Welsh Labour’s Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant has announced £419,953 capital funding for six local projects across Wales as part of the Aggregate Levy Fund.
The fund was established in 2002 as a consequence of the introduction of a levy on the commercial extraction of aggregate - defined as hard rock, sand and gravel. Some of the money raised through this levy is directed, via the Fund, to support capital projects in communities significantly affected by the industrial process of quarrying.
The six projects to receive a share of the £419,953 are:
- Blaenrhonddan Community Council - £105,000 - to overhaul and restore an existing 2 acre play area located at Caewern, near Neath
- Llanelli Wanderers Rugby Football Club - £105,000 - to carry out Phase II works to existing club facilities at Llanelli Wanderers RFC’s ground
- Alberbury Cricket Club - £19,953 - to replace and re-site the Club’s practice nets
- Nelson Rugby Football Club - £55,000 - to carry out essential repairs and improvements to the changing rooms and community facilities at Nelson RFC
- Porthmadog Football Club - £85,000 - to construct a 124m² extension to the Club’s existing social clubhouse in order to provide a skills development and learning centre for Porthmadog and surrounding communities
- Tavernspite Village Hall Committee - £50,000 - to carry out essential repairs and improvements to Tavernspite Village hall.