FareShare Cymru (FSC) is delighted to have received a second round of funding from the Welsh Governments Landfill Disposals Tax Community Scheme (LDCTS). This funding will go toward supporting charities and community groups in Pembrokeshire. FSC will initially look to support 5 charities, adding to the 185 charities already supported each week. This move will help to redistribute surplus food to food projects supporting vulnerable people.
A part of FareShare Cymru’s wider strategy is to reach more people and communities in Wales – the move into Pembrokeshire will be the second phase of the strategy. The grant will cover staffing costs, costs associated with the vans used to collect and drop off the food, and volunteer training.
In November 2022, FareShare Cymru announced that they were expanding to West Wales with the help of Carmarthenshire-based café Cegin Hedyn and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The West Wales Partnership has enabled FareShare Cymru to deliver to charities in Carmarthenshire and support them with good quality surplus food for their food projects.
The expansion has since developed relationships and opportunities so that more charities and community groups can get involved with FareShare Cymru.
This also includes recruiting volunteers to help us to drive the vans and transport food into the further-reaching parts of Wales. Volunteers are essential to FSC’s operations and so if you are based in the Carmarthenshire area and are interested in volunteering please get in touch.
Speaking on the first phase of the expansion, Heather Thomas said;
“We are making real progress in our expansion and it’s been fantastic to see our new members engaging with their local communities, offering a service that provides much more than just the food that they receive from us”
For more info on the LDTCS visit: https://wcva.cymru/funding/landfill-disposals-tax-communities-scheme/
To learn more about FareShare Cymru visit: https://fareshare.cymru/about-us/