Solar Farm Grants

Solar Farm Grant - 2021

Abertillery and Llanhilleth Community Council administers an Annual Community Grant from the Solar Farm Company, CIC Green Energy. This year's application process is currently closed. We will publish details of future application processes on this website, so please check back here regularly for details. Click on the link below to view the official Grant Application Form, which provides a guide to the information that future grant applicants will be asked to provide.

 Grant Application Form 

If you cannot download the form then please contact the Clerk at
It is also important that you carefully read  the following document which gives further details on the grant, who can apply and what the grant should be for.


Process and Criteria 

Please note that if you have received a Solar Farm grant within the previous five years, you will have to show some exceptional circumstance in order to be considered for a further grant.





Welcome to Abertillery & Llanhilleth Community Council

ABERTILLERY AND LLANHILLETH COMMUNITY COUNCIL is your local elected Council, representing people of the local area at the grass roots level, from Swffryd in the south, through Llanhilleth, Brynithel, Aberbeeg, Six Bells, Abertillery and Cwmtillery, to Bournville in the north. We help run local events, including the Christmas concert, St David's Day concert and Remembrance events, we are involved in Aberfest and Winterfest (where we fund the children's activity zone), we celebrate local people's achievements at Council meetings, provide Christmas lights and defibrillators throughout the area, pay for additional detached youth workers and a local youth food project, to help engage young people better and reduce anti-social behaviour, run Council meetings, serve on local school governing bodies and other organisations, provide grants to local organisations and groups, organise the annual Party in the Park, organise other events such as a Fun Run to be held in 2020, look after War Memorials and lease allotments, represent local people's views to organisations such as Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and Heddlu Gwent Police and work in partnership with many local groups and organisations, to significantly and continuously improve community well-being now and for future generations. 

The council is registered with the Information Commissioners Office, Registration Ref: ZA228345


The best source of information will be the Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council website and the update page. It is being updated on a regular  basis. 
Just to remind you all that the Citizens Advice Bureau are continuing to operate a free telephone service for the people of Gwent. So if you or anyone you know are worrying about paying bills, budgeting or accessing financial support during the COVID-19 crisis, an adviser can provide advice, information and support



If you’re finding staying at home difficult and would like confidential advice and support, here’s a list of NHS approved helplines that we hope you’ll find useful


Blaenau Gwent Community Hubs

Blaenau Gwent Community Hubs

The hubs are located centrally in local libraries managed by Aneurin Leisure Trust and provide advice and information on a range of Council services.

Days and hours of operation

Abertillery Library

DayOpening Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

Closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm.

Brynmawr Library

DayOpening Hours
Monday & Tuesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday and Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

Closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm.

Ebbw Vale Library

DayOpening Hours
Monday and Tuesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday and Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

Does not close for lunch.

Tredegar Library

DayOpening Hours
Monday - Wednesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

Closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm.

In Cwm the service will operate from Cwm library every Thursday from 10.00am until 5.30pm starting from 29 July. Closed for lunch 1pm – 2pm.

At Llanhilleth Institute the service will be available every other week from 9.00am until 5.30pm on Wednesdays starting from 28 July. Closed for lunch 1pm – 2pm.

In Blaina Library the service will be available every other week from 10.00am until 5.30pm on Mondays starting from 26 July. Closed for lunch 1pm – 2pm.

Services Available:

  • Council Tax and Non-Domestic rates information and advice.
  • Benefits information and advice including Universal Credit, Council Tax reduction, free school meals, school clothing grants and benefit overpayments.
  • Apply for a Blue Badge.
  • Make bulky waste bookings, get waste/recycling timetables, make a booking at a HWRC site and order new recycling receptacles.
  • Pick up waste bags - including dog waste, food waste and hygiene waste.

For further information, visit your local Community Hub or call 01495 311556. Website: www.blaenau-gwent

Councillor Vacancies


Would you like to help your local community by becoming a Councillor?

Do you have a few hours you could spare to attend meetings and help with the running of the Council?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

This is a voluntary role so you will not be paid, but there is a lot of satisfaction to be gained from helping run local services for local people. 

If you would like to find out more than please contact the clerk Mr Stephen Edwards on Tel: 01495 217323 Email:

An application form is available from the clerk or can be downloaded below. 

Councillor Vacancy Process & Person Specification 

Councillor Vacancy Application Form