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  Unfortunately as a result of Loteri Cymru CIC’s decision to call in administrators in March 2018, the Hanfod Cymru Trustees have decided that the charity will close in summer 2019 once it has fulfilled all its statutory duties, and so there will be no further Hanfod Cymru grants. Hanfod Cymru has no links with Sterling Lotteries who acquired the Loteri Cymru name in May 2018.

Monmouth Male Voice Choir

The grant from Hanfod Cymru will be used towards venue hire costs, new audio equipment and travel costs to attend the London Welsh Male Voice Choir Festival.

Cymdeithas Eisteddfodau Cymru

Hanfod Cymru provided Cymdeithas Eisteddfodau Cymru with a grant to develop its successful Ffatri Llais pilot programme to encourage local singers to compete in local Eisteddfodau. The training days will be held in all parts of Wales.

Leonard Cheshire

Leonard Cheshire received a grant from Hanfod Cymru to enable them to hold the Strictly Cymru Dance competition 2018/2019. The project supports people with disabilities across Wales.


Fishguard International Music Festival

The festival received a grant from Hanfod Cymru to stage two concerts for yourng people and families – we look forward to seeing Alaw and Craig Ogden perform at this year’s festival.

Young Music Makers of Dyfed

Young Music Makers of Dyfed provide free music sessions in schools across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion.

Cwmni’r Frân Wen

Cwmni’r Frân Wen is a theatre for young people, which aims to empower young people by creating and presenting theatre and participation opportunities. The money will contribute towards the cost of designing, building and setting up the mobile Nyth (Nest) – a new capital project to create a new home for the company. The mobile Nyth will enable the organisation to do more outreach work within rural communities.

Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids Clubs

Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs is a bilingual voluntary charitable organisation that aims to help communities in Swansea develop accessible out of school childcare clubs. The clubs run either side of the school day, during the weekend and in school holidays. The grant from Hanfod Cymru will be used to develop bilingual activity cards for its Nature Zone pack, to raise awareness of the importance of conservation.

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.