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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…

VISION FUNDING FOR A HYDRO JAM IN THE WOODS AND A NEW STAFF MEMBER TO SUPPORT CWMPARC COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

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Avant Theatre – Hydro Jam – £15,298.95 Planned as a physical festival in the woods at Treherbert for 2021 that has been postponed until 2022 Avant will now trial the venue (first jam in woodland setting across UK), implement the judging system software and filming what is possible to share the exciting opportunities for next…

Pen y Cymoedd Board Members

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The fund has a Board of 8 Directors, appointed for their skills and knowledge. The Board members are passionate about the potential of the fund and their role in ensuring the fund has a genuine legacy for the areas it serves. Glenn Bowen has been with the fund since it started in 2016 and is…

MICRO FUND Round 9 results

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We are really pleased to announce the results of Micro Fund Round 9. The fund is awarding £110,407.09 to 34 groups, organisations and businesses in the fund area. In addition to this funding through the Micro Fund we are supporting another 3 groups and businesses with COVID recovery funding of £8,951.79. Again, we were thrilled…

Update on Vision Funded Projects

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2020 was a difficult year for many and a year no one could have imagined a position where the whole world would come to a standstill. Community groups closed their doors and organisations, and businesses were forced to adapt to new ways of working overnight. In amongst the chaos that COVID 19 brought, communities came…

Project Support Officer (25hrs per week, permanent)

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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 new role? Salary: £20,200 –…

Pen y Cymoedd Ambassadors

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As a fund we are committed to responding to opportunities and challenges as identified by communities themselves. Our ambassadors are people who • Have real knowledge of their community and what issues and opportunities are • Have an established online presence or connect with their communities regularly in other ways • Have a professional and…

Appointment of Executive Director

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The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Breeze as the Executive Director of PYC CIC. Kate has held the position of interim Director for the last 6 months and following a robust scrutiny process has been appointed to the substantive post. The Board are confident that the PYC CIC will continue to…

PROJECT UPDATE

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RHA – Get Connected During the first wave of COVID-19 in 2020 our vulnerable community members who were shielding were hit the hardest by loneliness or not being able to connect with family and friends. With so many having to close their doors to visitors indefinitely, it meant so they were left isolated and couldn’t…