Good causes win Magnox funding
GOOD causes and Communities around Magnox sites benefitted from more than £730,000 in funding last year from the company’s socio-economic scheme.
The scheme aims to help build sustainable communities around former nuclear power stations, and mitigate the impact decommissioning those sites has on the surrounding communities.
During 2017/18, Magnox supported 20 projects near Wylfa Site, including the Cemaes Community Interest Group’s Capel Bethlehem project, which received £150,000 towards creating five new business enterprises – including a ‘chef school’ restaurant and Charles Henry Ashley lifeboat visitor attraction.
Môn Communities First received funding of £300,000 over the next three years towards their continued Driving Skills Programme and Academy; Anglesey County Council was awarded £18,500 towards the completion of the Amlwch Masterplan and the Profi sixth form project, attended by local secondary school pupils, received £5,750.
Other organisations benefitted from Good Neighbour awards under £1,000 from the scheme.
Caru Amlwch received funding towards the purchase of the pop-up cinema and mud kitchens for Cylch Meithrin Rhyd Y Llan and Cylch Meithrin Amlwch; Llanfairpwll’s under 15’s new football team kit; Ysgol Friars Outdoor Activity Club and equipment for Parys Training.
To find out more, or to apply for funding, please visit www.magnoxsocioeconomic.com
Llanfairpwll Juniors got help towards their new kit