Hannah Blythyn, Member of the Senedd for Delyn, is encouraging community groups to get in touch for support with finding funding to help deliver projects designed to benefit communities.
The last year has seen face to face activities cancelled in many circumstances, however that has not stopped some projects from continuing to benefit their communities.
Having met with The National Lottery Community Fund last week, Ms Blythyn is encouraging any community groups or projects in need of support to get in touch. The MS is offering her support to signpost projects to available funding, as well as offering to help get projects off the ground.
Locally the Bryn Gwalia Community Garden at The Clubhouse received funding to support the community in growing their own fruit and veg, helping to tackle poverty and boost health lifestyles, whilst Emerge Community Arts have received funding support to continue their activities online, meaning they could continue to support children and young people with complex learning needs and physical disabilities.
The Delyn MS said:
“Our communities have really stepped up to support one another over the last year, and it is great to see local projects benefit from funding to help them engage and help their communities.
There as so many fantastic projects in our corner of the country who are already benefitting from funding support, but I want to help turn ideas into action.
If you or a community group you’re involved in, has an idea on how to help our communities build back better, then please do get in touch with me.”
Ms Blythyn can be contacted at Hannah.Blythyn@senedd.wales or on 01352 762102.
A number of funders are offering financial support to projects in Flintshire and across North Wales, with advice and support also being offered by Flintshire Local Voluntary Council.
Earlier this week the Welsh Government confirmed that it was adding an extra £2 million to its Community Facilities Programme, which has invested over £34 million into community spaces since 2015.