Magnox’s socio-economic scheme has donated £50,000 to transform a former church into a community heritage centre in North Wales.
The funding will support tourism in the area, and also bring with it sustainable employment and volunteering opportunities.
The Llys Y Llan Project to convert the old Sunday school room of the Grade II* St Deiniol’s Church in Llanuwchllyn into 5* tourism accommodation received Heritage Lottery Funding two years ago, along with funding from Cadw (the heritage arm of Welsh Government) and Gwynedd Council.
But it was unable to purchase the building or begin restoration works until all match funding was in place, which Magnox has now provided.
Martin Moore, Trawsfynydd Closure Director said: “We are delighted to fund projects like this, which will create a sustainable business and will in turn support other enterprises in the local area, helping them to grow and develop.
“The funding will also help to ensure that the important heritage of the building is retained and shared with future generations. We are passionate about working with communities around our sites for long-term benefits like this.”
Karen Dickens, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s Socio-Economic Manager, added: “This project is a fantastic example of how the NDA’s socio-economic scheme can be used to leverage additional support and resources, maximising the positive long-lasting impact on our communities.”
Magnox is committed to providing and enabling socio-economic support for the communities in which it operates. Our community investment is supported by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the Cavendish Fluor Partnership.