The Gwent High Sheriffs' Community Fund Cronfa Gymunedol Uchel Siryf Gwent
Social inclusion
Social inclusion

Social inclusion is at the heart of our work and the funding enables the most disadvantaged young people in the community to access the Friday Night Project.

 Bob Barry, Community Development Officer

Participatory Budgeting
Participatory Budgeting

“The Your Voice, Your Choice event aims to support groups and organisations that are contributing greatly to the field of community safety and diverting people away from crime and anti-social behaviour. It encourages community participation...(and) gives the groups an opportunity to interact with each other and to learn more about all of the positive work that is taking place locally.”

Gwent Police Constable Carmel Napier 

Inspiring change in young people
Inspiring change in young people

"Before I started here my attitude was lousy, I was aggressive and in danger of committing crime and losing education. This project has changed my life and has given me the skills to gain employment"

Beneficiary of a project supported by the Gwent High Sheriffs' Community Fund


The Gwent High Sheriffs’ Community Fund aims to provide a safer and better quality of life for the people of Gwent by supporting community-based initiatives which mentor and inspire young people in order to help reduce crime and enhance community safety.

Managed by the Community Foundation in Wales, this Fund grew out of the Gwent Shrievalty Policy Trust, and is a testament to partnership in philanthropy: the current, past and future High Sheriffs steer the Fund’s Panel working alongside Gwent Police and the Community Foundation in Wales.

“I am very pleased to support communities in Gwent; in particular, those initiatives which build confidence and self esteem in young people so as to equip them for life in a competitive, adult world.

The GHSCF brings together people who support the office of High Sheriff and many of the small, local charities active in Gwent. It provides a hugely effective way of promoting and supporting those charities who work for disadvantaged young people and helps build stronger, safer communities for us all. Last year we helped over 1800 young people; but there is still a lot more to do. Thank you for your support”

Mr Murray MacFarlane, High Sheriff of Gwent 2013/14

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