Carmarthen Domestic Abuse Services to receive SwansAid grant
Carmarthen Domestic Abuse Services (CDAS) have this month been awarded funding from SwansAid to fund a new health project.
After successfully applying to the Club’s grant-giving pot earlier in the season, CDAS received £2,000 for the project that will aim to increase the amount of sports and activities they can offer their younger participants.
“It feels fantastic to win funding," said Sharon Hewitt, CDAS's Funding Coordinator. "We will be able to offer activities to children affected by domestic abuse who may not get the opportunity to otherwise take part due to parents being on low incomes, too stressed or anxious to go somewhere on their own. All activities will have a major impact on children and young people’s wellbeing.”
Formerly Women’s Aid, CDAS is a small local charity based in Carmarthen providing support to women, men and children affected by domestic abuse. In addition to several projects aimed at adults, they have a dedicated team of child workers that support children affected by domestic abuse.
Using the grant to fund their ‘Get Up and Go’ project, the organisation will now be able to provide its younger participants with a range of physical activities.
“We received the £2,000 to support children and young people to pursue healthy outdoor activities,” Sharon continued. “Our child workers will be taking children to Heatherton Activity Centre, Blue Lagoon Swimming Pool along with individual and smaller group activities to soft play, swimming, bowling and any other healthy outdoor activities that may come up.”
In addition to Carmarthen Domestic Abuse Services, SwansAid funds have been granted to Port Talbot Town Cricket Club, Tumble Family Centre and Mumbles Lifeguard Club.
For more information about SwansAid, please contact Helen Elton at Helen@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk