Community grants

Viridor and Prosiect Gwyrdd community fund

The Viridor and Prosiect Gwyrdd community fund can provide financial support to community initiatives in Newport.

Organisations can apply for up to £3000 to support the activities and projects of local community associations. The fund allocates £50,000 per year to projects.

Any organisation or group, which is properly constituted, not-for-profit and not controlled by a local authority can apply for funding.

Applications for funding are judged on sustainability, local need, community involvement, value for money and education.

Read more and download an application form and guidance from Viridor 

Landfill Communities Fund

The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) is managed by an organisation called Entrust and allows Newport City Council, as a landfill site operator, to claim part of the income generated by landfill tax for projects which improve local communities. 

Local organisations may apply for this funding for specific projects that meet the scheme's requirements. 

Read full details and apply via the Entrust website  

Welsh Church Fund

The Welsh Church Act 1914 secured the disestablishment of the Anglican Church in Wales and made provision for the funding of church projects. 

Newport City Council receives an annual allocation which can be awarded for a wide range of charitable objectives including educational, social, recreational and cultural purposes - the fund is no longer used exclusively for church projects.

The Guidance Note (pdf) explains eligibility.

Download the Welsh Church fund application form (pdf).

There are two grant periods each year. Welsh Church Fund applications are considered between:  

  • 1 September  - deadline for applications 28 February
  • 1 March - deadline for applications 31 August 


Contact Newport City Council and ask for the corporate administration supervisor.