As the cost of living crisis worsens and with winter approaching, groups and venues are invited to create Warm Welcome Spaces.
Ceredigion County Council and CAVO intend to do everything they can to support residents during these difficult times. To do this, they need help and support from partners as well as community groups and organisations across the county to work together and support vulnerable individuals and families through the cost of living crisis.
Keen to provide a network of warm spaces to support anyone struggling with the cost of living this winter, they want to work with any community group or organisation that would be able to provide warm spaces within their community.
Councillor Catrin M.S. Davies is the Cabinet Member for Equalities and Chair of the Public Services Board Poverty Sub-group. She said: “Groups and organisations in our community can make a big difference by helping residents during this crisis. If you are a member of an organisation or community group and think you could be part of the campaign to assist the vulnerable by providing a warm space over the winter, we are keen to hear from you.”
Groups or organisations that are willing to provide a warm space this winter can apply for up to £1,000 to support their activities.
If you do not need funding but are ready to be a part of this essential provision, get in touch. The Council and CAVO can advertise your Warm Welcome Space to residents, councillors, GP’s and frontline workers in Ceredigion. This could also be a way to attract more volunteers if needed.
To apply for funding, complete this form: forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=0D7p923rJUGAuZs7g2XUQLAJtw69MJNMsMqPsZQIhZBUMUVHS09TTjJWQ0pDSkJUSUkwRkUwN1ZRWSQlQCN0PWcu&wdLOR=c92BD4B41-6294-4640-BB0A-0E28BA787EBD
Put information about your Warm Welcome Space on the map by completing this form: haveyoursay.ceredigion.gov.uk/ceredigion-warm-welcome-space
Register for an online information session about Warm Welcome Spaces on 25 October at 10.30am here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mannau-croeso-cynnes-ceredigion-warm-weclome-spaces-ceredigion-tickets-439574638577
To request a hard copy of the funding application form, contact CAVO on 01570 423 232 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can provide information about your Warm Welcome Space over the phone by calling Carys on 07815 993654.