Community projects across Gwent get substantial lottery grants
11:12am Sunday 27th October 2013 in News
COMMUNITY projects across Gwent which improve the quality of life for our disabled and isolated citizens, have been awarded substantial grants to take their work further.
The projects are four of 15 across Wales who are sharing £4,498,226 awarded through the Big Lottery Fund’s People and Places programme.
The Disability Can Do Organisation in Caerphilly received £609,250, which will go towards improving the quality of life for the 3,960 disabled people and carers in Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent, by providing support on the Welfare Reform Changes.
Kate Howell, spokeswoman for the project, said: “Our team have very passionate staff and volunteers who go well over and above what is expected of them to support our client group. We are absolutely over the moon."
Monmouthshire People First were awarded £58,957 to help deliver a three year project to engage 35 adults with learning disabilities in Monmouthshire and the surrounding area. The grant will be used to employ a part-time self-advocacy support worker who will support individuals to achieve long-term and self-determined goals.
The Mental Health Foundation, which supports single parent in Newport, were awarded £316,501. Their 33 month project will support 216 single parents living in Cardiff and Newport to improve their life chances, mental well-being and prevent future mental health problems. The grant will be used to fund various new staff positions.
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