Latest NewsUncategorised

Information about the closure of ECLP Communities First

Share this article

As you may be aware, the Welsh Government’s (WG) Communities First Programme will end on 31st March 2018.

Following the decision to end Communities First (CF), two new grants were announced by WG, to be managed by City of Cardiff Council (CCC) – The Employability Support Grant (CFW plus) and a Legacy Fund, aimed at retaining the best elements of CF.

Following consultation and discussions with Cardiff Council we have been informed that CCC will be retaining the CFW plus grant to deliver services in-house and a decision regarding the use of legacy funding, a greatly reduced level of funding than that received for CF, has been delayed until at least spring.

C3SC, which hosts the ECLP CF programme, is not yet clear if we will receive any further funding from CCC after 31 March 2018, but we are clear that any funding received will be at a much reduced level and therefore will not sustain the current number of ECLP staff and projects. It is with regret that I am writing to confirm that most, if not all, existing ECLP Communities First services will end in the coming months.

The Communities for Work (CFW) project, currently delivered by us in ECLP, will continue until 2020. However, the project and the staff employed to deliver it will transfer to Cardiff Council in February.

All services delivered by CF staff – Learning, Health, Community Involvement and Prosperity support – are working towards an end date of 16th February. We are holding a drop-in session on the 9th February 2018 from 10 – 2 at Rumney Hub, Llanstephan Road, CF3 3JA if you wish to discuss this with us further. Courses that are already booked in will run until March as planned. The CFW service appointments will continue until the end of February and existing participants will transfer into the new structure. CCC will be able to provide further details going forward.

For the past three years through consistent feedback and positive evaluations, we know the great impact our services have had for the over 12,000 participants that have used them, and we share the disappointment that they are not continuing.

As an organisation we remain committed to providing good, quality services and support to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and as such we will endeavour to continue to develop our work and to, wherever practical, deliver similar projects and support in the future.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our partners for your support and your contributions towards the delivery of the CF project and the amazing outcomes for participants. An infographic is attached to celebrate some of the key outcomes we achieved in the last three years.   We hope that many of these relationships will continue to be developed and support our future work. Please contact Cardiff Third Sector Council – telephone 029 2048 5722 or email [email protected] – if you have any questions or if we can help in any way.

Kind Regards,

Sheila Hendrickson-Brown, Wendy Marinos & the ECLP CF/C3SC Team

You can find an Infographic that outlines the accomplishments of ECLP CF Team here

c3sc placeholder
Your Wellbeing Your Government project invitation Co producing a new model for engaging diverse communities events
c3sc placeholder
BME Sport Cymru-Healthy Families Programme

Join Our Community

C3SC’s Community Platform is a free virtual social network for residents of Cardiff to follow discussions on various social and or business topics, get support to run or start a project, Community Interest group or charity, find funding, share documents and photos, follow and meet new friends, find jobs and volunteering opportunities, find, rate and provide your feedback to us and other organisations.

Join Our
Community

noun Community 1852937

C3SC’s Community Platform is a free virtual social network for residents of Cardiff. Register now to share your views, contribute to your community and provide your feedback to us and other organisations.

Please note that C3SC cannot take responsibility for the information other organisations produce, for example, in their resources, and on their websites. The views of other organisations are not necessarily the views of C3SC.

You might also like:

Stay Connected

Instagram
YouTube
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
Fill out this field
Menu
Skip to content