THE CAMBRIAN Railway Partnership has announced the opening of this year’s Community Support Fund for community projects that alleviate social isolation and improve health and wellbeing.  

Grants of up to £1,500 are available from the fund, which is being administered by Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) and is being delivered in partnership with Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations (CAVO), Mantell Gwynedd, Community Resource Shropshire and PAVO.

Stuart Williams, Cambrian Railway Partnership chair, said: “The Cambrian Railway Partnership is delighted to launch our Community Support Fund, which expands on the successful resilience fund we offered in 2021. 

“We hope to be able to support many organisations local to the Cambrian Line from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth, and Machynlleth to Pwllheli, to alleviate social isolation and generally improve people’s health and wellbeing.”

The fund is open to constituted community groups, charities and CICs. Groups must be based within a six-mile radius of the Cambrian Main Line or Cambrian Coast Line. 

 The grant will fund new or existing activities that meet the objectives of the scheme. The deadline for applications is noon on Friday, October 14, 2022. For more information and support, contact PAVO (Powys) on 01597 822191 or www.pavo.org.uk.

CAVO (Ceredigion) 01570 423232 www.cavo.org.uk , Mantel Gwynedd (Gwynedd) 01286 672626 www.mantellgwynedd.com, or Community Resource (Shropshire) 01743 3606410 www.community-resource.org.uk .

For information about the fund, contact Claire Williams, Cambrian Railway Partnership development officer – claire.williams@ceredigion.gov.uk .