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Supported Projects

We are delighted to support the work of the following local organisations:

Swansea Bay Fibromyalgia Support Group

The Project in a Nutshell:

 

  • Facilitating In-Person Connections: Thanks to our grant, the Swansea Bay Fibromyalgia Support Group can arrange face-to-face meetings. These gatherings enable members to connect with fellow sufferers, establish new friendships, and stay updated on the latest research developments in fibromyalgia.
  • Diverse and Engaging Activities: We’re excited to back a project that offers a wide range of activities during these meetings. From enlightening guest speakers to hands-on craft sessions and fun-filled quizzes, the Swansea Bay Fibromyalgia Support Group ensures that each event is a blend of information and enjoyment.

Surfability: Healing Waves for Mental Health

The Project in a Nutshell:

Surfability UK CIC, in collaboration with Cefn Coed Hospital, presents “Surfability: Healing Waves for Mental Health.” This transformative year-long project aims to provide weekly surf therapy sessions at Caswell Bay to adults in-patient treatment for acute mental health issues and with funding from Swansea Bay Foundation can really make a difference.. By embracing the unique physical and mental challenges of surfing, our project seeks to enhance participants’ overall wellbeing, confidence, and sense of connection.

Friends of Coed Gwilym Park:
New Changing Area and Disabled Toilet

The Project in a Nutshell:
Friends of Coed Gwilym Park, a registered charity, is looking to create a 20-square-meter facility with disabled access and a toilet for the benefit of the bowls club, tennis club, football clubs, and park users. The facility, adjacent to the New Pavilion, will strengthen community bonds and offer essential amenities to park visitors.  By accessing funds from Swansea Bay Foundation and other funding sources, the group will be able to make this facility a reality.

GROW Cymru

The Project in a Nutshell:
This project, led by GROW Cymru, a women’s charity in Swansea, aims to provide free health, well-being, and art workshops to women from diverse backgrounds who may have experienced domestic abuse, anxiety, depression, or other life challenges. The project encompasses a range of workshops, holistic treatments, and an art exhibition to empower and support women on their journey to improved mental and physical health, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency. The key project elements include art workshops, self-confidence workshops, meditation sessions, healing circles, dance workshops, well-being sessions, massages, beauty therapy, an art exhibition, and online well-being meetings.

Trimsaran Village Forum,
Empowering Youth: Trimsaran Youth Club Initiative

The Project in a Nutshell:
This transformative initiative, spearheaded by the Trimsaran Village Forum, focuses on the young population aged 11 to 18 in Trimsaran and its neighbouring areas. Trimsaran, marked by high unemployment, long-term illness, low income, and limited skills, faces significant social challenges. The project aims to continue a weekly youth club at the community-owned Leisure Centre, addressing the pressing need for positive engagement and support among the youth. By providing a safe, inclusive space and diverse activities, the initiative seeks to build confidence, resilience, and life skills among the young people, fostering a sense of belonging and community responsibility.

SHIPS

The Project in a Nutshell:
SHIPS aims to offer weekly sessions to neuro-diverse individuals aged 11-14 with social anxiety. Attendees will discuss topics such as social skills, anxiety management, improving sleep, health and well-being and bullying. There will also be the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities as well as social time too. You can find out more about this new scheme on their Facebook page

Unity in Diversity

The Project in a Nutshell:
The project needed to secure funding for rental of the hall and kitchen at York Place Baptist Church in Swansea, where Unity in Diversity conducts weekly drop-in sessions, provides social interaction opportunities, and offers English classes for asylum seekers and refugees. The requested funds will cover the increased monthly rent costs and sustain the organization’s volunteer-led efforts.

Sketty Community Outreach

The Project in a Nutshell:
Sketty Community Lunch Club has sought funding to sustain a volunteer-led monthly lunch club in Sketty for the next year. The project aims to offer a cold lunch, entertainment, and a welcoming environment to up to 50 local people, primarily focusing on older individuals and those with learning or physical disabilities.

Positive Vibes Boxing and Wellness Academy

The Project in a Nutshell:
A community health resource academy in Pontarddulais looking after the mental health and general wellbeing of the local community through the art of boxing and other wellbeing activities. Positive Vibes bring a flexible, holistic and person centred approach to improve the lives of the people in our community.

Kodi Day

The Project in a Nutshell:

Kodi Day, from Neath,  is receiving end of life care and the family have been raising funds to give Kodi some amazing experiences and make his life as wonderful as possible. Kodi woke up one morning, saying he had had a dream about making mischief on a big boat with his family and so the family set out to make this happen. Unfortunately Kodi is unable to fly due to his health, therefore a cruise was the best way in which to make this little boy’s dreams come true. 

Swansea Bay Community Whizzknits Volunteers

The Project in a Nutshell:

Whizzknits is a grassroots initiative dedicated to crafting knitted toys, comfort bears, and twiddle squares for distribution to hospitals, care homes, hospices, and schools. These handmade items aim to provide emotional support, distraction, and comfort to those facing medical challenges or coping with dementia.

Grub Talks Swansea

The Project in a Nutshell:

“Grub Talks Monthly Meetings” organises monthly gatherings for men to share food and conversations, fostering friendships and promoting mental health support. With a focus on inclusivity and community building, the project aims to provide a safe and welcoming space for men of all backgrounds in Swansea.

1st Cwmbwrla Brownies

The Project in a Nutshell:

1st Cwmbwrla Brownies aim to organise a series of festive events throughout the year for the Brownie unit, including a summer ball, Halloween craft day, Christmas disco, Easter egg hunt, and a celebration for their 65th Anniversary. These events will foster community connections and create lasting memories.

Swansea Cats and Kittens

The Project in a Nutshell:

Swansea Cats and Kittens is a community-driven initiative and currently has a project aimed at addressing the population of feral and abandoned cats in the Townhill and Mayhill areas of Swansea. Through collaboration with local residents, the project will trap, neuter, and return or rehome unowned cats, while providing education on cat neutering and establishing sustainable action groups.

SA1 Dragons

The Project in a Nutshell:

“The Dragons Den” project seeks to establish a dedicated training facility for SA1 Dragons, providing a safe and inclusive environment for young football enthusiasts, including those from economically deprived areas. By offering free training sessions and promoting inclusivity, the project aims to empower youth, enhance personal development, and strengthen community connections. 

Draig Arian Explorer Scouts

The Project in a Nutshell:

Lily-May and Sam,from Draig Arian Explorer Scouts, are representing Wales and the UK, Roverway 2024, a two-week expedition in Norway. This opportunity will enable them to immerse in Norwegian culture, interact with scouts worldwide, and develop crucial life skills.  

The Rising Stars Theatre Company

The Project in a Nutshell:

The Rising Stars Theatre Company aims to provide inclusive theater experiences for individuals with Additional Learning Needs (ALN). Through theater trips, workshops, and equipment support, the project seeks to offer equal opportunities for participants to engage in theater activities and celebrate their talents.

Dyslexia Club – Swansea

The Project in a Nutshell:

The Weekly Dyslexia Club offers a weekly term-time gathering for dyslexic youth aged 8 to 18 in Swansea. Through engaging activities tailored to their strengths, the club aims to foster confidence, well-being, and social connections among dyslexic youngsters, providing them a supportive community where they can thrive.

3rd Loughor Brownies

The Project in a Nutshell:

The 3rd Loughor Brownies aims to provide children from low-income families, an activity-packed PGL break in May. By fundraising for this initiative, the project seeks to ensure that all children, regardless of financial circumstances, can enjoy enriching experiences and enhance their well-being.

Green Scene Swansea CIC

The Project in a Nutshell:

Green Scene Swansea plans to organise monthly gardening volunteer sessions at Brynmill Primary School, aiming to develop and maintain the school grounds for the community. These sessions will involve various tasks such as weeding, planting, and watering, providing an opportunity for residents, parents, children, students, and teachers to come together and engage in gardening activities.

Loughor Events Committee

The Project in a Nutshell:

The “Light Up Loughor Community Event” is an annual gathering held before Christmas, where residents of Loughor come together to celebrate the holiday season. The event features a range of festive activities, including the lighting of a large Christmas tree, performances by local school choirs, and a visit from Santa Claus himself. Various local organizations collaborate to organize and execute the event, creating a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for all attendees.

Inclusability

The Project in a Nutshell:

Inclusability are a volunteer led group in Swansea providing accessible and affordable activities for children and young people with disabilities, with currently 557 families registered with them and who are looking for inclusive and affordable opportunities. Those who access the service vary in ages and abilities. All events and activities provided are fully inclusive, supportive and Swansea based.

Boardability

The Project in a Nutshell:

Everyone on Board is a project that aims to offer adrenaline-based street sport lessons and experiences tailored for individuals with additional needs due to disability, illness, injury, or learning difficulties. Utilising adapted delivery techniques and innovative equipment, the project ensures inclusivity, prioritizing safety, enjoyment, and progressive skill development.