The 4th round of the Micro Fund is now open!

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The 4th round of the Micro Fund is now open, the closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 20th August 2018.

Community groups, social enterprises, and new/developing businesses are eligible to apply for grants up to £5,000. You can see details of all projects supported so far here and read some more detailed case studies here.

The online application will be available from July – find out more here:

We much prefer to have had a chat with you about your proposal before we receive your application. We can offer advice, give pointers, suggest people it would be good to talk to – and save you time and energy!

You can give us a call, drop us a line, or come along for an informal chat with us at one of the advice days below – contact 01685 878785 or email to book an appointment slot.


29th June


Micro Fund Proposals Morlais Hall, Ferndale, CF43 4PS


Rhondda 12.00 to 5.00

4th July


Micro Fund Proposals Cymer Afan Library, SA13 3HR


Afan 9.00 to 1.00

5th July


Micro Fund Proposals Our Offices Aberdare, CF44 8DL


Cynon 2.00 to 6.00

19th July


Micro Fund Proposals Pontneathvaughan Village Hall Neath 9.00 to 1.30


Top Tips for making your Micro Fund Application

  • Talk to us before you put pen to paper or finger to keyboard!
  • Read the Form and the guidance in it carefully – give us a call if you have any queries.
  • Answer all the questions
  • Make sure you explain what you’d like to do as clearly and concisely as you can.
  • Tell us exactly who will benefit and how – what difference will the project make?
  • Why is this the thing you need the most what are your plans
  • Make sure you get quotes and accurate costings for the planned work or purchases.
  • Tell us who normally accesses your activities / business – how much do people pay to take part.
  • Before you submit it, ask someone unconnected with what you do to read your application and give you some feedback.