Gower MS welcomes transport grants
Member of the Senedd for Gower, Rebecca Evans, has welcomed the news that Gorseinon and Penyrheol will benefit from part of a £30m Welsh Government investment in local transport improvements across Wales.
Gorseinon and Penyrheol will see improvements worth nearly a million pounds for safer routes within the community, and for road safety.
Rebecca Evans MS said: “This funding is good news. It will support local economic growth as we move into the recovery phase following Covid-19 pandemic, enhancing local transport and creating and improving routes to encourage more of us to walk and cycle.”
MS highlights Covid funding
Member of the Senedd for Gower, Rebecca Evans MS, is raising awareness that the National Lottery Awards for All, and People and Places fund, remain open to help organisations support their communities through the crisis.
Rebecca Evans MS said: “Organisations across the constituency are doing wonderful work supporting people through this crisis, and this funding can help with that work.
“Applications addressing COVID-19 will be prioritised. These would include support for organisations supporting people who are at high risk from Covid 19, those organisations supporting communities most likely to face increasing demand and challenges as a direct result of measures to prevent the spread of Covid 19, and organisations with high potential to support communities with the direct and indirect impact of Covid 19.
“In this time of uncertainty many organisations which offer so much support for the people of Gower may be facing greater financial concerns, and this funding can help organisations continue their vital role.”
Applications can be made via: www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/wales
Gower Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, has welcomed the announcement by the Rural Affairs Minister that the Welsh Government will be making funding available for Welsh dairy farmers hardest hit by the recent exceptional market conditions as a result of Covid 19.
Rebecca Evans AM said: “The dairy sector has felt the immediate impact of the global pandemic with the closures of many of the services they supply to.
“I welcome the fact that the Welsh Government is offering support to eligible dairy farmers who have faced such loses during these challenging times.”
Support offered is up to £10,000 to cover 70% of the dairy farmers’ lost income. This will help to ensure they can continue to operate without impacting animal welfare and the environment.
Rebecca Evans added: “This additional support will help our dairy farmers adapt to these extraordinary market conditions. With the Welsh Government working alongside our dairy farmers, we should be optimistic about the future for the dairy sector and its supply chain in Wales.”
Are you a freelancer in the creative industries, struggling to make a living because of the impact of coronavirus? If so, Gower AM Rebecca Evans says that the Urgent Response Fund might be able to assist.
The fund includes financial support from the Welsh Government, Arts Council of Wales, Tŷ Cerdd, Literature Wales, and the Freelands Foundation. It provides short-term emergency support for freelance creative practitioners who are experiencing financial hardship, and helps individuals meet their most urgent financial needs while they explore the potential help from other schemes or other ways of sustaining their needs.
Rebecca Evans AM said: “Like many sectors, the creative industries have been hit hard by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. This fund provides short term, emergency support.”
If you have no other source of funding you can apply for a grant of up to £2,500.
Rebecca Evans AM added: “You will need to submit your application no later than 5pm on Wednesday 6th May - but if demand is higher than expected, the fund might close early, so get your application in as soon as you can.”
Apply here: https://arts.wales/urgent-response-fund-for-individuals