Antur Waunfawr hosted a stakeholder event on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund Wales recently, clearing their furniture store to accommodate over 70 delegates.

The event saw the Wales Committee visit two of the local projects funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Wales, namely GISDA and Beics Menai (part of the Antur Waunfawr family of businesses). This was followed by a meeting which was held in the Warws Werdd, where attendees listened to presentations made by Mantell Gwynedd and Menter y Felin Uchaf. Sir Adrian Webb, the Wales Committee Chair brought proceedings to a close.

The Big Lottery Fund, Wales has helped to transform communities in North Wales, providing opportunities for local organisations to meet the challenges faced around youth unemployment, rural isolation and low income.

Menna Jones, CEO of Antur Waunfawr said: “The Lottery has been very important to us – Antur has received two grants in the past, both of which have helped us establish important branches of the company. Warws Werdd, our furniture and clothes reuse project, celebrates its 10th birthday this year and, with the help of the Lottery, our recycling and confidential shredding service has gone from strength to strength.”

Wales Director John Rose said: “Our mission to bring improvements to communities and the lives of those most in need continues to be our number one priority, and that’s why we recently launched our new strategic framework that aims to put people and their communities in Wales in the lead.”

“We will continue to use money from the National Lottery to help people to develop their own solutions to the issues and opportunities that face them and work with great organisations, like Antur Waunfawr.”

Sir Adrian WebbDafydd Davies-Hughes, Menter y Felin Uchaf