tackling health inequalities in West Wales
Splice Child and Family Project
Splice Child and Family Project,
Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.

Projects funded using money raised by healthExpect

Total amount raised for good causes is £1,751,508

Set up to address smaller and individual health and wellbeing issues that affect communities within our region, where getting the detail right really matters.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Follow Your Dreams Technology Club Bridgend £24,581 This existing two-year project will support children with invisible disabilities and their siblings and carers in the Bridgend borough of Wales. The group will provide opportunities for the carers to socialise without their children, for the children to interact with each other and for siblings to have time just for them so that everyone in the family has the opportunity to form new friendships. Activities include regular technology nights, swimming and gymnastics as well as trips to safari parks and aquariums.
Cornelly & District Development Trust North Cornelly £17,492 This new two-year project aims to deliver weekly craft sessions for the local community in the semi-rural area of north Cornelly in south Wales. Session content will be decided by participants.
Every Link Counts Brigdend £28,570 This new two-year project will support adults with learning disabilities living in Bridgend to meet up with friends and take part in local activities on a regular basis. Participants will sustain new and old friendships and develop skills and confidence that will support them to engage in wider community activities too. Participants will be able to plan sessions to meet their needs by feeding back to peer representatives that will sit on a monthly project planning team – participants can also take part in the existing Forum which will further shape ongoing delivery.
Llynfi Valley 11-25 Project Limited Llynfi Valley £21,053 This new two-year project will work with young people from the rural Llynfi Valley area of Wales. A network of small groups from across the Valley will create a planning group, events group and special interest groups working towards holding music events and broadcasting content. The empowered groups of young people will together provide a voice for the valley's young people, developing their interests and skills, involving and motivating themselves and others while forming stronger links within their community.
Maesteg Shedquarters Maesteg £14,266 This two-year project will continue to deliver weekly activities at the Men’s Shed including woodworking and photography for local older men living in Maesteg, and the surrounding area in Bridgend. Participants will also be able to share a meal together each day, and go on trips to places of historical and cultural interest. The intention is to also develop an audio-visual exhibition that will celebrate the achievements of members and act as a template for possible other sheds in other areas. The idea started as a weekly peer support group and has developed into a communal space that runs activities which are led and developed by participants.
Special Families Maesteg Maesteg £10,634 This two-year project is the continuation of existing coffee mornings for parents and carers of children with disabilities from Maesteg and surrounding areas in Mid Glamorgan, Wales. The coffee mornings provide an opportunity for parents or carers to share anything that has happened in their caring role, ask questions and get advice. There will also be weekly exercise sessions for those who wish to participate. The project aims to create a peer support network, improve wellbeing and provide information on benefits and education support to those caring for children with disabilities.
The Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme Bridgend £37,733 This new two-year project will deliver twice weekly social groups centred on different activities determined by participants. The idea has been developed in consultation with existing members, and will be for members of the community in Bridgend County Borough facing mental health challenges. The project will provide a space where participants can come together to share their experiences, develop positive relationships, reduce social isolation and learn new skills. One group session each month will be used as a development opportunity where participants can review current activities and make amendments to the direction of the project.
Wildmill Youth Club  Bridgend £15,822 This project will enable the continued running of a local youth club on a housing estate in Wildmill, Bridgend for a further two years. Members have requested activities including dance, exercise classes, gardening, golf, bike maintenance, cookery, arts and crafts, homework support, 'wild' play, litter picks, and trips. This will be the only youth club providing access to these activities in the neighbourhood and, across 486 sessions, it will aim to engage 30 young people aged 8-18. 
Age Cymru Afan Nedd Port Talbot £38,941 This new 24-month project aims to run five new activities for 50 weeks. Through the activities and opportunities, the older members of the neighbourhood will socialise, make new friends and learn new skills. The activities will include tea dances, educational talks, visits, low-level exercise classes and trips/excursions every month.
Cor Serenata Port Talbot £14,500 This is an extension of an existing programme of activity for a further year. It will deliver 116 sessions of choral singing activities for women from a disadvantaged area of Port Talbot in South Wales. 
Pembrokeshire People First Milford Haven £10,990 This new two-year project aims to deliver a self-advocacy family group for people with learning disabilities living in Milford Haven, and the surrounding villages. Sessions will have a strong social focus, and will also use creative techniques such as drama, dance, movement, photography and video making in order to build skills and confidence
Splice Child and Family Project Bridgend £6,002 This new one-year project involves the planning and creation of an outside space that will stimulate all senses. The space will be used to offer families learning opportunities to plan, plant and participate in the maintenance of the space and also as a space to play. Beneficiaries will be babies, pre-school children, and families from the North Avenue area of Bridgend, in South Wales.
Cwmafan Seniors Port Talbot £12,852 This is a new programme of work building upon an existing activity session and will deliver an increased range of activities for elderly residents of the Cwmafan area of Port Talbot. These will include a monthly lunch club, exercise classes, full day excursions and continuation of the existing fortnightly activity sessions and monthly meetings with educational talks. 
Nifty Wednesday Club Neath £12,728 This existing one-year project aims to continue to deliver fortnightly social activities for older people living in Neath, a small town in South Wales, and the surrounding area. Activities include informative talks, demonstrations, celebration events and visits to places of social/cultural interest
TDM Community Studios Sandfields £19,082 This new two-year project will develop new activities within the local community hall on the Sandfields Estate in Port Talbot. Having recently taken over the management of the hall, TDM Community Studios aims to offer new services such as activities for older people, exercise sessions and summer schemes for young people. 
African Community Centre Swansea £39,331 This new 24-month project aims to deliver weekly counselling and discussion groups for men and women from the BAME community and refugee and asylum seekers who have experienced trauma. Participants will be from Nigeria, Kenya, Syria, Pakistan, Iran and Eritrea currently living in Swansea.
Hill Community Development Trust Townhill £49,600 This new two-year project aims to establish a lone parent group which includes children and close family/friends and provides activities that will help to: prevent social isolation; improve general health and well-being: increase confidence, self-esteem, social networks, life skills and knowledge of nutrition, physical activity and mental occupation. The group will be drawn from lone parent households in Townhill, a suburb of Swansea in South Wales.
Swansea People First Swansea £30,289 This existing two-year project aims to deliver a project to establish and run peer-led action groups of people with learning disabilities in Swansea, to address issues relevant to their lives. Participants will be trained and supported to then deliver workshop sessions at local centres, organisations and businesses to raise awareness.
Y Lolfa Gwaun Cae Gurwen £19,933 This new one-year project will develop a new community hub at the former local library in the small, rural town of Gwaun Cae Gurwen. This 'hub' will provide the resources of the former Council-run library and will offer new services such as homework clubs and book clubs.
Melyn United Bowls Club Neath £7,599 This is an existing project which will be extended for two years. It will contribute to running costs and equipment of the club, enabling the group to continue to run bowls sessions, competitive matches, coaching and monthly social events, for people living within a deprived area of Neath.

A programme which involves supporting residents to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose

Penparcau Community Forum

Ceredigion £400,000 Penparcau Community Forum were invited to apply for funding to start a Local Conversation. By engaging the whole community in a conversation, it’s a chance for people to start discussing where they live, voicing some of the issues that concern them, as well as using their skills, experience and wisdom to begin to think about making real and sustainable long-term change.

To read more about this Local Conversation click here.

Neath Port Talbot Council for Voluntary Services Ltd

Upper Afan Valley £299,868 The investment has been awarded through People’s Health Trusts Local Conversation programme, which involves supporting residents to take control of the design, development and delivery of the local initiatives by developing a shared vision for their community.

The Local People programme takes a neighbourhood approach, engages local people and empowers them to address wider issues in their communities and neighbourhoods through collective action.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Youth Sports Trust    £149,700  

Set up to address smaller and individual health and wellbeing issues that affect communities within our region, where getting the detail right really matters.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Serenity Neath Port Talbot Port Talbot £5,161 Extend the free support service for individuals affected by physical, mental, sensory or learning disabilities.
Seren in Narbeth, Cardigan, Aberystwyth and Carmarthen Fishguard £10,000 Continue running counselling sessions for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse through one-to-one sessions and family support groups.
Action for Elders   £9,600 To work with elderly people who may be at risk of falls to prevent or minimise the impact and reduce isolation.
Vision Impaired West Glamorgan West Glamorgan £6,936 Provide blind or partially sighted people with the skills and confidence to make healthy, balanced, and nutritional meals for themselves and their family.
Cwmgors Community Centre Management Committee Cwmgors £5,549 Provide healthy meals for elderly people and encourage participation in activities to improve their health and wellbeing.
Haul - Arts
£9,479 Deliver weekly arts activities in three venues for individuals with problems relating to drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, and gambling.

Larger good causes partners who can have the greatest and most immediate impact. These initiatives are not supported by NHS funding.

Organisation nameTown/CityAmountPurpose
Alzheimer's Society   £28,020 Provide a full-time dementia support worker who will assess the needs of people affected and help them maintain their independence and well-being.
The Conservation Volunteers   £27,932 Offer outdoor physical activity and participation in community-based environmental projects as part of an active group taking part in outdoor tasks.
Carers Trust   £46,801 To support carers and ensure they are making healthy choices about their own lives as well as the person they are caring for.
Royal Voluntary Service   £37,500 Allow people to remain independent at home, and active in their community, by providing the individual support they need as and when they need it.
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