Ten projects in Conwy County have been awarded funding from the UK Community Renewal Fund.
The UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund is providing funding during 2021/2022 to support people and communities most in need across the UK.
The decision on shortlisted project bids was made by the UK Government and announced today (03/11/21), and local representatives have welcomed the news.
Cllr Louise Emery, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “We welcome this announcement and we’re delighted that the successful projects can now progress for the benefit of the people and communities in Conwy with investment for skills, local businesses, communities and place, and supporting people into employment.”
Robin Millar, MP for Aberconwy said: “This is great news for groups and residents here in Conwy!
“These Community Renewal Fund awards are just the beginning of a new relationship between the UK government and Conwy County Borough Council to help take Aberconwy forward.
“I'm excited to already be working directly with the council, community groups and charities on this. It is important that further additional funding from the UK government goes directly to the organisations that understand the communities they serve best.
“Finally I'd like to thank all those who worked so hard to pull bids together. Not all succeeded but there will be other opportunities. Be in no doubt that your efforts are making a difference here in Aberconwy.”
Conwy County Borough Council was designated a lead authority for the Fund and was responsible for receiving and shortlisting the Conwy County bids. The Council will be paying the grants to successful projects and managing their performance.
Details of the successful bids are available at UK Community Renewal Fund: successful bids - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)