TWO projects in Powys have received a share of the Welsh Government's £5 million Brilliant Basics Fund.

The fund aims to help boost tourism across Wales and deliver a “first-class holiday experience”.

In total 29 tourism infrastructure projects in north, mid, south west and south east Wales that help deliver small-scale tourism infrastructure improvements have benefitted from the money.

Locally, Powys County Council has received £300,000 for the Powys Visitor Amenity Project which will improve “access and car park improvements, trails, EV charging points, signage and interpretation and toilet upgrades at various locations”.


Whilst Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority received £298,739 to pay for upgrades to the visitor facilities in Craig y Nos Country Park and Cwm Porth Waterfalls Car Park. This will include changing facilities at Cwm Porth toilet and Craig y Nos Country Park access and car park improvements.

Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Dawn Bowden said: “I’m delighted we have been able to invest £5 million in a range of new projects that will help deliver a first-class holiday experience for people across Wales.”

“The projects supported through the Welsh Government’s Brilliant Basics fund make a real difference. Local tourism amenities have a big part to play in making a trip a memorable one.

"These facilities often go unnoticed, but they are an important part of a visitor’s experience and also benefit those who live in the area.”

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The fund, which is open to local authorities and national park authorities, also supports projects that improve accessibility and those that make their destinations more environmentally sustainable.

2023 is Wales’ Year of Trails which “presents the tourism sector with an opportunity to showcase attractions, landscapes and coastline through routes and trails”.

A spokesperson for the Welsh Government said: “The approved projects show how local authorities and national parks have considered the entire visitor experience and the essential infrastructure that makes a trail experience complete, from pathways, to parking to making facilities accessible for all.”