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Local Hero of the Month – Nathan Howells

Who is this month’s local hero? Nathan at The Play Yard, Treorchy. What have they been doing? Nathan started as manager of The Play Yard in late 2018 when Valleys Kids took over the run-down facility as a social enterprise. Since then, Nathan has worked tirelessly to improve and enhance the facility adding a children’s…

Community COVID-19 Emergency Funding

Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund is making emergency, fast-track funding available for organisations in the Fund area. There will be 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 Our funding will not replace any Government…

Support through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund CIC recognises that Coronavirus (COVID-19) will have a big impact on communities across The Fund area.  We want to reassure you that we will do whatever we can to support you in the coming weeks. Things to note: The Community Fund remains open for business – whilst we…

Afan Lodge saved for the benefit of Community

Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund CIC (PyC CIC) is pleased to announce that it has worked with the owners and others to ensure Afan Lodge’s continued contribution to the prosperity of the Afan valley and wider communities.  It is now a subsidiary business of PyC CIC which will be managed and run on…

PEN Y CYMOEDD WIND FARM COMMUNITY FUND CIC IS RECRUITING

JOB VACANCY Enterprise Support & Finance Officer 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…

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

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…

The 7th Round of the Micro Fund is now open

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 17th February 2020. 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…

Announcing Micro Fund Round 6 Results!

We are delighted to announce details of the latest Micro Fund grant awards – once again, we received proposals from a wide range of community groups and businesses – the variety is always amazing and we look forward to reading every one.  We are grateful to all who submitted applications. Our Fund communities are full…

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…