Micro Fund Round 12 results

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We were overwhelmed with 87 applications this round, the highest number of applications since Round 2 and whilst that made our job a little trickier, we are thrilled to announce 46 Micro Fund grants to local businesses and community groups, investing £137,750 in the fund area.

From florists to coffee, garages to gyms, handcrafted goods and physical therapists, feasibility studies to environmental projects and bee gardens, vegan coffee shops, dance and drama to local buildings improvements, projects in schools and events and trips for older people, a project to work with community along river Rhondda, food projects in schools and an amazing education programme to encourage blood donation.

We wish them all the very best and we can’t wait to see how the projects develop.

  • Abergorki Community Hall – £5,000.00 for Solar Panel Installation
  • Active 4 Blood – £5,000.00 for their Young Blood Champions (Volunteer Education Programme) in Treorchy
  • Afan Trail Volunteers – £4,818.92 for their project to strim and edge cut the overgrowth on the mountain bike trails in the Afan and Glyncorrwg valley with training and equipment
  • Arts Factory – £4,500.00 for their Youth Health and Wellbeing Project
  • Blaenllechau Youth Project – £3,435.00 for their fun and fitness dance sessions
  • C & S Judo Academy – £3,475.15 for essential equipment to run sessions in Tonmawr
  • Cornerstone Church – £2,987.00 for work to improve the building.
  • Croeserw Community Events Group – £1,080.95 to purchase equipment to run a variety of community events for children in the area
  • Cwmaman Arts Centre – £5,000.00 to create a community kitchen area
  • Cwmdare 4 Cwmdare- £5,000.00 for their Bee Friendly Garden Project
  • Cymmer Coronation Darts Team – £504.40 to purchase essential equipment
  • Cynon Valley WI – £1,422.99 purchasing equipment to be more inclusive for all and a contribution to one of their trips.
  • Dallaglio Rugby Works – £5,000.00 to go toward their programme UsGirls that aims to use sports and workshops to provide girls with the opportunity and support to build life skills in Aberdare
  • Duffryn Community Garden Association – £1,541.61 as a contribution toward their garden revamp.
  • Eisteddfod y Rhondda – £2,510.00 to host the first face-to-face local Eisteddfod in the Rhondda Valley for more than half a century.
  • FC Abercwmboi – £840.00 for their home kit and essential equipment after losing lots in flooding
  • Friends of Ferndale and Blaenllechau – £4,740.00 toward their Christmas event in the town centre working with local businesses and community groups
  • Gilgal Community Organisation – £2,098.00 as a contribution toward their weekly Coffee and Breakfast Club in Cymmer.
  • National Old Age Pensioners Association Aberdare – £620.00 for guest speakers for one year and building rent.
  • Oriana Publications – £3,600.00 toward their Welsh Classical Music festival in the Cynon Valley.
  • Penpych Community School – £3,100.00 to create an outside area so the community have a place to meet whilst using the Big Bocs Bwyd Shop.
  • Pentwyn Allotment Association – £3,990.00 as a contribution to their project to make the site safe and secure by removing trees that overhang the main road.
  • Penywaun Passionate Performers – £1,589.46 to purchase equipment for their showcase finale.
  • Pontrhydyfen Miner’s Welfare Scheme – £2,760.00 toward their project that will remove overhanging branches and trees making the site safe for the community.
  • RCT Heart Heroes – £1,100.00 as a contribution to their Community Santa Sleigh Project
  • Resolven AFC (Ladies) – £1,110.00 to purchase some kit and essential equipment as a new ladies football team in the Neath valley
  • Resolven Community Council – £5,000.00 for their project ‘Toilet hell to Toilet heaven’ to renovate and refurbish a small toilet block in centre of community.
  • Rhondda Hub for Veterans – £5,000.00 for their project that houses and supports local veterans.
  • South East Wales Rivers Trust – £5,000.00 to deliver a one year scoping exercise consulting and engaging with key stakeholder groups in the Rhondda valley
  • South Wales Miners Museum – £5,000.00 for their new classroom feasibility project.
  • Speakers for Schools – £5,000.00 toward their pilot project that allows young people to experience the World of Work.
  • Treorchy Senior Citizen’s Club – £1,500.00 for essential renovations to their hall.
  • Treorchy WI – £300.00 for a trip.
  • Ty Banc Canal Group – £1,100.00 as a contribution toward their programme of activities.
  • Afan Coffee Ltd – £3,582.00 to purchase new equipment to support the growth of the business.
  • IronWorX Gym Hirwaun – £1,660.00 for staff training to offer new classes.
  • KR Logistics – £5,000.00 toward purchasing a vehicle.
  • Lili Wen Florist Ltd – £1,300.00 towards bilingual signage and marketing.
  • Love Treorchy BID – £5,000.00 for their ‘Adopt a Bin’ project.
  • Rhigos Road Motors Ltd – £4,282.00 toward training courses, equipment and upskilling staff.
  • Sawsan Bastawy – £2,139.17 towards the set-up costs for a new weaving business.
  • Stephen Harris Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation – £5,000.00 to purchase new equipment to allow for business growth as they move into a premises in Glynneath
  • The Toy Box and Hardware – £2,205.71 toward purchasing equipment to diversify the business.
  • The Vegan Coffee House – £2,737.95 to purchase equipment for a new business opening in Aberdare.
  • Valley of Kings Martial Arts and Fitness Centre – £1,080.00 towards purchasing equipment to diversify the business.