At Cardiff City FC Community Foundation, we’re continuing to support children, young people and families to achieve their full potential.

In light of the guidelines outlined by the Welsh Government around COVID-19, we have adapted the way we work to make our delivery methods as safe and effective as possible during this period of uncertainty. 

Supporting our existing beneficiaries and the rest of the South Wales community is at the forefront of our work.

Like many organisations, we had to pivot overnight to ensure we could still 'reach' children, young people and families in their own homes, and provide an all-important support network for them. Harnessing technology to provide our core programmes was the first step.

 

We’re still encouraging healthier, more active lives

Our usual physical activities have now taken the form of online support, as we’ve been working to provide our beneficiaries with free resources to use and activities to take part in, in the safety of their own homes.

We've set up a digital hangout for children and young people with a disability as we continue to use the Cardiff City brand to increase social interaction and improve confidence. 

We are supporting those at risk of social isolation to still take part in our tea and toast sessions virtually, via video and telephone calls to keep people connected and improve wellbeing. 

 

We’re still providing improved education and employment opportunities

We're working alongside our partner primary and secondary schools, as well as with our Future Pathways (post-16 education) project learners. We’ve adapted our approach by providing free resources available for Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 pupils .

Our Future Pathways tutors are working closely with students on the project, providing online learning to allow learners to continue with their studies. 

 

We're still reducing offending and re-offending

As a charity working with tens of thousands of young people across South Wales, many of them living in deprivation, we have been determined to keep them physically and mentally active despite lockdown conditions. 

We've succeeded to create a series of online activities that young people aged 12-19 can enjoy safely from home. These include a mentoring service, group video calls (some of which are joined by Cardiff City first-team players), interactive football and fitness challenges, as well as sessions on healthy living and community safety. 

Recognising that not all young people have access to devices, we're also delivering hard copy resources and offer a telephone mentoring service. 

We're continuing to use our communication channels to share public messaging to help keep our communities safe and support the local response provided by Cardiff City Council and other local authorities. We'll continue to work hard to ensure our beneficiaries who need us most, receive our support. 

We work in partnership with a range of organisations including schools and youth groups. We’re keen to share our resources with other organisations who would like to partner with us or learn from our experience. 

For education project-related enquiries, please contact our Head of Education, Geraint Wadley: 

E| [email protected]

T| 07701 287 703

For Health and Community Safety project-related enquiries, please contact Head of Community Development, Zac Lyndon-Jones:

E| [email protected]

T| 07701 287 689