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For immediate release Thursday 12 March 2009

For immediate release: Tuesday 31 March 2009

HEALTHY CELEBRATIONS ACROSS

    WALES WITH AWARDS FOR ALL

Veterans will be able to attend commemorative events and people with

    disabilities will be able to access the beach with ease, thanks to the ?246,617

    awarded under the Awards for All Wales grants programmes. Seventy

    community-based projects across Wales are benefiting under the latest round of

    grants, which aim to revitalise communities, bring people together and improve i’r wasg release wasg

    quality of life for all.

     Datganiad News Datganiad i’r

    Awards for All Wales is one of the quickest and easiest ways to secure Lottery money.

    Launched in 2001 and supported by the Big Lottery Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the scheme has injected grants of between ?500 and ?5,000 into heritage, charitable, environmental, health and educational projects across Wales (full list of latest awards at end

    of release).

Emotional experiences are in store for groups of veterans in Wales thanks to the funding. With

    the ?5,000 they received, the Newport Gwent Merchant Navy Association will enable a group of veterans to attend a commemorative event and reunion event at the Tower Hill Memorial in

    Trinity Gardens, London. Veterans from the whole of the UK will be in attendance. The group

    has been granted the freedom of the city and the award will enable them to meet with seamen

    from the rest of the country, renew old friendships and pay tribute to fallen comrades. A grant of

    ?5,000 will also enable the Welsh Guards Association East Glamorgan Branch in Ynysybwl, Rhondda Cynon Taff, to visit the Falklands war memorial in Chorley.

    Health is also at the heart of the latest awards. The Intersensory Club in Barry Island, the Vale of Glamorgan, will spend ?5,000 on all terrain wheelchairs to enable people with

    disabilities to access the beach at Barry Island. Caerphilly benefits from five grants amounting

    to ?18,462. A grant of ?5,000 will enable Blackwood Comprehensive School to run an organic gardening and healthy eating project for young people. An award of ?1,865 to the Cwmffrwd Womens Institute in Carmarthenshire will also promote healthy eating for a group

    of women and provide them with a wider range of educational activities. In Meirionnydd, Gwynedd, the South Gwynedd Long-Term & Chronic Health Conditions Alliance will promote the work of the group supporting people with long-term and chronic health conditions.

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Projects throughout the country are also spending money on celebrating cultures and

    preserving the history and heritage of their communities. In Ceredigion, the Cymdeithas Twm Sion Cati Society will spend ?3,042 on a series of events to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of

    the death of Twm Sion Cati in his home town of Tregaron. Twm Sion Cati is a figure in Welsh

    folklore, often described as the Welsh Robin Hood. In the town of Machynlleth, Powys, Canolfan Owain Glyndwr Cyf will spend ?4,900 on a project to produce an interactive timeline

    and text display about Owain Glyndwr, the last native Prince of Wales who instigated an

    ultimately unsuccessful but long-running revolt against English rule of Wales.

    In Aberdare, Clwb Cymdeithasol Cymraeg Cwm Cynon, Rhondda Cynon Taff, will help Welsh learners improve their language skills thanks to a grant of ?5,000. Meanhwile, in Swansea, The Indian Society of South West Wales will spend their ?2,955 on a project to hold a traditional Indian community event (Mela). And in a project encompassing Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Powys, the Womens Jazz Archive and

    Resource Centre will spend ?5,000 on enabling school children to understand the unknown

    history of Black Heritage.

Other awards highlight the diverse range of projects that can be funded through Awards for All

    Wales. Budding DJ’s in North Wales will be given a golden opportunity thanks to the awards. By

    spending ?5,000 on radio equipment, Castell Alun High School in Hope, Flintshire, will enable young people to develop radio skills. And last but not least, in Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, the Rhuddlan Environment Group will preserve the environment by spending ?5,000 on establishing a nature reserve. The money will be splashed on fencing, gates, plants, seeds and

    shrubs.

Highlighting the importance of the funding pot, Awards for All Wales Programme Manager,

    Bel Crewe, said: “The main aim of Awards for All Wales is to fund initiatives that bring people

    together to take part in and enjoy a wide range of activities in their local community. The

    programme is concrete proof that small amounts of money can have a big impact. We are

    continually delighted with the range of creative projects which we are able to support and our

    flexibility to fund a wide variety of projects is one of the key elements that has made this

    programme such a success.”

Following a review of the Awards for All Wales programme, changes will be made to the existing

    format of the small grants scheme in March 2009. From 1 April 2009 each of the lottery good

    cause distributors supporting the scheme will run their own individual small grants programmes.

    Applications under the previous Awards For All scheme closed on 31 March 2009.

    For an Awards for All application pack call 0845 600 20 40 or for further information call: 01686 611740 or visit the website: www.awardsforall.org.uk

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    For further information about the successful projects and to obtain contact details for the groups,

    please contact the Big Lottery Fund press office in Wales on the numbers at the end of the

    release.

    FULL LIST OF AWARDS FOR WALES

    Organisation Location Award Organisation Location Award

    Cwmafon Old Tyme and

    Brynithel Activities Modern Sequence

    Group Blaenau Gwent ?3,491 Dance Neath Port Talbot ?946 1092 (Bridgend)

    Squadron Air Training

    Corps Bridgend ?4,709 Milton Junior School Newport ?2,852

    Newport Gwent

    Blackwood Parochial Merchant Navy

    Church Council Caerphilly ?1,301 Association Newport ?5,000 Nant y Calch Allotments Ambleston And Tufton

    and Leisure Gardens Caerphilly ?3,253 Senior Citizens Pembrokeshire ?2,015 Rhymney Valley Guide Adlerian Society of

    Association Caerphilly ?3,908 Wales Pembrokeshire ?3,812

    Connect For Disability

    Oakdale Pigeon Club Caerphilly ?5,000 Rights Advice Pembrokeshire ?4,988

    Blackwood Milford Haven Homing

    Comprehensive School Caerphilly ?5,000 Society Pembrokeshire ?5,000

    Montgomeryshire

    Rhiwbina Camera Club Cardiff ?3,767 Genealogical Society Powys ?800 Cwmffrwd Womens Cylch Ti a Fi Buttington

    Institute Carmarthenshire ?1,865 Trewern Powys ?1,045 The Llandovery

    University of The Third Cylch Ti A Fi

    Age Carmarthenshire ?2,400 Rhiwbechan Powys ?1,680

    Canolfan Gymunedol

    C4YP Carmarthenshire ?4,546 Dolanog Powys ?2,073

    Llanfechain Horticultural

    Llandysul a Phonttyweli Show & Sports

    Ymlaen CyF (Ltd) Carmarthenshire ?3,772 Association Powys ?3,708

    Canolfan Owain

    Cardigan U3A Ceredigion ?2,300 Glyndwr Cyf Powys ?4,900 Merched y Wawr Disability

    Cangen Rhydypennau Ceredigion ?2,985 Powys/Anabledd Powys Powys ?5,000 Strata Florida 50+ Ceredigion ?3,000 Play Montgomeryshire Powys ?5,000

    Capel Farm Community

    Cymdeithas Twm Sion Management

    Cati Society Ceredigion ?3,042 Committee Rhondda, Cynon, Taff ?4,966

    Welsh Guards

    Cylch Meithrin Association East

    Llwyncelyn Ceredigion ?4,800 Glamorgan Branch Rhondda, Cynon, Taff ?5,000

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Supporting Young People Clwb Cymdeithasol

    in Aberaeron Ceredigion ?4,927 Cymraeg Cwm Cynon Rhondda, Cynon, Taff ?5,000 Merched Y Wawr Cangen Parkway and Aneurin

    Henryd Conwy ?745 Monday Social Club Swansea ?1,885 Cylch Meithrin Llannefydd Conwy ?800 Upper Tawe Ramblers Swansea ?2,010 Conwy Voluntary Health The Indian Society of

    and Social Care Network Conwy ?4,875 South West Wales Swansea ?2,955

    Undercurrents

    Menter Iaith Conwy Conwy ?5,000 Foundation Swansea ?4,400 Merched y Wawr Cangen Mumbles Development

    Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd Denbighshire ?525 Trust Ltd Swansea ?5,000

    Llanmorlais Community

    Prestatyn Homing Society Denbighshire ?4,215 Association Swansea ?5,000

    The Vale of

    Cylch Ti a Fi Rhuddlan Denbighshire ?4,865 The Intersensory Club Glamorgan ?5,000 Rhuddlan Environment Tynewydd House

    Group Denbighshire ?5,000 Residents Association Torfaen ?1,835

    Griffithstown Crazy

    Cool Kidz Club (Brynford) Flintshire ?3,290 Crafters Torfaen ?1,900

    Cwmbran Workmans

    Caergwrle Homing Society Flintshire ?5,000 Retirement Association Torfaen ?2,500 Castell Alun High School Flintshire ?5,000 Torfaen Carers Centre Torfaen ?4,686 South Gwynedd Long-

    Term & Chronic Health Welsh Battlefields

    Conditions Alliance Gwynedd ?5,000 Society Wales ?1,150 Plas Road Allotments

    Project Holyhead Isle of Anglesey ?4,994 Ucan Productions Wales-wide ?4,935 Haven Close Residents Womens Jazz Archive

    Association Merthyr Tydfil ?1,765 and Resource Centre Wales-wide ?5,000 The Willows Centre Mount Airey After School

    Troedyrhiw Merthyr Tydfil ?5,000 Club Wales-wide ?4,550

    Parish of Govilon Monmouthshire ?3,500 Holt Flower Club Wrexham ?1,000 Cwm Dulais Historical Barkers Lane After

    Society Neath Port Talbot ?585 School Club Wrexham ?4,801

    Further information:

    PR and Press Officer in Wales - Oswyn Hughes: 029 2067 8207

    Out of hours contact: 07760 171 431

    Public Enquiries Line: 08454 102030 Textphone: 0845 6021 659

    Full details of the Awards for All grant awards are available at:

    www.awardsforall.org.uk

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Notes to Editors

Awards for All Wales aims to:

    ? support community activity - by helping communities to meet their needs through voluntary

    action, self-help projects, local facilities or events. By "communities" we mean people in a local area or

    people who share a common interest or need;

    ? extend access and participation - by encouraging more people to become actively involved in

    local groups and projects, and by supporting activities that are open and accessible to everyone who

    wishes to take part;

    ? increase skill and creativity - by supporting activities which help to develop people and

    organisations, improve skills and raise standards, and

    ? improve the quality of life - by supporting local projects that improve people's opportunities,

    welfare or environment, especially those most disadvantaged in society.

    Ends/

    Issued: 31-03-09

    W A4A: 09-03-07

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