- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
LABOUR AMs Rebecca Evans and Joyce Watson has congratulated staff at the many post officers throughout Mid and West Wales for their successful application to the Post Office Diversification Fund.
There are a total of 87 across Wales to be awarded part of approved grants of £849,658 to help sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses diversify and improve their facility.
The fund aims to helps local post offices expand their businesses and provide new services for the community.
Joyce Watson AM said: “I am delighted that so many post offices across the region are to benefit from this fund. Post Offices are at the heart of the community and are often a lifeline for vulnerable people.”
Rebecca Evans AM added “This money will help us to keep Post Offices open by ensuring that they are sustainable and viable businesses. I am pleased that so many Post Offices in Wales have been able to take advantage of the fund.”
Welsh Labour’s Local Government and Communities Minister, Carl Sargeant, said: “This fund has helped many local post offices across Wales develop new business services and sell goods which are not already provided in the local community.
“Grants under the Post Office Diversification Fund have helped post offices across Wales become more sustainable through maintaining their current business whilst expanding into new product lines and services.”