Information & Criteria
A wide variety of projects can be funded. Although the National Park Authority is administering the fund with the help of Fforum Eryri, any group or organisation can submit projects. Projects must meet at least one of the National Park purposes, but the emphasis can be economic, social, cultural and/or environmental. Most projects will be in the National Park but some outside may be funded if they show clear benefit to the Park.
Successful projects are likely to include some or all of the following elements:
- Practical work – from the most local, to projects covering the whole of the Park.
- Project development such as officer costs, group development, partnership development
- Research, which will include learning from good ideas from elsewhere
- Awareness raising and training about sustainability - at a philosophical or a practical level
Projects supported shall contribute to key Strategic Objective areas of the National Park Plan (“The Plan”) as summarised below:
- Carbon Management
- Improving Habitats
- Enhancing Landscapes
- Promoting Cultural Heritage
- Improving access and understanding opportunities for all
- Supporting sustainable communities
See the page on Project Outcome Guidance for detailed information on how your project can help contribute towards these objectives.
The Plan and the Fund also aim to contribute towards achievement of the Welsh Government’s Well- being goals set out in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. Projects supported therefore shall help contribute towards these goals. The well-being goals are:
- A prosperous Wales
- A resilient Wales
- A healthier Wales
- A more equal Wales
- A Wales of cohesive communities
- A Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language
- A globally responsible Wales
Expressions of Interest
During the year we will release new themes or ‘Expressions of Interest’ for grant applications. Applications that meet the additional requirements of these themes will be awarded additional scoring. You can view our latest themes here.
These themes are created in partnership with and have the approval of the Fforwm Eryri. Themes will be publicised via Fforwm members, the press, direct contact with relevant partners and other relevant partnerships/ funding schemes. Each Theme will include a short brief to give guidance to applicants on the type of applications that would be considered. Officers from the Authority will offer support to advise candidates.
It is anticipated that it will be necessary to set 4 strategic areas (to accord with the purposes of the Partnership Plan) to be implemented within the financial year – at a rate of 22.5% for all areas, with the remaining 10% for applications under £1,000. These strategic areas will form the basis of the Expressions of Interest.
For expediency, requests for less than £1,000 will be decided by officers of the Authority, and reported to the subsequent Forum.
Fforwm Eryri members will be able to offer relevant schemes for these funding source however a declaration of interest must be completed and our strict guidelines followed to ensure that no conflict of interest occurs.
Who Can Apply?
There are no restrictions on who can apply for funding. However, it is expected that most successful applications will be submitted by organisations, community groups and other partnerships. Individuals or individual businesses can only be beneficiaries where the project shows clear benefit to the wider community.
This form is a great way of getting feedback from us before you start work on your full application. We also recommend having an informal chat with one of our officers for advice and guidance before filling out the form (see contact details below).
You do not need to fill out a project enquiry form for grants under £1000, but it’s still worth speaking to us before filling out the application form.
If you have any questions or aren’t sure of anything do get in touch with us:
Keith O’Brien, Sustainability and Community Officer
Tel: (01766) 772257