Mynydd y Gwair Community Fund logoWe’re delighted to announce the successful applicants to the second round of the Mynydd Y Gwair Community Fund!

The Mynydd y Gwair 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.

The second grants round opened between 1st July and 30th September, offering up to £35,000 to third sector organisations, social enterprises, schools and Town and Community Councils in the areas of benefit.

The independent grants panel (made up of individuals from the areas of benefit) had a challenging task, this time receiving 30 applications. After much deliberation, 8 organisations were successful in their applications, with a total of £123,261 awarded.

The 8 successful second round applications are:

  • 6th Llangyfelach Scout Group - Improved toilets access and facilities
  • Carmel Baptist Chapel, Pontlliw - Refurbishment of Vestry floor
  • Clydach Senior Citizens Social Club - Enabling Social Interaction for the Elderly
  • Craig Cefn Parc Welfare Institute - Refurbishment of the Welfare Community Hall
  • Friends of Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach - Refurbishment of Pavilion
  • Friends of Coedbach Park, Pontarddulais - Safe Passage/Aging Well
  • Llangyfelach Community Council - New play equipment in Y Llwyni Park
  • Pontlliw & Tircoed Community Council - Don’t be afraid of IT!

(For project summaries, click here for more information)

The fund has been made possible as a result of the Mynydd Y Gwair wind farm, which was completed by innogy earlier this year. 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.

The panel were so pleased to again see such high quality applications being made to the fund, and the direct benefits it will bring to those in the communities who have been successful in this second round.

SCVS Director, Amanda Carr

It’s anticipated that the next round of the Mynydd Y Gwair Community Fund will open in December 2019 for micro-grants of up to £1,000 for both revenue and capital costs.

More information will be available on the SCVS website closer to the time.

If you would like to know more about the Mynydd Y Gwair Community Fund, including the area of benefit map, click here.