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Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund supporting the rejuvenation of much-loved community building Resolven AFC

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Resolven AFC was established in 2012 and the club building itself needs improving and the trustees approached the fund with a vision to have a modern multi-purpose club that is fit for purpose and caters for all sports and leisure activities that promote the health and wellbeing of the village of Resolven and surrounding areas.…

A grant of £142,860 has been awarded to Rhondda Netball for the Community Coach & Role Model Development Programme

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Rhondda Netball is a charity established in late 2016 to change the landscape of opportunities for girls and women in sport throughout Rhondda & RCT. At the end of 2017 – just one year after it launched – Rhondda Netball became largest female sports participation initiative in Wales, and since opening back up post-pandemic for…

Energy Efficiency Support for Community Groups in RCT and NPT

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Due to increased energy costs and pressures on community-run buildings, the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Fund – working with Interlink RCT, Neath Port Talbot CVS, Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council, identified a need for voluntary organisations responsible for the management of community buildings to be able to access support…

Pen y Cymoedd supports 2 businesses in busy tourist areas with £50,000 in funding.

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Dare Valley Trout Fishing Pen y Cymoedd area of benefit has some of the most beautiful outdoor parks and walks that attract people from all over Wales. The Pen y Cymoedd Board are keen to support bold and exciting projects which maximises what is on offer for visitors from near and far, whilst ensuring access…

PyC proudly supporting another 3 groups for great community projects with £40,000

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£13,380 to Dylan’s Den for their Sustaining Families Project Dylan’s Den is a social enterprise which was created in 2008 by community members to provide quality childcare in an area where there is little affordable childcare provision. They are a not-for-profit organisation run by an enthusiastic voluntary management committee and offer a range of fun…

TEEN HANGOUT – Gwynfi, Afan – Vision Fund Grant of £35,000

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Gwynfi Affiliated Sports Project approached Pen y Cymoedd for match funding to build a teen play/hangout area on a piece of unused land and old tennis court in Park Lane, Blaengwynfi. Creating a dedicated space for teenagers in the village gives them a safe space to be in the village and a facility that is…

St Peters Church

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St Peter’s Church is a Grade II* listed building situated in the village of Pentre. It was designed in 1890 and is seen as the focal point of the village and, indeed the whole of the Upper Rhondda Fawr valley. It’s size and structure give an appearance like an imposing cathedral. The church is central…

Thank you and goodbye to Professor Donna Mead and Dave Henderson

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This month marks an important moment in the fund as the last 2 Directors from the founding Board of Pen y Cymoedd step down from their roles. “Professor Donna Mead and Dave Henderson have been with the fund since 2016, before we even had an office and have now reached the end of their terms.…

MICRO FUND ROUND 12 IS NOW OPEN!

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The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 15th August 2022. Community groups, social enterprises, and new/developing businesses are eligible to apply for grants up to £5,000. We encourage people to apply online here Portal homepage – Pen y Cymoedd (flexigrant.com) but if you need a word version or paper application let us know.…

Job vacancy – Enterprise Support & Finance Officer

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With £1.8m a year (index linked) until 2043, the Fund invests in communities and businesses across the upper 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 our small staff team in this role? With experience of both…