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 dedicated for them. The project had been many years in the planning with various setbacks but the community group were determined to see project come to fruition and when they secured £50,000 from the Llynfi Afan Wind Farm Fund they asked PyC to match.
They had provided evidence of consultation events and provided detailed plans and quotes provided. The group have signed lease with local authority and have volunteer and fundraising plan in place to look after this asset for many years to come.
“Blaengwynfi and Abergwynfi (Gwynfi) is an isolated small community with very little public
transport. The assets in the village are now all owned and managed by community themselves and
this project and letters of support received show a real community cohesion in planning spaces
around the village that work for all people and organisations.” – Kate Breeze, Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund.
G. A. S. P have been running for many years and although during that time GASP have organised
many events for the local community our main project has always focused on a build in park lane.
We’ve had a number of set backs over the last few years but with a lot of hard work, perseverance
and help from the wind farms we are so excited to finally start our project to get a teen hang out
area for the community. – Emma Trahar, Gwynfi Affiliated Sports Project