Pen Bryn Oer Wind Farm Grants Awarded

The following projects have been supported through the Fund. Grant amounts are shown as the total amount awarded at the time the grant offer was made.  All awards made are subject to contract.

May 2024

Kidz r Us, Replacement Carpet- £1,500
Parents, Teachers and Friends of Upper Rhymney Primary School, Family Forest Fun – £2,000
Penuel Baptist Church Rhymney, Refurbishment of Vestry and Kitchen of Penuel Baptist Church – £500
Pontlottyn Karate Club, New Equipment – £1,860
Rhymney Community Council, Autumn Half Term Play Scheme 2024 – £2,000
Rhymney Heritage Group, Rhymney Heritage Preservation – £2,000
Rhymney Rugby Football Club, Public Firework Display 2024 – £1,000
Sirhowy Hill Woodlands CIC, PPE for Forestry Management and Conservation Work – £2,000
St Tyfaelog’s Church, Children and Young People’s Project – £841
Tredegar Women’s Cricket Club, Equipment and Resources – £1,370

November 2023

2167 Tredegar & Rhymney Squadron, Aviation Community Outreach Project (Tredegar and Rhymney) – £5,500
Abertysswg Falcons RFC, New Training Aids – £3,869
Bedwellty Park Bowls Club, Storage Unit – £2,000
Georgetown District Community Association, Kitchen Equipment Upgrade – £2,000
Gwent Valleys Evangelism, Rhymney Food Project – £2,000
Rhymney Fitness Association, 2023-2024 Room Hire and Tutor Costs – £1,974
Tredegar Netball Club, Tred@ 20 – £1,730
Tredegar Town Council, Christmas Lights Switch-On Event: The Circle, Tredegar – £1,127

May 2023

Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum, Bedwellty House: Public Address System for Use by Visiting Speakers – £1,000
Creations of Cymru Film and Media, Blaenau Gwent Film Academy: Summer Holiday Filmmaking Project – £1,500
Groundwork Caerphilly T/A The Furniture Revival, Environmental Developments for Local Community – £6,479
Kidz ‘R’ Us, New Boiler – £1,500
Made in Tredegar, Toilet Upgrade – £1,500
Penuel Baptist Church Rhymney, Refurbishment, Repairs and Tree Planting Chapel’s Grounds – £1,500
Rhymney Community Council, Community Defibrillator Project – £2,000
Rhymney Rugby Football Club, Professional Firework Display – £1,500
Silures Angling Society, Goldie Stock Pond and Community Freshwater Experience – £600
Sirhowy Hill Woodlands CIC, Forest School Leader Training – £1,100
St David’s Community Centre, Upgrade of Security and Hall Maintenance – £2,000
St Davids Church Rhymney, 180th Birthday Fun Day – £1,000
Tredegar Business Forum, Event Resources – £1,476
Trefil RFC, Self Sustainability Upgrade – £2,000
Ysgol Y Lawnt, Engaging Families in Art Activities, The Welsh Language and ICT – £2,307

November 2022

Bedwellty Park Bowls Club, Pavilion Carpet – £1,500
Friends of Bedwellty Park Society, Bedwellty Park – Improve woodland area adjacent to sensory garden – £1,500
South End Allotment Association, Storage Shed Larch Cladding – £2,000
Stocktonville Senior Citizens Welfare Association, Kitchen Ceiling and Floor Upgrade – £2,000
The Parish of Bedwellty and New Tredegar (Rhymney Valley Foodbank), Foodbank Provision Rhymney Community Council Area – £4,000
Tredegar Community Band, Tredegar – Music Reading Lessons For All – £2,000

April 2022

2167 Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets, Radio & Data Communication Training – £1,985
Abertysswg Under 15 RFC, Training/Match Fees – £1,654
Bryn Bach Angling Club, Parc Bryn Bach : Fish Feeding and Planting Programme – £2,000
Elim Community Church Pontlottyn, Emergency Lighting – £1,960
Groundwork Caerphilly T/A The Furniture Revival, Furniture and Electrical Reuse and Recycling – £5,000
North Gwent Archers, Bryn Bach Park : Field Archery Course Development – £3,700
Pickford Stars FC, Sports Equipment and Costs – £1,850
Rhymney Community Council, Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 2022 – £2,000
Rhymney Fitness Association, Rhymney Fitness Class – £2,000
Rhymney Ladies Flower Guild, Increasing Social Interaction Following Covid – £1,000
St Davids Church Rhymney, Community Talking Café : Tackling Isolation and Loneliness – £900

November 2021

Bedwellty Park Bowls Club, Pavilion Seating – £1,000
Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Tredegar Workmen’s Medical Aid Society (TWMAS) Heritage Centre Further Development – £1,000
Georgetown Primary School, Well-being Garden – £1,500
Idris Davies School 3-18, Development of Woodland – £7,500
Pen y Dre Tenants & Residents Association, Luncheon Club – £744
St George’s Church, Community Garden – £1,000
The Parish of Bedwellty and New Tredegar (Rhymney Valley Foodbank), Foodbank Emergency Fund – £2,000
Tredegar Comprehensive School, Hafan : Remodelling of the School’s Well-being Room – £1,500
Tredegar Torpedoes Swim Squad (TTSS), Tredegar, Gwent : Support for Adults – £782
URV Walking Football Group, Venue Costs – £1,950
Vale View Allottment Society, New Water Line/Composting Toilet – £1,000

May 2021

Ael-Y-Bryn Sports & Community Centre, Refurbishment & Safety – £2,000
Blaenau Gwent Flying Start, Dads Community Gardening/Allotment Project – £2,000
Friends of Bryn Bach Park, Parc Bryn Bach, Buggy Walks – £750
Kidz r Us, Toilet Refurbishment – £1,500
Pobl Bach South Wales CIC, Outdoor Learning Enhancement – £2,000
Rhymney Community Council, Summer Scheme ‘Plus’ – £2,000
Rhymney Silurian Choir, The Brewery Club Rhymney – Development of Choir Practice Facility – £2,000
Sirhowy Hill Woodlands CIC, Improvements and Enhancements for People and Pollinators – £2,000

November 2020

Bedwellty Park Bowls Club, Building Improvements – £1,864
Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Tredegar Workmen’s Medical Aid Society (TWMAS) Heritage Centre – £2,000
Cyfannol, Amber House Refuge – £500
Nantybwch Community, Nantybwch Community Support – £2,000
Tredegar Miners Heritage Group, NCB Gates – £2,000

May 2020

Bryn Awel Primary School, Outdoor Play Provision – £2,000
Cymru Creations, Emergency COVID-19 Donation toTredegar Community Task Force – £500
Future Now Tred Fest, TredFest X – £500
Georgetown Primary School, Outdoor Gym Equipment Project – £1,750
Groundwork Caerphilly T/A The Furniture Revival – £2,000
Gymfinity Gymnastics Sports Academy, New Heater – £1,250
Parish of Bedwellty & New Tredegar, Emergency COVID-19 Donation to Rhymney Valley Foodbank – £1,000
Rhymney Fitness Association, Exercise with Ease, St David’s Community Centre – £2,000
Rhymney Ladies Flower Guild, Celebrating a Bygone Era with Flowers – £1,056
Saron Congregational Church, Ceiling Repair – £1,750
Sirhowy Community Centre Ltd, Emergency COVID-19 Donation – £500
St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Parents, Teachers and Friends of St Joseph’s – Community/School IPads – £1,750

November 2019

Chloe’s Community Cupboard, Free Boxes of Essential Items – £1,000
Friends of Bedwellty Park, Sensory Garden – £1,000
Glanhowy Primary School PTA, The Future of Glanhowy – £1,167
Golden Oldies, Social Activities – £450
Horeb Chapel, Horeb 200 – £2,000
Idris Davies School 3 – 18, Introduction of Alpacas to the School & Cluster Community – £1,500
Kidz R Us Ltd, Replacement of Disabled Toilet – £1,000
Pontlottyn Allotment Association, Store and Drainage – £2,000
Sirhowy Community Centre Limited, Men’s Repair & Chillout Shed – £1,014
Sirhowy Hill Woodlands CIC, Sustainable Timber Extraction Equipment – £500
Tredegar Business Forum, Tredegar in Bloom – £1,500
Tredegar Miners Heritage Group, NCB Gates – £500
Tredegar Netball Club, Netball for All – £500
Tredegar Twinning Association, Membership Drive – £250
Tredegar Women and Girls’ Athletic Football Club, Increasing Girls’ Participation in Sports and Physical Activity – £500
Trefil RFC Under 7’s – £250
Ysgol Gyfun Tredegar Comprehensive School, Forest School – £1,500

May 2019

Footprints Parents and Toddlers Association, Family at the Heart of the Community – £1,000
Parents, Teachers and Friends of Upper Rhymney Primary School, Community/School Ipads – £2,000
Pen y Dre Tenants & Residents Association, Luncheon Club – £1,000
Rhymney Community Council, Community Defib Project – £2,000
Rhymney Fitness Association – £1,820
St John Wales, Digital Inclusion – £985
Stocktonville Senior Citizens Welfare Association, New Flat Roof – £2,000
Tredegar Community Band, Tredegar & Rhymney Youth Group – £2,000

December 2018

2167 Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets, Improve First Aid Training Facilities – £1,580
Creations of Cymru Film and Media Ltd, Blaenau Gwent Film and Training Academy – £800
Idris Davies School 3-18 (Formerly Rhymney Comprehensive), Introduction of Bricklaying at Idris Davies School (IDS) – £1,400
Pontlottyn AFC – £2,000
Pontlottyn Card Craft, Expanding Craft Skills in a Social Atmosphere in Pontlottyn – £1,500
Rhymney Ladies Flower Guild, Cultural Visits – £680
Sirhowy Hill Woodlands CIC, Heritage Orchard Replacements – £416
St. Tyfaelog’s Church, Pontlottyn, Safety on the Steps of St Tyfaelog’s Church – £810
Tredegar Arts, The Little Theatre Renovation Project – £300
Tredegar Junior Netball Club Club, Development & Leadership Pathway Tredegar Junior Netball – £2,000
Ysgol Gyfun Tredegar Comprehensive School, Outdoor Sports – Ping Pong – £2,000

June 2018

Aelybryn Table Tennis Club, More Girls Playing Table Tennis – £775
Bedwellty Park Bowls Club, Building Alterations – £500
Friends of Bryn Bach, Outdoor Forest School Classroom – £1,285
Friends of Valleys Karate Club, Increasing Teenager and Female Engagement in Community Sport and Physical Activity – £500
Groundwork Caerphilly, The Furniture Revival – £1,000
Idris Davies School 3 – 18, Family and Community Engagement Room – £2,000
Pobl Bach South Wales CIC, Play Equipment Support Costs – £300
Pontlottyn Boys and Girls Club, Refurbishment of Former Foyer Area – £1,000
Pontlottyn CISWO Social Group – £675
Rhymney Castle Select S.R.F.C., Pigeon sport and its future preservation – £500
Rhymney Fitness Association – £775
Rhymney Rugby Club, Mini and Juniors, Tag to Tackling – £775
Sirhowy Community Centre Limited, Community Engagement Project – £1,790
Tredegar Women and Girls Athletic Football Club, Increasing Girls’ Participation in Sports and Physical Activity – £1,125
Trefil Rugby Football Club, Hall Upgrade – £1,000