CONSERVATIVE councillors have welcomed the decision by Llanelli Town Council to award grant funding to local individuals and organisations during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

£10,000 has been obtained by the Town Council from Community Foundation Wales, the National Emergencies Trust and the National Lottery to help support local groups in the form of food, hygiene products and provision of homeless soup kitchens.

Leader of the Conservative Group on Llanelli Town Council, Siôn Davies, said: “The community spirit in Llanelli has been deeply heart-warming throughout the crisis. It’s shown the very best side of our town. I’m therefore really proud that the Town Council and Community Partnership have secured this funding and are supporting local people and groups to help continue their work in this fight against Coronavirus.”

Cllr Chris Griffiths, who represents the Lliedi ward, said: “Our community groups and food banks have been doing an incredible job  throughout this crisis. And I’m so glad that we as a Town Council have taken the right decision to support them and our communities in this way. What has been
announced will make a real difference to Llanelli residents and families.”

Cllr Jordan Randall, a Conservative Rural Councillor for Swiss Valley, said: “This is exactly what’s needed to help protect the most vulnerable individuals and families. I urge local community groups and food banks to apply for grant funding from the Town Council to help continue their excellent work supporting residents across Llanelli at this difficult and uncertain time.”

Organisations operating in Llanelli can apply now for support. Applications should be made by email to Llanelli Town Council – enquiries@llanellitowncouncil.gov.uk,
detailing how any support will be utilised.

The first tranche of approved funding is currently being distributed in the Community. Support is decided on a weekly basis by an approval panel made up of Town Councillors and representatives of Llanelli Community Partnership.

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