Pen y Cymoedd Micro Fund

Do you want to apply for a Micro Fund grant of up to £5,000?


If you are a new or small business, community group, sports group, PTA or charity based in the upper reaches of the Neath, Afan, Rhondda or Cynon Valleys then you might be able to apply for a project or idea you have.

The deadline for applications is 20th August and we encourage people to contact us first by phone: 01685 87 87 85 / or email

We have half hour slots available on the following days and if you want to come and chat about your idea and applying to the fund, please contact us to book a slot as we can give you guidance and tips on applying





19th July


Pontneathvaughan Village Hall


Between 9.00 and 1.30

31st July

Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare

Between 1.00 and 6.00

Big Lottery are also with us this day so you can meet two funders at once if you want to

15th August

St George’s Church Hall, Cwmparc

Between 2.00 and 7.00

Big Lottery are also with us this day so you can meet two funders at once if you want to


BBC Children in Need

Small Grants Programme (UK)

Children in NeedNot for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to three years through the BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme. The grants are available for projects working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:

  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties
  • And / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Projects supported in the past include:

  • Corley Special School in Coventry which received a grant of £6,000 to provide lunchtime horse riding sessions for children with disabilities.
  • Caldercruix Youth & Community Development Project in Airdrie, which received a grant of £6,333 to help deliver 2 afterschool clubs a week to young people in an isolated village where children from low income families have little access to services.

The closing date for applications is the 1st March 2017. Read more at: