13 Jun 2019
Three small charities in Wales - two based in Cardiff and another in Blaenau Gwent - have been selected as 2019 Weston Charity Awards winners.
They will each receive a core grant of £6,500 from the Garfield
Weston Foundation and a year's strategic planning support from a
team of business leaders to enable them to become more efficient,
effective and sustainable.
NewLink Wales, Phoenix Domestic Abuse Services (Phoenix DAS) and
Rubicon Dance have been selected from a field of nearly 200
frontline charities delivering youth, welfare or community services
in the North of England, the Midlands and Wales.
Philippa Charles, director of the Garfield Weston Foundation
said: 'These local Weston Charity Awards recipients have been
selected due to the strength of their ambitions and their
demonstrable openness to constructive challenge and external
Their impact extends far beyond their direct service
The year-long coaching programme between the winning charities
and their team of business leaders is facilitated by another
charity, Pilotlight, whose CEO Gillian Murray said: 'Small charity
leaders in Wales face the constant pressure of frontline issues
which can divert resources away from longer term
Through the Weston Charity Awards, these three local charities
will continue to do their great work whilst working on
transformative plans to make an even greater impact on the
communities they serve for years to come.'
Phil Fiander, deputy CEO of WCVA, said: 'It's really important
that trusts and foundations see the value of supporting the
fantastic work of charities here in Wales and we are delighted to
see the Garfield Weston Foundation investing in Welsh charities
through these awards.
We know that resources in Wales are stretched and opportunities
like this for charities in Wales to grow and become more robust are
absolutely essential and worth shouting about.'
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