Alun Davies, Minister for Natural Resources, yesterday (31 March) announced £1,090,000 for Keep Wales Tidy to help improve the quality of our local environment and make Wales a better place to live.
As well as enabling the organisation to undertake research and develop materials to raise awareness of local environment issues, the funding will support the Tidy Towns project that helps communities improve their local area and tackle problems such as fly tipping, vandalism and littering.
Keep Wales Tidy also advises the Welsh Government on the development of policy on local environment quality issues and the social and economic impact they have on communities.
Lesley Jones, Keep Wales Tidy – “Without the support of Welsh Government, Keep Wales Tidy would not be able to continue with our vital work in communities across Wales, helping people to understand and look after our environment”
Speaking about the funding, Alun Davies said: “Keep Wales Tidy works hard to help ensure a clean, safe and tidy Wales and I am pleased to announce over £1m to continue to support their good work.
“It is really important that we all feel proud of where we live. I look forward to seeing this funding being put to good use to tackle problems such as fly tipping, dog fouling and littering to improve people’s local environments right across Wales.”
Lesley Jones, chief executive of Keep Wales Tidy said: “Without the support of Welsh Government, Keep Wales Tidy would not be able to continue with our vital work in communities across Wales, helping people to understand and look after our environment.
“This support allows us to provide training and volunteering opportunities through a whole variety of activities that really make a difference to people’s lives, particularly in our more deprived communities.
“On behalf of Keep Wales Tidy I would like to thank Welsh Government for its continued support and recognition of our work for people and the places in which we live, work and relax.”