Craig Williams has welcomed today’s announcement that Montgomeryshire and Powys will receive £2.7 million of grants as part of the UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund (CRF).
Through the CRF, the Government is backing 477 locally-led, innovative projects with £220 million of funding that will help breathe new life into towns, villages and coastal communities across the UK.
In Powys, the funding has been allocated to six projects. These are:
- Green Heart of Wales/Zero Carbon Mid Wales - £523,962
- Powys County Council - Go Green To Get Clean. - £408,000
- Powys Localities Initiative - £428,232
- Montgomery Canal restoration feasibility study - £336,666
- Powys Community Skills Initiative - £764,863
- Enterprise Powys - £217,389
Welcoming the funding, Craig said:
“I am delighted that Montgomeryshire continues to benefit from the UK Government’s efforts to level up every part of the UK. This CRF funding has been allocated to projects in Powys and Montgomeryshire which have a particular focus on investing within the incredible talent across the county, creating the opportunities to match the skills we already possess. It has also been allocated to projects which focus on energy efficiency and reducing our carbon footprint.
“This reaffirms the UK Government’s commitment to levelling-up by backing locally-led projects that will make a real difference to communities across Powys, and help to deliver our net zero commitments.
“I look forward to working with Powys County Council in delivering these six projects, which will serve to revitalise communities across Montgomeryshire by enhancing our local spaces and investing in jobs and growth.”
Cllr Aled Davies, Deputy Leader of Powys County Council said:
“This is extremely positive news, which builds upon the support that was given to Powys last week within the Chancellor’s Budget speech. We will see investment into acquiring electric road sweepers, which are unaffordable without this support; improving the services that we deliver; and into helping to reduce our carbon footprint.
“And there is even better news with the three quarters of a million pounds allocation for investment into skills and job opportunities within Powys. With today’s announcement building on last week’s Budget, it is clear that a strong relationship with the UK Government is vital for Powys.”
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