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October 2017 – You may have heard that we’ve been successful in securing a development grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund of just over £800,000 to help us work out the detailed plans for the restoration and reuse of the works along with the fossil forest. We’re working towards raising just under £8m in total to deliver this (plus the £2m we already have for the wider industrial landscapes in and around Brymbo). These are allowing us to progress phase 1 of our 25 year vision for the place as shown below:

The funds we’ve secured so far are nearly all from the National Lottery. The decision to award them was made in London; we were up against severe competition, and they think our project warrants their support.

Thank you to all who play the National Lottery each week – your money makes a real difference, right here, and across Wales.

A vital part of the funds we’ve secured have been the grants from CADW and Natural Resources Wales to stop our buildings from collapsing and protecting the fossil forest respectively. Both organisations have invested in our project to make sure our built and natural heritage survives long enough to form part of our vision to bring it back to life.  

National Museums Wales and Wrexham Council continue to provide huge support in the form of advice, guidance and encouragement, and the Council is helping us directly with a loan to help us manage our cashflow over the next few years (we have to spend money first then claim it back).

Politicians local, regional, in Wales and in Westminster are championing our project at every opportunity, so thanks to them too.

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