Burry Port community groups scoop cash awards

COMMUNITY groups in Burry Port have scooped cash awards following their online submissions.

Groups, clubs and organisations applied for funding up to a maximum of £2000.

Applications were checked to ensure they met the criteria.

Successful applicants were required to create a video presentation/pitch for the community. This was presented to the community during the event.

The event was held online due to the current restrictions in place.

The community and other groups were in attendance online and they voted on the projects being presented to them.

Votes were collated via a poll system used during the event, and the winning projects were announced on Saturday (Nov 14).

The organisation Team Burry Port and Pembrey commented: “A huge thank you to everyone who managed to join us this evening.

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“This was a first for everyone, the organisers, the volunteers, the bidders, and even for you the community, having to join us online.

“This is the first Participatory Bugeting event we have held and we’re so proud of every one of our bidders adapting and creating such fantastic videos.

“Thank you to Cyngor Sir Gâr – Carmarthenshire County Council, Pobl Group, Comisiynydd Heddlu a Throseddu Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Jehu Group, The Marine Group & The Community Forum of Burry Port and Pembrey for proving funding.

“A massive £16,600 is now going towards local projects and groups.”

Organisations receiving an award are:
Burry Port Family Centre
Burry Port AFC
Burry Port Community School PTA
Llanelli Warriors
Community Friendship Group
Pembrey Juniors AFC
Pembrey & Burry Port Scout Group
Burry Port RFC Juniors
All of which receive the full amount asked for

Pembrey & Burry Port Carnival Committee
Rotary Club of Pembrey and Burry Port
Burry Port Town Band
Pembrey Burry Port Cycle Club
Will receive a smaller sum of the funds requested

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