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New £7.1m fund to save at-risk community facilities welcomed by Welsh Conservatives

Welsh Conservatives have welcomed a new £7.1m fund which will give people across Wales the chance to become owners of at-risk pubs, theatres, post offices, sports grounds and corner shops. Responding to the UK Government’s Community Ownership Fund, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Social Partnership, Joel James MS, said: 
“I am thrilled that the UK Government has set aside £7.1m for community projects in Wales, this will be a real boost for our towns, villages and cities as we emerge from the pandemic. “The Welsh Conservatives have been calling for this fund for a while now, and it was in our 2021 Senedd manifesto as part of our pledges to empower local communities. “Facilities such as pubs, shops, post offices, museums and cinemas are integral parts of our communities and this fund will help make sure they are around for future generations to enjoy. “I really hope the people of Wales take advantage of this fantastic fund, which will go a long way in helping the country bounce back after what has been a devastating 18 or so months.”
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