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National Lottery Awards for All putting people in the lead with over £400,000 of grants in January

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National Lottery Awards for All Wales
Release date:
6 2 2018

The Big Lottery Fund has awarded £412,395 in grants to communities throughout Wales. Thanks to players of the National Lottery 52 Welsh communities are celebrating the start of the year. See a full list of awards

Here are just a few of the successful projects:

Keeping in Touch in Monmouthshire will use the £4,342 grant to provide a safe and neutral meeting place for children to spend time with their non-residential family members.

Clwb Rygbi Bala Cyf in Gwynedd £7,066 will provide improved facilities for the whole community, they will re-equip the hall and transform the old kitchen into a storage room.

Make The Most Of Your Community CIC in Conwy will  spend their £6,000 grant to promote the new Youth Shed that they are creating with their members. This project will also provide support to the project through the provision of equipment and training for coaches.

Madzimai Pamwe in Newport will  £8,850 use the grant to promote, develop, and encourage members from the Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority community to take up swimming for exercise and well-being.

Gareth Williams, Funding Manager for the National Lottery Awards for All said: “Competition for funding through the programme is greater than ever and it is always difficult to make decisions on which of the many excellent projects we should fund.  We are increasingly looking for the widest benefit of our funding across communities.  We are looking for projects which have really engaged with the whole of their community in deciding what they want to see happen to make where they live a better place.”