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Ysgol Trefnant Outdoor Area Fund Calls For Votes To Bag A Share Of Bag Charge Fund

Ysgol Trefnant Outdoor Area Fund is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Ysgol Trefnant Outdoor Area Fund is one of the groups on the shortlist.
The school requires the funds to help develop and improve its outdoor area. Primarily, the money will be used to create an undercover shelter so that children can use part of the outdoor area regardless of the weather.
In addition, the school is seeking to become a Forest School, providing opportunities for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to grow in confidence, self-esteem and independence outdoors.
Voting is open throughout July and August. You can vote for the Ysgol Trefnant Outdoor Area Fund at Tesco’s Ruthin store, using a token given to you at the check-out each time you shop. Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £30 million to more than 4,600 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.
Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

Free Training, Support And Match Funding Helps Charities In North Wales Raise £25,000

Fundraising charity Localgiving is helping local good causes improve their digital skills, connect with supporters and start raising money online.
Over 50 organisations in North Wales have already received free support and training from Rhyl-based Development Manager Emma Jones. Together, the groups have raised almost £25,000 through the www.localgiving.org website.
Citizens Advice Flintshire have already raised over £1,000 since joining Localgiving in October.
Mandy Plant (Marketing, Communications & Fundraising Manager at Citizens Advice Flintshire) said: “We are really enjoying working with Localgiving. The personal support and advice has been invaluable and Emma has always been available to explain things very clearly."
As well as free training and support, participating groups receive £200 of match funding for donations received online - making the first £200 raised worth double.
The programme is open to all local third sector organisations in Wales (including Community Interest Companies, sports groups, registered charities and constituted community groups). Those wanting to take part should contact emma@localgiving.org or 07808 889 671, or visit http://join.localgiving.org/wales.

Strawberry Tea

The Community Association annual Strawberry Tea went ahead on Tuesday, July 11th, despite the poor weather, and was enjoyed by all who attended. Once again Tudur played and party goers danced and sang to his music.
Many thanks to all who helped and to The Old Palace for allowing the use of their premises.