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Lampeter Support Project awarded over £4,000 from Police & Crime Commissioner

Lampeter Support Project awarded over £4,000 from Police & Crime Commissioner

Camfan Committee The Committee at Camfan, a mental health drop-in centre in Lampeter, has recently been awarded £4,298 from the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner's Fund to finance a social club.

Camfan was nominated by local PCSO Ryan Jones in order to further enhance the lives of the people supported by the project.

The money will fund a fortnightly social club which will be open and free to anyone who wants to attend.

Yvette Stallard, our Project Leader for Camfan said "The aim is to give people who access our services and anyone else who would like to come along an opportunity to access social opportunities in a friendly environment."

"The money will be used to put on events like cinema nights, karaoke and pool competitions and anything else that people enjoy – we’re open to suggestions. We’ve also found that a lot of our clients are parents and during school holidays they find it hard to attend the centre because of child care, this can lead to increased isolation. Therefore we will also be running weekly parent and child sessions during the summer holidays to try to alleviate this issue. We expect that this funding will allow us to run the social club for at least a year."

The Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner’s Fund aims to improve the lives of people across the region and is funded by the proceeds of crime awarded to the police and from the sale of unclaimed found property.

Community projects are nominated by frontline police officers and Dyfed-Powys Police staff to help develop ideas and projects with a positive outcome for the area they serve. Awards are approved against criteria such as the need for the project and the numbers who will benefit.

The Commissioner, Christopher Salmon, said: "I’m delighted that we’ve been able to offer grants totalling £92,588. This will be shared out across the region to help improve the lives of the people in our communities.

"I congratulate Gwalia for their successful submission; the number and quality of applications was high.

"I thank all those who worked so hard on their submissions to the third round of Commissioner’s Fund grants."