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7 Welsh Community Hubs to Benefit £1.7m Facelift


Seven popular community hubs across Wales are set to celebrate after being awarded a share of over £1.7 million.

The Welsh Government’s Community Facilities Programme provides capital grant funding to develop and improve community facilities which provide a range of activities and services for local people.

Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, today announced the latest projects set to receive a facelift thanks to the scheme:

  • The Antioch Centre in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, which hosts a food bank, debt advice service and play sessions for children,  will benefit from £488,000 to refurbish the building and make it more energy efficient. The funding will replace the windows, refurbish the toilets and showers, replace sections of the roof and insulate the exterior walls.
  • Gellideg Foundation Group in Merthyr Tydfil, which currently operates from unsuitable local premises, will receive £500,000 to support the creation of a brand new Wellbeing Centre, hosting Community First activities, a crèche, youth club and skills training classes. The funding is in addition to the £1.5 million Welsh Government regeneration funding previously awarded to the project.