Dream Fund

In conjunction with Valleys Kids, Down to Earth Project was awarded £583,000 from the People’s Postcode Lottery ‘Dreamfund’. This money was used to build a remarkable residential centre with disadvantaged young people at Little Bryn Gwyn on Gower. This was the first time a project in Wales was funded by the Dreamfund and at the time they’d only funded 3 partnership projects in the UK. It was a great recognition of our approach and the partnership with Valleys Kids.

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Who was this project for?

The Dreamfund project allowed us to provide training opportunities in sustainable construction for groups of 8 – 12 young people (17-24 years old) from referral agencies.

Where?

It was based at our Little Bryn Gwyn site. Little Bryn Gwyn is a small farm at the foot of Cefn Bryn on Gower.

Who funded this project?

Postcode Dream Trust is a grant-giving body funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery that supports charities who wish to deliver highly innovative, impactful and engaging projects across Britain and further afield. Postcode Dream Trust operates its own society lottery and receives all of its funding from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Current funded opportunities

Little Bryn Gwyn Complex

ORACLE2 at Swansea University

Booking a course

Down to Earth Construction

Outdoor classrooms

Cob courtyard walls