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  • Writer's pictureDan Coast

£135,000 awarded to community projects across Newport

Updated: 5 days ago

3 members of the Bundles Baby Clothing Bank are presented with a Cheque for £5000 on the stage at the Dolman Theatre in Newport. They are stood in front of a fairy lighting backdrop and are smiling whilst holding up the cheque.
Image courtesy of Bundles Baby Clothing Bank and birthing support.

On the 3rd & 4th of June 36 projects from across Newport met at the Dolman Theatre for the “Our Voice Our Choice Our City, Participatory Budgeting voting event" which saw £135000 given to support 28 projects across the city.

Unlike many other funding programmes, the winning bids were chosen by the public at the event through a voting system following 3 minute presentations about the project plan, the impact it will have and what they will be spending the funding on.

Projects would need to address at least one of the following themes:

·         Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing

·         Women’s Emotional Wellbeing

·         Loneliness/ Social Isolation

With so many worthy projects the event was the perfect way to hear all about the amazing work undertaken and the people involved in creating and delivering them for our local community.

Unfortunately, with so many applications there were of course groups who were unsuccessful on this occasion and the Newport GAVO team area already looking to support these groups to apply for alternative funding sources to enable the project to take place.

Group Name 


Active Angels 

FootprinZ - Dance based support for adults going through the Menopause stages

Christchurch Newport 

Wednesday Warm, Community space and activities

Coffee 'N' Laughs

Welsh Women healthcare support group 

Community House

Baby Bundles - Support bundles to help new parents

Community Youth Project Newport 

Summer Escapes, Youth led activities during the summer who may be at risk of exclusion

County in the Community 

Fit & Fed (Barrackswood, Ringland & Always)

Dragons Community 

Childrens Hospice Support

Dragons Wheelchair Rugby 

Community Inclusion and Particpation 

Duffryn Community Link

Hygine Packages (Beauty to the Streets) & Community Mindfulness sessions

Eden Gate

Shoulder 2 Shoulder Project 

Forget Me Not Chorus 

Chorus group to support those living with and alongside dementia 

Inside Out Cymru

Creative Wellbieng Hub at the Riverfront

Iqra Masjid & Community Centre 

Iqra Activities Club, Iqra Digital Skills 

KB Boxing & Fitness Gym

Menopause & Movement, Classes and activities to support people through the stages of Menopause.


Bullying Awareness Champions in Newport Primary Schools

Maindee Unlimited

Maindee Triangle Community Connection

Multisport Social Health & Wellbeing  CIC

Multi Swim, Proving activities for people with learning disabilities.

No Comply 

Keep Rolling for Wellbeing - Additional equipment to provide activities for younger skaters

Rewild Play

Carers and Young People projects


Roots Creative Arts & Journalling Project 

The Pill Trust

Sensory Play Cafe 

Welsh Sisters Circle 

Community and Womens Wellbeing, Immersion awareness training 

If you or your group have an idea that help benefit and support your local community, contact our local team to arrange a meeting to explore how we can best support you.


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