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Our COVID emergency funding has now awarded £220,270 to businesses, organisations and groups in the fund area to assist with essential, survival costs during COVID crisis. If you want to chat to the team about potentially applying, you can contact us here or email

As well as the Survival Funding, we have also given out grants of £161,570 through the COVID Project Fund, this Fund aims to support the provision of additional or innovative services to meet immediate community needs. We will consider applications from any organisation who can provide an appropriate community service. Grants of up to £15,000 will be available for individual projects and decisions are made within 14 days.

The latest grants awarded are to:

RHA, a grant of £10,200 to deliver a project to allow those who are shielding through Covid-19 and other socially isolated RHA tenants to have access services online and have greater connectivity with friends and family. They will work in partnership with Phoenix Initiative (a digital inclusion social enterprise, offering bespoke digital education and skills sessions) and deliver a preloaded phablet with a mobile data allowance to those tenants we have identified as being isolated both digitally and socially.

Follow Your Dreams, a grant of £6,557 to deliver activity packs and tablets to to children and young people with disabilities that they work with within the fund area.

Cwmdare OAP, a grant of £1,080 to deliver gift packs to their 108 members. Being such a large group and all within shielding category they are unlikely to be able to meet together any time soon and so are working to keep connections between group members and show support and kindness during this very difficult time.

Tantrwm, funding of £14,192 to support the business to diversify and start offering outdoor cinema events and support other outdoor events within the rules of social distancing. As well as obvious benefits for community and partners, this will help the business survive and diversify during very difficult time to ensure they will be better placed to maintain employment.

Rhondda Rotary Club, a grant of £2,000 to deliver support packages to hospitals to help those people who cannot have visitors and the nursing staff looking after them.

Treorchy Chamber of Trade with a grant of £14,200. They will help the business communities of Treorchy, Treherbert and Ferndale to re-open safely once lockdown is lifted. They want to ensure appropriate measures are in place to protect the public, ensure social distancing, and ultimately grow customer confidence to return to the high street. They will: Provide each independent business with a ‘Covid Ready’ pack, containing floor stickers, display poster, hand sanitizers, and a sneeze guard / Act as a support network for small businesses by providing one central place for them to access information / Offer digital support and imagery to run a ‘we are COVID ready’ campaign to help grow customer confidence in the high street.