Posted: Tue 12th Jan 2021

National Lottery Community Fund awards £32m to community projects across Wales in 2020 for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Over £32 million pounds was awarded to community projects across Wales over the last 12 months.

Grants between £300 to £500,000 to help local organisations to recover, adapt and thrive, was distributed to to 966 groups by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Amongst the projects was ‘We Mind the Gap’, which received £59,801 to develop a virtual, mentoring programme for vulnerable young people in Wrexham and Flintshire negatively affected by lockdown to support them to find opportunities in life, education and employment.

Ruth Bates, interim director Wales for the National Lottery Community Fund, said the organisation will continue to “support communities through these challenging times”

She said: “Looking forward at the year ahead, we are working with young people across Wales to shape a £10 million grant programme to support young people. We’re also developing a grant programme to help communities to take action on climate change on behalf of the Welsh Government’s Dormant Accounts Scheme.

“The National Lottery plays a critical role in supporting people and communities and I want to thank National Lottery players – every time you buy a National Lottery ticket, you’re supporting good causes across Wales.

“To find out more about applying for a grant to help your community adapt, recover and thrive visit You can talk to us by calling 029 2168 0214 or by emailing”

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