Newcastle Emlyn Project Gets Lottery Funding

Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM and Jonathan Edwards MP have welcomed news that the Newcastle Emlyn town has been successful in its bid for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The application, made by Newcastle Town Council has been awarded a first round pass including £8,700 of development funding to encourage them to develop their project to a second-round application, with a likely full grant request of around £240,000. The project aims to restore the Grade II listed Cawdor Hall to provide a vital centre to learn about the heritage of Newcastle Emlyn.

Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM said:

“This is excellent news for the town and everyone involved in making the grant application should be commended for their hard work. The project is an exciting proposal and hopefully if a second round grant is secured it will lead to increased tourism and business for the area. This grant shows the project offers high quality benefits for the community”

Jonathan Edwards MP added:

“What’s really positive about the proposal is its aims to work with local people and local schools to allow people to learn about the heritage of Newcastle Emlyn. The fact this project has won a first round grant shows that the heritage lottery fund believes it has a lot to offer. There will still be competition for the second round grant which will be difficult to gain, but I have no doubts that it will be a huge success if it is given the financial backing it needs.”

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