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Grants for All Wales Voluntary Organisations Operating in the Health and Social Care Sectors
These grant schemes operate under Section 64 of the Health Service Act 1968 and Section 28(b) of the National Health Service Act 1977. The purpose of the grant funding is to support the core activities of all Wales voluntary organisations in the health and social care sectors for :
Older People (S64)
Adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities (S64)
Adults with Learning Disabilities (S28b); and
Adults with Mental Health problems (S28b)
Separate grant schemes operate for each of the above groups of people.
The overall objective of the grant schemes is to enable eligible voluntary organisations to help the Wales Assembly Government achieve its strategic agenda for people in the above categories as set out in ‘Wales a Better Country’ and other specific Assembly strategies such as those for older people, carers and people with learning disabilities.
To be eligible for consideration for this grant, organisations must meet the following criteria:
Must be a voluntary organisation
Must meet the general eligibility criteria as outlined in section 7.2.1 of the manual of Guidance on Voluntary Sector Grants in the Compact between the Assembly and the voluntary sector in Wales
Must be a voluntary organisations operating in the health and/or social sectors for the categories of people mentioned above
Must operate on an all-Wales basis. In considering this, the main consideration are how far an organisation:
- develops local networks (of branches and people) throughout Wales;
- is represented itself throughout Wales;
- represents the views of the local organisations to the Wales Assembly Government and other central agencies;
- is a source of information, expertise, knowledge and training to local organisations located in all areas of Wales;
- contributes to national policy development.
New application round
A new application round for funding for the 3 year period from 2005-06 commenced on 8 October 2004. Completed application forms need to be returned to the Assembly by Monday 13 December 2004. Applications received after Monday 13 December 2004 will not be considered.
The outcome of the applications rounds will be announced in January 2005.
There are separate Assembly grant schemes for each of the categories and copies of the full application forms and guidance notes for each are available on this web site. For further information please contact:
Older People : Graham Carter 029 2082 3423
Carers : Gavin Parry 029 2082 6980
Physical/Sensory Disabilities : Steve Gulliford 029 2082 5913
Learning Disabilities : Alyson Collins 029 2082 5441
Mental Health : Tina Jones 029 2082 5734