Grant that seeks to unite cultures and celebrate diversity opens

Posted on: Friday 19 April 2024

A grant aimed at funding projects that help bring communities together, has opened.

The West Gwent Community Cohesion Small Grant is available to community-based projects delivered within the Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent or Torfaen boroughs.

Community groups, third sector organisations and schools can all apply for up to £3000 to help initiate or support an existing community-based project.

All eligible projects should look to challenge discrimination, promote inclusion, and provide opportunities for people who might not ordinarily come together to meet and celebrate their culture or religion.

The closing date for small grant scheme applications is Friday 19 July 2024 and projects must be delivered by 31 January 2025. Click here to apply online

West Monmouth School acquired funding in 2023, to celebrate and raise further awareness of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller community and culture.

Pupils at the school were tasked with creating an exhibition to provide insight into local traveller sites aiming to reduce stereotypes and to share their history and traditions.

They took photographs, recorded voice recordings from elders within the community and had written poems, which are displayed as part of the exhibition.

The project has since completed and the exhibition will be showcased at Amgueddfa Torfaen Museum in June, as part of GRT Month.

For more information about the grant contact Bridie by emailing or call 01633 647223.

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