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Micro Fund Grant of £4,125 to Aberdare Valley Amateur Athletics Club

Aberdare VAAC is a dedicated group who have been to point of almost closure and are now thriving – they have been operating for approximately 40 years and at the peak of the club’s success it had over 200 athletes, a bus to ferry athletes to events as well as being the driving force for…

Toogoodtowaste, Cylch Meithrin Penderyn, The Fern Partnership and Duke of Edinbugh’s Award Cymru

Toogoodtowaste is a social enterprise within the Rhondda Valleys, offering a free collection service for re-usable furniture, electrical and household items from local residents. These are then cleaned, repaired and serviced before being offered back out to local communities through their large charity showrooms – the most recently opened showroom being the former much-loved Victorian…

Vision Fund Grant Award Boost for Valleys Businesses and Community Groups

Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund is delighted to announce the details of five more Vision Fund grant awards – investing £183,535 across 4 South Wales 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…

SELSIG MUSICAL THEATRE SOCIETY – HAIRSPRAY

MICRO FUND GRANT: £5000.00 “The grant from Pen y Cymoedd supported our production of ‘Hairspray’ at the Parc and Dare Theatre, Treorchy. The main difference receiving this grant made was that we were able to use professional scenery, lighting and costumes which hugely enhanced the production.   72 people of various ages took part in…

Meet the Team – Michelle

Name? Michelle Coburn-Hughes BA (Hons) Position at Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund CIC? Director Job History (you want to tell us about)? 22 years in Education including 14 years at Senior Management level. Also 5 years in business development founding and establishing a successful charity employing over 55 members of staff in the…

CWMGWRACH AMATEUR BOXING CLUB

MICRO FUND GRANT: £3226.32 “The grant from PyC enabled us to fully set the foundations for a successful community gym. The equipment, kit and boxing ring had a significant impact on us as a club and the community involvement has made us so proud. We now run Boxing, Mini Boxing / Women’s only Boxing /…

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…