Each year we give over grants worth over £250,000 to children and young people in Wales.
Our core business in Wales continues to be the provision of our Chances for Children Grants. These provide funding for items such as beds and white goods in addition to afterschool educational, arts, and therapeutic activities that have a positive impact on children and young people’s lives. As well as kinship care families and children from families who have fled domestic abuse, these also also include enhanced packages of financial support for young people who are estranged from their families, but are motivated to remain in training, education or to seek employment.
These enhanced packages have provided a range of support to help young people transit from a difficult time in their lives to be thriving young adults. Some of the things we have provided include: computers, bus passes, college fees, gym membership, counselling, clothing, white goods, driving lessons, tools and work equipment. In fact, we will consider anything that can help to a young person to succeed.
We have been delighted to work with a number of partners to enhance what we are able to offer in Wales.
Fairwood trust has provided funding for a number of the enhanced packages mentioned above. Their support has helped a number of young people including a young single parent who has started training as a Doctor!
The Foyer has worked with us now for several years to provide enhanced support to our grants programme in the County of Denbighshire.
An anonymous trust
A Welsh trust has recently awarded us funding to take forward our Kinship care programme. This is an exciting project for Buttle UK and will provide much needed support to grandparents and other relatives who step in to look after children, when their parents are unable to do so.
19.9% of Children in Wales live in workless houses Welsh Government
1 in 8 people in Wales say it is a constant struggle to keep up with their bills Economic and Social Research Council
26% of Welsh children who are eligible for free school meals achieve five good GCSEs Social Mobility & Child Poverty Commission
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