The Growing Mid Wales Partnership is on the hunt for organisations with good ideas and the ability to implement those ideas with some assistance in any of six towns in Mid Wales.
The Partnership has chosen the towns of Lampeter, Llandysul, Tregaron, Llandrindod Wells, Brecon and Newtown to be regeneration zones that could potentially benefit from Welsh Government Targeted Regeneration Investment funding. To win the funding, the Partnership need to identify the best potential regeneration projects that can be bought forward by private, voluntary or public sector organisations.
Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, Chair of the Growing Mid Wales Partnership and Ceredigion County Council Leader, said, “As part of the long term Regeneration Plan, this Investment Programme is a vital opportunity for the Growing Mid Wales area to prosper. Our hope is that strong, prominent regeneration project proposals will be presented by a range of organisations to ensure this funding is awarded to Mid Wales.”
The clock is now ticking for ideas to be submitted, after a Speculative Call for ideas was published on Sell To Wales on 9 March. Outline proposals need to be sent to the Partnership by 13 April 2018 to stand a chance of being considered for development and subsequent submission to Welsh Government as funding applications.
Commenting on the initiative, Ceredigion County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, Councillor Gareth Lloyd, said: “This is a great chance for the region to boost the economy of some of our market towns which have really struggled in recent years and bring some vitality back into their centres. We want to see prosperity spread across the region, but need to work in partnership with those organisations with the best ideas, opportunities and skills to make a real difference. I also believe that having the ‘regeneration zone’ status will help these six towns attract other investment benefits over the coming years.”
Full information can be gained from the Sell To Wales website https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=MAR242390 or through emailing the Partnership’s secretariat Mike Shaw on Mike.firstname.lastname@example.org.