Newport City Council Culture, Heritage and Sport Grants on

whatimpact are supporting Newport City Council in their vision for a more ambitious, fairer and greener Newport using modern grant-making system.


Newport City Council, Wales, has partnered with, a social value matchmaking platform, to help launch a modern grant-making system easily accessible to charities, social enterprises and local community groups (VCSEs). Newport City Council will allocate significant amount of Shared Prosperity Funds (SPF) through whatimpact for activities and projects in the areas of culture, heritage and sports that support local communities in Newport. whatimpact platform offers streamlined, transparent grant application process, and an equal opportunity for all community groups to apply.


Newport Objectives

The aim of these grants is to enhance the social fabric and to instil a sense of local pride in Newport. The impact of the projects shall focus on building resilient, healthy and safe neighbourhoods, and to create innovative approaches to crime prevention through supporting activities and events in sports, culture and heritage.  Newport City Council is looking to fund  a wide range of events, projects and initiatives run by voluntary organisations, social enterprises and community groups with beneficiaries in Newport. The grant schemes are looking for innovative intervention approaches, both one-off events and year long projects.

To find out more about what the criteria are and where to apply, visit the Newport City Council profile at whatimpact HERE.

Application Process

The good news is whatimpact has made the grant application process simple, accessible for all! You simply need to create a charity, social enterprise or an unregistered community group profile at, fill out details for your specific project,  and send your application through the platform. The Newport steering group will evaluate applications ongoing basis, granting funds throughout the funding period for new and upcoming projects. If you have any questions about the platform, eligibility or application process – the whatimpact team are here to help you! 

We are hosting a series of information sessions online – come along to find out more and ask any questions you may have!

Online Events

Thursday 15th February 2024 at 12:00pm – 12:45pm > Teams meeting LINK

Tuesday 20th February 2024 at 10:00am – 10:45am > Teams Meeting LINK

Monday 26th February at 14:00pm – 14:45pm > Teams Meeting LINK

By clicking these links you will enter the webinar. Please remember to add the date and time to your calendar!

For anyone who would prefer one-on-one advice and support in Newport or over an online meet up, please send a message to our Grants Coordinator at We are happy to help in person and are able to support you with digital skills and  language barriers. All applications can also be submitted in Welsh.

Our meet-up services in Newport town centre are mainly Monday and Friday between 8am to 10am, and Wednesdays between 5pm to 7pm. If these dates are not convenient for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via email.

We wish to meet you in one of our events and receive your application!


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