Cardiff City FC Foundation wins £35k grant for education programme

Mark was delighted to hear about the success of Cardiff City FC Foundation in winning a public vote to gain funding for setting up an interesting and important education programme to help people from disadvantaged communities in South Wales.

Cardiff City FC Foundation is a charity in Cardiff West. It has been successful in winning £35,000 in grant funding from NatWest to run their programme, ‘The Full 90’ Enterprise Academy.

Cardiff City FC Foundation is an independent charity, that works in partnership with Cardiff City Football Club, with a mission to use the power of sport to change lives. This funding will be used to introduce a new business and enterprise education programme to support 90 Academy Members from disadvantaged communities in South Wales. The funding will go towards the services of a qualified tutor and deliver a programme of extra-curricular workshops, mentoring and support.

This grant has been provided from NatWest’s £2.5 million Skills & Opportunities Fund, available on a competitive basis to projects run by charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland. The Fund helps people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves; skills that will enable them to get into work or start a business, now or in the future.