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Meet the team – Martin Veale JP

Name? Martin Veale JP Position at Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund CIC? Director Job History (you want to tell us about)? I qualified as an accountant some 30 years ago, and have worked across many public sector bodies in the South Wales area. I’ve held roles in finance, audit, risk management and governance.…

Introducing our new Board Members!

The Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund offers a new, substantial source of funding for community groups and businesses across the upper reaches of the Neath, Afan, Rhondda and Cynon valleys. The Fund is managed by an independent Community Interest Company, and its six original Directors were openly appointed in June 2016.    Each…

The 6th Round of the Micro Fund is now open

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 19th August 2019 Community groups, social enterprises, and new/developing businesses are eligible to apply for grants up to £5,000. The online application is available here www.penycymoeddcic.cymru Find out more here: https://penycymoeddcic.cymru/the-micro-fund/ We much prefer to have had a chat with you about your proposal before we…

MICRO FUND ROUND 5 – AWARDS

Two years on from our first grant awards, it’s amazing that we are now announcing the results of Micro Fund Round 5! As ever, we received many more applications than we were able to support. 69 applications were submitted requesting a total of £270,410. £98,931.84 has been awarded this time to 27 community groups and…

Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund CIC is recruiting Board Members!

In December 2016 the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund opened for business, offering a new, substantial source of funding across the upper reaches of the Neath, Afan, Rhondda and Cynon valleys. If you are passionate about this area, and excited about what the Fund can achieve – would you like to join us?…

Valleys Community Fund Celebrates First £4 million of investment!

Q. What do a family clothing business, a boxing club and eco-friendly camping huts have in common? A. They have all benefitted from a grant from the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund – enabling them to grow and develop! Over 200 local people came together this week at events in Croeserw and Cwmdare…

Vision Fund Grant to the Refreshment Rooms Pub and Restaurant in Cymer, Afan Valley

We are delighted to announce the award of a Vision Fund grant to the historic Refreshment Rooms Pub and Restaurant in Cymer in the Afan Valley. Run by resident owners Neil and Bethan Little, the 130-year old Refreshment Rooms was previously a train station café/bar and retains its unique and original character. Although many customers are…

Meet the Team

Name: Endaf Griffiths Position at Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund: I’m a director of Wavehill: social and economic research and we’ve been appointed to undertake an independent evaluation of the Pen y Cymoedd community fund, covering how its managed as well as what is being achieved. I’m also leading the team undertaking the…

The 5th round of the Micro Fund is now open!

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 11th February 2019. Community groups, social enterprises, and new/developing businesses are eligible to apply for grants up to £5,000. The online application is available here www.penycymoeddcic.cymru Find out more here: https://penycymoeddcic.cymru/the-micro-fund/ We much prefer to have had a chat with you about your proposal before we…

£81,435 Vision Fund grant to Canolfan Pentre

Children and young people in Pentre are looking forward to having lots of sporty fun – thanks to a £81,435 Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund Vision Fund grant. We are delighted to announce this award to Canolfan Pentre, to support the installation of a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) close to the popular community venue. Lots of…