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City Ambition Fund
<< Back Posted on 13th December 2021
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By Emily Cotterill

Head of Projects and Engagement

City Ambition Fund

The City Ambition Fund is currently open and will close again at 11.59pm on Sunday 12th of March.

Click here to download an application form and an equality and diversity monitorting form

Equal opportunities data from our previous funding round has shown that people from black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds are less likely to make an application to the fund.

20% of the £50k of funding is specifically ring fenced and available for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background individuals and their communities. Please apply as we welcome the opportunity to support you. If you have any questions or require any assistance with the application process we are always happy to assist.

The City Ambition fund is an opportunity for people, businesses, and organisations, who have an  idea that aligns with FOR Cardiff’s aims to access funding and see their projects come to life.

The fund was developed as a new project for our second term after we received feedback during consultation that levy payers wanted to see a more transparent and strategic allocation of our external funding.

The City Ambition Fund opened for the first time in our 2022 and provided funding to a wide range of projects. To find out more about the first round of funded projects Click here.

Jane Cook who received City Ambition Funding to deliver the inaugural Cardiff Wine Passport described the fund as,

“Brilliant – I absolutely could not have made this happen without the funding.”

The project was also well received by the levy paying businesses who took part, with Adam Beckey, Events Manager at Curado Bar, explaining that,

“Everyone is super happy with the whole thing. It’s a great initiative, that I can’t wait to see grow year on year.”

Cardiff Wine Passport delivered an economic return to our members far outweighing our investment in the project. Our aim for the City Ambition Fund is that it can continue to act as a catalyst for emerging city centre projects so that they can deliver for our levy payers over the long term.

The equal opportunities monitoring report for the first round of applications is available here.

Please contact Emily Cotterill, if you have any questions about this project.