• Your vote could see Dal Dy Dir named a winner in this year’s People’s Projects – make sure you have your say

• You get to decide which community projects get National Lottery funding

• A film of our project will be aired on ITV Wales so that viewers can vote for this year’s winners.

We are calling for your vote to secure £50,000 of National Lottery funding as part of this year’s People’s Projects. We are one of five groups in Wales in the running for a share of a life changing pot of £3 million up for grabs across the UK. Since 2005, the partnership between The National Lottery Community Fund, The National Lottery and ITV has given the public a say in how funding should be put to good use in their local area.
Designed to celebrate some of the incredible projects the National Lottery has supported over the past year, 95 community-based schemes are now shortlisted across the UK. In each region, the three that receive the most public votes will each receive a grant of up to £50,000 to help them continue their work to improve local people’s lives and help their communities to thrive. OnTuesday at 6pm Dal Dy Dir will showcase its project, Forest Foundations on ITV Wales at 6pm telling local viewers exactly why they deserve to win. To be in with a chance of claiming the top prize, we need you to support its bid by visiting the People’s Projects website to vote. Voting opens at 9am on Monday 1 April at
If successful we will use the grant to develop our new farm at the Forest, supporting our volunteers to create a rare breeds programme, manage our woodland and access some really great training with Harper Adams University! We want to buy sheep, pigs and chickens so that our volunteers can start their own small businesses.Natalie Webster, our Director said: “This is an exciting opportunity to raise awareness and support for our work and, with your help, to secure further much-needed funding. We urge local people to get behind us. If successful, this will help us to make an even bigger difference to our local community by providing opportunities for our young people and adults to create a great community farm and access training and work opportunities. All too often our young people are overlooked and their potential is not unlocked. We want to change this and let our volunteers lead by example and showcase just what they can do.
Joe Ferns, UK Funding Director at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “As the largest funder of community activity in the UK, we are proud to support groups that are led by the vision, determination and drive of local people to strengthen communities. In previous years we have seen a wide range of successful projects, from a café supporting young carers to animal-assisted therapy for people living with dementia and the development of a bee-friendly orchard. The People’s Projects is a chance for you to have your say on how National Lottery funding can help your community to thrive.” The People’s Projects has awarded around £42 million to 960 good causes across the UK since it started in 2005. Voting closes at noon on Monday 15 April 2019. People can vote once per region and will need a telephone number or email address to vote. To support Dal Dy DIr’s Forest Foundation project and for Ts & Cs please visit www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk