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Princes Trust

On Tuesday 21st October The Prince’s Regeneration Trust (PRT) is coming to The Priory Centre, Abergavenny, as part of its three year roadshow to help communities save the local buildings they love. CADW estimates that there are around 3,000 listed buildings at risk in Wales, and many more which are unlisted.

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of PRT, says, ‘We’re delighted to be holding our next workshop in Wales – there are so many important buildings here with amazing potential to benefit and reinvigorate the areas in which they sit. This workshop will cover a wide range of topics, from fundraising to marketing, to help community groups get local regeneration projects off the ground. Not only do we have some first class heritage and marketing specialists speaking, but there will be plenty of time for attendees to ask questions about their own projects and network with others already working to save important buildings.’

The roadshow is part of PRT’s new BRICK programme, which also includes one-to-one mentoring and a new networking website for community groups –
PRT is aiming to equip at least 100 communities a year through the BRICK programme to take their projects through to a successful completion.

A key speaker on the day will be Bet Davies, Head of Corporate Affairs at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. A leading communications practitioner, Bet has headed up communications operations for both the Wales Tourist Board and the Welsh Development Agency – she is also a PRT Trustee. She’ll be helping attendees discover how to market their projects to the local community, the press and funders.

Councillor David Davies from community organisation Glyncoch Community Regeneration, based near Pontypridd, will also be speaking on raising money through the internet and social media. Glynoch found massive success for their project after Stephen Fry heard about their campaign online and retweeted it.

Sir Trefor Morris CBE from St Mary’s Priory Trust will speak on the successful regeneration of The Priory Centre (where the workshop is being held) which has led to it becoming the area’s leading venue for conferences and weddings. Nancy Lavin, from Hay Castle Trust, will also speak on the ongoing project to transform the Hay Castle into a centre for culture, the arts and education.

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