St Paul’s Family Centre has received £5,000 to fund educational sessions for families in the Bigyn and Tyisha area of Llanelli. The sessions will provide advice on healthy eating, budgeting, and help build parent’s confidence.
The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation, which offers Discovery Grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.
St Paul’s Family Centre supports children and families in Llanelli through practical skill sessions and other activities. The centre works in partnership with parents to enhance their parenting skills by providing fun activities that families can learn and do together. Activities on offer include the parent and toddler group ‘Flying Star Nursery’, group outings and day trips, in addition to adult courses on topics such as healthy eating and managing family finances.
The grant will go towards the costs of staff and resources for the Family Centre to provide cookery and budgeting sessions. The sessions will help the families increase their knowledge of nutrition and improve their budgeting skills.
Debbie James, Manager at St Paul’s Family Centre said: “The grant will make a big difference to families in the community and enable us to help increase parent’s confidence in cooking and budgeting.”
Leuan Morris, Branch Manager at Santander’s Llanelli Branch, said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting St Paul’s Family Centre and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.”
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About St Paul’s Family Centre:
St Paul’s Family Centre supports children and families in Llanelli through a range of activities. The centre works in partnership with parents to help enhance their parenting skills by providing fun activities that families can learn and do together.
The Santander Foundation is at the heart of the Bank’s community activities, providing grants to small charities and social enterprises working with disadvantaged people to fund skills, knowledge and innovation projects across the UK. Discovery Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support three types of activity:
• Explorer: improving people’s knowledge
• Transformer: supporting skills and experience
• Changemaker: innovative solutions to social challenges
Over the last five years, the Santander Foundation has provided £26 million in funding to 13,914 UK charities through Discovery Grants and Staff Matched Donations. For more information please visit: www.santanderfoundation.org.uk
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