Community grants available for projects in Tredegar and Rhymney

Community grants available for projects in Tredegar and Rhymney

The Pen Bryn Oer Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund is seeking applications from community organisations within the Council Areas of Rhymney and Tredegar to support them financially through this challenging time.

The Fund provides £30,000 each year for the expected 25 year lifetime of the wind farm for good causes within the two Community Council areas. There are two rounds of funding each year, with an equal split of £15,000 available each time. Any funds unallocated will be carried over to subsequent rounds.

Cllr Carl Cuss, the Chair of the local Advisory Group that has been established to decide how the money is awarded said “The pandemic has led to so many difficult and unique challenges for our community organisations over the past year. The Fund is here to help, and so I would encourage local groups to get their applications in by the closing dates in either March or September”.

Groups located within the eligible area can apply for grants between £250 and £2,000, although applications up to £7,500 will be considered for projects that can demonstrate a significant community benefit across both Council areas.

The application closing dates this year are 17 March 2021 (for decisions by the end of May) and
1 September 2021 (for decisions in November).

More than £80,000 has already been awarded to almost 70 community projects through the Pen Bryn Oer Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund since its launch in 2018.

For further details about the Fund and how you can apply please click here