More funding for Anglesey innovation schemes

More money is to be spent on innovative community projects on Anglesey.

The Anglesey Charitable Trust will contribute an extra £191,000 for Menter Môn’s Arloesi Môn scheme, which supports local projects including stargazing, digital careers and new library services.

The trust says the match funding will help secure over £3.2 million for island communities over the next three years. Overall, they have contributed £521,000 to the programme.

Chairman Trefor Lloyd Hughes said: ”The Arloesi Môn project complements the aims of the Trust and will benefit communities on Anglesey. We are very pleased that our contribution has enabled Menter Môn to attract an additional £2.7 million to the area and to continue the important work they do on the island.”

Menter Môn also offers up to £250,000 for community groups to set up their own projects in line with Anglesey Council’s new strategic plan. They can include ideas which:

  •  Add value to the island’s natural and heritage resource through interpretation material
  •  Support local business partnerships to develop co-marketing initiatives
  •  Support community hubs to deliver local services
  •  Trial energy saving equipment in community owned buildings
  •  Provide specialist support and trial equipment to reduce digital exclusion

Menter Môn managing director Dafydd Gruffydd said: ”We are looking for innovative ideas from community groups or local partnerships to respond to some of the challenges we are facing on Ynys Môn. This is not a grant, but rather funding to support new approaches where lessons can be learnt and shared with other communities on the island.”

To apply for funding or for more information, email Eifion Jones at eifion@mentermon.com

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