Micro Fund Round 7 Awards

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During these difficult times we are very excited to be announcing the results of Micro Fund Round 7 which were considered in March!

As ever, we received many more applications than we were able to support. 65 applications were submitted requesting a total of £260,000.

£110,364.37 has been awarded this time to 23 community groups and 15 businesses – with £76,000 brought in as match funding. This means that since March 2017 the fund has distributed 253 grant awards with a total value of £776,560.62

It’s always amazing to see the huge variety of projects being developed – and an even greater pleasure to meet the passionate, energetic and committed people involved.  You can see a full list of awards here – they include:

  • £3,941 to Cwmaman Community Woodland Group for a project to grow the activity of community group that look after and maintain sculpture trail and memorial garden. The grant will pay for tools, equipment and marketing.
  • £2,000 to Bagsy – an exciting local artist who has made a name for himself across the Rhondda, The grant will support equipment that will speed up his printing allowing him to grow and develop business.
  • £3,454 to Addiscott Arts Academy – this performing arts group in Glynneath want to expand to offer ballet and the grant will support ballet equipment and mirrors.
  • £5,000 to Cymer Afan Library – this grant is to develop an Upper Afan website to support and promote groups, organisations and buisnesses in the area.
  • £5,000 to Vale of Neath Parish – grant will help replace roof on well loved and used church hall in the centre of Resolven.
  • £4,692.83 to Friends of Penyrenglyn Community School – to develop school garden, growing area and create a community space.
  • £5,000 to Rhondda Hub for Veterans – to support charity in providing accommodation for veterans.