Deadline: 1pm, 2 March 2020.

The Suncredit 'Community Benefit' Fund supports communities immediately affected by the solar farm. Grants may be awarded for capital or revenue up to a maximum of £3,000 for community or voluntary groups in Pen-y-fai, Wildmill and Laleston.

Administered by BAVO, the fund supports groups to carry out their aims and objectives including recruiting new members, involving more people from the community to volunteer and helping them to develop activities and/or community improvements.

Only one application can be submitted per funding round. All previous awards need to be completed in full before new applications can be submitted the panel.

What will the scheme fund?
The scheme will fund the purchase of capital items and help with the running costs of your group. Examples of this might include play equipment, IT equipment, stationery, phone and broadband connections, volunteer training. The fund will welcome match funded applications but this is not a requirement. Match funding can include ‘in kind’ support such as volunteer time and/or financial support such as income or funding from other sources.

Please note: There is not a guarantee that all applications will be funded, or funded in full, the panel’s decision is final. The panel may also prioritise local groups who have not received funding in previous years.

Please read the criteria and guidelines before completing your application. If guidelines are not followed, your application may be ineligible and returned.

| Read criteria and description of the fund here |

| Read the fund's guidelines here |


Apply now!

| Download application form here |

The closing date for receiving completed applications is 1pm, Monday 2 March 2020. Applications can be made by post or email but must be submitted BEFORE THE DEADLINE or they will not be considered.

If you choose to send by email, please make sure you also later post the original signed copy to us.

You can return your application form by email to [email protected]

By post to: BAVO, 112-113 Commercial Street, Maesteg, Bridgend, CF34 9DL


BAVO support..

If you would like support with writing your proposal, BAVO is offering one-to-one sessions with our Development Team for a short period of time.  Please call BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: [email protected]