Community groups in Newtown have got an another chance to apply for a cash boost to help continue their work to improve people’s lives in the local area.

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has a pot of money dedicated to supporting projects through community, voluntary or self-help groups which is now open to applications until the end of April.

The town council recently handed out £4,400 to five local groups in the Newtown area.

Newtown Community Café had their application for £1,000 accepted which will help volunteers buy food when they're short on donations, and buy containers for home delivered food.

Heritage Hub 4 Mid Wales also received £1,000 which was used to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Laura Ashley's legacy at a VIP launch event for the heritage quilt exhibition at Newtown Library.


Young people’s mental health charity Rekindle Home was rewarded £1,000 to cover a month’s salary for an administrator who is the first point of contact for clients and supports the running of the two key mental health services - recovery and support, and counselling. The charity said: “Without the administrator, it would be very difficult to offer the services that we do to local young people.”

Oriel Davies Gallery’s £900 from the town council will be used towards making mobile planters to create a “sensory and visual experience” for passers-by with the aim of getting men, people with mental health issues, and those experiencing isolation involved in the project.

Finally, performing arts group Creative Stuff CIC were successful in getting the £500 it needed to contribute towards the cost of 10 weekly sessions which prioritises the wellbeing of children, teenagers and young people aged 11 to 25 through DJing, music production and events in Newtown.

A Creative Stuff spokesperson said: “The club provides a welcoming, safe environment in the town centre where young people can share music, connect and get something to eat and drink.

"Members will be invited to be involved in the music events and activities planned in Newtown later in the year. We wish to include a food and drink offer during the current cost of living crisis.”

A Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council spokesperson said: “From time to time, the Town Council may identify ‘Priority Themes’. Applications will be welcomed that meet those themes and they will take priority in the allocation of funds.

“For May 2023, the council is prioritising applications for climate change and biodiversity education projects including achieving the Welsh Government’s ‘Bee Friendly status.’ Groups do not have to apply for activities under the priority theme.”

Closing date is midnight on Sunday, April 30, for consideration in May. The next available opportunity to apply for the Newtown Community Fund will be in May.

For an application pack or to discuss an application please contact or telephone 01685 625544. Application packs can be downloaded online at