HAHAV has been awarded £54,700 by the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). The funding is part of the Welsh Government’s Third Sector Resilience Fund in the wake of the COVID pandemic. It will see two full time staff help establish HAHAV’s new day centre at Plas Antaron, Penparcau.
A Facilities Manager will coordinate activities at the centre and a Fundraiser will work to ensure a sustainable future for the charity and help develop its plans.
Commenting Dr Axford said, “This great news comes at a pivotal time as hopefully we gradually emerge from COVID restrictions. There is huge demand for support services by our volunteers, plus day respite for patients and carers. Undoubtedly there will be a backlog of new cases to come. Our plans for Plas Antaron have been seriously affected by lockdown and our main income from HAHAV’s shop has been drastically reduced this year. We are therefore very grateful for financial support via the WCVA to help accelerate the opening of our exciting new centre later this year.”