councils have a similar fund covering other areas in Wales).
Applications between £250 up to £1000 will be accepted – organisations with larger projects are advised to contact Nigel Davies the AVOW Funding and Advice Officer who can help in identifying a wide range of other funding sources. Nigel.firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply
To apply please download VSEF Comic Relief Application Form, complete and return to Katherine Prince, Accounts & Payroll Manager at AVOW, by email Katherine.Prince@avow.org
For further information and assistance with this grant scheme application please contact Nigel Davies, Funding Officer at AVOW by email Nigel.Davies@avow.org