This is a collection of our stories, the stories of the charities that have been funded by Hanfod Cymru’s small grants scheme so far. There’s a wide variety of projects from cultural projects to the arts, to educational and social need. The main aim of the small grants scheme is to make a difference by funding charities in Welsh communities. The videos below describe what difference the funding has made to specific charities and projects The fund offers grants of up to £10,000. If you think that your charity is eligible for a grant please go to the Apply for a Grant tab to find out when the next round opens.
Dawns i Bawb
Dawns i Bawb is a community dance group which strives to sustain dance provision through the medium of Welsh. It intends to use the grant from Hanfod Cymru to develop a Dementia dance programme following the success of its dance programme in retirement homes in Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey. The initiative follows reports from several research studies that have proved the arts can benefit people living with Dementia.
Seindorf Arian Dyffryn Nantlle
Seindorf Arian Frenhinol Dyffryn Nantlle is a cross-generational community-led brass band and teaching facility based in the heart of Dyffryn Nantlle. The grant will be used to buy better quality instruments for the junior band members, as well as re-launch the beginner band and encourage new members to join.
Menter Iaith Rhondda Cynon Taf
Menter Iaith Rhondda Cynon Taf aims to promote the use of the Welsh language and ensure it has equal status within the RCT community. The grant from Hanfod Cymru will be used to fund Welsh language music workshops and gigs in the local area.
Honeypot Children’s Charity
The Honeypot Children’s Charity is a charity that offers respite weekends to young carers between the age of 5 and 12 years old. The grant they have received from Hanfod Cymru will fund 3 respite weekends at the Honeypot House – Penybryn in Powys.
Cylch Meithrin Llechryd
Cylch Meithrin Llechryd offers childcare for pre-school children through the medium of Welsh, in Llechryd and the locality. The grant from Hanfod Cymru will enable the cylch to buy educational resources for the children in order to help develop their language and numeracy skills.
Rhydlewis Village Hall
Neuadd Bentref Rhydlewis owns and runs a local village hall with a children’s play area and runs a series of evening activities for the local community, including line dancing, pilates and a young farmers club. The funds from Hanfod Cymru will be invested in renewing and renovating the playground and fencing.
Cylch Meithrin Llanllwni
Cylch Meithrin Llanllwni offers carers and parents of young children the opportunity to introduce children to the Welsh language. The Hanfod Cymru grant will be used to purchase an interactive whiteboard to develop the children’s language and numeracy skills.
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 funded by Hanfod Cymru 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.