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Pobl Trust

Pobl Trust is Pobl Group’s registered charity. It raises funds and allocates grants to community groups and organisations to improve the quality of life and create opportunities for people and communities in the areas where Pobl Group works.


We are always fundraising!

And from time to time you will see our campaigns:

Donate to our Just Giving page

Funding Themes

Each year a number of themes are agreed for which applications from across communities in South Wales can be received.

The funding themes for 2021 are:

– Isolation and Loneliness

– Children and Young People

– Hunger and Food Poverty


There are 3 funding rounds each year where grants are awarded up to the value of £1000.

Funding Rounds:

1 – April application window is now closed.

2 – September application window is now closed.

3 – Application window 7th Jan – 4th Feb 2022.

Application help and guidance

Below are some pointers to consider when completing our application form.


Funding round 3 – Application window 7th Jan – 4th Feb 2022.

  • How do I apply for a Pobl Trust grant?

    It’s easy! – If your organisation or project is within a location that Pobl works (these cover most of South Wales and Powys), falls under one of the key funding themes (which are reviewed each year), are in line with our Pobl Group ambitions and is within the funding limit of £1000, then you can apply.

    Applications are made by filling in the simple Pobl Trust Grant Application form. *Form will be made available when a funding round is open – see link above.

    All applications are reviewed by the Pobl Trust Trustee team and those deemed eligible are put forward for a Pobl Colleagues vote. The organisations or projects that receive the most votes will be awarded their grant request.

    Trustees will also have the discretion to make further awards, where funds permit.

    There are 3 funding rounds each year and the timescales look like this….

    • Funding Round open (1st to end of each of the following months)

    April, September and January

    • Applications Review, voted on and agreed with trustees

    May, October and February

    • Funding Awarded

    June, November and March

  • Our decision making process

    The aim of Pobl Trust is to improve the quality of life and create opportunities for people and the wider communities in areas where Pobl Group work.

    We want our grants to reach as many people as possible and the impact of the grant to help the organisation/project be sustainable and create longevity. Therefore:

    • Pobl Trust cannot allocate funding where there is a single/family recipient, the impact of the funding must be for wider groups and communities.
    • Pobl Trust is unable to fund activities/projects that should be being provided with income from another source.
    • Pobl Trust is unable to support applications for food for food banks, sports kits, travel costs and day trips / one off events and for the payment of salaries.
    • Pobl Trust cannot award funding over £1000.
  • Getting started with your application form

    Have you got everything you need to complete your application form?

    • Your organisation’s/project’s contact details, information, location and postcode.
    • A clear summary of your project and the impact it will have on the people/communities it will serve, and how the project will have longevity.
    • How much funding you’ll need (up to a maximum of £1000) and what you’ll be spending it on; ideally with a breakdown of costs.

    Right, you are ready to make your application – there will be notes against each section to help you understand what we are looking for – Good luck!

    Don’t forget, we’re here if you need a little help… pobltrust@poblgroup.co.uk

  • Celebrating your project

    If you have been successfully awarded a Pobl Trust grant we would love to share your story and the impact it has made, on our website and social media.

    We will ensure that we go through all the correct GDPR protocols before publishing anything. We won’t ask you to fill in any long evaluation forms but sharing your story at the end of the project helps us promote the great work both you and the Pobl Trust are doing!

Recently Awarded & Successful Applications

Check out the amazing projects, organisations and charities that we’ve awarded so far…

Pobl Lottery

The majority of the Trust incomes comes from the Pobl Lottery, an internal lottery for Pobl colleagues.

The Pobl Lottery is a pretty big deal here at Pobl! Every Friday, or should we say Fri-Yay! We celebrate a lottery player winning the weekly jackpot.

Oh, and one small thing… We love to surprise the winning player!



The Pobl Trust is now linked to Amazon Smile!

Link your Amazon account to the Pobl Trust’s Smile account and for every purchase you make this Christmas (and beyond), the Pobl Trust will receive a small percentage of the net total cost, at no extra cost… Now that’s something to smile about!

It’s as easy as clicking this link..

Get In Touch

If you’d like more information about our funding themes or would like help filing in the application form, please get in touch!

Email: pobltrust@poblgroup.co.uk

Address: Pobl Trust, Exchange House, The Old Post Office, High Street, Newport NP20 1AA

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Registered charity no. 1161479