SAFE Receives £290,644 Grant From The National Lottery Community Fund Granted by The National Lottery Community Fund, formerly known as Big Lottery, this money will go a huge way in allowing us to meet our charity objectives, whilst continuing the great work we already deliver in the UK and in developing countries. John Rose, Director Wales for The National Lottery Community Fund, explains briefly what the organisation achieves and how it bolsters Welsh charitable organisations like us. “National Lottery funding for good causes changes lives. Last year alone, over £35 million of National Lottery funding went out to more than 1,000 community projects in Wales. The funding lets people bring their ideas to life, communities are thriving thanks to the National Lottery. How we will utilise this funding The money will allow us to add to SAFE’s current work by delivering a global citizenship programme that will build the skills and increase engagement of young people in their communities. The project will benefit 600 young people aged 16 to 25 and will use new technologies to develop and provide opportunities for progression into further training and work experience. £290,644, over four years, will fund salaries (Training Officer & Volunteer Co-ordinator), recruitment, training, monitoring and evaluation, equipment, travel and overheads. Hannah Fitt, the proud Founder of SAFE, expands on this: ‘This is super exciting and we are happy to be able to continue the work we are doing, engaging vulnerable young people in Wales and helping them to access meaningful knowledge, information and skills around global learning and global education that they otherwise wouldn't have access to. This funding means we will be able to deliver our next phase of projects with exciting technological, cutting-edge equipment to make them even more immersive. Our aim is to encourage such individuals to understand their own impact on their communities, improve their own lives whilst being sensitive to the rest of the world”. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our fundraisers, trustees, team members and of course; The National Lottery Community Fund. Without you, none of our work would be possible. More exciting updates to come!