Member of the Welsh Parliament for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, has welcomed news that several projects in his constituency have recently been awarded funding from the National Lottery Community Fund .
The National Lottery Community Fund has been at the forefront of supporting communities in Wales to respond to COVID-19. Since April 2020, over 660 awards have been made to support charities and community groups in Wales amounting to nearly £19 million. These awards have helped to tackle both the immediate crisis and provide longer-term development support for the third sector.
Speaking today Nick said: “ I was very pleased to hear a number of awards have been made in October this year for projects within my constituency.
“Firstly, Gwehelog Public Hall received £9,879 to purchase audio visual equipment which will allow them to bring the community together, and address loneliness and social isolation, through regular events and activities.
“Transition Monmouth has been awarded a £6,545 grant to improve the local environment and reduce plastic bottle litter by installing a public drinking fountain.
“ Finally, Homemakers Community Recycling in Abergavenny were also successful in receiving a grant of £3,800 to secure their site after a spate of break-ins.
“ I’m sure these grants awarded in October will help make a big difference in my Monmouth constituency, and I’d encourage local groups to look into whether they may be eligible to apply for grant assistance for any project they may be considering.”
The National Lottery community funding programmes; National Lottery Awards for All which distributed awards from £300 to £10,000 and People and Places which awards grants from £10,000 to £500,000 remain open, see www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/wales.