Since 2017 we have supported sporting groups with Micro Fund grants, COVID emergency funding and large Vision Fund grants totalling £287,772
From dance and gymnastics equipment in Ferndale and Aberdare to football kits and equipment in Pentre, Glynneath and Blaengwynfi. Bowls clubs in Treherbert and Blaengwynfi, junior golf and swimming clubs, saunas in Rhigos, kayaks in Resolven, angling, Nordic walking and rugby, gyms in Aberaman and Glynneath, kickboxing and athletics. Girls rugby and water polo, building practice pitches to a 3 day mountain bike festival. These are just some of the projects the fund has invested in.
This funding has helped sports groups upgrade essential equipment, increase participation, engage young people in sporting activity, address mental health and self-esteem issues. It has helped sports buildings improve, offered new services, started up new activities for all ages and supported major facilities upgrades.
The community asked the fund to:
- Have communities that are healthier and more active
- Make it easier for people to live healthy lifestyles
- Start young to tackle long term issues
- Have fit for purpose community facilities
- Provide sporting facilities and play areas for all ages that are well used and maintained
Along with funding from Sport Wales, governing bodies and other funders Pen y Cymoedd funding will have a real, lasting impact on the variety and quality of sporting and recreational facilities during the lifetime of the fund and beyond.
If you have an idea for a small project that will have a real impact, if you want to upgrade facilities to make organisation better for years to come or if you have a big, exciting visionary project in mind – talk to us!
Interlink RCT and NPTCVS have development officers whose job is to support community organisations with development, planning and funding and can give you lots of advice and guidance as well.