Llanwrtyd & District Heritage and Arts Centre has been awarded £7,500 by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The grant will go towards strengthening project management, governance and marketing to ensure a sustainable future.

The Centre, which has just opened for its third season, will appoint a marketing and project consultant to mentor the trustees throughout the year.

The mentor will work to develop a business plan to help reach new audiences.

The consultant will meet representatives from the Town Council and other tourism business enterprises to see how the Heritage and Arts Centre and the town as a whole can benefit from new marketing initiatives taking place in Mid-Wales.

These include the proposed ‘Heart of Wales Wellness’ project and Visit Wales A470 Cambrian Way initiative.

Richard Bellamy, Head of HLF in Wales, said “Llanwrtyd & District Heritage and Arts Centre is a good example of HLF’s Resilient Heritage programme.

Good governance is essential to any project and having the skills needed to run a heritage centre will ensure that people can continue to enjoy this special heritage collection.”