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Thanks to a grant awarded to Turn2us by the Prince’s Countryside
Fund, people in financial need living in rural areas of Wales will
be helped to access Turn2us tools and services through local
events, intermediary workshops and volunteer training.
The Prince's Countryside Fund aims to safeguard Britain’s rural
communities and economy.
Individuals and families in rural areas are often physically
isolated with restricted economic and employment opportunities.
They may also face personal barriers to asking for help with their
This new Rural Wales Turn2us Project aims to build financial
resilience in rural Welsh communities to relieve and help prevent
poverty by providing access to Turn2us services to individuals and
families, via intermediaries and peer-to-peer support.
Training and support on the confidential, free services from
Turn2us will enable users to:
Local events will be organised in local community centres, where
individuals and families can access the Turn2us website – www.turn2us.org.uk - for
Support from partner organisations, such as local advice
organisations and credit unions, will also be available to
help them do full financial health check to make sure they are
making the best financial decisions, encourage self-sufficiency and
The Rural Turn2us project will also offer free intermediary
training workshops for advisers, support workers and community
volunteers in rural areas in Wales. This will enable participants
to learn about and try out Turn2us tools and services, including
the Benefits Calculator and Grants Search.
The project will also train and support Turn2us volunteers to
promote and showcase Turn2us services to local organisations and
communities in their part of Wales.
The project will be delivered between September 2012 and June
2013 in countryside and coastal communities in Mid, North, South
and West Wales where services are less easily available.
Dates for training are currently being finalised and will
be publicised on the Intermediary Workshops
Turn2us will be working with existing and new partners in Wales
to help deliver the project. Those who work or volunteer in
advisory or support roles in rural areas of Wales and are
interested in supporting the project, can contact Pat Cripps,
National Officer for Wales, to find out more by email:
or telephone: 01676 541 654.
Read the Turn2us press release about the
Rural Wales Project
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