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Poverty in Wales remains a complex and pressing issue, casting a pervasive shadow over the lives of many individuals and families. Emerging from the global pandemic and navigating a challenging economic climate, the problem is exacerbated by factors such as poor-quality work, low incomes, inadequate housing, reduction in working-age benefits, debt and regional disparities. Beyond economic implications, the impact of poverty reverberates across health, education, and overall well-being, underscoring the intricate and far-reaching challenges faced by communities in Wales.

Governments are increasingly calling upon charities to fill the void where their support falls short when Wales is swiftly approaching an arguably more challenging period than the one we faced during the pandemic. Supporting charities dedicated to lifting people out of poverty is a crucial investment in the collective well-being of society. Charities working to alleviate poverty are pivotal in bridging gaps, providing essential resources and empowering vulnerable populations to break free from systemic constraints. By supporting charities that offer people pathways out of poverty, we want to create a more equitable society, fostering a more inclusive and compassionate world for everyone.

Therefore, we invite applications from organisations based in Wales that support significant numbers of people in relation to:

  • Supporting people into permanent, paid employment
  • Providing advice on welfare, benefits and debt
  • Offering grassroots community support
  • Addressing issues related to social exclusion and isolation




Last updated Tuesday 5 December, 2023