ELECTED representatives have had a try at showing their support for a Vale of Clwyd club.

Sam Rowlands, MS for North Wales, and Clwyd West MS Darren Millar have expressed delight at news of a cash boost for Ruthin Rugby Club.

Mr Rowlands said: “I am delighted to see funds being awarded for a project in North Wales and pleased that Ruthin Rugby Club will receive a £25,000 grant to enable them to improve their facilities.

“The money will be used to renovate their clubhouse providing a larger seating area, new kitchen and upgrades to their toilet / changing room facilities for more suitable access for all.

“It has once again been a very difficult year for most of us and it is great to see support for schemes like this which ultimately benefit the community.”

Mr Millar added: “Ruthin Rugby Club is an important part of community life in the town so I'm delighted to see this investment it its facilities.

"Last year was tough for many community sports organisations so support like this is more vital than ever.

"I wish everyone at the club, especially the players and volunteers, all the very best for 2022."

The money is part of a £7 million a year fund, allocated to support Wales’ voluntary sector, which provides grant schemes of up to £250,000 for the improvement of local community projects and facilities.

The funding is provided to the Third Sector Support Wales and the partnership comprises of 20 organisations, 19 county voluntary councils supporting each county area and the national membership body for voluntary organisations, Wales Council for Voluntary Action, WCVA.

The long-standing Community Facilities Programme provides small and large grants to well-used community projects to improve their sustainability and provide opportunities for local people to improve their day-to-day lives.

Announced every three months, it is split into pots of under £25,000 and up to £250,000.

CEO of WCVA, Ruth Marks, said: “Third Sector Support Wales is a unique partnership supporting local, regional and national charitable and voluntary action.

"Our members are active in every community and make a significant contribution in every walk of life.

"This financial support will enable us to maintain and develop our services to meet current and emerging needs in the sector.”

Applications for the Community Facilities Programme are open year-round and organisations can find out more on the Welsh Government website.