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The Pears Fund is a pilot grant-making programme building on the Pears Foundation’s priorities to foster respect and understanding between people of different backgrounds.  The Pears Fund is dedicated to bringing different communities within Cardiff together; communities of faith, ethnicity, and neighbourhood, and of different backgrounds and interests.  The Fund aims to award between 15 and 30 grants to projects that support community cohesion, bring communities together, and/or develop inter-faith understanding.



Bridges for Communities -£2,400

Peace Feast events and Sharing Festivals programmes in Cardiff, bringing together members of different communities to share food, conversation and experiences.

Cardiff YMCA - £5,000

The project will develop better community cohesion and understanding in the community with young people from all ethnic backgrounds with centre-based and detached youth work.

Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids' Club - £4,718

Deliver 6 cultural workshops in childcare clubs in Cardiff, to help children and playworkers gain respect and understanding for people from different backgrounds, through play.

Displaced People in Action - £4,918

The project will partner with with ACE (Action in Caerau & Ely) to bring local refugees, asylum seekers and other people in the local community together.

Ethnic Youth Support Team - £4,990

The Refugee Awareness Workshops (RAW) Project will offer educational awareness sessions about refugee, asylum seeker and migration issues targeted at young people aged 11-25 in Cardiff.

Global Youth Love Trust - £4,593

To provide young people with the opportunity to produce various items through up cycling and re purposing with the aim of selling them to sustain further projects

Ministry of Life - £5,000

Build on the success of our previous integration projects, by providing team building trips and activities for young people who are living in otherwise excluded communities.

Oasis Cardiff - £5,000

Skills for life Project to support asylum seekers and refugees to develop ESOL tools for community life and cohesion.

Out and Proud Cardiff - £5,000

Provide support, life skills, networking & information service in an accessible venue

Quaynotes Community Choir - £1,499

To widen engagement of the “Quaynotes Community” across the “Berlin Wall” into Butetown, one of the most deprived multi-cultural communities in Wales.

South Wales Jewish Representative Council - £2,200

A mock Seder night to celebrate the Passover of an educational nature-- inviting 10 different Ethnic organisations from religious / communal secular/media organisations

The Muslim Council of Wales Charitable Foundation - £5,000

A leadership course for 15 to 20 year olds taught over 9 monthly sessions training Leadership, Active Citizenship and Community Engagement aligned to Islamic principles.

Trinity Centre - £3,635

A community cohesion collaboration, involving a series of practical sessions of gardening and ceramics over three months at Riverside Market Garden and Trinity Centre.

Valley and Vale Community Arts - £4,900

A Pot of Good Vibes will bring together Asylum Seekers, Refugees and people from the community, to share stories, songs, food, with a celebratory event.

Welsh Refugee Council - £3,440

Refugees Working in Wales is a project designed to address the education and employment needs of asylum seekers and refugees, providing ESOL classes and pathways to employment.

Women Connect First - £4,996

“Different not Divided” project aims to promote community cohesion and social integration by fostering respect and understanding by bridging the gaps between people from faiths and ethnicities.