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LOCAL HERO OF THE MONTH

LOCAL HERO OF THE MONTH – Mairwen Silvanus and all the committee at Cwmdare OAP What have they been doing? Cwmdare OAP group have been helping to tackle loneliness, raising community spirit and wellbeing in Cwmdare since 1940. With anyone over the age of 55 always welcome, there is no wonder that the group have…

COVID Funding

Since March, the fund as now distributed over £530,000 in COVID response funding: – £363,249.63 in Survival Funding to 51 community organisations and businesses – £167,435.56 to 23 groups to run COVID response projects One of those projects was a grant of £12,670 to SNAP Cymru SNAP Cymru provides information, advice and support for parents, children…

Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund has supported businesses across the Neath, Afan, Rhondda and Cynon Valleys with loans totalling £341,727 since October 2019.

We have introduced a Community Fund Loan Programme to enhance our funding offer to companies trading within the Fund area. Loans can be used for any purpose including growth and expansion, investment in assets or project cashflow requirements provided your activity delivers against the Fund’s overall objectives as set out in the Community Prospectus. Loan…

COMMUNITY PROFILE – Rhigos, cefn rhigos and penderyn – WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Communities in the Fund’s area of benefit have a dedicated Supporting Communities Team, providing development support to Pen y Cymoedd fund applicants and grant recipients. One of the key pieces of work over the last 12 months has been developing Community Profiles capturing baseline data using existing knowledge, surveys, profiles and community plans. We have 21 in-depth…

Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund is proud to announce four Vision Fund grant awards totalling £139,318 across the Neath, Afan, Rhondda and Cynon Valleys.

Vision Fund grants support activities that deliver a range of benefits for local communities – businesses, voluntary sector and community groups can all apply. Proposals need to be bold, ambitious and a bit out of the ordinary – and make a long-term positive difference. The latest projects supported range from a mountain bike festival to…

LOCAL HERO OF THE MONTH – all the team at Canolfan Pentre

What have they been doing? Canolfan Pentre is a vibrant, growing community centre, providing essential services for the community of Pentre based in the Rhondda. They work in partnership with other Third Sector providers, offering clubs, learning opportunities, parent and toddler group, afterschool clubs and a chance to get out and get involved, they also…

Staff Changes

Barbara, our Executive Director, left the Fund on the 19th of June. Barbara has brought a huge amount of knowledge, expertise and passion to the Fund and to our Area of Benefit and our communities. Having a varied background in the Public and Third Sector, Barbara was able to understand complex public policy as well…

COVID SURVIVAL AND PROJECT AWARDS

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 enquiries@penycymoeddcic.cymru As well as the Survival Funding, we have also given…

Community Profile – Treherbert (Blaencwm, Blaenrhondda, Tynewydd, Treherbert, Pen-yr-englyn) – We need your help!

Communities in the Fund’s area of benefit have a dedicated Supporting Communities Team, providing development support to Pen y Cymoedd fund applicants and grant recipients. One of the key pieces of work over the last 12 months has been developing Community Profiles capturing baseline data using existing knowledge, surveys, profiles and community plans. We have…

COVID-19 Emergency Project Fund

We have now supported 14 organisations with grants of £107,640.99 to support delivery of services responding to community’s needs during the COVID crisis. Is your organisation helping the community in a new way during this crisis in the upper Cynon? So far we have supported food banks, arts and craft packs, gardening packs for community,…