Mynydd Y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund: Round 8 Micro Grants & Jubilee donations awarded We’re delighted to announce another successful batch of applicants to the round 8 micro grants, and additional donations made for the Jubilee celebrations through 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 8 opened on 9th November 2021 for applications for Micro grants of up to £1000 from third sector organisations, social enterprises, schools and Town and Community Councils in the areas of benefit. This round saw 6 successful micro grant applications (totalling £5,770); and an additional 6 special Jubilee donations were awarded to Community & Town councils (totalling £3,000). Micro Grants Bont Elim Community Church - To provide a safe, dry, lockable shelter for outdoor equipment to be stored when not in use, leaving the Astroturf site clear for the next organisation to use. Morriston Town FC - To increase the quality of the pitch by ensuring it is in a good enough condition throughout the year to host all our teams and games. Tircoed Village Trust - To replace the Basketball backboard and ring and football goal nets to enable children in the village to use and enjoy these facilities. Pontardulais Town Band - Transport costs to compete at the British Open Brass Band Championship 101st Spring Brass Band Festival in Blackpool in May. Pontlliw-Tircoed Community Council - An event to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee to bring the whole community together in the preparation for and delivery of the event as well as on the day with a variety of activities on the day with something for everyone. Friends of Pontlliw Park - Purchase of grass mower to improve the environment and facilities in Pontlliw park to increase community access to the park and use of it. Jubilee Donations These were awarded to each of the town councils in the eligible area to support the commemoration of the Queen’s Jubilee. The Mynydd Y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund panel wanted to encourage local commemorative events, for example, to support costs of table/chairs/bunting etc for street parties or perhaps a tree or bench in a local park as a more permanent memorial, run either by the councils directly, or by other third sector organisations such as church groups, community centres, scout/guide groups, PTAs, etc. A breakdown of the projects and amounts awarded is available by clicking here 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 9 of the Mynydd Y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund opened on 1st April 2022, offering Small (up to £10,000) and Medium (up to £30,000) Grants; and closes on 16th May 2022. You can find more information at the main Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund page below. Updates on future 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, and funds allocated so far; click here to visit the main Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund page.