Magnox communities get £100,000 cash boost

Two community projects close to the Bradwell and Dungeness A nuclear sites have been awarded nearly £100,000. The cash boost from Magnox is part of the economic development aimed at […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Two community projects close to the Bradwell and Dungeness A nuclear sites have been awarded nearly £100,000.

The cash boost from Magnox is part of the economic development aimed at helping build sustainable communities around former power stations.

The Romney Marsh project is receiving more than £38,000 to help adults gain skills in English, Maths and technology as well as to find work placements and employment.

Around £60,000 is being given to drive forward the project to establish an Enterprise Centre in the area, developing business plans and design for the building.

The money has been granted by the company’s socio-economic scheme, which is administered on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Nigel Monckton, Magnox Socio-Economic Manager, said: “The opportunity for long term benefit from these projects is huge and by working in partnership with our communities we aim to help them develop lasting programmes that meet their specific needs.

“We have helped a number of organisations to achieve their goals by providing finance and support and it is our joint intention to make sure that our socio economic support continues to achieve the greatest possible impact.”