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Aberdare Park Road Races

Request for Information – ATISN 9619

I am writing in relation to your request for information that was received on 13 July 2015. You asked for information on whether the Welsh Government has provided funding for Aberdare Park Road Races/Aberaman Motorcycle Club for the financial years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The Welsh Government has not paid any funds directly to Aberaman Motorcycle Club. However, the Club has benefited from the EU Structural Funds (which are managed by the Welsh Government) indirectly via the SEWCED (South East Wales Community Economic Development) project, which is led by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

Through this EU funded SEWCED scheme, Merthyr Tydfil Council awarded a total of £72,314 to Aberaman Motorcycle Club for the financial years 2012 to 2015 which included support for a feasibility study and the funding of two jobs / posts. The following shows the payments made by the SEWCED project to Aberaman Motorcycle Club, who organise the Aberdare Park Road Races, for the financial years 2012-2015:

2012 - £12,500
2013 - £18,750
2014 - £34,281.50
2015 - £5,782.50

Further information on the SEWCED scheme will be held by the lead project sponsor, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

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