A NUMBER of Wrexham and Flintshire projects will get a share of a £120,000 fund as part of a community initiative. 

The Your Community, Your Choice fund supports grass-roots projects and is supported by the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, North Wales Police and Community Trust (PACT) and North Wales Police. 

The funding comes partly from money seized by the courts through the Proceeds of Crime Act, with the rest from the Police and Crime Commissioner.

In recognition of the initiative celebrating its tenth year, the funding available to winning projects this year increased to a total of £120,000, shared across 25 projects.

The groups and projects from across Wrexham and Flintshire that were successful in the public vote were:

  • Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog Community Council – Youth Club project
  • Rhostyllen FC - Anti-vandalism project
  • Yellow and Blue Group - Our City, Our Tribe project
  • Cobra Life - Cobra Bully Buster project
  • Aura Wales Leisure - Youth ASB Education and Engagement project
  • Holywell Town Council - Youth Engagement project
  • 1st Saltney Ferry Scout Group - Camping Equipment provision

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin said: “I am delighted to see so many excellent and deserving winners receive funding that will help transform communities across North Wales.

"Your Community, Your Choice is a true collective effort – from my office, the police and PACT, to local communities, the organisations who apply, and to the public who vote for them.

“These organisations give their time and energy to help their local area and the initiative is a great way to give back and help these organisations achieve their aims. They help to keep our neighbourhoods safe and secure, and to meet the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan."


Ashley Rogers, PACT chairman, said: “Grassroots projects are the lifeblood for improving communities across North Wales, making them safer and more resilient places to live.

"We realise that community groups cannot function without appropriate funding, and this is especially true today. These winning projects will make a major difference to our villages, towns, cities and the region as a whole and it’s a pleasure to be able to support them through Your Community, Your Choice.”

North Wales Police Assistant Chief Constable Chris Allsop said: “Your Community, Your Choice is a fantastic scheme that gives local people the chance to directly influence how local issues are addressed.

"Over the past 10 years so many well deserving projects have flourished thanks to Your Community, Your Choice and in this anniversary year it is terrific to see so many new projects getting involved in the scheme."