Gwanwyn operates a Community Grant Scheme to assist organisations that wish to participate in the festival.

We are keen to include as many different kinds of cultural and community organisations as possible and participating organisations have ranged from theatre venues and museums to care homes and community centres.

Organisers contribute anything you can think of – painting, photography, theatre, dance, creative writing, film, storytelling, workshops, performances, exhibitions, networking events, discussions and much more.

We would request that you only apply for the sum of money which is absolutely necessary for your event. Simply put – if you only need £250 please apply for £250 (max £500). This will enable us to maximise the number of events we can support.

To be eligible for consideration for one of these community grants, you will need to ensure that your funding application form is received at the latest by Friday 13 December 2019.

Applications will be reviewed in December and successful applicants will be notified in early January. Projects will need to be delivered during May 2020.

How to apply

Please download our Information Pack for more information.

Gwanwyn Festival 2020 Information Pack

Gwyn Gwanwyn 2020 Pecyn Gwybodaeth

If you meet the criteria, please register to apply

Once registered, please complete your application

If you need help or advice, our Gwanwyn team can be contacted on 029 2043 1555 or by email

Gwanwyn also supports cultural or community organisations looking to improve their arts and creative offer for older people throughout the year and is interested to speak to organisations (both professional and voluntary) who are interested in exploring creative ageing and celebrating creativity in older age.

Please get in touch to find out ways in which Gwanwyn can help.