The Brighter Futures Fund application phase is officially closed, and we’re thrilled with the overwhelming response from individuals and groups who shared their inspiring projects with us. Your dedication has deeply touched us.

Now, the spotlight is on you – it’s time to vote! Your voice is crucial in deciding where the funding goes. Click here to cast your vote.

Voting closes on Friday 1st September 5pm. We believe in the power of collective wisdom. The top 5 will receive funding in proportion to the group’s request and available funds this round.

Let’s introduce you to the 11 standout organisations:

  • Gwent Valleys Evangelism: Providing nutritious food parcels for Christmas 2023 to communities in Wales.
  • One Life Autism Support Group: Supporting families through diagnosis and mental health challenges, including a Christmas Lunch for hard-pressed families.
  • Abertillery Excelsiors: Encouraging youth participation in football, focusing on fun and progress.
  • Beaufort Male Choir: A choir with numerous benefits, aiming to recruit younger members and provide mentorship.
  • Glyncoed Community Group: Seeking funding for a festive Santa sleigh parade and Christmas tree lighting event.
  • LRS Vocal & Performing Arts Academy: Supporting young performers in theatre productions.
  • RTB Ebbw Vale Junior Football Club: Committed to football, safety, and community services, seeking funds for youth development.
  • Special Movers: Promoting healthy living and mental health support for children and young people with disabilities.
  • Gwentdefibbers: Delivering CPR and defibrillator training, along with blood pressure monitoring.
  • Friends of Coed Cae Community House: Providing activities and support services to local residents, including food sharing and gardening projects.
  • Waundeg and Nantybwch Community Association: Aiming to create a safe play area for children and residents to enjoy as well as a warm hub.

Your vote will shape the future of our community. Thank you for joining this incredible initiative. Together, we’ll make a difference!