Welsh Gov award LlyG £0.265m as part of new £22m Environment & Sustainable Development fund

Posted on June 30, 2015 by

The Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant, yesterday announced the organisations who will share £21.875m of Welsh Government core funding from the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate to support their work.

One of these organisations is confirmed as Llais y Goedwig, who will receive £0.265 million.

This funding will make a huge difference to community woodlands in Wales. It will enable Llais y Goedwig to address many of the issues raised by Llais y Goedwig members during the 5 regional consultation events last year, published in a recent report on the future of community woodlands in Wales, working in partnership with a broad range of agencies and organisations.

The competitive grant process has seen 16 organisations successful, with the majority getting the full amount bid for. The funding has been awarded to these organisations for a period of two and a half years, allowing them to plan more effectively than with an annual allocation.

During an eco schools event at the Senedd, the Minister was keen to stress what he expects the organisations to deliver.

“I’m delighted to announce the successful applicants for this grant, who will deliver wide reaching benefits to our  communities and natural landscape whilst, crucially, providing value for taxpayer’s money.

“I’m particularly pleased with the mix of excellent organisations that have attracted funding – from wildlife organisations and champions of sustainable land management to those reducing waste and encouraging recycling.

“Wales’ natural beauty is renowned across the world. We are amongst the best in Europe on recycling rates and, through our Well Being of Future Generations Act, are world leaders in sustainability.

“This funding is further evidence of the Welsh Government’s commitment to delivering a sustainable Wales and I look forward to working with these fantastic organisations to build on the good work already evident across Wales.”

A breakdown of the organisations and funding received can be found below.

More information regarding the Llais y Goedwig application and planning will follow shortly.

  • Keep Wales Tidy, £2.725m
  • Waste Resources Action Programme, £9.496m
  • Welsh Local Government Association, £0.984m
  • Fareshare, £0.250m
  • Local Partnerships, £3.824m
  • Wales Council for Voluntary Action, £0.450m
  • Buglife, £0.115m
  • PONT, £0.427m
  • Groundwork Wales, £0.500m
  • RSPB, £0.483m
  • Plantlife, £0.309m
  • Coed Cymru, £0.449m
  • Welsh Wildlife Trust, £0.233m
  • Llais y Goedwig, £0.265m
  • Constructing Excellence in Wales, £1.186m
  • Wales Environment Link, £0.179m


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