Anglesey has been earmarked as a priority area for substantial UK government funding designed to improve skills, communities and employment, Ynys Môn MP, Virginia Crosbie revealed today.
The cash is in the Community Renewal Fund with Anglesey County Council immediately able to access £20,000 to help work up bids and up to £2 million is then available to fund projects, if the bids are successful.
“Yet again the UK government is looking to put investment into Anglesey, this time through the council and communities at a grassroots level to make a difference and help create jobs through better skills and better facilities,” said Virginia.
“This latest money comes on top of the proposed £4.8 million from the UK government to invest in a hydrogen hub in Holyhead, so it has been a very positive week for our island.
“We need this investment to improve job opportunities and our skills and I will continue to do all I can to bring as much UK government support to Ynys Môn as I can.
“I know that some want to be negative about our island for political reasons but I don’t care what they think. I was elected to start to bring hope to Anglesey after years of decline and I make no apologies for doing just that.
“I look forward to supporting the council in its work and seeing the bids it puts forward come to fruition.”
Gwynedd is also a priority area for the funding.