Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes MP, has encouraged local community groups in Clwyd South to bid for UK government levelling up funding to take back control of pubs, music venues, sports facilities, and historic buildings for the benefit of the public.
Groups will be able to bid for a share of the UK Government’s £150 million Community Ownership Fund to rescue cultural buildings in their area that could otherwise be lost forever, as the second round of funding opened on Saturday 11th June 2022. The funding aims to level up local communities across the country, create more local jobs and boost local businesses and the local economy, with the first round of funding having already helped local people transform their communities.
Secretary of State for Wales, Simon Hart said:
“Over 170 projects in Wales have already benefitted from more than £160 million of the UK Government’s new levelling up funds, including the Community Ownership Fund. The Community Ownership Fund provides funding that makes a huge difference to people’s lives, refurbishing and regenerating those places that bind together our communities. I hope to see applications from right across Wales for this next round of money.”
Commenting, Simon Baynes MP said:
“I would encourage community groups across Clwyd South to apply for this second round of funding from the UK Government. This is part of the UK Government’s ambition to level up communities across the United Kingdom and is an opportunity to help our local communities thrive and protect our community venues, sports facilities, historic buildings and meeting spaces here in Clwyd South”.