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National Lottery Community Fund supports our work on integration

February 6th 2020

We’re delighted to announce that the National Lottery Community Fund is supporting our work on the integration of migrants into Wales’ communities.

We have been working on a wider project on migration and integration since July 2018. In the last six months we have had conversations with EU citizens in Wales and many told us that they feel unwelcome and not valued. Many are isolated and fragmented and feel unable to engage in community activity even though they see Wales as their home. At the same time local people feel that they do not understand EU citizens. We have also heard from community representatives about tensions between groups and the negative effect on people’s lives.

The funds raised will be used to work with local communities and EU citizens to increase understanding between them.

Over the next three months we will bring together people from migrant and local communities in Swansea to explore ‘what makes Wales my home’. We think this is an exciting and important opportunity for people to share their stories about how Wales became their home and their hopes and concerns for the future. The stories will highlight the common ground between the communities, improving community relationships and building cohesion.

We would love to hear from organisations or individuals in Swansea interested in getting involved – please contact [email protected]

 

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