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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,…

Introducing our New Board Members!

It’s all change for the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund Board with two new members joining and one central member leaving. This is all part of our commitment to ensuring that membership is refreshed over the life of the Fund – regularly bringing in new Directors with new skills and perspectives. No Board…

LOCAL HERO OF THE MONTH – BOB AND THE TEAM AT CYMER AFAN COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Who is this month’s Local Hero?   Bob Chapman and all staff and volunteers at the Upper Afan Community Help Hub (Cymer Afan Community Library)   What have they been doing?   In Cymer (population c4,500) in the Upper Afan Valley, the library re-opened six years ago as a community-run organisation with around 20 volunteers…

COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund is making emergency, fast-track funding available for organisations in the Fund area. There are two strands: •Survival Fund: to provide emergency cashflow funding for organisations at risk of closure •Project Fund: to support additional services that meet immediate community needs In the first two weeks we have supported…