Community Benefits Projects Update: Linc Cymru
Community Foundation Wales has supported Welsh Procurement Alliance to award grants to its members to enable them to respond to the needs of those within the communities in which they work.
All projects have identified a way to build local community cohesion, reduce the isolation of those that are vulnerable and improve the health and well-being of families struggling with the effects of living on low incomes.
Linc Cymru was awarded a grant to develop a community garden. The project is very much focused on building intergenerational relationships between a new care home build for older people and the adjacent primary school.
The garden gives the opportunity to share learning, allowing older people to reflect on their childhoods and compare life then with now whilst the children are learning about history alongside gaining a better understanding of nature and cultivation.