Mynydd y Gwair Community Fund logoWe’re delighted to announce a successful batch of applicants to the round 9 small and medium grants 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 9 opened on 1st April 2022 for applications for Small grants up to £10,000 and Medium grants of up to £30,000 from third sector organisations, social enterprises, schools and Town and Community Councils in the areas of benefit.

This round 9 successful applicants were awarded a total of £149,137.48

  • Pontarddulais & District Community Car Scheme - Purchase of accessible car; electric vehicle if match funding is received.
  • Friends of Coed Gwilym Park - Contribution to additional costs incurred over last few months to complete the build of a community club house.
  • Bont Elim Community Church - Replacement of existing polytunnel roof and the installation of an air source heat pump.
  • Pontarddulais RFC - Contribution to replacement and upgrade of equipment to ensure that the playing surfaces and surrounding land at Coedbach Park are maintained.
  • Pontarddulais Cricket Club - Contribution to replacement of outfield mower to improve the practice facilities at the club.
  • Craig Cefn Parc Welfare Institute - Replacement of the Pitched Roof of Craig Cefn Parc Welfare Hall.
  • Mawr Community Council - Refurbishment of the hall kitchen and laying of new floor in the main hall in Garnswllt Village Hall.
  • Tircoed Village Trust - Improve the play facilities for children housed within the village and visiting children.
  • Morriston Town FC - To extend the pitch and allow for more games to be played throughout the season.

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.

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 funding allocated so far; click here

Would you like to join the Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm Community Fund grants panel?

The panel makes the decisions about which projects are funded – they are now seeking new members from within the area of benefit to join them. Click here for more information, or contact Alyx Baharie on [email protected]