The Welsh Folk Dance Society (WFDS) are keen to support all traditional folk dance groups and help
ensure our traditions continue to thrive. One means of doing so is by offering a support and
development grant. Further details and guidance are available below. If the details apply to
your team please download and complete the application for and to e-mail .

Guidelines for applying for a WFDS grant

The grant is offered to parties of mixed dancers, i.e. male and female, who promote
folk dancing and clogging.

  • Ideally the grant will be offered to a group of young people, but members of the
    Society’s working committee who will consider all applications, will be flexible in their
  • The successful applicants receive help and advice to set up a dance party and an
    initial amount as a grant;
  • A maximum of £500 is provided for each application, but an additional application
    could be made in the second year, if there is more need from a thriving enterprise;
  • Payments are made in advance for something specific e.g. hall hire, general costs etc
  • A grant can be considered to help with costumes – but not to pay for a full set of
    costumes or clogs. In this connection, a system of matching funding (match funding)
    could be looked at
  • A local mentor is offered to support and offer guidance to the leader / leaders of the
  • The groups should be members of the Welsh Folk Dance Society;
  • You will need evidence of dedication to form a dance group and a plan to meet to
    practice regularly.

For an informal conversation and more details, contact the Chairman of the Cymru Folk
Dance Association: Dr. John Idris Jones on 07495806077.

Ffurflen gais / Grant application

Ffurflen gais Grant application (PDF)