Hafren Dyfrdwy Community Fund to launch second wave of funding
Monday 21 February 2022
After launching its Community Fund last year, water company Hafren Dyfrdwy will soon be launching a second round of funding to benefit local charities and non-profit organisations across the region.
The company that supplies water across mid Wales covering Powys, Wrexham and Flintshire created the fund to specifically support new projects that aim to make a difference within its community, with groups able to apply for a grant of between £2,000 and £10,000.
Applications for the second round will open in two weeks’ time, on 4th March. During the first funding round, the Fund awarded £28,000 to four projects in Powys and Wrexham.
Grants were awarded to:
• The Wrexham Warehouse Project - a charity that offers a variety of training courses and support for young people. The group received a £10,000 grant to install kitchen facilities for those they support day to day as well as other members of the community.
• Agri-cation CIC is a project that gives children from disadvantaged backgrounds and disabled children the opportunity to visit their family farm and experience outdoor learning – the group was awarded £9,408.
• Dolydd Gobaith were awarded £7,474 – they are a community interest company that focuses on increasing biodiversity by managing a variety of wildlife areas and habitats, offering opportunities for volunteers to learn wildlife survey techniques and involving local schools and groups in transforming the land into community woodland and meadows.
• Clywedog Sailing Club were awarded £2,000 to install a public access defibrillator outside the clubhouse because of its remote location.
James Jesic, Hafren Dyfrdwy Managing Director said: “After the first round of funding we’ve seen how much these grants mean to the selected community groups, and it’s evident what a difference this will make to our communities.
“We’ve awarded grants to four wonderful projects so far and we’re excited to see what applications we get for our second round.
“We know there are plenty of local groups still out there that could benefit from a grant from our Community Fund so we’d encourage prospective groups to get in touch as soon as possible.”
The projects will be assessed by a local panel made up of Hafren Dyfrdwy employees, that will meet up to review the strongest applications and have the final decision on which projects are funded.
The Fund will support projects that aim to improve community wellbeing across three core themes:
• People: Projects that help people to lead a healthier life and gain new skills;
• Place: Ideas that help create better places to live in and use; and
• Environment: Schemes that will help look after the natural environment, and give people greater access to that environment or help look after water.
Organisations can register their interest and find more information on eligibility at hdcymru.co.uk/communityfund