Our Stories

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.

Touch Trust

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.

Shared Earth Trust

Shared Earth Trust Denmark Farm near Lampeter received a grant from Hanfod Cymru to go towards the cost of holding conservation skills workshops and to fit a new boardwalk to one of its paths.

Llanybydder Family Centre

Llanybydder Family Centre received a grant from Hanfod Cymru to continue with its work of supporting local children and their families. The centre supports families by giving the opportunity for children to play, holding parent and baby groups, and offering training courses to parents. The main purpose of the centre is to create a community support network for families in the area.

Welsh Women’s Aid

Welsh Women’s Aid  received a grant from Hanfod Cymru to help fund their travelling exhibition ‘40 Voices 40 Years’. The purpose of the exhibition is to commemorate the work of the Welsh Women’s Aid since starting the charity forty years ago.

The Chardon Trust (Llandudno Museum)

The Chardon Trust (Llandudno Museum) received a grant from Hanfod Cymru to redevelop and expand the current facility to enhance the programme of activities it offers.  It holds the largest and most important collection of artefacts in north Wales and runs workshops and outreach talks as well a volunteer programme for the local community.

Circus Eruption

Circus Eruption in Swansea received a grant from Hanfod Cymru in order to appoint a Volunteer Co-ordinator. The charity runs circus skills sessions for young people from all backgrounds, and offers young people the opportunity to socialise, build confidence and self esteem as well as learning new skills.

St Jerome’s Church, Llangwm

St Jerome’s Church, Llangwm in Pembrokeshire has undergone renovation work over the last number of years in order to improve the building and also to make the church a multi-purpose community venue that offers a monthly Cinema and weekly lunchtime classical music concerts. The funding from Hanfod Cymru will be used to build a depositry in order to store equipment not being used safely.

Gibbonsdown Children’s Centre

Gibbonsdown Children’s Centre offers full and part-time childcare to children 2-5 years old as part of the Flying Start Programme in Barry. The care that the centre provides, offers parents the chance to attend training courses or to return to work. The care offered also prepares the children for school. The funding from Hanfod Cymru will be used to pay for repair work to outside play equipment and pay for the cost of building a water wall for the outside play area.