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Health projects among groups benefitting from latest round of National Lottery funding

A befriending project for young people with learning disabilities and fitness equipment to improve the health of people who have suffered heart attacks are among Welsh projects sharing in funding announced yesterday by the Big Lottery Fund

A total of 16 community-based projects across Wales share in the £51,914 awarded under the latest round of the Awards for All small grants programme A full list of project descriptions is available here.

Thanks to their award of £2,242, Student Volunteering Cardiff will pilot the Stepping Stones befriending project in the city while Fairwater Cardiac Rehabilitation Group in nearby Cwmbran will use £2,800 to replace exercise equipment used by members to improve their heart health and fitness levels.

Other health projects benefitting include Llanrhidian Higher Community Sports Association which will use £2,500 to give first aid training to 40 people and Bridgened People First which will spend £3,800 on a conference to promote the benefits of employing people with aspergers syndrome of autism.

In west Wales, Borth Family Centre gets £5,000 to provide health and well-being sessions for parents and children while in north Wales, Cyngor Cymuned Bryngwran received £984 for a community fun day.

Gareth Williams, Awards for All Programme Manager for BIG in Wales, said: “Awards for All is having a positive impact throughout Wales. Money is helping to establish groups, societies and clubs, promoting learning, increasing volunteering opportunities and helping to build stronger communities.”      

Available in English and Welsh, application forms are available to download from or by phone on 0845 4 10 20 30.

Further information

Ben Payne - Big Lottery Fund Press Office: 01686 611 720
Out of Hours Contact: 07500 951 707
Public Enquiries Line: 08454 102030 Textphone:  0845 6021 659

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Notes to editors

  • In Wales, the Big Lottery Fund is rolling out close to £100,000 a day in National Lottery good cause money, which together with other Lottery distributors means that across Wales most people are within a few miles of a Lottery-funded project.
  • The Big Lottery Fund, the largest of the National Lottery good cause distributors, has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK since its inception in June 2004. It was established by Parliament on 1 December 2006.
  • Since the National Lottery began in 1994, 28p from every pound spent by the public has gone to Good Causes. As a result, over £30 billion has now been raised and more than 400,000 grants given out across the arts, sport, heritage, charities, health, education and the environment.

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