Vale misses out on Coastal Communities funding

No organisations or projects in the Vale of Glamorgan received money in the latest round of the Coastal Communities Fund, it has emerged.

 

South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies visited Barry Community Water Activity Centre last week – where he met with Philip Walters and Chairman Chris Basten.

 

They raised concerns that they had not had an opportunity to secure funding from the scheme – and Mr Davies submitted two written questions to Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children Carl Sargeant.

 

Mr Davies asked when the next round of funding would become available, and how organisations could apply. He also asked how many groups in the Vale of Glamorgan had benefitted from the scheme.

 

The funding was introduced by the Welsh and UK Governments – but is administered by the Welsh Government and the Big Lottery Fund, who this week announced £4million worth of grants for coastal communities across Wales.

 

None of these were in the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

Mr Davies said, “It was great to visit Barry Community Water Activity Centre – and I am very grateful to Phil and Chris for giving up their time.

 

“They raised concerns regarding Coastal Communities Funding – and so I asked some questions to the Cabinet Secretary. I’m still waiting on a response – but was disappointed to hear the announcement that no organisations from the Vale were included.

 

“I hope in the next round of funding more information will be made available so that Vale projects like Barry Community Water Activity Centre can benefit from the scheme.”

 

ENDS

 

[Picture: South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies at Barry Community Water Activity Centre with Philip Walters and Chris Basten]