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Green groups get £22m from Welsh Government

The Welsh Government is allocating £22m in funding to environmental organisations such as Keep Wales Tidy and Fareshare.

Funding from the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate has been awarded to 16 organisations from 2015-2018.

Carl Sargeant

Resources minister Carl Sargeant, left, said the money would benefit both local communities and the natural landscape.

“This funding is further evidence of the Welsh Government’s commitment to delivering a sustainable Wales and I look forward to working with these fantastic organisations to build on the good work already evident across Wales,” he said.

“I’m particularly pleased with the mix of excellent organisations that have attracted funding - from wildlife organisations and champions of sustainable land management to those reducing waste and encouraging recycling.”

The organisations are:

  • WRAP £9,496,000
  • Keep Wales Tidy, £2,725,000
  • Welsh Local Government Association, £984,000
  • Fareshare, £250,000
  • Local Partnerships, £3,824,000
  • Wales Council for Voluntary Action, £450,000
  • Buglife, £115,000
  • PONT, £427,000
  • Groundwork Wales, £500,000
  • RSPB, £483,000
  • Plantlife, £309,000
  • Coed Cymru, £449,000
  • Welsh Wildlife Trust, £233,000
  • Llais y Goedwig, £265,000
  • Constructing Excellence in Wales, £1,186,000
  • Wales Environment Link, £180,000

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