SRtRC Wales announce successful projects for the FOA Community Grants 2013
This season SRtRC Wales offered the opportunity for community groups, Clubs and schools to apply for a SRtRC Fortnight of Action Community Grant with the theme being Community United – Working together to tackle racism.
Rob Dowling represented the Football Association of Wales in judging the applications who have provided funding for the Grant Scheme.
This year we received the record number of applications from across Wales and the panel had a tough time deciding the successful applicants.
Below is a list of the successful projects that have been funded by the scheme. Projects will be taking place from Friday 18th October.
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1. Sport Wales Young Ambassadors – Wrexham
Project co-ordinator Dylan Gallanders who is a Sport Wales young ambassador will be organising workshops in Wrexham during the FOA to engage with young people and challenge issues around racism while promoting equality.
2. KPC Youth – Bridgend
KPC Youth will be running two Tchoukball tournaments during the FOA inviting other local youth clubs to their centre. Prior to the tournaments the participants will discuss the issues of racism and watch the SRtRC DVD. After the tournaments the youth club will continue to hold workshops over the year on anti racism and other equality issues.
3. Cardiff Ladies Volleyball – Cardiff
Cardiff Ladies Volleyball are organising an open day tournament inviting people from the local community to take part in the sport, meet new people while promoting community cohesion.
4. Cardiff Ladies FC – Cardiff
Cardiff Ladies FC will be showing their support for Anti Racism by holding a match action prior to their match during the FOA while inviting young people from the local community and holding discussions around racism in football and society.
5. ETOS – Merthyr
ETOA youth club will be holding a SRtRC workshop for young people along with other activities including football practical games.
6. Conwy Borough FC – Conwy
Conwy Borough FC will be showing their support for Anti Racism by holding a match action prior to their match during the FOA while inviting young people from the local community and holding discussions around racism in football and society.
7. Port Talbot Town FC – Neath - Port Talbot
Port Talbot Town FC Football in the community department will be running a series of community based soccer schools during the October half term. Participants will take part in fun football sessions and also take part in a SRtRC workshop.
8. Zimbabwe Newport Volunteering organisation – Newport
This project will take place on the 27th October and will see the local community get together in Newport with a football tournament that will have festival atmosphere.
9. The New Saints FC – Wrexham
TNS FC will be delivering workshops to young local people throughout the FOA who will then have the opportunity to attend the TNS FC V Afan Lido Welsh premier league fixture where the club will be doing their match action for the FOA.
10. Gower College – Swansea
Sport Wales Young Ambassador Molly Davies Briskham will be delivering workshops and highlighting anti racism messages at a range of venues throughout the FOA engaging with the community.
11. Bettws Commuities 1st - Newport
Will be running a football tournament for the community on the 31st October (Halloween) to help prevent any anti social behaviour while promoting community cohesion and anti racism.
For more information regarding the Fortnight of Action Grants or if you can support any of the above projects contact:
The Fortnight of Action Grants Scheme has been funded by the Football Association of Wales and supported by the Big Lottery and Welsh Government.