Dinas Powys Library and Activity Centre secure funding from Welsh Water

25 August 2021

Dinas Powys Library and Activity Centre successfully secured £500 funding from Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s Community Fund. This was awarded as part of the not-for-profit company’s £50 million investment to create a new energy generating facility at its Cog Moors Wastewater Treatment Works.

The community library in Dinas Powys has been managed and run by volunteers since 2016 after the library almost had to close due to funding cuts. Since then, the team have gone from strength to strength and there are now more than 60 volunteers helping to maintain the core services that the centre has to offer. The funding has enabled the library to new equipment for local residents to use, such as new children's tables, chairs and bean bags.

Clare Richardson, Treasurer at Dinas Powys Library and Activity Centre, said: "We are very grateful for the funding received from Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. It has enabled us to purchase new children's tables, chairs and bean bags, which will be a great help to make the library more attractive and welcoming for our young visitors.”

Welsh Water’s Community Fund is a chance for communities to boost fundraising efforts for good causes in their area. If you live in an area where work is taking place – and you’re fundraising for projects to benefit the community – you could receive funding from Welsh Water up to a value of £1,000. To find out more click here.

Claire Roberts, Head of Community Engagement at Welsh Water, said: “The Welsh Water Community Fund is pleased to support the Dinas Powys Library and Activity Centre. As a not-for-profit organisation, customers are at the heart of everything we do, and the funding allows us to give something back to the community that we are investing in.”