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2 Newport Community Projects Gain £232,000 in Funding


Newport community projects scoop £232,000

Two popular community projects in Newport are set to celebrate after being awarded £232,000 by Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths.

Bettws in Bloom, a voluntary organisation providing training courses, job clubs and a range of social activities will receive £180,000, while Newport Credit Union, which offers affordable financial services to local people, has been awarded £52,800.

The Community Facilities Programme provides capital grant funding of up to £500,000 to help tackle poverty through creating and improving local buildings and facilities.