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The Community Council runs events throughout the year. Any money raised from these events is ring-fenced and is reinvested back into the community to support local groups and causes. This is a perfect example of a community supporting themselves. Below are only a few examples of how we have helped local groups in the last year. You can see if you are eligible to apply to the fund, and hopefully apply, at the bottom of this page.
The maximum sum available per individual grant application is £300.
With a grant of £300, Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Gellionnen has purchased new mats for gymnastic. The school uses them for national competitions.
The Vardre RFC junior section received a grant of £300 to purchase new exercise equipment.
£300 from the Community Fund paid for additional training equipment for the youth at DJ boxing Club to enhance their skills.
The Clydach FC Under 10 team received a grant to purchase a first aid kit, 10 balls, exercise equipment and game shirts.
St Mary's Church received a grant to purchase a notice board to be placed on the church's exterior wall. The notice board is also in memory of Keith and Joyce Morgan.
With their £300 grant First Strike Martial Arts club has purchased new pads for junior section exercises and the children are enjoying using them greatly.
A grant from the community fund paid for sponsorship of the Clydach Cricket Football Club, allowing them to purchase new playing kit.
Following a successful application to the Community Fund, Clydach Heritage Centre received help with the costs involved in producing their annual newsletter.
Clydach Senior Citizens Club were successful in applying for £300 for a new PA system for their Thursday evening club.
St John Ambulance were successful in applying for help towards training and equipment costs.
Are you a group, organisation or individual who operates on a not for profit basis? We cannot award any grant to any of the above where profit is made.
Does your group or project benefit people locally? It is always more advantageous if your project will support a lot of people, especially if your project helps those who might be underrepresented. Your project must also be within the geographical boundary of Clydach.
We can only accept one application from each group, organisation or individual in a 12 month period. Please check our terms and conditions below, as 'sub groups' that are part of the same club may be treated as separate entities; eg. Under 6's and Under 8's groups/teams from the same club are treated as separate entities.
The Community Fund will back projects that benefit a person, or persons within the Clydach area and there are very few things that we won't support. Applications are assessed on their individual merits. In general, funding is mostly granted to projects that benefit a greater number of people over a longer term period. The Community Fund is prepared to support advertising campaigns in order for small projects or groups to generate a wider membership.
Please read the examples that have been provided above. Hopefully your project will appear there if successful!
Please ensure you download and read the terms and conditions and guidance notes below BEFORE applying to the Community Fund. Your application will not be accepted unless you agree to these terms. Applications must be received by close of business on Monday 24th April 2023.
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