Owners of listed community buildings across Wales can now apply for funding through Cadw’s Historic Building Grant Scheme, the Culture Minister Lord Elis-Thomas has announced.
The Grant scheme has helped save listed buildings at risk, contribute to wider regeneration and deliver a range of community benefits over recent years and the Culture Minister is calling on all eligible owners and carers of historic community buildings to apply. He said:
“It gives me great pleasure to announce the re-introduction of the Historic Building Grant scheme, which I’m sure will be welcomed by communities across Wales who stand to benefit from further investment in the magnificent listed buildings we have on our doorsteps.
“I was fortunate enough to recently visit both the Guildhall in Llantrisant and Llanelly House which have previously received support through the Grant, and there is no question that the funding is helping turn beautiful and historically significant buildings into real community facilities and local assets.
“Cadw is very clear that this Grant should continue to focus on delivering maximum benefits within communities with bids supported by community buy-in, through crowd funding or similar models, quite rightly looked upon favourably when deciding which projects to support.
“The exact allocation of the grant will depend on how many bids meet the criteria, but rest assured that I’d like to see this scheme support listed buildings in as many of our communities across Wales as possible. Our heritage is unique and should be looked after and celebrated, with this Grant is just another way of Cadw facilitating this.”