Taff Ely Onshore Wind Farm Fund

The Taff Ely Wind Farm Community Fund is provided by Ventient Energy Ltd. They have invested over £40,000 into local activities and projects in communities surrounding the site since 2001. The Fund is administered by Interlink RCT, the umbrella body for all local community and voluntary groups in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

What’s available?

Each year £2,500 is available. Grants may be awarded for capital or revenue up to a maximum of £500.

Who can apply?

The fund is available to community groups that benefit the following areas:

  • Blackmill
  • Evanstown
  • Gilfach Goch
  • Tonyrefail
  • Thomastown
  • Llanharan
  • Bryncae
  • Heol Y Cyw

Grants can be applied for to support organisational aims and objectives, recruit new members, involve more people from the community and help to develop services.

Only one application can be made per group.

Find out more

To find out more about the fund, please contact the Community Advice Team at Interlink RCT. Call 01443 846200 or email communityadvice@interlinkrct.org.uk.

Rockwool UK

Rockwool was established in 1937 and is a market leader for stone wool insulation. The primary Rockwool UK site is located in Pencoed, Bridgend. They organise a programme of community activity in and around their local community of Pencoed.

What’s available?

A programme of philanthropic donations and sponsorships forms a core part of their drive to make a positive social and environmental impact as a business, particularly in the fields of health, housing and the environment. The majority of the donations will be to local projects within these three priorities:

  1. Support, and give back to, the local community in South Wales
  2. Support charitable projects which align with Rockwool’s priority areas
  3. Help foster good community relations

The donations programme also supports their staff team, who are active in organising charitable fundraising activities.

Grants: unspecified value

Deadlines: three times a year

‌Find out more

For more information about the Rockwool UK philanthropic donations and sponsorship programme, and to request an application form, email community@rockwool.com


Sport Wales – Be Active Wales

The Be Active Wales Fund offers grants from £300 to £50,000 to sports clubs and community organisations to support projects that promote equality, sustainability and innovation in sport. 

Please Note: Applications to the Be Active Wales Fund this financial year need to in by Wednesday 31 January 2024. Any applications made after this date will not be processed until April and will be counted in the 2024-25 round of funding.

Who can apply?

All not-for-profit sport clubs or organisations in Wales can apply, regardless of their size or location, if you meet the funding conditions and requirements.

To be eligible for the Be Active Wales Fund, your organisation must:

  • Be a not-for-profit sports club or community organisation
  • Run activities that take place in Wales and be primarily for Welsh residents
  • Want to fund projects or activities that have not yet started
  • Use the funds for the community as a whole, not just for the benefit of a specific school
  • Promote equality, sustainability, and innovation in sport projects
  • Demonstrate how your project will increase access to physical activity

What’s available?

The minimum award is £300 and the maximum award is £50,000*.

Funding is awarded on a sliding scale. You will need to make a contribution of 10% for grants over £10k or 20% for more than £25k.

  • 100% grant up to £10,000
  • 90% grant for awards between £10,001 and £25,000
  • 80% grant for awards between £25,001 and £50,000

Read more

There’s more about Be Active Wales on Sport Wales website

Youth Led Grants

Youth Led Grants is an initiative funded by the Welsh Government to support a range of volunteering projects and activities that are led and carried out by young people.

The aim of the funding is to help young people to volunteer aged 14 – 25 to be more involved in community and voluntary organisations in their local community.

The Youth Bridgend Funding Group is made up of a group of young people aged 14 – 25 living in Bridgend County Borough.  The panel is supported by BAVO.

Further information contact: BAVO T: 01656 810400 or E: volunteering@bavo.org.uk

Open once a year. Dates for 2024 to be confirmed.

Read more

There’s more about Youth Led Grants on WCVA website

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  • Welsh Government
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  • Cyber essentials
  • Cynnig Cymraeg
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