Grant funding from the National Lottery Community Fund in Wales will enable a project developed by Kilgetty/Begelly Community Council to run a range of activities to help reduce rural isolation.

The National Lottery Community Fund in Wales announced recently that three groups - in Pembrokeshire, Powys and Gwynedd - have successfully applied for a grant to support their rural community.

The grants, made possible by National Lottery players, have been awarded through the Rural Futures programme, which aims to support communities wishing to make a positive impact on the lives of people living in poverty in their small rural communities in Wales.

In Pembrokeshire, Kilgetty Begelly Community Council, successfully applied for £114,472 to develop facilities at the local recreation ground.

The grant will enable the council to run a range of activities to help reduce rural isolation and to offer opportunities for social interaction.

Elaine Wyatt from the project’s steering group said: “Our project seeks to broaden the range of opportunities for local people to get involved, share skills, make, mend, and forge friendships.

“This National Lottery funding is crucial to the development of the project.

John Rose, Wales Director of The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “We’re privileged to be able to work with these groups in rural Wales, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.

“National Lottery players raise over £30 million each week for good causes across the UK, and these three grants showcase the enthusiasm and dedication volunteers show to support people in their community.

“We are committed to supporting rural areas across Wales to tackle some of the challenges they face and to make the most of local opportunities.”

For more information about applying for funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, visit