Grant fund launched for community projects along the Cambrian Lines

Following the success of their previous grant scheme, the Cambrian Railway Partnership are delighted to announce the opening of this year’s Community Support Fund.

The scheme is being administered by Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) and is being delivered in partnership with Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations (CAVO), Mantell Gwynedd, Community Resource Shropshire and PAVO.

The Partnership launched their first Grant Fund during the Covid-19 pandemic in November 2020, where grants of up to £500 were available to help organisations remain active and sustainable.

For this latest round of funding, grants of up to £1500 are available for community projects that alleviate social isolation and/or improve health and wellbeing.

Stuart Williams, Chair of the Cambrian Railway Partnership, said: “The Cambrian Railway Partnership is delighted to launch our Community Support Fund, which expands on the successful resilience fund we offered in 2021.

“We hope to be able to support many organisations local to the Cambrian Line from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth, and Machynlleth to Pwllheli, to alleviate social isolation and generally improve people’s health and wellbeing.”

The fund is open to constituted community groups, charities, and CICs. Groups must be based within a 10km/6-mile radius of the Cambrian Main Line/Cambrian Coast Line. The grant will fund new or existing activities that meet the objectives of the scheme.

The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 14th October 2022. Application forms for the Grant Fund can be downloaded here.

For more information and support, please contact your local CVC:

Further information about the fund can also be obtained from Claire Williams, Cambrian Railway Partnership Development Officer, via