Parc Adfer New Community Recovery Fund Launched
Today, the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project (NWRWTP) Partnership and Wheelabrator Technologies Inc (WTI) are pleased to announce the launch of a Community Recovery Fund to help local communities in the Deeside area from the impacts of the recent emergency situation.
The NWRWTP was formed by five North Wales local Councils – Conwy County Borough Council, Denbighshire County Council, Flintshire County Council, Gwynedd Council and the Isle of Anglesey County Council to jointly manage the residual waste generated by the populations from the five local authorities. Residual waste is the waste which is left over after recycling and composting.
The Parc Adfer Waste to Energy facility started to treat waste in 2019, diverting waste from landfill and generating electricity.
As part of their commitment to the local community, the Partnership and WTI have pledged to fund a Community Benefit Fund - worth £230,000 a year - for communities in the Deeside area.
Key community stakeholders in the Deeside area are now being consulted over how the Community Benefit Fund will run. The full fund will open for applications in 2021. In the short term, an interim Community Recovery Fund will help local organisations support the community as we come out of this emergency situation.
The types of local organisations who can qualify for support are – community and voluntary organisations, community and social enterprises, and local (not national) charities based within the defined Deeside Partnership Area.
The activities which local organisations can apply for support for are – to compensate for the loss of income during the lockdown period; to co-fund minor building works for the safe re-opening of community buildings; to co-fund equipment purchase for the safe-reopening of community buildings and services; to co-fund new community activities to support vulnerable groups; to support the development costs of new community organisations; to support volunteering activities which will aid community recovery; to co-fund local environmental schemes which promote public access to and use of the open space for health and well-being.
Applications for the Recovery Fund will be invited from September.
The Fund will be advertised on Flintshire County Council’s website, on social media and in the press.