Cardiff charity to benefit from share of £50,000 funding from Hanfod Cymru


Cardiff charity to benefit from share of £50,000 funding from  Hanfod Cymru

A charity in Cardiff has secured funding through the latest round of grants from Hanfod Cymru, the body responsible for distributing money raised by Loteri Cymru ticket sales.

Touch Trust Ltd has been awarded the funding as part of Hanfod Cymru’s Small Grants Programme, which awards grants up to £10,000.

Hanfod has also reported that applications for funding through its second round increased by 20%, in part due to a rise in applications from arts charities.

This follows news that Loteri Cymru players have won over £230,000 in prizes since the first draw in April.

Touch Trust Ltd is an inter-generational creative arts project for families and unpaid carers of those with profound and multiple learning difficulties and life-limiting illnesses. The project will provide the carers with an opportunity to have some respite from their challenging and emotionally demanding roles, as well as the chance to share their experiences with like-minded people.

The charities across Wales were selected by Hanfod Cymru’s board of independent trustees after demonstrating how they planned to make a tangible contribution to the communities in which they operate.

Earlier this year, Hanfod Cymru allocated £30,000 in grants to 13 Welsh projects in its first round of small grants. With both rounds of funding, Hanfod Cymru has been able to distribute a total of £80,000 to 41 charities in Wales.

Grants ranging from £190 to £4,000 are now being awarded to the 28 charities, which all offer educational, social or cultural benefits – the criteria set by the charity.

Other charities that have secured funding are:

  • Welsh Women’s Aid
  • The Welsh Association of ME & CFS Support (WAMES)
  • Cylch Meithrin Porthmadog – Gwynedd
  • Seindorf Arian Frenhinol Dyffryn Nantlle – Gwynedd
  • Dawns i Bawb – Gwynedd
  • Arts Alive Wales – Powys
  • CARAD (Community Arts Rhayader And District) – Powys
  • Cymrodoriaeth Talaith a Chadair Powys- Eisteddfod Talaith a Chadair Powys – Bro Hafren 2018 – Powys
  • The Honeypot Children’s Charity – Powys
  • St Jerome’s Church, Llangwm – Pembrokeshire
  • Brynberian Community Centre – Pembrokeshire
  • Llanybydder Family Centre – Carmarthenshire
  • Canolfan Gymunedol Ystradowen Community Centre Ltd – Carmarthenshire
  • Menter Bro Aled – Conwy
  • Chardon Trust – Conwy
  • Cylch Meithrin Llangelynnin – Conwy
  • Neuadd Bentref Rhydlewis – Ceredigion
  • Shared Earth Trust – Ceredigion
  • Cylch Meithrin Llechryd – Ceredigion
  • Cylch Meithrin a Ti a Fi Rhuthun – Denbighshire
  • Gibbonsdown Children’s Centre Ltd – Barry
  • The Personal Support Unit (PSU) – Newport
  • Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs – Swansea
  • Circus Eruption – Swansea
  • Menter Iaith Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Cylch Meithrin Llanllwni – Carmarthenshire
  • Cwmni’r Frân Wen – Anglesey

Siôn Brynach, Chief Executive of Hanfod Cymru, said: “All of the charities that applied for funding grants were very worthy causes which made it extremely difficult for our trustees to make a decision on which would receive funding.

“It’s very positive that there has been a 20% increase in the number of charities that applied since our first funding round. It’s clear that charities and grassroot organisations are becoming more aware of the support that Hanfod Cymru can offer them with helping them support their local communities.

“We’d strongly recommend that people play Loteri Cymru as there is a direct correlation between ticket sales and the amount of funding Hanfod Cymru receives. The higher the funding, the more we’re able to support grassroot Welsh charities.”

Sue Carter, Chief Executive Loteri Cymru, said: “As sales for Loteri Cymru have continued to grow, it has meant that we have been able to provide more funding for Hanfod Cymru to fund Welsh charities.

“We’d like to thank our players for their continued support as, without it, the grants would not be possible.

“It’s great to see grants going to a good mix of grassroot causes which all have a significant impact on their local community.”

Hanfod Cymru is constituted as an independent charity, with its own Board of Trustees, which operates independently of Loteri Cymru, which oversees the weekly draw.

Loteri Cymru offers a weekly jackpot of £25,000, in line with the ceiling allowed under society lottery rules. Tickets cost just £1 and jackpot winners will need to match five of 39 drawn numbers. Other, smaller prizes will also be up for grabs for matching fewer numbers.

Every ticket – unless it has scooped the jackpot – is entered free into Loto+, a monthly raffle offering 10 guaranteed £1000 prizes.

More information on how to apply for funding is available at

Applications for Hanfod Cymru’s next round of small Grants (up to £10,000) will open in early 2018 and charities can apply by visiting the Hanfod Cymru website.