Written by Gareth Hughes, Developing Local Knowledge Officer.
Siop Gymunedol Pwllglas Community Shop in Denbighshire is a great example of how a grant of £30,000 can bring so many benefits to a local community. Winner of the Countryside Alliance Best Village Shop Award in Wales 2015, is just one of the many accolades they have stocked up on in recent years.
Myself and Ruth Bates, Head of Communication in Wales popped in on Pwllglas in August, we had a really warm welcome and where really impressed with the range of essentials and local produce that they had on offer. A busy community shop, adjoining the village hall it’s a real hub for the community. However, whilst browsing the stock and all the awards, we noticed that we had never given them a plaque.
Why is this important? Well, our work in Wales and across the UK is uniquely linked with the National Lottery playing public. We are only in a position to support great projects like Pwllglas because of them. Through supporting funded organisations to use our logo we can let people know where National Lottery money is making great things happen, in the communities where they live and support the aims of the National Lottery – to raise money for good causes.
So this week I popped back to Pwllglas to present them with a National Lottery plaque. They are more than happy to help us showcase with a plaque, another great example of how people in communities across Wales can put themselves in the lead with the support of our funding.
If you’re a grant holder and need some support with acknowledging your grant, why not have a look at our website or give our enquires team a call on 0300 123 0735.