What do you think the problems are in your community? Can you work together to find a solution? The Our Neighbourhood Development project covers the Llwchwr* and Cwmtawe* areas of Swansea, working to develop the community based on its strengths.

It brings together the resources - skills and time of people, projects, services, businesses, buildings, open spaces, transport links - to improve the community for the people that live and work there.

What do you think the problems are in your community?

We are looking for people that want to work together to pitch their idea for a way (or ways) they could improve their community.

We will offer support to get your idea off the ground, and there's a small pot of funding (up to £500) if it's needed. Examples of initiatives we would consider could be getting together to clear an outdoor communal space of litter and using the funding for planting or seating, or making items to give to isolated individuals in the community to enhance their wellbeing - but these are just examples - we're really excited to hear your ideas!

We also want to hear from young people to find out what they could spend the money on to enhance the community. Young people can apply for up to £100 to support their projects (these can be projects delivered in school).

*Llwchwr covers Gorseinon, Pontardulais, Mawr, Gowerton, Pentrheol, Pennllergaer, Kingsbridge, Loughor areas of Swansea.

*Cwmtawe covers Llansamlet, Birchgrove, Bonymaen, Clydach, Morriston areas of Swansea.

For more information, or a chat about the types of projects that would be applicable, contact Roxane Dacey (Our Neighbourhood Development Officer) on email: [email protected] / Tel: 07932 555221

Closing date for applications: Monday 14th December 2020

And – Call out for panel members!

We’re also looking for people who live in the Cwmtawe and Llwchwr areas to listen to pitches from people that want to deliver a project to improve their local community in some way.

Being part of the panel would involve a one off, early evening Zoom call. The panel will be expected to listen to the pitches, ask further questions if needed and then discuss with other panel members to select suitable causes.

The deadline if you’re interested in joining the panel is 7th December 2020 – this is so we can get you up to speed before the grant applications are assessed.

If you’d like to know more, or are interested in getting involved, please contact Ruth Robinson (Our Neighbourhood Development Officer) on email: [email protected] /Tel: 07951 328915

You can also find out more about the Our Neighbourhood Development Project by clicking here