On the 19th May I was thrilled to invite community groups across the constituency to meet with funding providers from a variety of organisations, all on hand to provide some valuable guidance on accessing funding opportunities to support local projects and initiatives in Gower.
Before the pandemic ground everything to a halt, I held a similar event a few years ago for community groups and organizations so they could identify funding and develop successful grant applications. My previous funding advice event was a big hit so after a few years off I thought it was time to organise another.
I am pleased to say that this time we were able to bring together experienced advisors from various organizations including Swansea Council for Voluntary Services, Sport Wales, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, National Lottery Community Fund, Great Western Railway, Pobl, the Community Foundation Wales, Cwmpas, and the Lloyds Bank Foundation who generously shared their expertise with attendees.
The turnout for the funding advice day was remarkable, with community groups and organizations from Bishopston to Bont and all across Gower taking full advantage of the guidance and support which was on offer.
I hope this event has empowered our brilliant local groups and organizations to secure some funding and bring their ideas to life. I am always moved by the people I meet and the passion and dedication of our community groups that was on display was truly inspiring.
I want to thank everyone who took the time to attend, including the staff and volunteers from every organisation in attendance and commend them for the comprehensive support and advice they were able to share with my constituents.
I also want to thank Gorseinon Institute for being such brilliant and accommodating hosts as they always are!
If you weren’t able to attend the event but would like to benefit from any of these organisations help or advice, please do contact my office and we will put you in touch!