Case Studies

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Case Studies

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Read some of our most recent case studies about some of what we have supported so far

Fruits of labour: Local school children join forces with community garden for National Garden Week to support the old and vulnerable.
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Rhondda Fach Community Garden and Maerdy primary school, both located in Ferndale, have joined forces to support the growth of seasonal vegetables for older and vulnerable people within the local community. The garden has 17 part-time volunteers, and welcomes children from local primary schools, Ferndale and Maerdy to help with the seeding, potting, and unearthing…

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Building skills for life and empowering change: Social change organisation renovating homes and transforming lives
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An unemployed woman from Resolven in South Wales, who lacked the confidence, skills, and qualifications to secure a job, has now secured a job in the construction industry following a placement with the Community Impact Initiative. The Community Impact Initiative is a not-for-profit organisation that combines skill development and learning with community regeneration. Following the…

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Otterly Amazing: Threatened mammals returning to River Cynon following funding. 
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The number of otters spotted in the river Cynon has increased following a £50K investment to clean up the river. The ‘River for All’ project being part-funded by the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund and run by the Southeast Wales Rivers Trust is a three-year initiative aimed at improving and enhancing the biodiversity…

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Recycle, recreate and retail: trailblazing new plastics recycling initiative launched in Rhondda.
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A trailblazing new community-led initiative has just launched in the Rhondda Valley that aims to recycle, recreate, and retail single-use plastics. Social enterprise, Soaring Supersaurus based in Penrhys, but working across the valleys, aims to create a currency for recycled plastic within the local community. Soaring Supersaurus collects and reuses local plastic waste to generate…

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Gilgal Community Association – Micro Fund Grant – £2,098
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Just under a year ago we awarded a Micro Fund to Gilgal Coffee and Breakfast club. They were the 1st organisation in the Upper Afan Valley to establish a Food Bank and when the pandemic restrictions started to lift, they recognised people in community needed somewhere safe to come and have a chat and get…

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PyC funded them with Vision Fund grant of £26,000 back in November 2021. They had secured various pots of match funding, but it was an RCT asset transfer and proceed took a lot longer than anticipated and encountered many changes to budget and plan. They kept in touch with us throughout and when they had…

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