innogy logoSCVS are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the contract to administer the Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund from innogy.

The fund, worth in the region of £6million over the expected 25 year operational lifetime of the project, will be open for applications once the wind farm is fully operational (likely late 2018).

Kathryn Harries, innogy’s Community Investment Officer said: “The contract was awarded following a competitive tender process, throughout which SCVS demonstrated a real passion for ensuring these funds significantly benefit local communities. We are delighted to be working with a local organisation that knows and understands the voluntary sector so well and with their knowledge and experience innogy is confident the fund will be a great success”

With a membership of over 250 local organisations, SCVS is the umbrella body for the third sector in Swansea. SCVS offers advice, guidance, information, development, training and representation services on all issues linked with voluntary activity.

Amanda Carr, Director of SCVS said: "The Community Fund is a significant new source of long term funding locally and will enable groups to deliver even more benefit across the Swansea area. As an umbrella organisation committed to supporting communities across Swansea, we are delighted to have been appointed to administer this fund and look forward to working with innogy and community groups to ensure the funding delivers maximum benefit in our communities"

Throughout 2018 SCVS will work closely with innogy to continue developing the structure of the community fund.

For more information on the fund structure, which communities will benefit and how you can get involved, please visit: www.innogy.com/mynyddygwair

If you would like to be kept informed about the development of the community fund you can register your interest with SCVS by contacting Alyx Baharie: alyx_baharie@scvs.org.uk / 01792 544005.