Social Justice and Local Government Minister Carl Sargeant announced funding of £4,220,244 that will be shared by 23 projects across Wales. The funding will go to community and voluntary organisations to help support the creation of new facilities and services.
The Minister announced the funding at Trecenydd Community Centre in Caerphilly. Earlier this year the community centre was awarded almost £121,000 of CFAP funding for a major refurbishment of the premises. As part of the refurbishment, the entrance and main hall were upgraded, a new kitchen and coffee bar installed, and the office space renovated.
Now that the work has been completed, the Minister visited the community centre to see how the money has improved the centre and benefitted the local community.
Speaking at the Trecenydd Community Centre, Carl Sargeant said:
“The Community Facilities and Activities Programme continues to make a real, tangible difference to community and voluntary groups across Wales.
“It is great to visit Trecenydd Community Centre to see how an earlier funding grant has benefitted the local community, and I am pleased that the funding I’ve announced today will regenerate many communities throughout Wales. Places like this are at the heart of reviving and keeping our communities alive.
“CFAP funding has a beneficial impact upon Welsh communities and the day to day lives of local people. The programme enables community and voluntary organisations to provide facilities and services that give local people the chance to get together and try new activities.”