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This capital grant fund aims to develop and improve facilities for communities in order to tackle poverty and its effects.
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Other organisations in and outside Wales are also a useful source of advice and some of those also provide sources of funding.

There are a number of possible sources of funding available. Some of them are listed here.

Big Lottery Fund (external link) has introduced the Community Asset Transfer Programme with a funding pot of up to £9m to support the transfer of assets to third sector organisations.

Charity Bank (external link) is a savings and loans bank with a mission to use money for the common good. They offer loans of up to £2.5m to community enterprises and organisations with a social purpose in Wales. Loans are available to help buy property, develop community facilities, fund social projects, and assist day-to-day operations as you wait for grant funding to arrive.

Robert Owen Community Banking (external link) is a not-for-profit finance company working to build more resilient local economies in Wales. They provide loan and investment finance opportunities across Wales to create assets and legacies for local communities and help to unlock sustainable income streams.

Welsh Government Community Facilities Programme is a £10m capital fund to tackle poverty across Wales. The programme enables community and voluntary groups, as well as social enterprises, to bid for capital grants of up to £500,000 to improve community facilities which provide services for vulnerable local people.

Triodos Bank (external link) seek to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change.

Grant Finder (external link) allows you to subscribe to its services to find a grant that may be applicable to you.