Monday, September 10, 2007

Bridgend YMCA to get £970k Assembly Government funding for new building

The YMCA in Bridgend is set to undergo a multi-million pound redevelopment of its facilities thanks, in part, to funding provided by the Welsh Assembly Government.

An Assembly grant of £970,000 has helped to give the organisation a budget of £3.2 million towards a complete reconstruction of its building in Angel Street. The new centre, when finished, will provide accommodation for 17 homeless young people, a theatre, dance studio, gymnasium, crèche and day care nursery, meeting rooms, business units for budding entrepreneurs and 70 space car park.

Carwyn Jones, Assembly Member for Bridgend, welcomed the news,

“This new investment will enable the YMCA to develop its amenities for young people in Bridgend.”

“It is important that we continue to support organisations such as the YMCA as they play a vital role in the provision of key youth services in the town. The funding will go a long way to helping them create a sustainable, long term base for their activities.”

“I am pleased that the Welsh Assembly Government is continuing to empower local communities by investing in landmark projects like this.”

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