Flintshire: Community group supporting vulnerable people will receive nearly £100,000

A COMMUNITY group will receive almost £100,000 in funding to help continue supporting vulnerable young people in the Flintshire area.

1125 CIC – which offers a weekly program of engagement activities for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Flintshire – has successfully applied for £99,860 in funding from the National Lottery.

It will use the funding to provide local youth with a weekly program of engagement activities, to help build their self-confidence, improve their aspirations and increase their social skills.

The project will help integrate young people aged 11 to 25 into groups, focusing on their physical and mental health.

Other successful applicants for funding include Flintshire City of Sanctuary – which helps Syrian refugees engage with their local communities and Contact a Family – support and information for families with disabled children in the Wrexham area .

Flintshire City of Sanctuary will extend its support by helping Syrian refugees engage with their local communities. With £5,000 they will provide activities such as a homework club and a gardening club.

Liz Litherland, founding member of Flintshire City of Sanctuary, said: “Thank you so much for allowing us to support these lovely people as they seek to settle in our communities, find jobs and see the dreams of life. education of their children to materialize.

“The funding will allow us to continue our important work with adults and children.”

The Chinese Women’s Organization of North East Wales will use their £5,800 grant to promote understanding and harmony between communities in North Wales with various activities to tackle rising hate crime exacerbated by Covid-19.

Meanwhile in Wrexham, Contact a Family will use £7,908 to provide families with disabled children with support and information through workshops to address welfare issues.

Kate Wyke, Head of Wales for Contact, said: “We are very grateful to the National Lottery and all players for allowing us to support the mental health of caring parents in Wales.

“In April, our Contact Wales Wellbeing project will bring caring parents together in a supportive environment, giving them the opportunity to explore their individual strengths, focus on personal development and build confidence and communication skills.

“Caregiver parents will also be invited to take advantage of ‘Me Time Events’ – fun and relaxing activities, celebrating caregivers. Contact started life as a self-help group for parents, and from our 40 years of experience, we know that parents can be the best support for each other.

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