AN EDUCATION fund is being offered to educational projects in Denbigh and surrounding areas as part of a new £70,000 investment in educational projects across Denbighshire.

An Education Fund for Denbigh and surrounding areas, and a separate fund for wider Denbighshire communities, will be enrolled by Denbighshire County Council to support the educational needs of individuals and groups.

This will include projects that support the educational attainment and development of children and young people 11-25 years, school or college based projects that support vocational training, health matters and healthy living, and education inclusion projects that support students through bursaries, scholarships and travel assistance.

For the 'Denbigh Fund', such charities, groups, organisation and students between the ages of 11 and 25 currently based in Denbigh or the Nantglyn, Henllan, Bodfari, Aberwheeler, Llandyrnog, Llanrhaeadr yng Nghinmeirch, Llanynys, Llanefydd and Llansannan areas are eligible to apply.

Councillor Mark Young, Cabinet Lead Member for Corporate Standards and member of the Education Fund Panel, said: “We all know education improves and changes lives so it’s really important that we allocate this funding that is available to help children and young people in the area.

“I would ask the community to get their thinking caps on and come up with viable projects, to make sure to make sure we use all the available cash and to do so wisely so that the youth can benefit from our allocated pot of money.”

For further information on the fund contact the Community Foundation in Wales on 02920 379580 by email at