Posted: Sun 22nd Nov 2020

Wrexham befriending services can now apply for new ‘Friend in Need’ grant with AVOW for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Organisations across Wrexham are being encouraged to apply for the new ‘A Friend in Need’ grant.

The Welsh Government grant is designed to enable new and existing befriending services to reach socially isolated or lonely older people across the county by establishing new or extending existing services.

The main aims of the grants are to promote the initiative to organisations and provide support.

There are many ways to approach this, such as digital channels and creating connections on different platforms or promoting existing services to the target demographic.

It is hoped that the up-to £400 fund will provide additional resources to services that have become invaluable in our communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

For further information on the fund, organisations are encouraged to read the guidance on the AVOW website, at, or contact the AVOW Funding Officer, Nigel Davies by email to

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