About

Pobl Trust is a registered charity within the Pobl Group that aims to improve the quality of life of people and communities in the areas where the group works. Pobl Trust is managed by a Board of Trustees that have many years experience of the charity sector.

How we help

Pobl Trust meets twice a year to consider applications for funding from individuals, community groups and organisations. These can be for smaller initiatives up to £5,000 or more significant projects up to £50,000. See our funded projects for an overview of the types of initiatives the Trust has funded in the past.

In 2018/19, the Trust will award up to £200,000 to good causes in areas where the Pobl Group works. See map below for an overview of where Pobl Group works.

Funding Themes

This year, for the first time, we’re using funding themes to help us make the biggest difference to people and communities. Successful applications this year will need to fall within one of the following themes:

  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
  • Building Stronger Communities

Our funding themes for 2018/19 were chosen following consultation with staff, customers and partners of  Pobl Group.

Fundraising

The Trust raises money through fundraising events and the Pobl Lottery – a weekly prize draw for Pobl Group staff which donates 50% of proceeds to the Pobl Trust. See details of upcoming events and download our Fundraising Pack to see how you could help raise money for Pobl Trust.

View our last Financial Statement

Funded projects

Summer Safe Play Scheme

Summer Safe Play Scheme

School holidays can really put the strain on families that are just about managing to make ends meet. As well as increased houshold bills for food and electricity, there are also typically higher costs for transport and activites to keep children entertained, especially through the longer summer break. Pobl Trust funded a safe play scheme […]

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Forest School Woodland Project

Forest School Woodland Project

Forest School Swansea Neath Port Talbot works with local children and young people to help them make use of woods and beaches right on their doorstep. It promotes participation in healthy outdoor activities while learning about the natural environment around them and gaining skills and knowledge to help them look after it. Pobl Trust’s recent […]

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Penplas Family Centre Breakfast Club

Penplas Family Centre Breakfast Club

Pobl Trust provided funding for a Breakfast Club to operate during school holidays in one of Wales’ most deprived areas. This followed reports from neighbourhood housing officers that local families were unable to afford increased household bills associated with school holidays, leading some parents to skip meals themselves in order to feed their children adequately.

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Your Voice Advocacy

Your Voice Advocacy

Pobl Trust provided funding for advocacy sessions and peer-to-peer training for adults with learning disabilities across the Swansea Bay region. The award also funded a regular monthly social event providing safe and welcoming access to a mainstream social activity and the chance to make friends in the area.

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Employment Start Up Grants

Employment Start Up Grants

Research shows that employment-related costs can be a significant barrier to some people keen to move from reliance on welfare benefits into work  This initiative provided smaller grants to meet costs like appropriate clothing, tools, transport or childcare in the period between benefits stopping and wages being paid. It also provided for larger grants to […]

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