Cardiff residents urged to apply for Community Endowment Fund

October 26, 2010 1 Comment »
Cardiff residents urged to apply for Community Endowment Fund

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A Cardiff community fund has a week left for residents and organisations to get their applications in.

The Fund, which gives away £10,000 in grants each year, aims to support education and relieve disadvantage for the residents of Cardiff.

Ely Garden Villagers (Lynda and Peter Sullivan from the group pictured above), a community group which works to develop and improve the community of Ely, received a grant in June through the Foundation from Sports Relief Community Cash.

The grant went towards staging a community sports day in Ely. The ELYmpics brought together children from nine local schools for a fun day of sport which included traditional events such as bean bag throwing and egg and spoon and sack races.

Peter Sullivan, Chair of Ely Garden Villagers, who were recently featured on Channel 4 show the Secret Millionaire, said: “We are very grateful to the Foundation for their support. Without their grant the ELYmpics wouldn’t have been able to go ahead. The sports day was a great success and we hope it will become an annual event for the whole community to enjoy.”

“I would strongly recommend that any community groups in Cardiff who need a financial boost, apply to this exciting new fund, there really is nothing to lose and everything to gain.”

In the past year, The Community Foundation in Wales has been responsible for distributing over1.6  million of funds to communities in Wales and the value of endowment funds under its stewardship reached just under £5.5 million in 2009/10.

Liza Kellett, Chief Executive of the Foundation, said: “The Fund honours previous generations of Cardiff philanthropists by giving their funds a new lease of life. We hope that it will also encourage a new generation of Welsh philanthropists to give back to communities in Cardiff. “

The deadline for applications is Monday 1st November.  All applicants must be based in Cardiff and grants from £500 to £1000 are available.

Application packs can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website, www.cfiw.org.uk. Alternatively, Cardiff residents can contact Tom Morris on 02920 536590 or email tom@cfiw.org.uk for more information.

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