Village Alive Trust

Sense of Roots

The Trust was appointed as the delivery agent (2011 – 2013) under the Monmouthshire Rural Development Plan for two grant schemes: Bringing Your Village Alive and Sense of Roots.

Sense of Roots provided grants for projects that bring to life Monmouthshire's rich agricultural, industrial and cultural heritage. The grants cover items such as installation of interpretation boards, signage for heritage trails, oral history equipment etc.

Mathern Mill

£8,000 (63% of total project cost) for interpretation boards and digital display.

This interesting mill, complete with machinery, will open to visitors for open days with funding for interpretation boards and a digital display.

Mathern Mill A
Exterior
Mathern Mill C
Machinery
Mathern Mill B
Water Wheel

Nelson Garden, Monmouth

£4,848 (80% of total project cost) for interpretation boards and the resurfacing of a circular path around the garden.

The Nelson Garden Trust that looks after this Listed 18th century garden in the centre of Monmouth will receive funding to provide interpretation boards and to resurface a circular path around  the garden.

Nelson Garden before B
Before
Nelson Garden path works C
Work in progress
Nelson Garden path works A
Work in progress
Nelson Garden before A
Before
Nelson Garden path works D
Work in progress
Nelson Garden path works B
Work in progess

Raglan Roots

£8,000 (80% of total project cost) for a digital town map and plaques with QR codes linked to Raglan Wikipedia town.

Raglan History Society's project will provide links through digital networks to the society's extensive database of information about the village. A digital town map and plaques with QR codes linked to Raglan Wikipedia town. Will be placed on buildings and in Raglan churchyard.

Raglan A
Raglan Church
Raglan B
Involving the children
Raglan C
Involving the children

St Mary's Churchyard, Tintern

£8,000 (62.4% of total project cost) for interpretation in the churchyard and refurbishment of a large tomb.

Tintern Community Council will use the grant to provide interpretation in St. Mary's churchyard and to refurbish an architecturally significant tomb.

Usk Rural Life Museum

£7,672 (80% of total project cost) for portable digital display units for agricultural shows etc.

The popular rural life museum will receive funding for portable digital display units to be taken to agricultural shows  and other events promoting rural life in Monmouthshire.

  This project has received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Cyllidwyd y prosiect hwn drwy Gynllun Datblygu Gwledig Cymru 2007-2013 a ariennir gan Lywodraeth Cymru a’r Gronfa Amaethyddol Ewrop ar gyfer Datblygu Gwledig.

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Monmouthshire County Council