The redevelopment of Nant Gwrtheyrn at a cost of over £5m between 2007 and 2010 was made possible through the support of a number of key funders. The main contributions were from the European Commission through the European Regional Development Fund
, the Welsh Assembly Government
through the Department of Economy and Transport, Visit Wales and Cadw
in the Department of Heritage and the Aggregates Levy Fund
for Wales and Targeted Match Funding facility.
Other main funders include:
WEFO is the department within the Welsh Assembly Government which administers the granting of European funding for projects in Wales. £2.225m was provided for the Nant Gwrtheyrn project from the funds available through the European Regional Development Fund as part of Convergence Funding for West Wales and the Valleys between 2007 and 2013.
Click here to go to the WEFO website
The Heritage Lottery Fund has supported the work on the external fabric of the listed village houses and offices in the Trem y Môr terrace and the development of the period house and heritage displays across the site. Grant aid of over £560,000 has been provided which includes support for the employment of a heritage activity manager over a period of 3 yearsClick here to go to The Heritage Lottery Fund website
The Welsh Assembly Government has provided a number of grants totaling some £1.6m to enable the project to proceed. These include a grant from Visit Wales toward the re-development of the accommodation and catering facilities, from Cadw to renovate the external fabric of the listed buildings- the cottages, offices and Plas education building and from the Aggregtaes Levy Fund for Wales towards the cost of the period cottage fit out and heritage interpretation and displays. The Department for Economy and Transport contributed match funding for some of the European funding and grant aid to provide a new road.Click here to go to The Welsh Assembly Government website
The Linbury Foundation is one of the Sainsbury family trusts and has provided £75,000- around half the funding for the redevelopment of the Plas Education facility and £10,000 towards the fit out of the heritage displays.Click here to go to the Linbury Trust website
Welsh for Adults Aid
The Nant Gwrtheyrn Trust receives an annual grant from the Welsh Assembly Government towards the costs of providing residential courses teaching Welsh to adults. The grant is based on the numbers of students attending during the year and their achievements in attaining credits with the Open College Network during the course.
Other Funders for the project included Gwynedd County Council, The Pantyfedwen Trust and significant donations by individuals. A Fund launched in 2009 raised over £50,000 towards the costs of the Nant Gwrtheyrn redevelopment.
PantyfedwenClick here to go to the Pantyfedwen website
Gwynedd County CouncilClick here to go to the Gwynedd County Council website