A YOUTH centre in Llandovery has received nearly £10,000 in funding to help tackle the climate emergency.

Llandovery Youth and Community Centre in Llandovery have been awarded a grant of £9,902 from The National Lottery Community Fund to improve insulation, heating/lighting and water usage.

The grant is part of a pilot in Wales to support existing National Lottery projects to take action in their communities to tackle the climate emergency.

Last year The National Lottery Community Fund announced that it is committing £100 million over 10 years to support communities across the UK to tackle climate change.

The grant has been made possible thanks to National Lottery players’ ticket purchases.

Welcoming the grant, Jill Tatman, Centre manager at Llandovery Youth and Community Centre said: “Our well-attended Centre in the Market Square in Llandovery is housed in a Georgian building with many draughts and places where heat can escape.

"This grant will enable us to rectify these problems, help towards the current climate emergency, make the building more economical to run and more comfortable for all users.

"We are grateful to National Lottery players for making this work possible.”