FIVE Wrexham projects are celebrating after receiving grants from Awards for all Wales.
The grants support communities through self-help projects and by increasing the skill and creativity of volunteers.
Of the 60 projects around Wales dividing the £220,000 sum, Wrexham beneficiaries include Pernicious Anaemia Society Wales, £3,683, Ysgol Cynddelw After School Club, £2,000, Menter Iaith Maelor, £3,171, Wrexham and District Hearing Impaired Support Group, £3,900 and Wrexham Normandy Veterans Association, £5,000.
Siôn Owen of Menter Iaith Maelor, the Welsh Language initiative said: “We will be using the money to hold a Welsh talent contest in Rhos, where young people are invited to perform in Welsh.
“Our aim is to promote the Welsh language in all aspects of life, research shows that more people than ever have a knowledge of the language, but they don’t use it in every day life, so we’re trying to combat that.”
For an Awards for All application pack call 0845 600 20 40 or for further information call 01686 611740 or visit www.awardsforall.org.uk.