Local charities secure vital funding to reach more people in need

Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones was delighted to see that BAVO and Splice, two local charities in his constituency, have been awarded funding from the money saving expert Martin Lewis’ Coronavirus Emergency Fund. This means that many local community and voluntary groups can continue their fantastic work to help those most in need in our local communities.

With the funding that they have been given, BAVO plans to distribute this to support around 10 community and voluntary groups who are delivering on food distribution and poverty work as part of the Covid-19 response. This will complement the BCBC/WLGA food poverty grant that BAVO will be distributing in the coming weeks. Some of these benefitting from BAVO money are the Talbot Centre, Kenfig Hill; CDT, Caerau and The Foodbank.

The funding for Splice will also be put to good use. It will enable the charity based in Pyle, to provide local families in need with baby essentials such as nappies, wipes, milk, and baby food.

Mr Jones said “Our local community and voluntary groups are our unsung heroes. They are instrumental in helping people through these hugely uncertain times and in our response to fighting Covid 19. Thank you to all the staff and the volunteers who are working hard to help those in need during these unprecedented times”.