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New Parc Adfer Community Recovery Fund Now Up and Running

Published: 20/11/2020

Today, the North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project (NWRWTP) Partnership (known as the Partnership) and Wheelabrator Technologies Inc (WTI) are pleased to announce that the Parc Adfer Community Recovery Fund is now up and running and open for applications. The fund was announced earlier this summer and is intended to help local communities in the Deeside area from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The NWRWTP was formed by five North Wales 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 as much as possible.

The Wheelabrator Parc Adfer Waste to Energy facility is located in Deeside Industrial Park and started to treat waste in 2019, diverting waste from landfill and generating enough renewable electricity for around 30,000 homes. 

As part of their commitment to the local community, the Partnership and WTI have pledged to fund a long term Community Benefit Fund – worth £230,000 a year - for communities in the Deeside area. Key community stakeholders in the Deeside have been consulted over how the Community Benefit Fund will run, which will open for applications in 2021. In the short term, the interim Parc Adfer 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 fund is intended to support local organisations and communities with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It will do so by providing funding for a range of activities, such as helping the safe reopening of community buildings, compensate for the loss of income, funding new community activities to support vulnerable groups and supporting the development costs of new community organisations.

Applications for the Parc Adfer Community Recovery Fund can now be taken, and anyone interested in accessing the fund should contact the team on 01352 704783 or emailing ParcAdferCommunityFund@flintshire.gov.uk.