Volunteering at Cardiff Dogs Home gets National Lottery funding boost


Cardiff Dogs Home has received a £95,000 grant from the National Lottery to support its thriving volunteer project, which currently sees between 30 and 40 new volunteers inducted each week.

Every year the award-winning team at Cardiff Dogs Home care for hundreds of lost or stray dogs while they wait to be reunited with their owners or found a forever home. Volunteers play a significant role in that team, helping carry out many different tasks, but mainly taking the dogs out for walks.

The National Lottery grant will help fund a Volunteer Co-ordinator role, as well as volunteer training, regular meetings and a volunteer facility at the Cardiff Council run Home.

Cabinet Member with responsibility for Cardiff Dogs Home, Cllr Dan De'Ath said: "Volunteering with dogs brings many benefits to volunteers, but our volunteers are also really valuable for the dogs we look after, helping us keep them fit, healthy and ready for their forever home. This National Lottery funding will help our volunteer programme continue to thrive for another three years."

Andrew Owen, Head of Funding at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: "National Lottery money makes a real difference for people and communities across Wales. Thanks to National Lottery players, Cardiff Dogs Home will be able to bring people in Cardiff together to support and engage with their community through volunteering opportunities where they live."