Ponthafren Association is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant for our 'Ponthafren; Empowering, Inspiring, Educating project'. We are looking forward to working closely with The Big Lottery and making a difference to those who access the project. 

Ponthafren's Director, Claire Cartwright said "We are over the moon to be awarded the grant. Members have been shaking my hand and saying well done. It's so sweet of them. Ponthafren means so much to so many people."

The project which will support more than 1,000 people with mental health issues in North Powys and 40 volunteers will also receive training and support in the areas of Welshpool, Newtown and Llanidloes.

The new project will build on what we have learned from our current programme of counselling and one-to-one recovery by enhancing our pathway-based approach. Funding will also be made available to help to establish a base in Llanidloes to enhance and develop our existing services there.

One volunteer said "How great is that? It's fantastic News!" another said "Ponthafren is my home. I'd be lost without it, I'm so chuffed".

Resource Assistant Mel Jones said "Staff members are all so pleased that we will be able to continue our work in a community that benefits from Ponthafren in many different ways."

Pictured above (from left to right) Lisa Asworth, Lead One to One Recovery Worker. Jean Farr, Volunteer. Claire Cartwright, Director and Tom Houghton, Member. 

Pictured below are Julia Gorman, Service Delivery Manager, Aniello Davies, Centre Assistant and Rachel Wright, Resource Support Worker celebrating the news with Members and volunteers in our Welshool Centre.