Case Studies

Find out more about who we've recently funded...

Case Studies

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

Reflections on the Fund’s impact during flooding and pandemic of 2020.
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In response to the flooding in South Wales in February 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic which effected Wales from March 2020 onwards, Pen y Cymoedd CIC offered funding in the form of either a grant or loan. This response funding had two strands; support for the survival of community groups and businesses and support for…

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Vision Fund award to Gentle Care services – £58, 141 as a grant and loan mix.
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Gentle Care Services was established in late 2018, following discussions with individual resident in the Afan Valley it became evident the need for support for older individuals living in the community across the upper Afan Valley, it was clear there was a need to support local people, whilst offering well paid and good quality jobs…

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Some great ideas are born from hours and hours of research, whilst others are developed over a cold can of craft beer, between two friends, over their garden fence. Ceri and Daniel had always dreamt of owning their own company and just like many others, their passion for a unique craft beer and the fact…

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The Tea Rooms, Glynneath – How a Micro Fund can support local business
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The Tea Rooms opened in Glynneath in June 2020 and as well as Tea Rooms took on lease for the upstairs of the building. They approached the fund for help to turn this into a usable community space. Previously a beauty salon, they converted and decorated the rooms to create an office space and a…

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Funding for staff member at Community Gym
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In September 2019 we awarded Cwmparc Community Association a £5000 Micro Fund grant to cover a part time gym instructor for 16 hrs per week for one year with match funding from themselves. Already an important and varied community resource they were in middle of community gym area being re-developed. They employed the gym instructor…

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Mountain Ash Golf Club – Training area for Junior Members
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In 2019 we awarded a Micro Fund grant of £5,000 to Mountain Ash Golf Club based in Cefnpennar. In March 2018, they were recognised as Junior Golf Club of the Year 2017 by Golf Wales. In March 2016 the club had 1 junior member and embarked on an initiative to increase junior members, and worked with…

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