AM WELCOMES FUNDING FOR CHARITABLE TRUST IN MERYTHYR TYDFIL

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.”

AM SHOWS SUPPORT FOR ARMED FORCES DAY

Dawn Bowden AM for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney is supporting Armed Forces Day, showing gratitude to the women and men who currently serve or have served in the Armed Forces. Dawn attended an Armed Forces Day event in Caerphilly on Saturday 24 June.

Armed Forced day is an opportunity for people to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.

Dawn joined people across the country who turned out to salute our forces personnel.

Dawn Bowden said,

“Along with many others I welcome Armed Forces Day as an opportunity pay tribute to, and say my thanks those that serve and have served in our armed forces”

“It was a pleasure to be able to join local people at the event in Caerphilly last weekend and I would like to congratulate the organisers for providing us with this local opportunity to publically celebrate our fantastic armed forces personnel.”

 

AM WELCOMES DRIVE TO IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING OF CODING IN SCHOOLS

Local Assembly Member Dawn Bowden has spoken out in support of an innovative Welsh Government drive to increase understanding of coding in Welsh schools.  The Welsh Labour Government have announced significant funding, which will give greater access for pupils in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney to training in the latest technology.

Commenting on the announcement which meets a pledge in last year’s Welsh Labour Manifesto Dawn Bowden said:

“This is about equipping future generations the skills that will help them compete in a global market.  This is truly 21st century technology and I agree with the Welsh Labour Government that Wales has to be at the forefront.”

“We live in an increasingly digital world and we cannot ignore predictions that there will be 100,000 coding jobs by 2020.  I like the Welsh Government want Wales to host as many of these jobs as possible.”

“This is yet another positive example of this hard working Welsh Labour Government delivering on pledges, that I and others stood on last year.”