I am a Funding Officer for AVOW in Wrexham, supporting third sector organisations. I’ve worked in the field of community development for over 25 years. The third section is Wrexham is very varied, ranging from small community activity through to branches of national organisations having a local delivery project. AVOW provide support for abroad range of issues and audiences, including mental health, visual and audio impairments, families, advice, counselling and personal development.
Why are you drawn to this area of work?
My experience providing advice and support to local enterprises within the third sector has naturally led me to Renew Wales.
What’s your vision of the area where you live and/or work in 2050? What will have changed and how will we have got there?
There is potential in Wrexham to work in paternship with small organisations, developing them to become social enterprises as a provider of services and facilities. There is a wealth of expertise in the area that needs to be tapped and used to the better. Renew could be the catalyst for this and believe in times of uncertainty developing partnerships is the way forward.
My vision is of improving people’s lives, making a more attractive place to live and work by creating a strategy based on working together, utilising limited funding and sustainaing vital services to the communities.