Dr. Dewi Davies Endowment Fund

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Applications for this grant are open

This fund is now open. The deadline is 14th June at 12pm (noon)

The Dr Davies Endowment Fund provides support to:

  • Groups and organisations working to tackle poverty and isolation including fuel poverty and rural issues
  • Projects that work with older generations to minimise loneliness
  • Groups and organisations that support the promotion and learning of the Welsh Language, Culture and Heritage
  • Building confidence and broadening horizons for individuals with limited resources
  • Talented individuals to pursue their ambitions e.g. bursaries, equipment, instruments


In 2020, Community Foundation Wales published the findings of a piece of research undertaken with more than 100 community groups across Wales.  Our Loud and Clear report highlighted that charities and community groups in Wales want funders to prioritise core funding and longer-term partnerships. We have used the learning from the report to shape Dr Dewi Davies Endowment Fund criteria. The fund will now support core costs for organisation that work within the eligible areas and support the themes highlighted above.

We recognise how important it is for groups to be able to plan for the future and that having secure funding can give you the confidence and reassurance to develop your project over the long-term. Dr Dewi Davies Endowment Fund now offers groups the opportunity to apply for multi-year funding of up to 3 years but will also continue to offer 1-year project.

We hope to be able to make at least one three-year grant per year. To be considered for a three-year grant please complete the additional section of the application form indicating how you plan to develop your project over the period of funding being applied for. NB. Your application will still be considered for one year funding if you are not successful with a three-year grant.

Grants available

  • Individuals, local community groups, charities and projects can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000
  • Where there is an exceptional case for support, grants of £10,000 may be awarded.


Who can apply?

Individuals, groups and organisations working with people who reside in the Lower layer Super Output Areas (LSOAs) or Wards as they are more commonly known:

In Carmarthenshire –

  • Cenarth,
  • Cynwyl Elfed 1,
  • Llanfihangel ar Arth 1 & 2,
  • Llangeler
  • Llanybydder 1 & 2.


In Ceredigion –

  • Aberporth 1 & 2
  • Beulah
  • Capel Dewi
  • Cardigan Mwldan
  • Cardifan Rhyd y Fuwch
  • Cardigan Teifi
  • Llandyfriog
  • Llandysul Town
  • Llanwenog
  • Penbryn
  • Pen-parc 1 & 2
  • Troedyraur


The fund covers the Towns of Cardigan –

  • Aberporth
  • Newcastle Emlyn
  • Llandysul
  • Llanybydder plus surrounding villages.


How to apply?

Please ensure that you read and understand the fund criteria before completing your application.

Application form available from Community Foundation Wales website.

Meet the Funder: Thursday, 12th May at 12 noon.

Hear from the funder more about this fund, book here: Eventbrite