Applications for the 2012 Welsh Church Acts Fund are being invited by Wrexham Council. The Welsh Church Act 1914 is an Act of Parliament under which the Welsh part of the Church of England was separated and disestablished. The Welsh Church Act Trust was established from the proceeds and assets, which were distributed evenly amongst the former County Councils in Wales and further divided between the Unitary Authorities with their establishment in 1996.
Applications for the awards will be considered in September 2012 and organisations wishing to have an application considered should submit their completed application form by 31 July 2012. Applicants who have received a grant in the previous two years are asked to note that a subsequent application is unlikely to succeed.
Last September the Council awarded grants totalling £7,791.38 from The Welsh Church Acts Fund. These grants were awarded to 25 organisations seeking assistance for the cost of equipment or specific projects such as renovation work. The fund is used to provide financial assistance for charitable purposes to organisations operating within the Wrexham County Borough area, with aims fitting the scheme’s criteria.
Priority for distribution will be given to Organisations supporting Social and Recreational Facilities, Places of Worship and Burial Grounds and Blind and Elderly Persons. The maximum amount of award available will be £500.
Application forms and a list of grant criteria can be obtained from the Council’s internet site at www.wrexham.gov.uk, by post from the Head of Finance, Wrexham County Borough Council, Lambpit Street Wrexham LL11 1AR or by telephone from Mr Karl Griffiths (01978) 292724.