Environmental funding gives Three Crosses Village a boost!
Three Crosses Village Trust has obtained a grant from Environment Wales of £5000. Cllr. Paxton Hood-Williams, Chairman of Three Crosses Community Council and Trust, said that it was one of the original objectives, set by Three Crosses Community Council, to increase biodiversity across the village.
The Trust, of which the Community Councillors are the trustees, was established to enable us to apply for grants, which would not necessarily be available to Community Councils. We are delighted that this innovative project has received much needed support from Environment Wales in the form of a Pre- Project Grant. The funding will enable the Trust to have a Bio-Diversity Survey across the village and identify and formulate plans and firm projects to maintain and improve our environment.
We shall be working with our consultants,The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, to perform the survey and will be involving the community at every stage. The survey will provide the base situation against which we will be able to monitor the effectiveness of any bio-diversity projects we carry out, in addition the survey will identify such potential projects.
We are committed to working with individuals and groups to deliver these improvements. Indeed a number of groups including Crwys primary school have already said that they are keen to participate, and we will welcome support from any other groups and individuals, who want to get involved in this exciting project. Naturally, we will be keeping residents informed of our progress via our quarterly village newsletters and web site.
The Environment Wales initiative not only provides financial assistance but much needed support to voluntary groups, like ourselves, who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the Environment of Wales.  Support for voluntary organisations undertaking Environmental action has been made possible by funding from the Welsh Government. The grants awarded will be used by community groups to help cover the cost of valuable resources to undertake their much needed projects.
In addition to grant aid, free support is offered to voluntary organisations by Environment Wales’ Development officers who cover all of Wales to provide help and advice on funding bids as well as expert advice through their core partner organisations.
For more information about the Environment Wales initiative, their core partners and the types of project it can support please contact the team on 029 2043 1727 or email:  info@environment-wales.org