Funded Projects in Mid Wales

Over the years the Trust has worked with the three European Funded Projects in Mid Wales.

Metal Links (2011-2014)

This European funded project managed by the Royal Commission for Ancient Monuments of Wales. The project brings together four former mining communities in Wales and Ireland. Mid Wales and Parys Mountain being the Welsh communities.

Metal Links have provided sponsorship for the Heritage Weekends and the Ceredigion Mines Forum, which the WMPT have continued to organise.

The WMPT is assisting Metal Links with various projects.

PLWM (2008-2011)

Another project managed by Ceredigion County Council, funded by CCW and CADW. A project using the legacy of the former metal mining industry and its associated development as a driver for economic benefit in Northern Ceredigion.

With funding from PLWM the WMPT continued to hold Heritage Weekends and assisted with an interpretation project at Ystrad Einion Mine which resulted in an animated video and interpretation boards at the mine. The Trust cleared undergrowth and saplings to open up views and pathways around the mine.

With sponsorship from PLWM the Ceredigion Mines Forum continued.

Spirit of the Miners (2005-2008)

A project managed by Ceredigion County Council, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government, the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) and the European Objective 1 Program. It was a community regeneration project that set out to create an identity for North Ceredigion using the legacy of metal mining as a theme for regeneration.

With funding from Spirit of the Miners the Welsh Mines Preservation Trust held a Heritage Weekend each year, established the Ceredigion Mines Forum and set up the clean up operation at Pont Ceunant Generating Station at Frongoch.

The project funded many other worthwhile projects see the Spirit of the Miners Website.