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Delivering regeneration
in the
Green Heart of Wales

The Regeneration Funding Team within the Economic and Regeneration Service provides a project development and advisory service on all aspects of funding which includes researching and identifying opportunities to bid for funding and supporting project applications.


​We have access to dedicated resources such as GRANTfinder to help find potential sources of funding.  Some of the main funds available in Powys are listed below.  


​We produce funding opportunities bulletins on a quarterly basis, please email us if you would like to receive future bulletins. 


For help and advice contact the Regeneration Funding Team:



Funding Opportunities
Community Funding

Community Funding


Arwain has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, to deliver the LEADER 2014-2020 programme in Powys, which is funded through funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and Welsh Government.  Arwain is administered by the Powys County Council Regeneration team and managed by the One Powys Local Action Group.


LEADER uses local knowledge to promote joined-up "Grass Roots" community-led delivery for rural development.  The One Powys Local Action Group was successful in securing £3,750,000 for projects to create vibrant, empowered and connected local communities, delivering sustainable and innovative solutions to current and future economic, social and environmental issues and to enhance the economic wealth of the County.


The programme ends on 31/05/2022 and is currently closed for funding applications.  Please see the Arwain website for more information (Arwain).

>Powys Community Endowment Fund

The Powys Fund comprises of four grant programmes, offering support to individuals and groups based in Powys for the purposes of education, recreation and leisure.

The Fund makes contributions to projects of up to 50% of costs and grants of:

  • up to £1500 are available for groups

  • between £500 and £1,000 for individuals.

>Community Foundation Wales

Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using the free online search engine, Funding Wales. 

>National Lottery Awards for All Wales

National Lottery funding can help you to make a difference in your community. With funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. It is open to all applications for community projects that meet their criteria. This includes support responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Suitable for Voluntary or community organisations.

National Lottery Heritage Fund

We offer a range of different grant programmes with grants from £3,000 to over £5million. In assessing applications, we take account of the outcomes for heritage, people and communities that projects will achieve.

> Arts Council of Wales

Arts Council of Wales is the country’s funding and development agency for the arts. Our vision is of a creative Wales where the arts are central to the life and wellbeing of the nation. 

> Sports Wales

From grassroots sport to the Principality Stadium, we want to develop a nation of champions. Helping to improve sport in your community takes a Sport Wales grant.

Business Funding

> Powys County Council Town Centre Loan Scheme

Powys County Council has been successful in securing a £1,250,000 loan scheme from Welsh Government for urban regeneration. The key aim of the scheme is to reduce the number of vacant, underutilised and redundant sites and premises within the Town Centre.

> Transforming Towns Placemaking Grant

The Transforming Towns Placemaking Grant provides capital funding for local businesses, social enterprises, and public bodies to enable a broad and flexible programme of support for a wide range of projects that can help to rejuvenate town centres across mid-Wales.

> Business Wales Finance Zone

Working out where to go to find finance and choosing the right type can be tricky. Use our finance locator to find finance options relevant to your business.

> Finance Wales

Finance Wales helps Welsh SMEs by offering commercial investment starting from £1000 up to £3 million. We invest in start-ups and early-stage enterprises as well as more established businesses.

> Training Funding- Retrofit Building Coordinator Programme

Would you like a free fast track to leading knowledge on Building Retrofit? Funded places available to apply for. Opportunities start in June and course completion by the end of September.

More information and application form here:

> Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is a research and innovation based initiative that will supply funds for research in specific themes such as excellent science, competitive industries and better society. It offers UK businesses and researchers important opportunities to find finance, networks and partnerships for innovation. The Welsh European Funding Office has established a Horizon 2020 Unit to provide advice and support to Welsh organisations looking for the most appropriate research and development funding available from the European Union. 

Business Funding
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