Grassroots is a registered charity which aims to meet the needs of young people aged between 16-25 living in Cardiff and the surrounding areas.
We offer advice and support and endeavour to instil optimism, promote self-awareness and self-worth in young people who often see themselves in a negative light. We offer training and workshops in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in music, performance, video and the digital arts.
Young people can gain qualifications or progress to more advanced facilities. We support and enable clients to take control of their lives and celebrate their achievements.
Often dealing with young people who face extreme poverty, adversity and despair, we offer positive relationships, support and creative options to all young people whatever their gender, sexuality, social or mental health status.
Grassroots has been instrumental in the early careers of world-famous artists such as Cerys Matthews, Super Furry Animals, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, Kosheen, Bullet for My Valentine, Astroid Boys and many many others.
Due to proposed Government funding reductions, the project is facing a massive challenge to maintain its current services to those in society that often have no other place to go.
We are currently working with up to 100 young people a week often in crisis and in grave need of support. If the current proposals go through. This will severely affect our ability to offer advice, support and guidance, along with our range of creative learning activities to young people in Cardiff.
While we are looking into every other avenue of obtaining alternative funding, please help us in our fight to continue to provide this vital service to the young people of Cardiff and surrounding areas by donating to our crowfunding appeal.