Carmarthenshire County Council Update – May

Carmarthenshire COVID-19 Community Response fund

A new grant fund has been launched to aid community organisations across Carmarthenshire in response to the COVID19 pandemic. The Carmarthenshire COVID-19 Community Response Fund is a joint scheme supported by Carmarthenshire County Council, Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS), Mynydd y Betws Wind Farm Fund, LEADER , Welsh Church Fund , West Wales Care Partnership and Welsh Government.

Eligible organisations can apply for a maximum of £1000 in order to support voluntary sector organisations and community groups in Carmarthenshire to maintain or increase activities that support the vulnerable during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

To register your interest, please contact

Third Sector Questionnaire

Carmarthenshire County Council, Carmarthenshire Association of Volunteering Services and the Wales Cooperative Centre are very aware of the impact which the  COVID-19 pandemic is currently having on the third sector and want to ensure that the needs and the concerns of the sector are heard during this difficult and unprecedented time.

In order to assess the situation, we have created a questionnaire for third sector organisations in order to be able to assess the impact in Carmarthenshire as well as on individual organisations.

We are encouraging all third sector organisations to complete the questionnaire and submit by 10th June 2020.

Third Sector Questionnaire

£26 million to help small charities in Wales

The Welsh Government has announced that small charities within the retail, leisure and hospitality sector will receive a £10,000 business support grant to help them respond to the financial challenges of Covid-19.

This new package will support properties with a rateable value of £12,000 or below. This scheme is being administered by Carmarthenshire County Council.

Details on how to apply will be available soon.

Community Funding

New funding has been made available to assist a wide range of organisations which have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Various grants have been announced to help charities, organisations and community groups to continue to deliver much needed services and provide support to communities.

Projects most impacted by the coronavirus and which support some of the most vulnerable in our communities will be able to benefit from financial support. The funding packages span the arts, community, charity, heritage, education, environment and sports sectors. Details of these grants are included on our website

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Community directory

A community directory is available, which lists community organisations helping and providing essential services to support residents.

If you are co-ordinating a community support group in your area, and wish to be included on our webpages then please email with your contact details, a brief description of your community support group, the area where you’re based, an email address or phone number, and details of how people can best get in touch – a web link or the address of your Facebook page, for example.

Community directory


Throughout Carmarthenshire, communities and businesses have come together to help wherever they can offering both practical and emotional support.

If you are looking for volunteers please contact CAVS: or telephone 01267 245555.

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