The Seaburne Fund

Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, and Wrexham

Applications for this grant are closed

This fund is currently closed to applications. It will reopen in June 2022. Applicants will be informed of the outcome within 2 months of the deadline. We would also recommend that you sign up to our Grants Newsletter to keep up to date with any developments.





The Seaburne Fund is a Wales wide fund with a focus on supporting people from secondary through to further or higher education who have a genuine need for financial support, and for whom the level of educational attainment they wish to achieve would not be possible without the assistance of the fund.

The Fund is dedicated to enhancing education and strengthening communities in Wales.

In 2020 Community Foundation Wales published the findings of a piece of research undertaken with more than 100 community groups across Wales. Our Loud and Clear report highlighted that charities and community groups in Wales want funders to prioritise core funding and longer-term partnerships. We have used the learning in this report to help us to shape this fund and to show groups that we believe in their core purpose and want to support them to work more effectively in their communities longer term.

We recognise how important it is for groups to be able to plan for the future and that having secure funding can give you the confidence and reassurance to develop your project over the long-term. To be considered for a three year grant please complete the additional section of the application form indicating how you plan to develop your project over the period of funding being applied for.

We also recognise the challenge of finding core funding, especially longer term. Groups can now apply for funding towards core costs for up to 3 years, providing the group can provide accounts for at least the last 12 months.

What grants are available?

  • Individuals can apply for between £1,000 and £1,500.

(Please note, if you are applying for a bursary, the duration of the grant will last for the full term of the qualification studied.)

  • Organisations & Schools can apply for grants from £1,000 and £1,500
  • Grants of between 1 and 3 years will be considered.


Who can apply?

Individuals, groups and organisations throughout Wales supporting educational needs of students can be considered for a grant. The application must show a clear need for financial support, financial hardship or additional support needs possibly as a result of the COVID pandemic.


  • The fund will be used to support organisations and *schools to run projects that support disadvantaged young people, enhancing and improving their educational and career aspirations.

*Please note that any schools applying for this fund MUST be able to demonstrate that their project is extra-curricular and NOT statutory provision.

Individuals can be supported to:

  • Purchase technical equipment necessary for their study
  • Cover the costs of further education of gifted and talented students who have experienced disadvantage and who are not economically able to support themselves through further study with a bursary for the duration of the course. We do accept applications for post-graduate study, however undergraduate applications will be prioritised.

How to apply?

All applicants must complete an application form.

We are open for applications from a month prior to the deadline of 15th February 2022. Applicants will be informed of the outcome within 2 months of the deadline.

We won’t be able to accept applications submitted outside the above time period.


Please note:

  • Grants will not be awarded retrospectively i.e. for costs already incurred prior to receipt of the grant offer letter and signed terms and conditions.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate the financial/social need the grant will address.
  • Grants will not be awarded towards costs where financial support is otherwise available e.g. tuition fees where the applicant is eligible for a student loan.


Contact us

You can contact us on 02920 379 580 or fill out the contact form below for more information.

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