Cost of Living: Families Receiving Grants from Western Power

FAMILIES in Blaenau Gwent struggling to buy food this summer are being supported by cash grants from Western Power Distribution (WPD).

The power grid operator has given grants totaling more than £25,000 from its Community Matters Fund to charities, local councils and community groups across South Wales to help families struggling to put food on the table. .

There is always greater demand at food banks during school holidays, often from families who rely on free school meals during school, with research in 2019 highlighting three million children at risk of “holiday hunger”. .

Beneficiaries include Llanhilleth Miners Institute, a vibrant community centre, which received £2,500 to offer its Munch Bunch Food Club, designed to provide free breakfasts to area youngsters every day of the week during the summer holidays, alongside with healthy cooking sessions for children. sign in with your parents.

Hayley Davies, community engagement manager for the institute, said: “The team is delighted to have received funding from Western Power Distribution.

“The money [is being] was used to fund our Munch Bunch children’s food activities during the six week summer break.

“We will provide a healthy breakfast for local children, while hosting exciting and healthy cooking sessions for families to learn new skills and master affordable, tasty recipes they can make again at home.

“As a result, funding from Western Power Distribution will impact local children well beyond the end of the summer, and we could not provide this provision without your generosity.”

WPD Director of External Affairs and Resources Alison Sleightholm said, “Holiday hunger is a very real and pressing issue in communities across the country, and we at WPD have an obligation to support families facing this issue at home. the communities we serve.

“We are pleased to be able to support community groups, charities and local authorities in South Wales who are working hard to improve the quality of life for families over the holiday period and beyond, and we look forward to seeing their projects deliver vital benefits. . .”

WPD is the UK’s largest electricity distributor, responsible for supplying power to homes, businesses and vital services through its lines and cables in the South West, South Wales and the Midlands.

Its Community Matters Fund is paid for by company shareholders and distributes £1m a year.

For more information visit Follow the fund on social media via #WPDCommunityFund

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