going forward
going forward

October 2019

‘Tackling poverty and social exclusion through culture, heritage and the arts’

National Assembly for Wales
Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee
November 2019

Allan Herbert from South Riverside Community Development Centre described the scheme as “terrific”, saying:

“It really does take theatre to places it’s not normally seen… the last one we put on… at least 70 per cent of them had never been in a theatre, let alone being regular theatre-goers.”47

Section 62 Report below

Several witnesses questioned the suitability of the outcomes used to evaluate Fusion. For example, Allan Herbert of the South Riverside Community Development Centre said that the current outcomes used to evaluate Fusion were limiting, and too focused on employment, he said:

“I think Welsh Government’s done a disservice to the Baroness Kay Andrews report… the breadth of that report was not just about employment… And when that gets translated into an outcomes framework for Fusion… it distorts the entire intent of the recommendations.. They’ve co-opted another programme for an employment programme, and that does a disservice to the research, it does a disservice to people and their ability, because the real way that you get progress is not just through shoe-horning someone into a job; it’s through increasing the engagement process with culture, and that will lead to more meaningful employment. If you don’t do that, you’re missing a real big trick, there.”72

Section 91 Report below

On Your Feet

Three women from the community attended the WMC for the first time this week to watch the musical “Get On Your Feet” and they certainly did. Their feedback was that : “The musical was amazing and they had a great night attending something that they have never attended before”


on until 26th October

As a result of visiting they are now wanting to become Community Ambassadors and bring more of a diverse audience to the WMC.

Our thanks go to Gemma Hicks (Cynhyrchydd Ymgysylltu Cymunedol
Community Engagement Producer)
Wales Millennium Centre
Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru

“new to the theatre and are attending for the first time or those who have barriers that mean they cannot usually attend,
Thanks all,”

Sharon Krause
Project Worker Believe/Credu

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Thank you - Diolch

Big Lottery 25 Years

SRCDC joined with other organisations to celebrate 25 years of grant giving.

The National Lottery Community Fund is the biggest community funder in the UK.

Organisations gathered in the Senedd to highlight some of the great projects that we’ve previously funded and to answer any questions on how communities can access our grants.

SRCDC at the Sennedd.