Ynys Môn’s MP claims Anglesey’s £2.7m UK Community Renewal Fund boost is evidence the Prime Minister is serious about levelling up

Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie said more than £2.7 million from the UK government to fund six initiatives on Anglesey was “more evidence the Prime Minister is serious about levelling up the country”.

The island was granted the cash for all six projects submitted to the Community Renewal Fund after it was given priority status and the council received £20,000 to fine tune the bids.

In total £2,720,160 has been given to the six schemes.

“I am absolutely thrilled Anglesey has received this money that will change lives and support business, young people, care workers, our heritage, our environment and the development of new energy production across the island,” said the MP.

“Here’s more evidence that the UK Government and the Prime Minister are serious about levelling up the country and serious about reversing decades of under investment in Anglesey,” she said.

“I couldn’t be happier that the hard work by these groups and the council’s officers have borne such rich fruit. I worked with the council, fully supported all the bids and made it clear to all the ministers involved that I wanted to see Anglesey achieve success with this fund.

“It seems everyone’s wish has been granted today and I look forward to visiting these projects in the future to see how the money is being used.”

M-SParc’s Innovation Island bid has received £924,017 and it will support new opportunities in science and technology including digital skills, a skills incubator, business boot-camps, developing young enterprise, digital and net zero business support and supporting an offshore energy cluster. It will also generate at least 14 new direct jobs.

Môn Ymlaen is getting £372,666 and is a collaboration between Ynys Môn County Council Youth Services and Môn CF to work with hard to reach young people to help them get into work.

The council’s own Adfywio Môn Renewal Programme has been given £591,600 for an integrated programme of innovative pilots and trials to make the most of cultural, linguistic and woodland assets, to enhance the economy and community.

A Feasibility Study for a multi-vector Smart Local Energy System for Anglesey by the North Wales Economic Ambition Board has been awarded £96,900.

The study will focus on a decentralised energy production in order to meet Net Zero commitments.

Another £517,915 is going to provide high-quality Level 4 Health and Social Care Education in North Wales through Grwp Llandrillo Menai which will train people in the sector to meet a local skills gap and enhance their own development opportunities.

And finally, Cefnogi Busnesau Môn, led by Môn CF, has received £217,062 to support the hardest to reach businesses and entrepreneurs that do not normally engage with new business start-up support, business development & growth support post Covid-19.

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey