Third Sector Grants

The Neath Port Talbot Third Sector grant fund is now open for applications for 2019-2020 financial year.

The closing date for applications is 4th December 2018 for a decision on 31st December 2018.

Core Funding

Advice has been issued to help organisations who wish to apply for core funding from Neath Port Talbot Council’s Third Sector Grant Scheme following changes made to the Scheme that will be effective in 2019-20.

Core funding includes the core costs of running and developing an organisation or more specifically the costs to help it carry out a particular project or service.

From 2019-20 those organisations who are bidding for core funding will need to make a commitment to helping the Council implement its Corporate Plan in eight areas that were subject of public consultation over the summer/early autumn:
a. Promote the take up of the Council’s on-line services through the Switch brand and help people to access those on-line services (digital assist support);
b. Encourage participation in Council and local community-run events to support well-being;
c. Leverage in additional funding;
d. Promote the Council’s Community Directory (Dewis) so that there is a good understanding of all the services that are available within the local area and how to access them;
e. Encourage the identification and development of local early intervention and prevention services and facilitate access to those services;
f. Support, inform and promote the Council’s priorities;
g. Contribute to engagement and communications campaigns to improve understanding within communities of the Council’s priorities and services;
h. Where appropriate, provide a physical space that can facilitate co-location of workers from across the public service to provide more integrated services that respond to the needs of local people and communities

How to apply

  • Download the appropriate application form.
  • Please read the Scheme before completing an application form.
  • Applications should show how the proposal embraces the Sustainable Development principle as contained within the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.
  • Return completed application via email thirdsectorgrants@npt.gov.uk by the 4th December 2018.
  • An acknowledgement email will be sent on receipt of your application via the above email address. 
Applicants will be notified before 31st December on whether or not they have been successful.


If you would like to speak to an officer on your proposed application or have any queries concerning the Scheme and the completion of the above documentation please contact Nita Sparkes on:

Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will be dealt with to the same standards and time scales as those submitted in English

Third Sector Grants Downloads
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docx Application 1 - To support core funding over £1000 143 KB
docx Application 2 - For activities under £1000 127 KB
docx Application 3 - Activities £1000+ relating to costs other than core funding 139 KB