Friends of Pennard Primary are the lucky winners of £1,740 from SwansAid’s grant-giving initiative.
Friends of Pennard Primary School is a registered charity which aims to advance the education of the 200-plus children attending the school.
They do this by raising money to improve and add to the school’s facilities and resources.
Through a variety of school and community-based events, from cake sales to Christmas fairs, it has been possible to transform the school’s outdoor area, as well as purchase classroom chairs, blinds and reading books.
Friends of Pennard Primary will be using their grant from SwansAid to purchase thermoplastic sports line markings for the school’s playground, as the original playground markings wore away many years ago.
That left the play-space looking uninspiring, while hosting netball matches was impossible.
On behalf of Friends of Pennard Primary school, Clare Parrington commented: “We feel so excited and honoured to have won the grant.
“The new line markings will have a huge impact. The children will now be able to take part in a variety of team sports, test their fitness and increase their daily activity on the adventure trail.
“We would recommend the grant-giving scheme to anyone as the application process was so straightforward.
“As there are two rounds of funding each year, local causes have a great chance of success. Thank you SwansAid!”
SwansAid aims to financially support outstanding local community projects that support young and/or disabled people.
Now heading into its fifth year, SwansAid has distributed more than £175,000 to a variety of charities and community organisations across South Wales.
Applications for the autumn round of SwansAid funding will be taken from September 2018.
For more information about SwansAid, please contact Helen Elton at [email protected]