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Applicant: Cruse Bereavement Care North Wales
Title: Local Help for Local People
Area: North Wales wide
Amount Requested: £5,000.00 

Project Outline:

This funding if successful would support our project that aims to help to deliver safer neighbourhoods:

Neighbourhoods with access to appropriate levels of support to address life’s challenges are vital to improve community wellbeing. Bereavement support provided in a timely manner can act as a ‘fork in the road moment’. Cruse North Wales provides support to people of all ages from children experiencing their first loss to adults who have previously not been able to access support.

Adults who have suffered a loss early in life and have not been able to access support can suffer a profound impact on their mental health. This unattended adverse childhood experience may cause them to make choices leading to negative outcomes for themselves, their relationships and the community in which they live.  We aim to provide the essential bereavement support to interrupt this cycle, improving resilience and providing safer neighbourhoods. 

Young offenders will experience parental, traumatic and multiple deaths at a higher frequency than in the general population. The death of a parent is approximately four times as likely in young offenders compared to children of the same age (20% compared to 3-5%). Multiple losses can be a contributing factor to young people offending and bereavement can be an indirect cause of criminal behaviour.

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Applicant: DangerPoint 
Title: Knives Take Lives
Area: North Wales wide
Amount Requested: £5,000.00

Project Outline:

DangerPoint has developed a new and innovative interactive resource that aims to educate children on the consequences relating to carrying a knife. The activity offers children the chance to discuss in small groups what can motivate someone to carry a knife and supports them to explore alternative courses of action.

We are asking for funding to deliver a pilot project that will utilise this new resource and target 260 school children from across North Wales. The funding will subsidize a percentage of the cost of the children's training and contribute towards their travel costs to and from the centre. This will allow us to ensure that this project is fully accessible to children from more disadvantaged areas removing financial barriers that might otherwise prevent them from accessing the project.

The children will undertake an extended safety education workshop at the centre that will cover all aspects of community safety with an emphasis on preventative work around negative behaviours such as carrying knives, committing criminal damage, anti-social behaviour on streets, in shops and also whilst using public transport.

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Applicant: The Denbigh Workshop 
Title: It Could Happen to You
Area: North Wales wide
Amount Requested: £5,000.00

Project Outline:

Following recent fatal RTC's on our roads in recent years involving local young people we have produced a bilingual road safety awareness campaign and delivered our pilot project to 5 senior schools in Denbighshire focusing on the FATAL FIVE. We would now like to take this into 15 more schools in Denbighshire, Flintshire, Conwy and Wrexham.

These interactive performance workshops were delivered by two experienced Actor/Facilitators and were aimed at year 12/13 pupils.

These collisions have had a huge effect on the wider community and we would like to prevent more young people losing their lives on our roads by making informed decisions when it comes to risk taking and getting behind a wheel of a car.

We are passionate about giving people a voice and using drama as the vehicle of change, to bring to life the devastating impact RTC’s have on a family. Our sessions focuses on the police officer first to arrive at the scene and the devastating impact the loss of a son has on a mother. They are hard to watch and we make no excuses for that but they engage the audience and have huge impact.

Our aim is to promote road safety, reduce dangerous driving and risk taking by informing the young people in schools with our safer roads campaign 'IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU'.

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Applicant: The Aloud Charity 
Title: Only Boys Aloud - North Wales Choirs
Area: North Wales wide
Amount Requested: £5,000.00

Project Outline:

We are currently engaging with 239 11-19 year-old boys every week in 13 choirs across Wales: our North Wales choirs are located in Rhyl, Wrexham, Caernarfon and Holyhead. There are around 80 members across the 4 North Wales choirs, including 28 new members who have joined since September, showing the scheme is in great demand.

In all our work with these young men what matters to us is equality of access and quality of experience: these two imperatives are behind everything we do in OBA.

We would like to ask for support for a specific project involving all our North Wales OBA members:

One of the great strengths of OBA is bringing together young men from different areas and different communities, with different backgrounds, abilities and life experience. What the boys learn from each other is hugely important: and this melting pot - as we describe it - also teaches tolerance and respect for those differences.

This application is to support the attendance of all North members of OBA at a residential course at Glan Llyn during the Summer Term of 2020: we will bring them together for an intensive weekend of training, skill-sharing and rehearsals with a short informal performance at the end. The weekend will be led by our Team Captains – the professional choral directors who lead the weekly rehearsals - and supported by members of Aloud staff and chaperones. The performance will be open to family, friends and other supporters and stakeholders.

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