New funding available to forge community cohesion


Cardiff Council is once again inviting applications from community groups and third sector organisations across the city for grant funding available to help build cohesive and resilient communities. 

Small grants of up to £2,000 are available to support projects and initiatives that highlight and celebrate the diversity of communities in the city.  Funding can be used for a range of purposes, including holding events and activities, producing supportive literature, or building capacity within a community. 

Applications must meet at least one of the following objectives: - 

  • Celebrating diversity
  • Hate crime awareness
  • Countering harmful / hateful narratives
  • Reducing community tensions
  • Community capacity building
  • Communities working together to support community cohesion
  • Promoting equality across all protected characteristics within the Equality Act 2010
  • Promoting community cohesion as outlined in the Future Generations Act (A Wales of cohesive communities - Attractive, viable, safe, and well-connected communities)
  • Links to significant equality event (e.g. Black History Month, Hate Crime Awareness Month) 

A council spokesperson said: "We're keen to hear from groups and organisations with ideas for building cohesive and resilient communities, so we're looking for schemes that enable citizens from different backgrounds to share positive relationships, to feel safe in their neighbourhoods, and to have a sense of mutual respect and shared values." 

Applications are invited from constituted and established voluntary organisation or community groups that have a bank or building society account in the name of the organisation.

Collaboration between groups/organisations applying for the funding is strongly encouraged. In exceptional circumstances, partnership applications (more than two groups working together on a project) of up to £5,000 will be considered. 

Exclusions apply to how the funding can be used and applicants are encouraged to read the eligibility criteria in the application form carefully before applying. 

Each application will be assessed, and final decisions made by panel. Projects will need to be finalised by March 2025. 

For further information and to request an application form for funding, please email

The deadline for applications to be submitted is May 14, 2024.

*Applications are now closed. Decisions will be announced in June.