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18th September 2018

Barry Round Table is the first charity to benefit from Mayors Foundation Grant Fun

BY: Nathan Spackman

Members of Barry Round Table have received a £250 grant from the Vale of Glamorgan’s Mayors Foundation Grant Fund 2018/19.

The charity was the first organisation to receive financial support from this year’s Foundation, and Chairman Barry Dyer was pleased to accept the cheque from Vale Mayor Cllr Leighton Rowlands.

Barry Round Table is a club for young men, who aim to help and support the community in any way they can. They also focus heavily on the health and wellbeing of individuals, recently focusing on male mental health.

One of their 2018 goals is to increase membership numbers. This would help them to hold more events such as the elderly Christmas Dinners and the Parents First Aid courses, which would complement bigger events such as The Barry Santa Sleigh. The club would use the grants to purchase branded items, to boost the club’s status in efforts to attract new members.

Vale Mayor Cllr Leighton Rowlands said: “I am very pleased to present Barry Round Table with a grant from the Mayors Foundation Grant Fund 2018/19. I hope this will help the charity to gain new members and continue the hard work they do in the community.

“I believe that supporting community groups, the voluntary sector and not for profit organisations across the Vale is vital, and I am happy to support as many groups as possible, to ensure they continue to thrive.”

The Vale Mayor Cllr Leighton Rowlands, launched the Mayors Foundation Grant Fund 2018/19, with the aim to offer grants to Community Groups, the Voluntary Sector and not for profit organisations towards the cost of initiatives within the Vale, that helps to support the Council’s vision of “strong communities with a bright future”.

The specific funding available each financial year to be allocated as part of this grant fund scheme is £5,000.

For more information, or to apply for this funding, you can download the application form and guidance notes from the Vale website or email TheMayor@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk


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