A NEW project in Rhyl is to receive a share of a funding pot thanks to a Welsh Government cash injection.

Coastal communities and town centres in Wales will receive a £6 million boost overall thanks to the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government Hannah Blythyn and the Welsh Government’s £110m Transforming Towns Programme.

Delivered by The National Lottery Community Fund, the Welsh Government has stepped in to provide the support after the UK Government decided not to continue with the Coastal Communities Fund in England. This decision meant that the Welsh Government would no longer receive a share of Crown Estate marine revenue that has been used since 2011 to support the Coastal Community Fund in Wales.

The £6 million fund is the sixth round of the Transforming Towns Coastal Communities Fund

A total of 27 projects were successful in their applications, including Creating Enterprise Community Interest Company.

The social contractor plan to carry out a two-year project to establish a new factory in Rhyl to to manufacture posi-joists for the new build housing sector.

Eight new full-time jobs are set to be created and 4.24 indirect full-time equivalent jobs.

Ms Blythyn said: “The Coastal Communities Fund provides a major boost to coastal towns by supporting town centres as part of our Transforming Towns agenda along with the wider economic and social regeneration of coastal communities.

“Supporting coastal communities to not only survive but thrive has always been a priority for this Government. This is why, despite the UK Government discontinuing their support, we have stepped in to provide this much needed funding. Given the turbulent last year for businesses and towns across Wales, it is fantastic that we have been able to continue this fund which will support our coastal towns and communities when they need it most.”

The funding is designed to support the economic development of coastal areas, promote sustainable jobs and bring regeneration to coastal town centres and high streets.

The investment will enable the delivery of projects worth £17 million in total.

The fund invited applications focusing on job creation, protection, and high street rejuvenation in coastal areas. For the first time half of the funding has been targeted specifically at town centre projects.

Creating Enterprise is part of Group Cartrefi Conwy, a housing association with 4,000 properties.

In 2015 Cartrefi Conwy established Creating Enterprise CIC as a wholly owned subsidiary which operates as a social enterprise.

The Journal was informed: "As such being part of the foundational economy is extremely important to the organisation and developing this project in Rhyl will further embed this.

"They work very closely with other local authorities and housing associations in relation to their development plans for new house builds.

"Creating Enterprise already has a factory in Holyhead, Anglesey producing Modular Build Homes to Passivhaus standard.

"This was funded by a Coastal Communities Fund Round Five grant."

Successful round six applications which fall under the town centre category:

· Tafarn yr Heliwr Cyf community pub, Nefyn, Gwynedd

· Cwmni'r Frân Wen Cyf, Bangor, Gwynedd

· Llofft Cyfyngedig, Y Felinheli, Gwynedd

· The Magic Lantern Ltd, Tywyn, Gwynedd

· Prifysgol Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

· Kidwelly Town Council, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

· Vale of Rheidol Railway, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

· Cardigan Building Preservation Trust, Cardigan , Ceredigion

· Talyllyn Holdings Limited, Tywyn, Gwynedd

· Cardigan Bay Watersports, New Quay, Ceredigion

· Fablas Ice Cream Ltd, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan

· Islyn Bakery Ltd Bakery, Pwllheli, Gwynedd

· Viva Port Talbot , Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot

Successful round six applications which fall under the general application category:

· Burry Port Marina Limited, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire

· Creating Enterprise Community Interest Company, Rhyl, Denbighshire

· Mainstay Marine Solutions Ltd, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire

· Discover Delicious Ltd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

· Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog, Gwynedd

· MamGu Welshcakes, Croes Goch, Pembrokeshire

· Gower Granary Limited, Rhossili, Swansea

· Bragdy Lleu Cyf, Penygroes, Gwynedd

· Holyhead Marine Services Ltd, Holyhead, Anglesey

· Aber Falls Distillery Limited, Abergwyngregyn. Gwynedd

· The Potting Shed Retreats Ltd, Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire

· Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company Ltd, Angle , Pembrokeshire

· Baavet Cyf, Harlech, Gwynedd

· Robust Boats Ltd, St Davids, Pembrokeshire