Case Studies

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Supporting activity in Tonmawr update

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Dan y Coed Community association – £4,798.30 C&S Academy Judo – £3,475.15   In March 2022, the committee of Dan y Coed Community Centre in Tonmawr approached the fund to…

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Established in 1931, to help achieve their development vision, they approached Pen y Cymoedd to help employ a Director of Golf and Golf Support Officer for three years and we…

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GLYNNEATH RFC – £74,593.50

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Truly a club at the heart of their community, the Community Transformation Project included new pitch side and perimeter fencing to enclose the playing area, re-surfacing of car park, refurbishing…

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DARE VALLEY TROUT FISHERY Dare Valley Trout Fishery owner Neil has visited fishing lakes all over the UK and could see the huge potential in a redundant reservoir situated at…

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