Your questions answered
We’ll accept applications to the fund up to four times each year. At the moment, the dates for 2023 are:
Round 1: 19 January – 21 February
Round 2: 10 April – 10 May
Round 3: 26 June – 21 July
Round 4: 18 September – 30 October
*Dates subject to change without notice.
Do you fund activity anywhere?
At the moment, we’re focusing on ‘Ogi Communities’. These are the communities where we are rolling out our network in Bridgend, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taff, and Vale of Glamorgan. But keep checking back as we’re adding towns and villages all the time.
Who can apply?
To be considered, you’ll need to be a member of a Town/Parish Council, a formally constituted, community group or association, social enterprise or Community Interest Company.
You activity should be community led, making good use of local resources and open to all members of society. Relevant checks, including safeguarding checks should be in place before you consider an application.
We’re unable to support projects that promote specific political thinking or religious beliefs, feasibility studies, fundraising campaigns or activity that directly benefits one individual.
Successful applications will not be able to apply again in the same 12 month period.
How much funding to you offer to each project?
Our micro fund is there to help plug a gap, rather than fund your project in full. At the moment we’re offering grants of up to £250 – and these should cover at least 50% of your overall activity.
What should I include in my explanation?
Let us know what you’re doing and how it will benefit your local community. Give us as much information as you can, but please try and do this in 500 words or less.