Tŷ Pawb and North East Wales Community Cohesion team/Wrexham County Borough Council have been named as a recipient of the Welsh Government grants to support the delivery of the culture, heritage and sport goals and actions in the Welsh Government’s Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan.

The Action Plan is part of the Welsh Government’s Programme for Government and Co-operation Agreement commitments.

More than £2.8m has been shared between 22 local, regional, national or independently run culture, heritage and sport organisations across Wales, to be spent over the next three years.

£1.67m has also been awarded to the Welsh Government’s cultural and sport arm’s length bodies.

All projects receiving funding have a focus on co-production, demonstrating a commitment to placing lived experience at the center of policy, service development and delivery.

Funding to support North Wales Multicultural HUB

Tŷ Pawb’s project will be co-led with the North East Wales Community Cohesion team, working in close partnership with Race Council Cymru.

The funding will support the future development of the recently established “North Wales Multicultural HUB”, an exciting new pilot programme being delivered in Tŷ Pawb, working in partnership with Race Council Cymru and the diverse communities and stakeholders across North East Wales.

The HUB projects will utilise Tŷ Pawb’s Useful Art Space to host a range of activities led by Wrexham’s diverse communities; these will be directed by participants, and will include arts and crafts, music and dance, culinary exchanges, cultural celebrations and other exciting activities.

Project will include culture, art, heritage and sports opportunities

Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member with responsibility for Tŷ Pawb said: “The grant funding award is fantastic news and will be key in supporting us to deliver the outcomes of the Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan.

“The funding will support the excellent partnership work being undertaken by Tŷ Pawb, our Community Cohesion team and Race Council Cymru, reaching out to local and regional diverse community groups and empowering them to actively lead and take advantage of cultural, arts, heritage and sport opportunities.”

“I wish the teams every success with the project and look forward to seeing the development of the exiting new North Wales Multicultural HUB pilot in Wrexham.”

Dawn Bowden MS Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip said: “Our national and local museums, galleries, libraries, theatres, and sporting venues need to be inclusive of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people and places. Our culture, heritage and sports services must be culturally competent and reflective of the history and contribution made by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people to Welsh society.

“I am committed to delivering the goals and actions in the Anti-racist Wales Action Plan and the Programme for Government commitments within my portfolio. I look forward to our continued progress as we deliver meaningful change with and for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people across Wales.”

Professor Uzo Iwobi CBE – Founder and CEO Race Council Cymru said: “Race Council Cymru is delighted that its Wrexham Multicultural Hub had worked with partners to propose a brilliant initiative which will make a huge difference to the lives of our front line and grassroots ethnic communities. We are looking forward to the transformational change this grant will bring”

Iolanda Viegas – Race Council Cymru, North Wales Representative said: “We are very thrilled and grateful for this funding that will support the Multicultural Hub to engage and work with the diverse communities from North Wales.”

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