NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, has welcomed news that several projects in his Region are to receive Government funding.
Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for the Environment, was commenting after it was announced that 27 schemes across Wales are set to benefit from more than £1million through the Welsh Government’s Landfill Disposals Tax Community Scheme (LDTCS).
Mr Hamilton said: “It is good to see money raised from the Landfill Disposal Tax being used to support local community and environmental projects.
“I am delighted that Pembrokeshire Remakery will receive £49,900 towards a community project aiming to re-educate the community to repair and mend, thus contributing to reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
“More than £8,000 will also go to Betws Family Centre in Carmarthenshire towards a project to enhance an outdoor space so parents and children can gain skills in gardening, growing their own food and being more physically active.
“Both are very worthy schemes and I am pleased funds from this initiative are being used in my Region.
“We are all aware of the need to safeguard the future of our environment and I am pleased to support any moves which will have far reaching benefits for us all in years to come.”
The scheme, is a new funding programme managed by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and is funded by the new Welsh Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT) which replaced UK Landfill Tax in April 2018. LDT is a tax on the disposal of waste to landfill and is charged by weight.
It is the first time that money raised from the Landfill Disposals Tax has been used to support a bespoke Welsh funding scheme.