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Caerphilly voluntary groups benefit from over £230,000

Posted on : 31 Jul 2019

Caerphilly voluntary groups benefit from over £230,000
Voluntary sector groups and individuals in the Caerphilly county borough benefitted from £234,117 of funding in the last financial year.

The figures formed part of a recent update report received by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Grants to the Voluntary Sector Panel, which included an overview of grants provided during 2018/19 from the Voluntary Sector Budget and Welsh Church Acts Fund; both funds are administered by the council.

Voluntary Sector grants are available from the council to support activities arranged by local community groups who are constituted or have a governing document.  Grants are also available from this budget to support individuals who are representing Wales in their chosen sport at national or international level.

The Welsh Church Acts Fund is available to registered voluntary societies, movements and institutions which contribute towards local community life. In addition to churches or chapels, community organisations and community based projects are also eligible for funding, providing their proposed projects are for purposes beneficial to the community.  ‘Exceptional’ individuals can also apply for limited grants through the fund for the advancement of their education.

Cllr Barbara Jones, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Governance, said “The council recognises the invaluable contribution that the voluntary sector makes to society and is committed to supporting such groups in their efforts.  Grants awarded in the last financial year supported a variety of causes, from choirs and older persons’ groups to sporting groups, art societies and allotments.”
 
For more information on grants available visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Services/Benefits-and-grants/Grants-for-Communities, contact Vicki Doyle on 01443 866391 or by emailing doylevm@caerphilly.gov.uk


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