Mudiad Meithrin Support
- Mudiad Meithrin members will have the opportunity to apply for a grant from Mudiad Meithrin each year.
- Mudiad Meithrin conducts fundraising opportunities during the year e.g. Parti Pyjamas or 'Rhywbeth Neis i De' .
- Mudiad Meithrin also has a 'One Hundred Club' which is an opportunity for the cylchoedd to win a monetary prize and a way to raise money.
- Mudiad Meithrin has a Grants Officer who offers support to cylchoedd through searching for grant funding which may be of benefit to you.
- Up to date information about sponsorship and new grant schemes is available on Mudiad Meithrin's Twitter and Facebook accounts. There will be information about specific funds, what applications should be aimed at, how to apply, and deadlines.
- In addition to the education and Flying Start funding it is possible to make applications for other grants. Your Support Officer will be able to give you a list of local external sources, and support the application process.
- It must be remembered that the majority of grants are available for resources, equipment or specific projects and not for the payment of salaries and rent.
- It is important to prioritise education fees and grants/Flying Start grants for the payment of salaries and rent
- In addition to national sources which provide grants, some institutions/local businesses are willing to support cylchoedd meithrin by sponsoring your events, e.g. a raffle prize.
- Every county has a Voluntary Organisation Council which is able to give information about local funding schemes, and advise about how to prepare applications. For more information and contact details, please click here
- Also town and community councils, and local businesses can award grants to local charities.
- Committees can also view a guide and receive assistance to find grants and make applications through Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Some examples of grants that can be applied for:
Awards for All - National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. Funding is available throughout the year. It’s important that you involve your community in the design, development and delivery of the activities you’re planning. Your project or activity will be more successful as a result. Please see their website for more information on how to include your community in the design and delivery of your project.
Cronfa Glyndwr - This funding is for buying new equipment/resources or to prepare marketing materials to promote Welsh medium Education..
Aviva - To help communities make a big difference by making small changes. Closing date varies.
Sainsbury - support with food
Asda - Support available to renovate buildings and to purchase equipment. Visit your local store to discuss your opportunities.
Tesco - Support available to renovate community buildings, develop outside areas, purchase new resources and to arrange events in your community.
Co-op - Every local store support 3 different local causes per year and a percentage of the sales of that store is shared between the 3. We will post on our social media when it's the application period.
- The aim should be to organise a timetable to raise money for the year and set clear objectives of what is needed.
- A fund raising sub-committee can be established.
- It is possible to spend this money on anything relevant to the Cylch Meithrin – including rent and salaries.
- Bag packing or token scheme at a local supermarket (this is just one example)
- Sponsored walk
- Raffle - click to see the Gambling Commission guidelines
- Cylch Meithrin Concert - ticket sales
- 100 Club