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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council

Creu Ynys Actif Fund


As part of the UK's Shared Prosperity Programme, approximately £1.3m has been earmarked for Anglesey with some of the funding committed to establish funds to support community projects.

£400,000 has been earmarked to support projects in the field of creating an active and healthy island. The fund will be administrated jointly between Isle of Anglesey County Council and Môn Actif.

Timetable

The opening date of funds for round one is 12 February 2024.

The closing date to submit applications to the funds is 5pm on 11 March 2024. We will aim to assess and approve applications by 15 April 2024.

It will not be possible to fund any activity that has commenced before an offer letter has been signed and returned to Ise of Anglesey County Council officers.

We do not anticipate that we will open a second round to apply for the funds. An additional round may be held should the demand be low in the first round.

Who can apply

The fund is open to any not-for-profit organisation that complies with the application guidelines. For example, community sports clubs, charities, social enterprises, and voluntary organisations.

What is possible to fund

It is possible to apply for amounts between £5,000 up to £30,000, to fund a project in its entirety, or to partially fund a larger project.

While it is possible to submit an application for 100% of the project costs, efforts to joint fund will be considered when scoring applications. When the grant contributes towards a larger project, the whole financial package is expected to be in place before a grant will be released from this fund. 

Each application will be expected either to:

  • create additional / new opportunities to be physically active in sports or fitness and wellbeing activities, or
  • contribute towards the sustainability of organisations that provide the above opportunities

Type of items that can be funded

  • Necessary expenditure to establish a new club or team or to extend the number of people who can participate in your activities.
  • Training to qualify volunteers who will broaden opportunities to be active.
  • Hire facilities to establish a new club or team or to extend the number of people who can participate in your activities.
  • Energy efficiency measures in sports facilities.
  • Invest in facilities to create additional opportunities including necessary feasibility work.
  • Invest in projects that will create a regular income stream for the organisation, and therefore strengthen financial sustainability.
  • Upgrade facilities to create new inclusive opportunities.
  • Costs of holding an event that will encourage more people to be regularly active - BUT clear pathways need to be shown for people to continue to participate after the event.

Type of items that are not eligible

  • Maintenance costs of equipment and buildings.
  • Costs of holding activities that already exist.
  • The costs of employing staff in an existing role.

We are eager to see applications that create opportunities for groups with a low level of participation in the county at present, such as women and girls, older people / 60+, 4 - 11-year-olds, disabled people, BAME groups, those living in deprived areas.

There will be a need to show that the project contributes towards the grant’s main outcome, which is more users of facilities and amenities.

How to apply

Essential information

Please read the attachments on this page before applying. They contain essential information to make the process of applying easier for you.

Once you are ready to submit your application, complete the online form and use the 'Submit button at the end of the form to send your form to us. 

Make sure you submit the supporting documents, which are listed within the guidance, with your application. It will not be possible to process incomplete applications.

There is a checklist for what information and uploads you will need to apply at the beginning of the online form.

Example form to help you

We have created an example version of the online application form.

Have a look at this form so that you know what information you will need when you apply using the online form.

Online application form

Closed to applications.

Closing date: 5pm, 11 March 2024

If you require advice on your application, please contact the Môn Actif Grants Officer, Mr Dave Barker: davebarker@ynysmon.llyw.cymru 01248 752954 or 07967 845 468

Paper copies

If you require a hard copy or emailed version of the application form, please contact Mr Dave Barker davebarker@ynysmon.llyw.cymru 01248 752954 or 07967 845468.

Make sure you submit the supporting documents, which are listed within the guidance, with your application. It will not be possible to process incomplete applications.

If you need a more accessible version, please email digital@anglesey.gov.wales so that we can help you.