CHARITIES in Wales are among those sharing £30,799 in the latest round of funding from Leeds Building Society Foundation.

The Foundation, which works to support those who are disadvantaged or in vulnerable circumstances, is helping four charities in Wales, with good causes in Newport, Llanelli, Pontypool and Powys, all benefitting from grants totalling £3,688.

The projects are:

Buying food and essential household items like beds, kettles and microwaves to help TRAC2, which is based in Pontypool, provide crisis support for individuals and families
Providing a printer and computer desk to help those at Amazing Grace Spaces, a centre in Newport which helps the homeless, look for work and keep in touch with their families
New multi-sensory equipment at Play Radnor in Powys such as fibre optic lights, a bubble tube, a giant mirror and seating
Buying an oven for Carmarthenshire Youth and Children’s Association in Llanelli which provides emotional health & wellbeing support for children, young people and families

In the latest funding round 35 charities across the UK have benefitted from donations totalling £30,799.

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“We’re proud to be able to assist charities supporting disadvantaged people and those in vulnerable circumstances in Wales,” says Gary Hetherington, the chairman of Leeds Building Society Foundation.

“Coronavirus has had such a devastating impact on many small charities and the communities they serve and we know how these donations will help to provide vital support to so many people.”

The Foundation is funded by the Society and its members via the Your Interest in Theirs scheme*.

It primarily provides grants towards practical items that directly support those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues.

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