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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…

Treorchy Local Markets Vision Fund grant

Pen y Cymoedd are proud to have recently supported Treorchy Local Markets a business based in Treorchy, Rhondda Fawr with a Vision Fund grant of £12,885.20 Treorchy Local Markets runs a Local Produce & Craft Market on the 2nd Saturday of each month providing customers with fresh local produce and locally produced crafts. It also offers local small…

Come and ‘Visit Treorchy’!

We are really pleased to be able to support Treorchy and District Chamber of Trade with a £24,904 Vision Fund grant for the ‘Visit Treorchy’ initiative. The grant brings active community groups and vibrant businesses together, all focussed on the aim of telling the world what a brilliant place Treorchy is, and encouraging people to…

Micro Fund Round 4 – Grant Awards Announced!

We are delighted to be awarding our fourth round of Micro Fund grants – and telling everyone about all the wide-ranging and exciting projects being supported. Thanks very much to everyone who made an application. Once again, we received many more applications than we were able to support. 59 proposals were submitted requesting £240,000 –…

HOT JAM MUSIC EDUCATION BUSINESS RECEIVES £22,392 VISION FUND GRANT

Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund is delighted to be supporting music education business Hot Jam with a £22,392 Vision Fund grant. Over the next two years, 4,000 young people aged 3 – 14 in 30 schools across the Fund’s area of benefit will be able to take part in a variety of music…