Groundwork North Wales May 2021
Groundwork North Wales have several projects going on in May 2021 and we bring you one of them here. They nevertheless continue to work on projects and nature reserves in line with Tier 4 restrictions. However, all volunteering activities are on hold until further notice.
They hope to be able to resume volunteering as soon as possible and continue to use social media and their website to keep you updated.
Tesco Community Grants support thousands of local community projects and good causes across the UK and are OPEN for applications.
Supporting Children and Families
Groundwork North Wales (GNW) works as an enabler for the Tesco Community Grants (TCG) programme across North Wales. GNW is looking for applications from North Wales-based registered charities and not-for-profit organisations.
TCG fund local initiatives whose focus is on supporting children and families. This year’s theme is a “Stronger Start”. Tesco customers and colleagues can nominate a cause they would like to see supported and the GNW enabler will consequently contact them and encourage them to apply.
Projects and Good Causes
TCG will select three projects from the applications that need a little extra help in your local area. When a customer receives a blue token at any Tesco store checkout, they can vote for their favourite to receive a grant by putting the blue token in the TCG box.
Voting takes place in-store throughout July, August and September 2021. First-place will receive £1,500, second place £1,000 and third place £500.
Geraint Hughes is the Tesco Grant Enabler Officer at Groundwork North Wales. He says, “We would especially like to hear from any local registered charities and not-for-profit organisations who are interested in applying. I’m here to help throughout the process so please get in touch as the grants are certainly a great funding opportunity”.
Groundwork North Wales
Groundwork North Wales (GNW) works alongside local communities, public bodies, private companies and also other voluntary sector organisations to support communities in need.
GNW supports people facing multiple challenges. These challenges include living in isolation, suffering from significant health issues or having limited employment prospects. Moreover, they also protect those that are vulnerable to the economic and environmental uncertainty of society today. They do this by creating better places and improving people’s opportunities. Groundwork also promotes greener choices through their diverse range of projects and services.
They continue to grow their training offer. This year, for example, saw the development of the Pathways range of courses for those furthest from the job market. These courses provide individuals with entry-level qualifications for sectors such as retail, hospitality, health and social care, childcare and construction. Many participants have gone on to employment, into education or volunteering. All have reported improved self-esteem and confidence due to their achievements.
The need to engage people with their natural surroundings and their environmental impact is more vital than ever. This is especially true with the government having recently declared a “nature emergency”.