Community groups in Llandrindod Wells share £14k grant aid

THE Llandrindod Wells Your Voice Your Choice group has announced that nine local organisations have won a share of £14,000

Local groups and organisations were asked to submit applications to receive funding up to a maximum of £2,000, which can be put towards improving community safety.

The fund is a collaborative effort between the town council, the Dyfed Powys Office of Police and Crime Commissioner and Wales and West Housing.

On Saturday, October 31, a successful event was held where around 70 members of the community voted throughout the day on which projects to back.

The nine groups awarded funds include:

Dementia Matters in Powys – £500 awarded in order to cover their ‘Winter Games’ activities which members can complete at home and then share their experiences with others.

Ysgol Trefonnen – £2,000 to start an after-school gardening and nature club, and also conduct refurbishments to their pond.

Friends of Cefnllys School – £2,000 which will go towards installing an all-weather sports track around their school field.

The Bracken Trust – £2,000 to improve bereavement services through a course of six-week cookery and ICT sessions, and a nurse to facilitate these activities.

Llandrindod Community Events – £2,000 will be put towards facilitating the town raft race, junior fishing club, family bush craft and more events such as Christmas grotto, Easter hunt and Hallowe’en events.

The 579 Llandrindod Wells Air Cadets – £2,000 towards developing an area of land for outdoor activities, camps and training.

Llandrindod Wells Youth Club – £1,110 to run a 12-week project covering four topics relating to self-care and being healthy in body and mind.

Radnorshire Indoor Bowls Association – £2,000 towards providing three disabled parking spaces closer to the entrance of the stadium.

Due to two groups not requesting the full £2,000, this allowed all groups to benefit from the funding, including Powys Floating Support Mind and Sense who have been offered the remaining £390 towards their online community clubs.

This is a positive result for all nine groups within the town, benefitting from their share of such a vast amount and which will go to provide help and support to so many.

County Times | Llandrindod Wells & Rhayader