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The reaction when Canolfan Y Fron find out their grant application made the grade

October 12, 2016

Watch the incredible moment Canolfan Y Fron in Gwynedd receive a Surprise Lottery Letter worth £946,851 of money raised by National Lottery players.

Communications Officer, Rosie Dent and Developing Local Knowledge Officer Gareth Hughes told the group they wanted to film some footage of the project before the upcoming decisions being announced.

Canolfan Y Fron is made up of hard working volunteers from the local area. When local school, Ysgol Bronyfoel closed in August 2015, they came up with a plan to transform the building into an A* community facility.

14697078_10157558384810564_347828050_o.jpgThe group were ecstatic when the news was revealed that their grant application for £947,851 to the Big Lottery Fund’s Community Asset Transfer 2 programme had made the grade.

The now disused building will become a heart for the village and surrounding areas with two community halls, a small shop, a treatment room and a 16 bed bunk house.
Upon finding out the exciting news, the Jim Embrey, Chair said “this is probably the best day for this village, since the end of the Second World War”.

 

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