RHA secures Economy Futures Funding

Posted on by Gavin Holley

We are pleased to have secured £100,000 from Welsh Government’s Foundational Economy Challenge funding. This will allow us to play a vital role in facilitating the economic, environmental and social regeneration of Rhondda Fawr by working partnership with local suppliers, businesses and entrepreneurs.

We are committed to making our High Streets focal points for development, as they are unique places for people to live, work, visit and enjoy. We have already acquired the old Co-op site in the heart of Tonypandy, which will see us investing to improve this area, giving local people a vibrant town centre to be proud of, creating jobs and building community co-operation.

This funding will allow us to employ a local supply chain officer who will work closely with our community partners and local chambers of trade to share learning and build on success. We plan to develop community businesses and support sole traders, working with local people, in local communities, which will unlock enterprise opportunities and turn business ideas into reality.

 

 

RHA Chief Executive – Luke Takeuchi, said:

“We are delighted that Welsh Government has supported our bid as part of the Economy challenge fund to support the Foundational Economy.

We plan to regenerate this key area of Tonypandy’s town centre and the foundational economy principles form a key part of our strategic thinking for the project. We have invested in this site as we feel there is genuine potential to better utilise local skills and creative ideas to develop a vibrant mixed-use site that will improve the health, wellbeing and prosperity of local people. “

For more information on this programme then please contact:

Head of Partnerships, Social Enterprise and Involvement – Simone Devinett

Telephone: 01443 424218 or email: simone@rhondda.org

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