We live in tough economic times. It’s often local community groups that feel the impact most. That’s why The Fund for Wales is so vital. Our grants can provide much-needed funding for local projects supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our neighbourhoods.
Your money can go to those working to build stronger communities. This involves helping people of all ages to feel more included in their community, providing better access to services or supporting people to develop new skills.
Discover more about who we have helped so far:
Amlwch Age Well is a community group in rural Anglesey which helps people who are isolated or lonely to have a safe, friendly environment to meet new friends and explore new experiences. Supported by Age Cymru, it has 50 volunteers who work alongside over 200 local people who, despite challenges of distance and age, enjoy learning and exploring together through supporting each other. Tai Chi lessons, cooking for men, gardening projects and computer lessons are all on offer at the centre.
The Fund for Wales grant has helped Amlwch Age Well set up a History Group and a Culture Club. Local experts have given talks, and guides have conducted field trips to sites of historic interest on the island. Family history is also very popular, and has inspired use of the club’s computers for genealogy research. The award has also contributed towards a book club and opera and ballet trips.