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Amazing work being done by groups in Torfaen with £10,800 of our grants

Community groups across Torfaen are helping hundreds of residents during winter thanks to grants worth £10,800 from our community grant fund.

We are so happy to to have given out 18 grants totaling £10,800 and seeing the impact the projects are making.

The projects include:

  • Pupils at Cwmffrdoer Primary School have made hampers for children of people being supported by Torfaen Women’s Aid, older people at a care home, the homeless and animals at a shelter.
Pupils from Cwmffrwdoer Primary School shopping for 'acts of kindness' presents

Pupils from Cwmffrwdoer Primary School shopping for ‘acts of kindness’ presents

  • Hwb Torfaen Blaenavon have helped young women with period poverty.
  • Tranch Ladies AFC have made hampers for people being supported by Cyfannol Women’s Aid.
  • Cocker Avenue Community Centre are organising a Christmas Day dinner for people who are alone or homeless.
  • Trac2 are handing out hamper packs to people who are vulnerable, on their own or can’t afford Christmas.
Sue Malson with one of the Christmas hampers

Sue Malson with one of the Christmas hampers

  • Young parents in Torfaen Youth Service are looking to support people in need over the Christmas period. They will also visit a local nursing home to provide a package for those who don’t have family.
  • Afon Retirement Forum have put together ‘memory packs’ that will include old fashion drinks and retro puzzle for people with dementia.

Helen Clutterbuck, one of our community involvement officers, said: “The kindness shown by these community groups is just wonderful. They have shown how with a little bit of money so much happiness can be created.

“It means that people of all ages, from primary school right through to retirement age, are doing good deeds all over Torfaen to help people in need.

“The cash has come from our contractors who make donations into our community fund. We open it up for applications a few times a year and love seeing what people have achieved thanks to this support.”