The community newspaper Torfaen Talks reports that the Cwmbran and District Amateur Radio Society (CADARS) have been given a £2,775 grant.
The newspaper says:
Torfaen projects have benefitted from a share of more than £230,000, which was awarded to community groups through the Big Lottery Fund’s (BIG) Awards for All programme.
The Cwmbran Centre For Young People will help youngsters develop their own radio station. Its award of £4,559 will fund computer and radio equipment while the Cwmbran and District Amateur Radio Society secured £2,775.
Read the February issue of Torfaen Talks
Cwmbran and District Amateur Radio Society (CADARS)
Lottery money is there for the asking for activities such as helping establish groups, societies and clubs or promoting learning.
Those amateur radio clubs that have taken the time to fill in the straightforward application form have been able to spend thousands of pounds on items such as transceivers, linears, antennas, PC’s and projectors. Radio amateurs sometimes forget that activities such as Contesting and Direction Finding competitions are Sports that can be worthy of funding in their own right.
The Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All is a simple small grants scheme making awards of between £300 and £10,000. Anecdotal evidence indicates that clubs going for the maximum £10,000 are just as likely to get it as those applying for smaller amounts.
Awards for All England
For further information on the Big Lottery Fund see