Congratulations due for National Lottery Community Fund successes in Swansea

Three projects based in Swansea West have been awarded £85,273 of National Lottery funding in August after successfully applying to The National Lottery Community Fund.  Congratulations is due to:

Swansea Women’s Aid, £65,273 will provide additional support for women, children and young people facing increased levels of domestic abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic. It will extend emotional and practical support for women, and offer increased crisis support and safety planning for children and young people. The improved provision is a response to the documented increase in the level and severity of domestic abuse, especially during lockdown.

Kirumba Team received a £10,000 grant to help improve the mental and physical wellbeing of BAME individuals, by holding virtual health sessions and delivering food and prescriptions to vulnerable members within their community.

Sa1ute were also successful in receiving a £10,000 grant and will provide fresh meals and food hampers to keyworkers and their children, vulnerable people, and military veterans during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Well done to all these organisations in successfully applying and I hope they all continue to do the great work they do for our community.

The National Lottery Community Fund has continued to support communities across Wales throughout the COVID-19 emergency and remains open to applications to support the recovery from the pandemic. Since April, they have awarded £17 million to 656 groups with the majority of these grants helping communities to adapt to and recover from COVID-19. Our regional teams have adapted to offer flexible support to applicants and existing grantholders including hosting virtual funding advice sessions and meeting digitally to ensure communities can continue to access National Lottery funding at this crucial time. For further information about funding see www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/wales.