Solar Farm Grant 2019

In 2019 the Community Council has secured £35,000 of funding from Community Green Energy Wales CIC, the company that runs Hafod-y-Dafal Solar Farm, for the benefit of the Communities of the A&LCC area. The Council welcomes applications by 10 October 2019 (to local councillors) in line with the grant criteria and processes and on the application form (PDF) or application form (Word).

Solar Farm Grants 2018

In 2018 the Community Council secured £35,000 of funding from Community Green Energy Wales CIC, the company that runs Hafod-y-Dafal Solar Farm, for the benefit of the Communities of the A&LCC area. The Council discussed various proposals for grant funding.

The whole grant of £35,000 was paid in April 2019 to Abertillery Excelsiors AFC, on behalf of the Cwmtillery Partnership of various organisations, to fund Cwmtillery Lakeside improvements, fishing pegs, dredging of the lake, repairs and stock for the fishing club, a footfall counter, garden design, community café (fire doors, extractor fan, tiling, back door and windows), ecological survey, promotional events, planning fees, perimeter native hedging around the wood, a full ecological impact assessment and Memorial Garden.

Solar Farm Grants 2017

In 2017 the Community Council secured £35,000 of funding from Community Green Energy Wales CIC, the company that runs Hafod-y-Dafal Solar Farm, for the benefit of the Communities of the A&LCC area. The Council advertised and received applications for grant funding from about 35 different organisations. The following organisations were successful, and grants were paid out just before Christmas 2017.

Abertillery Workmans Welfare Institute (the "Stute")
Zion Miners Chapel Dementia Friendly and Living Alone Group
Friends of Six Bells Park
Abertilley Youth Drama and Music Society
Cwmtillery Luncheon Club
Shigaisen Kai
Abertillery Town Band
St Mark's Community Centre, Llanhilleth Parish Hall
King Street Baptist Church
Blaenau Gwent Baptist Church
Abertillery Excelsiors Football Club
Ebbw Fach Choir
Bishop Street Allotments
Abertillery Lions Club
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Abertillery Ladies Orpheus Choir
Swffryd Community Centre
Abertillery Orpheus Male Choir
Abertillery Royal British Legion
Bournville Ladies Guild
Aberbeeg Ebbw Fach Community Events Group
Brynithel Activities Group
Abertillery Ladies Bowls Club
Llanhilleth and District Bowls Club
Llanhilleth JFR
Royal Welsh Regimental Association
Brynithel Community Centre
Friends of St Illtyd
The Kickplate Gallery
New Life Community

Click this link to read some of the feedback on how this money is being used to help improve wellbeing in our communities. The Council obtained and decided how to allocate this funding for the greatest benefit of the local community. The funding was provided by Hafod-y-dafal Luxcara Solar Farm.

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