The Llangefni Communities First Group - Partneriaeth Ward Tudur (PWT) have been awarded a £60,000 grant towards the creation of a community facility in Llangefni. PWT are looking to acquire a redundant chapel and convert it into a Community Centre.
Anglesey County Council is to receive £45,000 to support the refurbishment of Cemaes Bay beach car park facilities, which have been closed for three years due to drainage and pollution problems.
An application for up to £53,000 from Gwynedd Council, Countryside Service has been approved to complete the Lon Las Menai scheme which is creating a 1km traffic free route between Caernafon and Bangor. The path will also ensure safe and improved accessibility to the new Health Centre being built in Felinheli.
£35,000 has been awarded to Gwynedd Council to take forward improvements to the High Street in Llanberis, such as better footpaths and the installation of bike racks to improve the accessibility of this popular tourist destination. The local authority will also be developing a bespoke business support package to assist business within the village during the new year.
Gwynedd Council has also been successful in bidding for £25,000 to develop Plas yr Esgob as the new Museum and Gallery of Gwynedd. The grant will help to develop designs for the project.
An application for up to £25,000 from Plas Menai has been approved to take forward low carbon/energy saving proposals, recommended by the Carbon Trust Wales, at the National Watersports Centre, which will be joint funded by Sports Wales.
Mr Lewis, who is the Housing, Regeneration and Heritage Minister said,
“These projects encompass the whole breadth of our regeneration goals. The green projects included aim to protect our natural environment whilst boosting the well-being of local people and creating greater prospects for the local economy, and seen together, the funding demonstrates our commitment to supporting projects, and people, on a local level and to continuing our investment in areas which need the most help.”
This is the latest funding under the Welsh Government’s Môn â Menai Regeneration Area Programme. The main priorities of the three year programme include a low carbon focus improving infrastructure, building on key heritage and natural assets, developing sustainable communities and promoting innovation and skills.
The Welsh Government announced Môn â Menai as the second Strategic Regeneration Area in Wales in 2008. Since then over 200 projects have been approved with £26 million of direct Welsh Government funding, attracting significant EU and other financial investment into the area.