Wales Committee decisions September 2021

Wales Committee decisions September 2021

Schedule of Decisions made by the Wales Committee, 9 September 2021.

SFF Second round applications

Interpretation and Boston Lodge Project

Grantee: Ffestiniog Railway Company

Project: To improve, safeguard and share the heritage of the ‘Top Yard’ site of Boston Lodge Works. Transforming a nationally significant heritage site into a functioning engineering works whilst developing skills and knowledge in the heritage railway sector.

Decision: Award delivery grant of £3,144,100 (71%)

SFF Development round applications

Talyllyn Railway ‒ The Next Chapter

Grantee: Talyllyn Holdings

Project: The project would transform the railway's heritage, engineering and commercial facilities. Renovations to the old engineering works, improvements to the carriage shed and remodelling Llechfan and Wharf buildings would provide enhanced working and visitor facilities. The recruitment of a Community Engagement Officer to lead the ambitious programme of community engagement would enable diversification at decision-making level.

Decision: Reject


The Trinity Centre ‒ Sanctuary for All

Grantee: Trinity Centre Cardiff

Project: Renovation, reordering and improved facilities of the Trinity Centre Community Hub, located in the former Trinity Methodist Grade II listed Church. Improved facilities would offer more accessible, functional and sustainable use of the space.

Decision: Award development grant of £63,945 (74%) and potential delivery grant of £561,249

Seeds of Hope ‒ Seagrass restoration in North Wales

Grantee: WWF-UK

Project: Restoration of an important marine species and vital habitat over 10 hectares of seagrass meadows on the North Wales coast. This project addresses previous data gaps in seagrass meadow conservation and significantly improves public awareness of the role seagrass can play in fighting climate change.

Decision: Award development grant of £60,000 (30%) and potential delivery grant of £1,000,000