BBC Children In Need fund RCAC Gypsy & Traveller Arts Project for another 2 years

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is proud to announce that BBC Children in Need has given a further £65,474 grant over 2 years to fund the excellent project work that takes arts-based workshops and activities onto the Gypsy & Traveller Caravan Sites of South Wales.  

Needed now more than ever, following covid; this is a groundbreaking project which is devised, developed and led by Gypsies & Travellers. Relationships with our community are so strong that the Romani Cultural & Arts Company are able to better support and engage and improve the life chances of the children and young people the BBC Children In Need project is designed to support.  

Isaac Blake, Director of RCAC says that ‘These children deserve the best start in life and I am proud, as a Romani Gypsy to be able to continue to take our work directly to these children on site. BBC Children in Need can rest assured that they are making a tremendous difference to some very special young people.’ 

The project will be re-launched in April 2022 and even more young people than before will benefit and get improved opportunities to engage and mix socially whilst learning new skills.  

Dr Daniel Baker, said “I congratulate the RCAC in continuing it’s groundbreaking work in helping change young lives with the support of Children in Need. This provides a great opportunity to build upon the progress made by the RCAC’s pioneering work to date.”

Jeremy Miles, Welsh Government Minister for Education and Welsh Language, said: “RCAC provides fantastic educational workshops to Gypsy and Traveller children and young people. I would like to congratulate them on securing this funding, which will help provide even more vital arts and cultural opportunities.”