Communities and Children’s Secretary Carl Sargeant has announced £3,734,989 to improve community facilities across Wales. Thirteen projects will share the funding during 2017/18 from the Welsh Government’s Community Facilities programme.
The programme provides capital grants of up to £500,000, to develop and improve facilities for communities, aimed at tackling poverty and its effects.
Included in the 13 projects to receive the funding is Stephens and George Centenary Charitable Trust, Merthyr Tydfil which will receive £55,000.
Commenting on the announcement Dawn Bowden AM said:
“I am delighted the Stephens and George Centenary Charitable Trust has received this financial boost to support its work in seeking to improve the literacy skills of younger people in the area.”
“Following on from this funding award I shall be looking to meet with the Trust to explore how the Welsh Government and myself as the Local Assembly Member can assist the Trust in meeting the ambitious goals it has set itself for the future.”