A children's charity which serves families in Flintshire has been selected as one of several charities across Wales to receive extra funding. 

Charity Commission's ‘Revitalising Trusts’ programme has released £1 million to directly aid charitable causes across Wales.

This funding will provide vital support to grassroots community groups such as KidsBank which supports several families in Flintshire.

Kidsbank is a children’s clothing and equipment bank aimed at helping children ages between 0-12 and their families across Chester and the surrounding area. 

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Due to an ever-increasing number of referrals from families in Flintshire, additional funding will enable the purchase of items such as cots, cot beds, cot bed mattresses, prams, pushchairs, buggies, clothes, books, games, nappies, high chairs, stair gates, school equipment, school uniform, maternity wear and other items to help families and particularly children.

Kidsbank aim to ensure that no family in Flintshire is abandoned and no newborn baby or young child will go without their basic needs during this cost of living crisis.

Additional funding helps Kidsbank meet this aim and goes a long way to ensuring children get the best start to life.

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The work of Kidsbank supports the enhancement of the lived experience of these families which as a result this has a positive effect of their mental health and feeling of security.

Discussing the funding programme, CEO of the Charity Comission, Helen Stephenson said: “This work is absolutely vital. As we face a cost-of-living crisis, we must ensure charitable funds are used to their full potential to help improve as many lives as possible and strengthen communities during these challenging times.

“Working with Community Foundation Wales, we have helped direct funds to a number of charitable causes locally, including food banks, an education fund and a domestic abuse awareness programme.”

The programme in Wales is backed by the Welsh government which has invested £211,000 to support the Commission in its efforts to ensure charitable assets are being utilised as effectively as possible.

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More information about kidsbank and refferal forms can be accessed here.