Community Chest

Lottery logoFancy £1500 towards your community sport project?

Community Chest offers grant of up to £1500 in any 12 month period for activities that:

  • Encourage more people to become more active, more often
  • Raises the standards of existing activities

Please note, applicants are able to claim a second £1500 if their application is based on one of the 2 priority areas. To be eligible they must demonstrate that their application either:

  • Better prepares clubs to cater for interest generated via 2012; or
  • Tackles inequality - BME, disability (inclusion), women and girls, social inclusion.

Who can apply?

The scheme is open to any group as long as they hold a bank account in the organsiation's name.

Who cannot apply?

Sorry but if you are a member of the public, primary school or associated body arranging activities for children, or secondary school whose part of the 5x60 scheme you are ineligible to apply for a Community Chest grant.

In addition the following activities cannot be funded:

  • Physical activities such as gardening, DIY, environmental improvements, performance dance or circus skills
  • Existing activities / projects that have already started
  • Projects that are considered to be part of an organisation's normal day to day running costs
  • Projects based outside Wales

Or the following project elements:

  • Maintenance, repair or replacement of current equipment or facilities (however consideration will be given to replace equipment that no longer complies with current legislation)
  • Purchase of personal items of equipment
  • Catering and hospitality
  • Medals, certificates or trophies
  • Domestic or foreign tours
  • One off events with no links to ongoing activities
  • Memberships
  • Capital projects (projects that involve building or buying land)
  • Financial support for individuals

 How to apply?

Community Chest is run partnership with the 22 local authorities in Wales so you need to download an application form and submit it to your local authority contact.

Application Form

Before completing your application form, please ensure you read the scheme guidance notes for further details and for all your contact information.

To access the application form you will need Adobe version 5 through 9 (select the link for a free download if you do not have it already downloaded to your PC).  It is an interactive PDF so you are able to type directly onto it.  We recommended you download and save your application to your local drive in order to complete it at your leisure. 

When completing your application, if you require more information about a section, press the red circular button.  Use the same red button to return to the section you were completing.  When completed please see the section "7.0 What Happens Next?" to ensure you send your application to the correct location for it to be processed as quickly as possible.