Multi-million pound investment to create more than 400 jobs

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Twelve regeneration projects are set to receive a £12.8 million boost from the Welsh Government which would create more than 400 new jobs, 50 traineeships and over 220 new homes in Wales.

The local authorities who will receive the additional Vibrant and Viable Places funding are Anglesey, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Swansea, Torfaen and Wrexham.

This additional £12.8m is a huge boost to twelve key regeneration projects across Wales which will make a very real difference to their local communities.

Lesley Griffiths, Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister

This is where the money will go in these local authorities:

Anglesey - £531,000 to help build 16 two-bedroom flats which will provide additional general needs social housing.

Blaenau Gwent - £125,000 to support the creation of the new Sirhowy Tenant and Residents (STAR) centre in Tredegar.

Caerphilly - £191,275 to support the area's Men's Shed project, which offers a range of practical activities to encourage social interaction and engagement among men.

Conwy - £680,000 for a project in Lawson Road, Colwyn Bay aiming to improve the energy efficiency of 33 properties

Denbighshire - £3.5m for a family entertainment zone on the Rhyl waterfront. The funding will pay for the demolition of the vacant SunCentre and construction of a new building.

Flintshire - £500,000 for a project to improve private owner occupied properties - mainly in Garden City - identified by Flintshire County Council in Deeside.

Gwynedd - £600,000 for a new fit for purpose railway terminus that will provide world class facilities for visitors and locals alike. A £400,000 funding grant is also being provided for improved access and links between the Waterfront environment and the town centre.

Neath Port Talbot - £2.7 million to create 41 social housing apartments in the town and £356,000 to restore the former art deco Plaza Cinema.

Newport - £40,000 to support a review of the city's regeneration strategy.

Swansea - £2.45m to buy and refurbish buildings on the Kingsway to create a new employment hub.

Torfaen - £40,000 to support a review of the review of Pontypool's regeneration strategy.

Wrexham - £500,000 for additional works to the Arts and Creative Industries Hub which is being developed on Chester Street in the town.

The Welsh Government Vibrant and Viable Places programme will bring the total investment to £118 million. The funding is set to create more than 2,000 jobs, provide 1,000 affordable homes and more than 2,300 homes in the private sector.