Invest Local Caerau

Invest Local CaerauBAVO’s Invest Local Caerau Funding Support Worker has been working with groups in the community of Caerau in the Llynfi Valley as part of the ILC (Invest Local Caerau) Driving Change programme. 

Priorities for this community programme include strengthening local facilities and organisations, improving health and wellbeing, strengthening community spirit and pride and improving the natural environment.

After the immediate shock of the start of lockdown in March, local community groups and centres in Caerau found themselves overwhelmed by the sudden increase in demand for food, shopping, prescription collections, dog walking and other basic needs.

In response, BAVO’s Invest Local Caerau Funding Support Worker has been working with groups to make funding applications to successfully draw down emergency funding grants that helped them with food collections, shopping, deliveries and organisational costs. She also supported the community in recruiting more volunteer support and advice across a range of areas to help them navigate their way through this new and challenging time.

“I don’t know what we would have done without this support, to be honest I don’t think we would have survived. We are proud to say that we have helped our community through this very challenging time, our volunteers have worked around the clock and we couldn’t have done it without them.” (Graham Dawe, Caerau Development Trust).

Let’s make Caerau an even better place to live!

Take a look at Invest Local Caerau’s Winter 2020 newsletter here.

If you need funding support or advice to develop your group, project or idea in Caerau, contact Alex Bowen, T: 07719 523842 or E: (Alex works Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays).

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