Funding is available for good causes in Cardiff Central via the National Lottery Community Fund.
People use this funding to do extraordinary things, taking the lead to improve their lives and communities.
The NLCF has two main avenues of funding –
– National Lottery Awards for All – a small and simple grant programme, which awards grants from £300 to £10,000. This enables community groups, to deliver projects at a very local level, but often with far reaching positive impacts.
– People and Places – their largest grant programme, which awards grants from £10,001 up to £500,000, including revenue and capital expenditure.
Seven projects based in Cardiff Central have been awarded a total of £1,004,196 of National Lottery funding in January after successfully applying to The National Lottery Community Fund.
Glenwood Church were awarded a £500,000 to create a wellbeing space dedicated to serving the communities of Pentwyn and Llanedryn. This will involve reconfiguring the current building to include rooms to run courses and offer therapies, a crèche and a teaching kitchen, allowing a greater and more varied usage by the community.
Solicitors Pro Bono Group received £422,760 and building on previous projects to provide free legal advice, the project will expand the network of independent clinics in Wales providing free legal advice with the aim of facilitating more clinics in healthcare and community mental health settings to improve access for vulnerable people. The project will recruit law firms and agencies to increase the number of volunteer lawyers and law students available for pro bono work at clinics.
Cardiff Circuit of the Methodist Church will use their £50,000 grant to redevelop the organisation’s building in Adamsdown, Cardiff to include a lift, improved access, larger kitchen, new toilets including baby changing, creation of consultation rooms and new boiler/heating system.
Target Ovarian Cancer will hold a conference for women with ovarian cancer and their families, to help them feel cared for, empowered, and better able to cope with their diagnosis. £9,286 will fund costs for the conference and travel.
Daughters of the King were awarded £2,430 to provide advice and peer support for BAME women who are affected by domestic violence and mental health issues.
Eartha Community Interest Company will help people experiencing mental health issues improve their wellbeing and learn about plants through creative workshops. £10,000 will fund staff, plants, and garden materials.
The PBC Foundation (UK) Limited were also successful and will use their £9,720 grant to hold a series of information and support events across Wales, for people with long term liver conditions.