Wales has a population of around three million people. Although Wales has a proud history and breathtaking landscape it has challenges including high levels of economic inactivity and youth unemployment, an aging population and the impact of public spending cuts. That is why our work in Wales is so important to communities most in need.
Our funding programmes meet the themes, outcomes and priorities set out in policies defined by the Welsh Government. We develop them having consulted with the voluntary and public sectors.
Funding is delivered through programmes that have been designed and developed to reflect local needs and priorities. Decisions on the grants awarded in each programme are made by programme committees recruited in Wales.
In recent years, we’ve broken new ground by jointly funding programmes with the Welsh Government to support the transfer of assets, such as land and buildings, from public sector organisations to community ownership.
Lottery money has also been matched with European funding to help hard to reach groups build their skills and confidence and progress into employment.
All of this is done through a hard working and committed team. We all want to give our customers a first class service and make it easy for you to find out how to get Lottery funding.
We offer a range of funding programmes specific to Wales If you are looking for funding please explore our website and the variety of Wales programmes we have on offer that may suit your needs. If you would like to talk to someone about funding please contact our Enquiries team on 0300 123 0735.
We have offices in Cardiff and Newtown.
Big Lottery Fund Wales
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