£1m in grants given to community groups to support the most vulnerable through the cost of living crisis

Raven House Trust were one of the groups to be awarded a grant from the Our Communities Together – a cost of living fund

Earlier this year, Community Foundation Wales, with partners Newsquest, launched the Our Communities Together – a cost of living crisis appeal asking individuals, businesses and organisations to donate to support charities and community organisations across Wales to help those most affected by the cost of living crisis.

79 community groups across Wales have been awarded grants from the Our Communities Together – a cost of living fund, totalling more than £1 million of support to Welsh communities.

Today, the appeal is being relaunched and we are once again asking for more support.

Richard Williams, chief executive of Community Foundation Wales, said:

“We are proud to have awarded more than £1m in grants to charities and community organisations across Wales helping those most affected by the cost of living crisis. The organisations we have supported with funding are working hard to alleviate situations of crisis and hardship amongst the most vulnerable in their local communities.

Through our partnership with Newsquest, the generosity of our donors including Welsh Government and Natwest and the backing of our funding partners, Steve Morgan Foundation, Waterloo Foundation and Moondance Foundation, we have managed to create a space where communities can come together to support the charities who are helping people through the cost of living crisis.

There are more difficult months to come, and we want to be able to help as many people across Wales as we can, so we are once again calling on individuals and businesses who passionately believe in the value of local community to support the appeal with a donation.”

Gavin Thompson, regional editor for Wales at Newsquest, said:

“When we launched this appeal we had no idea we would be able to hand out more than £1 million to community groups across Wales. I am so grateful to all those who have supported it, from individual donors to businesses and the Welsh Government.This money will make a difference to many people struggling this winter. But we also realise there’s more to do, especially as some government support falls away, and that’s why we are reopening the appeal today.

If individuals, businesses, or organisations can give what they can, we’ll make sure that money helps people in real need in the months ahead.”

Working together we can make a big difference to the many people struggling through the cost-of-living crisis, ensuring that the organisations supporting those most in need can keep doing so now, and in the difficult months to come.

You can find out more and donate to the appeal here.

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