Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council, DVSC, is delighted to have been selected as the lead body to distribute £460,000 of Welsh Government Intermediate Care Funding to the third sector across six counties in North Wales. The funding is for projects, activities or events which enhance existing services or develop new ones, and benefit citizens with learning disabilities (all ages) or children with complex needs, their families and carers in North Wales.
Voluntary groups and organisations will be able to apply directly to DVSC for two tiers of funding. Experience shows that small sums of money can make a big difference to people’s quality of life and wellbeing so the first tier has been set at £5,000. The second tier is for applications upwards of £5,000 but capped at £25,000. Proposals and applications for smaller grants are positively encouraged, as are projects looking to work in partnership with other organisations and across the six counties.
DVSC will be hosting funding surgeries and events throughout North Wales in partnership with neighbouring County Voluntary Councils to promote the funding opportunity to as many voluntary groups and third sector organisations as possible. DVSC’s Sector Support team will be able to give guidance and support to organisations as they develop bids to ensure they meet the necessary criteria.
There will be a flexible two tier decision making process, with a North Wales Third Sector Panel made up of representatives from neighbouring County Voluntary Councils, and users and citizens screening bids twice a month from October and making recommendations to the North Wales Social Care and Well-Being Services Improvement Collaborative for final approval before funding is released. The intention is that the process is flexible, speedy and user friendly.
For the application form and guidance notes please see below:-
If you would like to discuss your proposal further please do not hesitate to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call: Stephen Convill, Sector Development Officer – direct on 01824 709 316 (Monday – Thursday)
Debbie Neale, DVSC’s Sector Development Officer – direct on 01824 709 334 (Monday to Thursday)