More than 170 charities in Wales share £5m Lottery funding

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced that 177 charities and groups are sharing £5m in its latest round of funding aimed at supporting communities in Wales.

Good causes to benefit includes activities include activities to support inclusion for people with disabilities.

This includes an award of £47,250 to Vale of Glamorgan Riding for the Disabled Association to purchase a horse-riding simulator for people with disabilities to “enjoy therapeutic horse-riding activities in a safe and controlled environment all year round”.

“The equine simulator will be a great tool in supporting our aims of providing riding session; inspiring confidence, therapeutic exercise, and pure enjoyment,” added the group’s trustee Lyne Mordecai.

Meanwhile, Rhonda Cyon Taff based CRADLE charity has received £4,500 to extend its support across Wales to families experiencing pregnancy loss.

"We are delighted to have received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, to support the development and growth of CRADLE services across all Welsh Health boards. Our work will complement the care provided by the healthcare professionals,” said CRADLE charity chief executive Louise Zeniou.

Others to receive awards include North Gwent Cardiac Rehabilitation and Aftercare charity, which has been handed £9,939 to boost its use of technology to provide remote classes and its promotion.

A full list of recipients can be found here.

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