Frequently asked questions

Who will you accept applications from?

We will accept applications from groups and organisations that are led by and develop cultural activities and projects for Wales’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. We will also accept applications from community groups and organisations whose clientele are primarily Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.

How much funding can we apply for?

Medium Grants – groups and organisations (Constituted group, charity, Community Interest company, including new groups) can apply for £1001 to £5000.

Large Grant – organisations (Constituted group, charity, Community Interest company, operating for more than 18 months) can apply for £5001 to £30,000.

What is the closing date to apply?

Applications for Medium and Large Grants will need to be submitted by 9am on Monday 25th September.

What kinds of projects does the grant fund support?

The Welsh Government’s Culture Grant Scheme for Grassroot Organisations is in place to support a range of projects and groups that reflect the cultural diversity of Wales’s communities including, but not exclusive to visual art, community art, dance, carnival, festivals, performance, literature, and music.

What can the money be spent on?

A successful grant can be used to fund capital expenditure as well as revenue and can be used to fund resources, venue hire, volunteer expenses, marketing materials, IT and other equipment for example to support the delivery of your cultural activity. You will be asked to break down your budget to show costs under revenue or capital funding.

What is the difference between revenue and capital costs?

Capital costs are the costs relating to buying items that will last for several years. This will include items such as equipment, musical instruments, modifications and changes to premises, furnishings or other items that will last for several years.

Revenue costs are costs that are incurred in the day to day running of your group and the project and can include, workshop materials, stationery, phone bills, salaries etc.

What can’t the money be spent on?

Funding cannot be spent on activities that take place outside Wales.

Commercial activities will not be supported, and the grant will not fund generic or mass fundraising appeals.

Except for partnership projects and as described in your application form, funds cannot be passed on to other organisations and will not fund investments.

 What will the process look like and when can we start our project?

Grant decisions will be announced late October, projects can start in November. Please do not begin your project until you have had the outcome of your grant application.

When can we do our project?

Projects can be single year – November 2023 to 31 March 2024. Or

Projects can be multi-year – November 2023 to 31 December 2024.

How will funding decisions be made?

An independent grant panel will make decisions on which projects are successful and will consider the purpose and aims of the applicant group, what your group wants to achieve and how you will do it and the impact that your project will have on your target community or audience. The panel will be looking for applications that are well thought out and are properly costed.

How do I apply or find out more? 

Please find all the details you need in the grant information sheets on our website – Click Here.

For further queries and support in your application please contact us at or call 029 2036 8888 Option 3.