The Open Doors Project, a two year scheme providing tenants from minority groups, letting agents and landlords in Wales, the skills and knowledge needed to reduce discrimination has been awarded a lottery grant. The project successfully received the grant of £249,425 after applying for the Big Lottery People and Places Fund designed to fund co-ordinated community action.
The project is being run by Tai Pawb, a company set up to specifically target racial discrimination in the property sector. Tai Pawb Director, Alicja Zalesinska has explained how the funding will enable them to support the most vulnerable tenants with housing issues, whilst also increase awareness of landlords, more specifically in the Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan and Merthyr Tydfil areas. Training, an online hub, PFG guides, a helpline, drop in appointments and the opportunity to be refferred to local support will also be provided within the scheme. The RLA (Residential Landlords Association) will also be supporting and run in partnership with the project. Further information on the Tai Pawb project can be found here.