Circus school benefits from SwansAid grant
15th February 2015
Swansea City club ambassador Lee Trundle was again performing some silky skills this week as Circus Eruption were the latest charity to benefit from SwansAid funding.
Swans Community Trust also were on hand to present the grant cheque - worth £1,390 - to the group at their Parc Tawe base.
The non-profit youth charity helps teach circus skills to young people from age 11 to 18 of all abilities and backgrounds.
Trundle also took time out to try his hand at the trapeze and unicycle with one of the Circus Eruption volunteers.
Outreach worker Martha Bull said: "To receive this grant from SwansAid is amazing news.
"It means we will be able to improve our equipment and enhance our sessions for our 50 members.
"With the money we are going to invest in some UV equipment, UV lighting and some new crash mats so that we can improve and extend our acrobatics and aerial skills"
Volunteer co-ordinator Dermot Dooley added: "This extra funding is brilliant news, it will help keep the group running and allow us to expand the project.
"We are an all-inclusive circus, a third of our young people are labelled as having some form of disability and a large part of this money will go towards equipment that ensures everyone gets to take part."
Swans Community Trust Funding and Partnerships officer Helen Elton said: "I'm really pleased we are be able to support this charity through SwansAid.
"They do fantastic work with young people, especially bringing together able bodied and disabled people together.
"We want to hear from more community groups like this, applications are now open for the next round of funding, so if you're a charity or organisation that does fantastic work with young people in our area you can apply for kit or funding of up to £10,000."
You can apply for a share of £25,000
SwansAid grant applications are open until Thursday, April 2.
If your group, charity or organisation operates within Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire, and you work with children, young or disabled people, then you could be next to benefit from our grant.
• Round four will allocate up to another £25,000. That breaks down into:
1. One large grant of £10,000
2. six small grants of £2,000
3. Sets of kit for children and young people's community sporting clubs
Details about the fund, eligibility and how to apply can be found at www.swansacademy.co.uk or www.swanscommercial.co.uk
To apply for SwansAid grant funding of £10,000 or £2,000 CLICK HERE
To apply for SwansAid sports kit CLICK HERE