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Afan Lodge Ltd is looking for additional board members

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The Afan Lodge Ltd is run as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Interest Company (PyC CIC), with its own board of directors to implement the strategy and drive the Lodge forward to success. PyC CIC has been investing in communities and businesses across the upper reaches of the…

THE 11TH ROUND OF THE MICRO FUND IS NOW OPEN!

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The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 14th February 2022. 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…

New Green Valley Shop opens with support of Pen y Cymoedd funding

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Last week a brand-new shop opened on the award-winning Treorchy High Street. Green Valley looks absolutely incredible and as a fund we have been proud to support this business start-up with funding of £16,311 as a mixture of grant an repayable loan. As well as a base for the fruit and veg shop that started…

Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund has a new Chair.

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As part of the fund’s commitment to refresh membership of the Pen y Cymoedd Board our Chair Dave Henderson will be stepping down from Pen y Cymoedd Board in June 2022. Therefore, at our recent AGM, we elected a new Chair, Victoria Bond for the next year. Dave Henderson took over as Chair in 2020…

MICRO FUND ROUND 10 RESULTS!

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We are really pleased to announce the results of Micro Fund Round 10. The fund is awarding £108,224.84 to 30 applicants, this is made up of 13 businesses and 17 community groups. Again, we were thrilled with continued interest and engagement with the fund – we received 56 proposals. If you are interested in chatting…

Changes to the board

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This month we are welcoming two new Board members, Emma Shepherd who was born and raised in the Cynon Valley currently living in Pontypridd she currently leads on communications, events and engagement for Wales’ largest asset-based community development programme, and Liam Hull, a Rhondda boy who works for Sport Wales. We are very excited for…

Reflections on the Fund’s impact during flooding and pandemic of 2020.

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In response to the flooding in South Wales in February 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic which effected Wales from March 2020 onwards, Pen y Cymoedd CIC offered funding in the form of either a grant or loan. This response funding had two strands; support for the survival of community groups and businesses and support for…

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

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Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund has been investing in communities and businesses across the upper reaches of the Neath, Afan, Rhondda and Cynon valleys since 2016. If you are passionate about this area, and excited about what the Fund can achieve – would you like to join us? We are looking for new…

THE 10TH ROUND OF THE MICRO FUND IS NOW OPEN

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The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 16th August 2021. 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…

PEN Y CYMOEDD ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE LATEST VISION FUNDING AWARDED ACROSS THE CYNON VALLEY, INVESTING A FURTHER £177,171 INTO LOCAL COMMUNITY

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GTFM – Connecting Aberdare – £12,491.60 GTFM pioneered not-for-profit local radio in Wales in 2002 when it started broadcasting to Pontypridd and surrounding parts of RCT on an experimental basis, following short trails in Rhydyfelin in 1999 and 2000 – before becoming the first Community Radio licensee in Wales in 2005. GTFM is a registered…