February 18, 2020

Funding Available via the National Lottery Community Fund

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 …

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February 26, 2019

Adamsdown Community Profile

Adamsdown Community Profile It was great to be interviewed by students from Cardiff Met who are working on a Community Profile Project about Adamsdown as part of their Youth and Community Degree. The aim of the project is to find out what resources are available for young people in Adamsdown and what is needed. We talked about well- established Adamsdown …

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October 23, 2018

Made in Roath 2018

Made in Roath is a highlight of the annual calendar, a festival of art and creativity in all its forms. This year was no exception, seeing hundreds of artists taking part right across the Roath area, opening their studios, exhibiting in shops and in public spaces, and creating experiences for the local community. I spent some time checking out a …

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August 21, 2018

Are you Cardiff Central’s Best Small Shop?

The Best Small Shops Competition celebrates the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in our local community. The Best Small Shops Competition is open to any small shop* operating in the UK. The competition is free to enter and all shops who enter will also be promoted to consumers through an online Indie Retail Directory. Shopkeepers …

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August 16, 2018

Visit to Castle Bingo

I recently had the opportunity to visit Castle Bingo on Newport Road. The 850-capacity bingo hall is owned and run by south Wales based company Castle Leisure, who also operate bingo halls around Wales and England. I met with club manager Tamika; Wayne Davies, Deputy Chief Executive of Castle Leisure, Miles Baron, CEO of The Bingo Association and heard about …

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June 20, 2018

Join Us at Our Great Get Together

On Sunday 12th June I will be hosting a community picnic to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in conjunction with the Welsh Muslim Cultural Foundation, along with Jenny Rathbone AM, your Cardiff Central Labour Councillors, and various groups from across the Cardiff Central community. The picnic will be from 12 noon – 4pm at Roath Park Rec, just bring your own food …

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October 26, 2017

Vote for Community Projects in Cardiff Central to Win the Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund awards funding of up to £25,000 for local community projects across a range of categories such as health & wellbeing, skills for life and community support.   All applications have now been received and winners will be chosen from those that receive the most votes from the public.     A number of fantastic community projects based in …

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June 14, 2016

Invitation to apply for GWR’s Communities Improvement Fund

This week Great Western Railway opened their Customer and Communities Investment Fund (CCIF) for the second year. They are seeking bids for projects that will start in April 2017. The total fund is £2.25million, and GwR are offering £750,000 a year for projects that support areas in social need. If you think you might have a project, idea, or advanced …

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August 5, 2014

Eid Community Picnic

On Sunday 3rd August, Jenny Rathbone AM and I hosted an Eid Community picnic in Roath Park. We were delighted to welcome party members, friends and family to celebrate together. To view the full gallery, click here to visit my Facebook Page

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