- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
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Mike Hedges welcomes The Welsh tax that is helping to bring communities together
Swansea East AM said…. ‘ I welcome the new round of this funding scheme; local groups such as the Swansea Canal Society and the Calon Lan society have already been successful with applications in previous rounds. I have seen the work these groups do and know how these funds will enhance the great work they already do.
The scheme funds a variety of projects and I would urge anyone who is involved with a community group to check the scheme eligibility criteria via the link below. If people need assistance with an application please contact my office and my staff will be happy to assist.
Finance Minister Rebecca Evans will open the latest round of funding for the Welsh Government’s Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT) Communities Scheme when she visits the Grange Pavilion in Cardiff today.
The scheme, which is managed by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), has already supported more than 44 local community and environmental projects with a total of £1.7 million committed in grant funding since it was launched last year.
One of the projects that is benefitting from the fund is Cardiff University’s Community Gateway project – Grange Pavilion. Working closely with local residents, primary schools and under-graduate architecture students at Cardiff University, the project is transforming a neglected bowls pavilion and green into a new social community hub. The new hub will offer multiple spaces for community use, a community-focused café and garden for wellbeing, play, education, growing and biodiversity.
The LDTCS funding will contribute to enhancing the biodiversity value of the area as part of this larger programme of works.
For details of how to apply for the scheme please look at –