11/04/2019

Climate change charity 10:10 has won a rail industry research competition for a ground-breaking study to explore the use of community-owned renewable energy and storage technologies to provide Welsh railways with a direct supply of electricity to power trains on newly electrified routes. The Green Valley Lines initiative, led by 10:10 and Community Energy South’s social enterprise, Riding Sunbeams, has secured a £110,000 grant to support plans for ‘smart electrification’ of commuter lines running to and from Cardiff. It is…

25/03/2019

FIVE WELSH CHARITIES TO RECEIVE SHARE OF £1.25 MILLION DONATION The ScottishPower Foundation has announced this year’s recipients of its annual award fund. Five charities in Wales will share a part of the £1.25 million pot to help them make a positive difference to people’s lives in many diverse communities in the country. The five charities in Wales who have been chosen by the ScottishPower Foundation include a United-Nations style climate change awareness and action initiative for young people, a…

20/09/2017

UK children’s charity Family Fund has announced an additional £100,000 of funding for grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children in Wales. Families will be able to apply for grants for essential items that help meet the needs of their children, such as washing machines or other white goods, or household items such as beds. The £100,000 has been generously provided by charitable trust the Garfield Weston Foundation to support Family Fund to make grants…

08/08/2017

Cardiff, 10th-11th August   The first continuous plastic sampling while circumnavigating the British Isles   A pioneering Round Britain sailing expedition starting and finishing in Plymouth this summer will see a diverse group of women sample the UK’s waters for plastic pollution and run awareness-raising events along the beautiful British coastline. The female crew members include scientists, students, artists, filmmakers, business women, psychologists, ocean activists and sustainability professionals, who range from first-time to experienced sailors.   The groundbreaking Round Britain…

05/07/2017

Community groups in Wales are being invited to apply for a slice of £82,000 funding by the UK’s fourth largest building society. Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving community funding scheme has 164 pots of £500 to give away in 2017 and is urging organisations in Wales to put their name forward before the deadline on 31 July. The award-winning Grassroots Giving is now well into its 2017 campaign in a bid to give a financial boost to dozens of groups…

03/07/2017

BBC Children in Need has allocated over £29,600 in new funding to a group working with disadvantaged children and young people across Cardiff. This is the third time that BBC Children in Need has awarded new funding to projects across Wales this year, with further funding to be allocated throughout 2017. This latest boost of funding, from the charity’s Small Grants programme, brings the total invested in Cardiff to more than £1.4m. Friends of Pentre Gardens has been allocated funding…

06/10/2016

Children’s charity Dreams and Wishes has secured funding to support children from across South Wales who are living with life-limiting conditions – thanks to a renewed charity partnership with Thomson Airways. Staff at Thomson Airways’ Cardiff Airport base have donated almost £30,000 since the partnership began in September 2015, and the airline has confirmed donations will continue for a further year. Money is raised in a variety of ways by Thomson pilots, cabin crew and ground staff based at the…

06/05/2016

Blood cancer charity Bloodwise has joined forces with UK auction house Classic Car Auctions to launch this year’s Big Welsh Car Show, taking place in Margam Country Park on Sunday 18 September.   The specialist auction house, which is the official sponsor of the classic car show, wants to raise funds for the charity and is appealing to generous vintage car dealers to donate a car. This would be auctioned in December, with all of the money raised from it…