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Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm community fund

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Regeneration projects in Wales are being urged to apply to the Coastal Communities Fund which has £3.4 million available from today.
The Vibrant and Viable Places capital programme has invested over £124 million of capital funding to support regeneration activities in 18 communities across Wales.

Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm has made funding available for community projects across parts of the North wales coastline.

Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm Community Fund in Conwy is now being administered by Community and Voluntary Support Conwy (CVSC) (external link) and is open for applications.

Any applications already made to the Welsh Government this year will be shared with CVSC (subject to the applicants consent) and will not have to be resubmitted. All existing grant holders should continue to claim any future payments from Welsh Government, who will continue to manage and monitor these projects.

Rhyl Flats is a 25 turbine wind farm located approximately 8 kilometres off the coast of North Wales, operated by innogy renewables UK. It has a maximum installed capacity of 90 MW and can provide enough clean energy to satisfy the needs of approximately 61,000 average Welsh homes every year.

The fund supports communities in Conwy including Abergele, Pensarn, Colwyn, Eirias, Gele, Glyn, Kinmel Bay, Llanddulas, Llandrillo yn Rhos, Llysfaen, Mochdre, Pentre Mawr and Rhiw & Towyn. Since its inception, the fund has supported training initiatives, employment opportunities and secured potential lifesaving equipment for communities.

Up until now it has been administered by Welsh Government. CVSC will now manage the Conwy part of the fund. The Denbighshire Coast Partnership Management Group will continue to manage the Rhyl area.

For more information, please email:

The application pack is available from the CVSC website.