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Councillors to consider grant requests

Town Councillors will meet next week to consider community grant applications totaling nearly £12,000 to organisations to deliver activities and services locally.

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Town Councillors will meet next week to consider community grant applications totaling nearly £12,000 to organisations to deliver activities and services locally.

The Resources Committee of Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council will decide the May round of community grants at a meeting on the 28th May 2024. The applications for community grants were completed by local groups, all seeking their slice of the pot.

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A meeting of Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council to be held on 28/05/2024 at 18:30. Click here to join online.

The grant, funded and administered by Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council is designed to provide long-term benefits to the community, increase skill and creativity, extend access and participation, and generally improve the quality of life of people in the area.

The applicants are:

  • Knit and Natter Newtown - £1000 requested to purchase a waterproof, popup gazebo to use for charity stalls outside.
  • Newtown Guides - £1000 requested to run a camp for Guides for a weekend and a day trip in the summer holidays.
  • Hub of Hope Foundation - £1000 requested to provide Christmas Dinners for an average of 100 people, including a sit in option on Christmas Day.
  • Newtown Robert Owen Scout Group - £860 requested for installation of new vinyl flooring in the Scout Hut hall and kitchen.
  • Creative Stuff Newtown CIC - £449 requested torwards hosting DJ workshops and community music events. The funds will also go towards a DJ music streaming service.
  • Arts Connection - £997.30 requested for series of family arts workshops in Newtown during the summer holidays.
  • Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre - £1000 requested to purchase journals for use at survivor programmes and refreshments and activities.
  • Textile Junkies Ltd - £1000 requested to register Newtown as a Sustainable Fashion Week hub for Mid Wales during September. Will include activities and initiatives to engage with the local community.
  • NPTC - £500 requested to part fund performances from Little Angel Theatre Company.
  • Rekindle - £998.18 requested for Pizza Nights at Rekindle, empowering young people and enhancing cooking skills - purchase of Ooni poizza oven and equipment.
  • St Mary's RC Primary School - £1000 requested for an educational visit to Cardiff to allow pupils to explore the Senedd, Cardiff Bay, the Castle and Roald Dahl's church.
  • Mentor Men Wales - £1000 requested to host two day events in Newtown for men to come together to exerience self development and connection.
  • Open Newtown - £1000 requested to site a defibtillator within Hafan yr Afon.

It is likely that Town Councillors will approve the applications.

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