We recently applied for a Water Environment Grant (WEG) to fund the installation of wetland areas in Tawd Valley – to clean up the water before it enters the river. Unfortunately we were recently informed that our bid has been unsuccessful. In all 316 applications were received by WEG which meant that they had bids for over three times the funding they had available, so obviously we had a lot of competition.
The WEG scheme provides funding to improve the water environment in Rural England, and although the installation of wetland areas in Tawd Valley would have helped the rural areas downstream, including the Douglas Valley, it was felt that our bid was not as strong as some others they received.
However, we have not given up on the project to install new wetland areas in Tawd Valley Park and we have already opened discussions with other potential funders. We will keep you updated on how we progress.