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New grant fund to help groups along railway line

Published: 2nd Dec, 2020

New grant fund to help groups along railway line

The Cambrian Railway Partnership is delighted to announce a one-off grant fund in order to support communities along the line.

The scheme is being administered by Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO), and is being delivered in partnership with Shropshire RCC, Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations (CAVO), Mantell Gwynedd and PAVO.

The grant can be used to deliver projects that are either Coronavirus related or not. The grant does not have to be for project costs, it can be used for running costs including staff, bills, rent or maintenance as long as it can be demonstrated that these costs cannot be met by other means and that it will help the organisation remain active and sustainable.

Each organisation can apply for a maximum of £500 each. Any community organisation, charity, CIC or group that has a bank account and is based within 10miles/16mkm of a Cambrian Line Station can apply.

If the organisation is not based within the given radius but can show how the grant funding will support a community that is, then this is acceptable.

Chair of the Cambrian Railway Partnership Stuart Williams said: “As we enter 2021 with renewed hope that there will be a gradual easing on the effects of Covid 19, we want to engage with the community groups along our historic Railway line and help them prosper and become more resilient.

"For smaller groups, access to funding can be long winded and unsuitable, so our Community Support Fund aims to provide quick and easy access to modest grants to help deliver quick wins to these organisations.”

More information on the fund can be found here.


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