Llanelli to get share of £200,000 Welsh Government funding pot

LLANELLI has been named as one of nine areas across Wales to receive a share of £200,000 from a Welsh Government scheme.

The town has been selected to receive funding to develop Business Improvement Districts.

The total of £200,000 will be split between 14 areas - with each receiving between £17,000 and £25,000.

They are all expected to raise match funding of at least 25 per cent.

Welsh Government Housing and Regeneration Minister, Carl Sargeant, said: "I'm pleased that we have been able to support so many prospective BIDs and I look forward to seeing the successful applicants working with local businesses, authorities and communities in order to develop BIDs which can make a real difference to the areas they represent.

"Business Improvement Districts have a good track record in bringing together local businesses and other stakeholders to explore ways of improving the local trading environment. That's why supporting work to develop more BIDs is a key task in our regeneration framework, Vibrant and Viable Places."

Other sucessful areas are Bridgend, Caernarfon and Bangor, Pontypridd, Neath, Aberystwyth, Abergavenny, Pant and Merthyr Industrial Estates and Colwyn Bay.

Source: Llanelli Star
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