THERE are set to be more community activities and support in a Towy Valley town after a grant from The National Lottery. 

The National Lottery Community Fund has provided Llandovery Youth and Community Centre with a grant of £155,000 to deliver a two-year project called Llandovery Coordinators Project. 

The project, which will be led by the centre and is supported by the Rural Futures Programme, aims to reduce the impact of the cost-of-living crisis, improve access to services and build community capacity in Llandovery. 

There will be two freelance coordinators employed to deliver a programme of community activities and offer support to local events and festivals and there will be new community acitivites and a host of new volunteering opportunities in 2024-2025. 

The group is made up of individuals and representatives of local groups and businesses including Llandovery Town Council, Heart of Wales LGBTQ+, Llandovery Motorbike Weekend, Llandovery Co-op Member Pioneer, Llandovery Sheep Festival, Basel Cottage Holidays and Teglan Design Associates. 

Jill Tatman, of Llandovery Youth and Community Centre, said: “We are so grateful to The National Lottery Community Fund for its support for this unique project and its continued support for Llandovery. 

“Look out for more information coming soon including how to apply to be one of the project coordinators.” 

Rural Futures’ Peter Willis said: “It’s fantastic to see LYCC and the steering group being rewarded for all their hard work behind the scenes. They bring a wealth of experience which will ensure the project makes a real difference for the people of Llandovery.” 

Rob Roffe, The National Lottery Community Fund in Wales’ head of Mid and West Region, said: “We are proud to be the largest funder of community activity in the UK, supporting grassroots groups and charities doing amazing things like Llandovery Youth and Community Centre. They have recognised that they can play a role in reducing the effects of the cost-of-living crisis in the community, helping more people access the services they need. 

“The fund is dedicated to supporting projects, like LYCC, that bring people together to support their community and create stronger social connections.”