SwansAid boost for Carmarthen charity

7th February 2014

Carmarthen Domestic Abuse Services were handed a financial boost after receiving a £2,000 grant from SwansAid.

The Carmarthen-based charity became the latest community group to benefit from SwansAid after round one of applications to the Swans Community Trust fund closed in November.

SwansAid was set up in August by Swansea City's Community Trust to help fund special projects within the community of West Wales.

Carmarthen Domestic Abuse Services provide support for women, men and children affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

And, according to Amanda Cox, Refuge and Funding Worker at CDAS, the grant from SwansAid will help fund the 'Get Up and Go project'. 

"It's a fantastic opportunity made available to us by SwansAid," said Cox. "The grant we received will go towards the Get Up and Go project, which will allow us to help children and young people get out into the community and enjoy sporting activity.

"Families who have been affected by domestic abuse often have to leave everything behind them to come into refuge or to make a new start.  

"Single parents are often managing on a low income, and the Get up and Go project will enable us to help these children to access community based sporting activities.  It may be a group bus trip to an activity centre, or the chance for a child to go swimming.

"It was also really nice of Jazz Richards and Lee Trundle to come and present the cheque to us. They were keen to understand what we do, and we really appreciated their interest."