Mynydd y Gwair Community Fund logoWe’re delighted to announce another successful batch of applicants to the round 7 micro, small and medium grants of the Mynydd Y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund.

The Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund offers grants to organisations providing services, facilities or activities that benefit the communities within the Community / Town Council areas of Llangyfelach, Pontlliw and Tircoed, Pontarddulais, Mawr, Penllergaer, Clydach and Morriston.

Round 7 opened in July 2021 for applications for Micro, Small and Medium grants from third sector organisations, social enterprises, schools and Town and Community Councils in the areas of benefit.

There were 12 successful applications this round –10 small / medium grants totalling £198,617.60 and 2 micro grants totalling £1,932, This means that a total of £200,549.60 has been awarded this round.

Small & Medium Grants

Craig Cefn Parc Welfare Institute – Replacement of the main roof on Craig Cefn Parc Welfare Hall to ensure the longevity of the hall.

Felindre Welfare Hall – Establishment of the Felindre Exercise Trail which will be used to increase physical activity and improve health and wellbeing in the community.

Friends of Coed Gwilym Park - Contribution towards the construction of a new Community Club House which will occupy a focal point in the park with most users passing by it when they use the park facilities.

Graig Merthyr Memorial – Restoration of a war memorial that was dedicated to miners that went to war and never returned.

Mawr Community Council - Garnswllt Field - Towards the regeneration of Garnswllt Field to enable the community to maximise the use of green space in their local area.

Penllergare Trust – Integration and installation of an Air Source Heat Pump as part of the new Visitor Centre that is being built.

Pontarddulais Comprehensive School - Replacement of acoustic panels in main school hall with additional provision in respect of audio-visual equipment and additional seating.

Pontarddulais Partnership - Revitalisation of Play Area in Coed Bach Park by putting in place new play equipment that will benefit children and young people aged between 2-14 years old.

Pontarddulais Town Football Club – Purchase of a new mower to cut the grass on the sports fields at Coed Bach Park, enabling young people from the local community to take part in Football games and training.

Swansea Canal Society – Towards “Phase One” of the refurbishment of the Clydach Canal Centre, starting with the structural design, ground investigation, architectural design and schedule of works.

Micro Grants

Friends of Clydach Heritage Centre - To interpret the story of the Clydach War Memorial Hospital by means of the commemorative plaques removed from the building when it closed down in 2015 and from archive information about the Hospital.

Pontarddulais Bowls Club - To replace 5-year old team shirts that are no longer fit for purpose or available in the market place with 30 new shirts for the 2022 season.

Click here for a breakdown of the projects and amounts awarded

The Mynydd Y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund is made available by RWE’s Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm. Now it is operational, the 16 turbine project can generate enough renewable electricity to power the equivalent needs of approximately 22,600 average Welsh homes.

The community funding from Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm is long term, sustainable funding, and is expected to distribute approximately £6million over the 25-year operational lifetime of the project.

Round 8 of Micro Grants is open now, and will close in Spring 2022. You can find more information at the main Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund page below.

Updates on grant round openings will be available from SCVS via the website, social channels and our monthly ebulletin (Not an ebulletin subscriber? Contact Gail –[email protected] to be added to the distribution list.)

If you would like to know more about the Mynydd Y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund, including the area of benefit map, click here to visit the Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund page