The Dulverton Trust distributes its grant making in Wales through the Community Foundation in Wales and supports community groups and local charities across Wales that meet the following objectives:
One of the projects funded by the fund this year was the Tanyard Youth Project. The project, based in Pembroke, offers alternative distractions to offending, vandalism, substance misuse and anti-social behaviour by offering themed activities exploring issues such as drugs, human rights, legal and moral crimes.
The project was awarded a grant of £2,800 from the Dulverton Trust Fund to develop a 14-week course to target young people displaying anti-social behaviour, incorporating activities such as a cycle ride, a survival day, an overnight stay in the Tanyard Youth Centre and a hike.
One of the young men, who attended the course, had persistently been getting into trouble in the town, enjoying causing chaos wherever he went. The group explained that:
“By participating in this work, the young man has come to terms with his unacceptable behaviour and has been doing his best to make amends.”
He is now a trusted senior member and the chairman of the new Youth Council.
For more information on the Fund and guidelines for applying, please visit our Grants Page.