Yr Hen Ysgol Dinas

Welsh Government Rural Community Development Fund

Yr Hen Ysgol has been awarded funding from the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government, to refurbish the Meeting Room and build a Heritage Display extension.   The total capital cost is £50,000, of which the grant will pay 80% and the Friends of Yr Hen Ysgol capital fund the remainder.   The tendering process is specified by the Welsh Government and all tenders will be evaluated independently against pre-specified criteria.  Tender invitations have now been issued to all suitable suppliers based in SA42 on the sell2wales list, with a return date of 19/03/2018. All parties who expressed an interest to Iain MacRae have been advised how to obtain the documents from sell2wales website.


The Old School at Dinas Cross was generously gifted to the people of Dinas Cross by the Barony of Kemaes, who, in the 19th Century, originally gave the land to the community of Dinas Cross to build a school.   It is now administered by Trustees and run by an elected Management Committee.  If you would like to, you may become a friend of Yr Hen Ysgol Dinas and make regular donations.  Any proceeds are spent on the upkeep of the old school. Recent major developments include replacing flat roofs with pitched roofs, replacing ill-fitting windows, renovating damp walls and creating a rear access lobby.  The building is now used to run a number of local activities, details of which are posted elsewhere on this site.  The hall and it’s meeting rooms are also available for hire.