(Picture – NoFitState Circus)
62 organisations across Wales have been awarded nearly £250,000 in grants from the National Lottery ‘Awards for All’ programme, run by the Big Lottery Fund.
6 of those are based within Rhondda Cynon Taf.
1st Pontygwaith Scout Group will use their grant of £5k to provide a range of outdoor activities for their members to increase confidence and self-esteem.
Manage Money Wales CIC who receive just under £5k will use their grant to run preparation to work skills courses with 21 people who are currently unemployed to help them get into work.
Ysgol Ty Coch in Pontypridd will use £4,980 awarded to them, to create an outdoor play area for pupils with multiple and complex learning difficulties, and with autistic spectrum disorder.
The South Wales Community Mountain Rangers plan to engage the local community in bush craft training, river clean ups, clearing paths and litter picks, to improve their local environment and build social cohesion. They will receive £5k.
Spectacle Theatre company also receive just under that amount, as they plan on working with young people and residents of Ty Ddewi in Pentre Rhondda to enable sharing of life experiences through poetry, paintings, photographs and oral history.
Wcka Rhigos in Aberdare want to host a fun day for their whole community to promote cohesion, so they’ve been awarded £1,675 to help with that.
Gareth Williams, the Awards for All Programme Manager for the Big Lottery Fund in Wales, said:
“Concerns about young people becoming more sedentary have been aired across the media. It’s great that so many of Wales’ communities are addressing this with projects offering opportunities to get fitter while exploring new skills.”
As pictured above, in neighbouring Caerphilly County, NoFitState Community Circus Ltd have been awarded £5,000 to deliver circus activity workshops to young people in Caerphilly over the summer holidays.
You can read the full list here