Almost £1.2 million for Gwynedd Community Projects – William Powell AM
William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales - which incorporates the Dwyfor Meirionnydd Constituency - has welcomed the news that Gwynedd community projects have provisionally been awarded grants totalling £1,192,998.88 from the Communities, Facilities and Activities Programme. The grants will help refurbish and renovate seven different projects in the county.
Commenting, William Powell AM said:
"This is excellent news for Gwynedd and congratulations must go out to everyone involved in submitting their successful bids.
I am delighted to see that a number of village halls will benefit from improvements through these grants and that new community facilities are also planned.
I am especially pleased to see funds being awarded to Neuadd Llanystumdwy to refurbish their village hall. Famously Neuadd Llanystumdwy is the home village of former Welsh Prime Minister David Lloyd George, who was born 150 years ago this month."
Steve Churchman, Welsh Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Garndolbenmaen, added:
"This is great news for the communities in Gwynedd. The opportunity to improve very important facilities that should help to ensure they are secure for many years to come. The provision of such grants will make a real difference to communities that are otherwise unlikely to be able invest in these facilities."
Notes: Grants are agreed in principle, subject to Governance Due Diligence visits and the projects meeting grant funding terms.
The seven projects are: Dolgellau Partnership, £101,000 to renovate a derelict park for community use; Neuadd Llanystumdwy, £260,000 to refurbish the village hall and provide changing and shower facilities for local school and football teams; Amgueddfa Forwrol a Chanolfan Treftadaeth Llyn, Nefyn, £141,625 to refurbish a church and create a maritime museum, cultural resource centre and community facility; Bethel Memorial Hall, Caernarfon, £294,811.88 to refurbish the village hall; Cruisers, Talysarn, £155,760 to develop a mountain bike/BMX track; Lancashire Mountaineering Club, Beddgelert, £47,955 to provide a base for walking activities; Neuadd Mynach, Cwmtirmynach, £191,847 to extend and upgrade the existing village hall.