MORE than £6,000 from the Welsh Government is set to cover the cost a feasibility study into future uses for the Bethel Hall and Chapel complex in Llanidloes.

The Wilderness Trust, which running the project, said the study will assess the most suitable uses for each building and identify the costs of renovation in order for the trust to apply for larger-scale grants.

Dr Kevin Blockley, treasurer, said: “The two historic buildings - a Welsh Chapel built in 1770 and an English Chapel built in 1872 - are in need of full restoration and are key landmarks in the town.”

The first phase of the project and the community space at the rear of Bethel Hall are now open for hire. The cafe is open from 10am to 5pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The funding comes from the Welsh government rural communities - rural development programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh government.

This funding will cover the cost of a feasibility study on the Bethel Hall and Chapel complex in Llanidloes.