The Big Lottery Fund Wales Blog

Helping Working Families: new programme, launching 22 November

We are launching a new funding programme called Helping Working Families at the Butetown Community Centre, Cardiff this Wednesday. The launch will begin at 13.00 and tickets are available online here:

There will also be a round table event in Rhyl on 1 December to talk through the new programme with our funding officers .

Helping Working Families will provide funding for families affected by ‘in-work’ poverty. We recognise that there are a growing number of people in Wales who are affected by poverty, even though they are in work. We expect the fund to help households where at least one person has a full or part time job, is self employed and supporting at least one child under 18.

The new funding programme is taking an active role in encouraging projects to engage with the people by offering a different model for this fund. We want to see that the people who will use the service working in an equal partnership with the people who provide it.

Full details of the new programme and how to apply will be available on the Big Lottery Fund website from 22 November 2017. Completed application forms should be with us by midday on 15 March 2018 and successful projects will get the go ahead in July 2018.