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20/02/04 Massive boost for new Centre in Barry
The aim to build a brand new Community Multipurpose Centre in Barry received a huge boost today with the news that it had secured 300,000 from the Community Fund, one of the lottery distributors operating in Wales. The Centre itself, which has a total price tag of over 2 million pounds, will provide a range of facilities and activities available for people of all ages.

25/02/04 It’s Fun at the YMCA
Bargoed YMCA has received a birthday present of over 165,000 to renovate the popular centre following their 65th Anniversary. The Community Fund lottery award will provide a full time manager and help with renovations of the building so that activities to include more disability groups and older people with mobility problems can be developed.

25/02/04 Enterprising Elderly get their own Centre

Establishing a centre for older residents in Wrexham came one step closer this week when Caia Park Partnership Ltd heard the news that they will receive 108,223 from the Community Fund, one of the lottery distributors operating in Wales. Two years of planning will come to fruition when the Older People Forum on the estate take over the unused Deva Centre which was formerly a community centre. The centre will be refurbished to create an accessible venue providing lunches, bathing facilities and other services as required.

18/02/04 Valleys girl directing Lottery millions in Wales
Maesteg born Ceri Doyle has been appointed Director of the new National Lottery funder in Wales.

The new UK wide organisation will be created by the merger of the New Opportunities Fund and the Community Fund and will be responsible for awarding millions of pounds of lottery money to the people of Wales.

23/01/04 Lottery Cash for the 'Stream in the Sky'
2004 sees the tenth anniversary of the National Lottery and with over 650 million of lottery money distributed to good causes across the country, Wales can rightly claim to have benefited greatly.

23/01/04 Lottery boost for Bobath
2004 sees the tenth anniversary of the National Lottery and with over 650 million of lottery money distributed to good causes across the country, Wales can rightly claim to have benefited greatly.

23/01/04 Cyber Driver
Ever wondered how young people with no money or who have literacy problems get help passing their driving test, or get a job? Thanks to a lottery award of over 150,000 they can get all the help they need in Llanelli. The Community Fund grant will see the Llanelli Centre Project Limited provide I.T.access and driving instruction to those that would otherwise be excluded.

12/12/03 Christmas windfall for Amman Valley and Dinefwr
Two groups in rural Carmarthenshire are celebrating Christmas early this week after hearing that they are the successful recipients of grants awarded by the Community Fund, the lottery distributor which awards money to voluntary and charitable groups.

13/11/03 Wrexham celebrates as lottery money pours in
Groups in Wrexham and the surrounding area are celebrating this week following the latest announcement of grants by the Community Fund, the Lottery distributor which gives money to voluntary and charitable groups.

13/11/03 More services for Cardiff’s disabled youngsters
Young people from Black and minority ethnic communities who are disabled or suffer from chronic illnesses will be the winners following a lottery award from the Community Fund of over 50,000. The award will enable the group, Access for Black and Minority Ethnic Children and Young People with Disabilities (ABCD), to employ a development worker who will work specifically with 16-25 year olds.