Giving Something Back
We are committed to supporting groups and projects throughout Monmouthshire through our sponsorship programme. We have offered sponsorship to a number of different groups and projects throughout the last year including:
Monmouthshire Housing Association (MHA) awarded funding to local charity group, MAGIC to support their additional needs play sessions in Abergavenny.
The group, which supports autistic children and their families, arrange play sessions to give the children a chance to play without being overwhelmed by the busy atmosphere of a public play session. They hope to help another 15 families over the coming year.
Committee member Lorraine Jenkins is thrilled by the award, “We’re so pleased to have been given funding; having seen the difference the group makes to families we’re keen to offer it so that more children can benefit.”
AFC Mardy Juniors has been training boys and girls age 5 - 16 in football skills since 1972. Training in all weathers (that’s dedication!) they were delighted to receive funding from us to help buy rain jackets for the junior team so that they can practice through the winter months.
Monmouth Comprehensive Sports Tour
Monmouth Comprehensive School came to us to ask for funding to support them on their sports tour. The tour encourages all pupils to develop their team-working skills on and off the playing field and is a great opportunity for children to learn in a different setting.
White Ribbon Football Tournament
We sent a team to the White Ribbon Football Tournament in August. The event was organised by housing association, Tai Calon and raised money to raise awareness of violence against women. Our team battled their way through to the finals.
MHA Tenants’ Ability Group
We recently held an event to mark the launch of our Tenants’ Ability Group. The event was held at MHA’s headquarters in Mamhilad with the aim of raising awareness of disabilities. The Stroke Association, Mind Monmouthshire, Age Cymru and Diabetes Wales attended to promote the services that they offer.
Jill Ray, Chair of the Ability Group said the launch was very successful, “It was good to raise awareness of disabilities and to make people aware that they can get in involved with the group in a variety of ways”.
Bridges Community Connections Befriending Project
This project already supports and connects isolated people across the county and came to us for funding to bring the service to Abergavenny. The funding will help promote the scheme in the area and will help recruit and train new volunteers to make contact with people who need support.