September 23, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

£1.5m boost for local community projects

THIRTEEN community projects across Wales have been awarded a share of over £1.5m in funding by the Welsh Government.

The Community Facilities Programme funds well-used amenities to improve sustainability, providing opportunities for local people as part of their day-to-day lives.

The latest awardees up to £250,000 are:

Green Squirrel CIC, Cardiff – £154,000 to improve access and fit-out their community hub, including creating a community garden
Partneriaeth Ogwen, Gwynedd – £225,000 to transform an old school into a Centre of Excellence in Innovation and Sustainability
Tabernacl Bethesda, Gwynedd – £250,000 to bring outbuildings into use as flexible spaces for music, dance and arts
Canal and River Trust, Monmouthshire – £225,000 to ensure a safe and accessible for all route to and from the canal towpath and community facility
Bulldogs Boxing and Community Activities, Neath Port Talbot – £204,000 to enhance their facility and build therapy rooms for mental health services for veterans
Glangrwyney Village Hall, Powys – £200,000 to create a community hub for two adjoining communities: Llangenny and Glangrwyney
The Include Hub, Swansea – £148,000 to help purchase their current building which has been in community use for many years, as a safe place for local groups such as refugees and asylum seekers, young homeless people, interfaith groups and ex-offenders
Ponthir and District Sports Club, Torfaen – £41,000 for a new drainage system for a pitch which is used by over 250 people aged 5 to 65 years old
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