Horn Development Association (HDA) was incorporated in October 2006. HDA has an office based in Butetown and a fixed partnership with Grangetown Community Centre (Grangetown Boys & Girls Club). Now, through experience and development, they aim to provide much-needed provisions for as wide a range of the communities of Butetown, Grangetown and Riverside as possible but not exclusive. They work with youth, the elderly, those in need, local schools, local organisations, migrants, refugees and anybody who needs support.
HDA’s aim is to create as many and diverse opportunities as possible for the local community to fill the void left as a result of years of cutbacks & reduced services. Virtually all of the youth provisions and information provisions have gone. HDA want to improve knowledge and skills through a range of non-formal education which can include European Exchanges and training opportunities for volunteers, young people and youth workers.
Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) supported HDA throughout the process of securing funding for the “Future For Us To Achieve” project. Thomas Crockett, one of our Third Sector Development Officers, provided feedback on an original unsuccessful bid to The National Lottery’s People and Places fund in February 2021, then met with HDA in the summer to discuss a second bid. Thomas provided feedback on Stage One and Stage Two drafts, and a three year bid for £259,999 was approved in May 2022! They are recruiting new staff and look forward to delivering the project.
Mohamed Yusef, Trustee of HDA, said “We would like to take the opportunity to express our deeply sincere gratitude to the C3SC Management, and WCVA staff for supporting Horn Development Association. We are so proud of our standing in the community, our support of so many in need throughout the pandemic and the major county-wide award that we won distinguished our achievement. It’s an absolute pleasure to be a successful recipient of this grant award, especially when you consider this year has been like no other.”