Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay was delighted to hear that a number of local organisations have been awarded Big Lottery Funding, including Raglan Village Community Hub, which receives a grant of £47,904.


Commenting on the award, Mr Ramsay, who lives in Raglan, said, “I am so pleased for all those who have worked so hard to raise funds for a much needed community hub in the centre of the village. This grant will be very useful in funding costs associated with developing capital plans.”


A grant of £249,632 to Bridges Community Centre will be used to develop the Centre’s current befriending project, funding project workers, staff and volunteers’ training, overheads and monitoring.


Monmouth Music Festival will use a grant of £5,000 to expand this popular annual community event.


A grant of £4,321 to the Llanfapley Village Sports and Social Association will be used to install a disabled parking area and turning space, while a grant of £1,813 to Llanfoist Fawr Community Council will be used to buy new chairs for the Salisbury Community Hall. The 1st Goytre Scout and Guides in Pontypool will use a grant of £3,145 to fund secure lights, security systems and a mower. 


Other recipients of Big Lottery Funding include Wild Tots (4,960); Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru (£5,000).