Mynydd y Gwair Community Fund logoWe’re delighted to announce the successful applicants to the round 6 small and medium grants of the Mynydd Y Gwair Windfarm Local Community Fund.

The Mynydd y Gwair Windfarm Local 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 6 opened in October 2020 for applications for Small and Medium grants from third sector organisations, social enterprises, schools and Town and Community Councils in the areas of benefit.

3 successful applications were awarded small grants in 2020. We are pleased that a further 3 small grants and 5 medium grants have now been approved:

  • Friends of Craig Cefn Park To create a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) which will be built on land that has been identified for development for use by the community.
  • Mawr Community Council To carry out vital underpinning work at Garnswllt Welfare Hall to ensure it is fit to deliver services in future years.
  • Pontardulais Town Band To carry out improvements to the Bandroom, including installing a heating system, replacement flooring and secure boundary gating
  • Pontlliw & Tircoed Community Council To renew the surface of the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) in Pontlliw Park to make it useable for many years to come.
  • RSPCA Llys Nini To enhance community well-being by providing a shelter for a safe, socially distanced, green environment to encourage children to play out doors.
  • Pontarddulais Cricket Club To create a new 3 bay practice facility to cater for the increase in numbers participating at the club.
  • Pontarddulais Partnership To build on and enhance the work carried out by the Partnership from Canolfan y Bont during the initial Covid-19 lockdown periods.
  • Garnswllt Welfare Hall For work that is essential for the safety of the building and to ensure the future use of a valuable asset to the local community. 

(Click here for more detail on the successfully funded applications)

Due to the Covid pandemic Pontardulais Town Band have been unable to rehearse together or participate in any community events for almost a year now. To receive this funding from Mynydd Y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund at one of the most difficult times in the band’s 135 year history means the absolute world - it’s a beacon of hope and light for the future that one day the band will return and we will once again share our music with our community. The funding will enable the band to carry out much needed improvements to the hall ensuring a safe, warm and secure premises for our senior, training and beginners bands as well as a valuable resource for use by the local community. The band would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Mynydd Y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund for this award. – Jayne, Pontardulais Town Band

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.

There will be further rounds of the Mynydd Y Gwair Windfarm Local Community Fund during 2021 – details will be made available through 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 Windfarm Local Community Fund, including the area of benefit map, click here