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Forget the X Factor – people decide who shares Big Lottery Fund cash

August 17, 2015

BIG_B_BLU_screenForget the launch of the X Factor later this month – people in north Wales already have the chance to decide who wins a share of £25,000 worth of grants.

Ten projects have been shortlisted for the chance of receiving up to £5,000 each through the Grab a Grant competition in partnership with the North Wales Chronicle and North Wales Pioneer.

You can read about all the projects here.

For the next two weeks people in north Wales can also read about them in the newspapers before picking their favourite and voting for it via a cut out form printed alongside the write ups.

Then in early September the five projects receiving the most support will be awarded the grants aimed at supporting small community groups in the outreach area of Anglesey as well as Conwy and north Gwynedd.

So here are the final 10:

Plas Road Allotment Association

The Anglesey group would like £5,000 to transform an overgrown area of land on an allotment into a growing space for the community.

Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 C.I.C

An award of £5,000 will make it possible for players from this Conwy rugby club to coach/mentor young people not in education or employment.

Cymdeithas Eryri The Snowdonia Society

It would like £4,100 for its Growing Ty Hyll project which would boost families’ knowledge and confidence in environmental skills such as wildlife gardening and woodland management

TVConwy Community Interest Company

The group wants £3,547 to train older people on how to use mobile devices to take, edit and upload photos and videos so they can get involved in and be represented on the community TV channel.

The Network She Foundation

This group in Conwy wants votes for £4,910 to launch its Get Your Frock On – The Women’s Confidence Wardrobe to empower women to get better access to employment and gain skills to support their new business venture.

Parkinson’s UK

The Llandudno Parkinson’s Support Group would provide access to online resources in a safe, environment for people affected by Parkinson’s if this project gets your vote. It would like to use £4,100 to support people with Parkinson’s and their families and help them effectively deal with their condition.

Holyhead and Anglesey Boxing Club

Holyhead and Anglesey Boxing Club would use £5,000 create a community gym to provide a facility that will support healthy lifestyles for the public.

Canolfan Hammdden Biwmares a’r Cylch / Beaumaris and District Leisure Centre

Beaumaris and District Leisure Centre would like to use £1,973 to fund a high-quality projector and projection screen to give people in the area access to cinema and conference facilities to people in the area.

TAPE Community Music and Film

TAPE Community Music and Film in Old Colwyn will use £4,982 to work with the community to create an original soundtrack for a silent movie which will be screened across North Wales.

Hope Restored

Hope Restored in Conwy would like to use £1,650 to buy tents, rucksacks, camping mats, stoves and sleeping bags for homeless people in the Llandudno area.

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