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Organisation:
ACE
Funding round:
2017 Round 2
Region:
South West and Wales

ACE

Breaking the cycle – financial capability to help people stay out of crisis

We are ACE (Action in Caerau & Ely). We support city-wide regeneration initiatives making positive changes in communities throughout Cardiff. We also run the ‘Dusty Forge’ – a community centre, where we work with local people to fight poverty and exclusion.

Our Breaking the cycle – financial capability to help people stay out of crisis project is run in partnership with Fareshare and Cardiff Foodbank. Receiving this funding will allow the project to provide low-income families in crisis with tailored support to build financial capability. The project will work alongside a dedicated employability support project run from the ‘Dusty Forge’.

The funding will also let us develop and deliver a programme of one-to-one support and group sessions for 150 vulnerable participants. Activities will develop financial literacy skills like creating budgets and opening current and savings accounts with a Credit Union. We will also work with a team of volunteers to provide ongoing support for participants.