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£3.2m investment for heritage projects across Wales

Dyfi Nature Reserve in Ceredigion will benefit from funding Photo: ITV News Wales

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced a £3.2million investment in a number of projects across Wales, including a nature reserve, places of worship, and two market halls.

This is how the money will be divided among the various projects:

  • £790,300 to restore the Grade II listed Newtown Market Hall in Powys
  • £576,000 for the Richard Glynn Vivian bequest collection in Swansea
  • £247,700 to restore the Grade II listed Cawdor Hall in Carmarthenshire
  • £928,000 to the Dyfi Nature Reserve in Ceredigion
  • £755,150 for repair work at 12 churches across Wales.

The Heritage Lottery Fund is the largest funder of heritage in Wales and today’s announcement highlights what a huge difference lottery money can make to regeneration, boosting local economies and contributing to stronger and more resilient communities. All of the projects we are funding today will bring people together and create a sense of place as well as opportunities for people to develop a real passion for heritage.

– Jennifer Stewart, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund in Wales

Dyfi Nature Reserve is one of the key projects to benefit from the funding. The Heritage Lottery Investment aims to transform the area into a year round 'state-of-the-art' wildlife visitor attraction. The project will create a new observatory, and install a series of remote camera feeds to give visitors access to the wildlife along the estuary.

Dyfi Nature Reserve is home to the only nesting population of Ospreys in Wales Credit: ITV News Wales