Hannah Blythyn, Member of the Senedd for Delyn, has welcomed the Welsh Government’s investment of over £100 million in Welsh rural economies over the coming three years.
Announced earlier this week, the fund will boost the rural economy and help us to enhance biodiversity and ensure the Welsh food and drink industry is as resilient as possible.
This further funding will support a range of projects from restoring and creating woodland, whilst also improving biodiversity across Wales. In addition to the environmental projects, funding will be allocated to improve food and drink business supply chains, making them more resilient and sustainable as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Welcoming the announcement, Hannah Blythyn MS said:
“It is great to see the Welsh Government providing further funding to support our environment and food and drink industry here in Wales.
I have always championed our food and drink industry, hosting over 40 businesses from North East Wales in the Senedd in 2018, showcasing what our part of the world has to offer.
Along with recovering from coronavirus, we have to continue to tackle the climate emergency we are facing, which is why investing in improving our natural environment is so important.”
Trelogan Community Centre has previously benefited from over £125,000 of this fund and the Delyn MS has committed to working with town and community councils, as well as other organisations, to help boost investment in the constituency.
Ms Blythyn has also committed to sharing details the funding application process when it becomes available and is encouraging businesses and others who are eligible for the funding to apply.
The funding will also play a role in delivering the Welsh Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy for the food and drink sector.
In order to better support food and drink providers across North East Wales, Hannah Blythyn MS has compiled a list of businesses which can be found on her website.