Two major grants have recently been awarded to the project to restore Hay Castle, with £76,000 awarded by the Big Lottery People and Places Rural Programme, and £92,000 granted by the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme.
The Hay Castle Trust writes:
The Hay Castle project will restore and convert Hay Castle and grounds into a leading Welsh cultural centre as well as a community resource. The award from the Big Lottery will reduce isolation for rural residents, improve the skills of residents and visitors, provide staff and volunteers to deliver talks, workshops and education activities to bring people together and encourage learning and creativity. Funds from the RCDF grant will contribute to staff costs and help with the creation of spaces for learning including a commercial training kitchen.
Hay Castle Managing Director Nancy Lavin Albert said,
‘These two grants represent a huge step forward in our fundraising and the emphasis on staff costs highlights the jobs that the project will create, alongside the boost it will give to the local economy’.
Andrew Owen, Head of Funding at the Big Lottery said, ‘We wish you every success with your project and hope that this grant will help make a difference to your beneficiaries’.
For further information contact: Nancy Lavin Albert, Managing Director, Hay Castle 01497 820 079, firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more at haycastletrust.org