The PPE project supports the 20 clubs identified across RCT, Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend Valleys and Neath Port Talbot where there is an urgent and evidenced need for immediate support and intervention as a direct result of COVID-19 over a 6 month period. This project takes place in 3 parts :
1) By directly supporting their immediate collective and individual challenges in safely reopening their facilities and youth work activities, adhering to Welsh Government
Guidelines on COVID 19.
2) By directly supporting their immediate fundraising efforts to ensure their survival and the upskilling of the workforce to access trust and foundation funding to support their future sustainability.
3) By providing direct delivery of mindfulness provision to young people across the clubs and upskilling of the volunteer workforce to support the mental health of the 2000+ young people who rely on them.
Following our successful application to the National Lottery Community Fund, BGC Wales has already been able to offer further support to affiliated clubs who opened in 2021. Clubs who applied got the opportunity to receive up to £400 worth PPE equipment or for help with
maintaining/opening the club during the pandemic. We hope that this project will continue on being helpful for our clubs as we’ll keep on supporting them!