29 June 2009
The Community Planning Beacons Grant Scheme for the voluntary sector has come to an end after three years of success.
The scheme, a partnership between Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO) and the council, was funded by the Welsh Assembly Government's Communities Facilities and Activities Programme.
The grant scheme aimed to support voluntary organisations with projects that supported the work of the Community Strategy.
Over the three year period the grant scheme has funded 33 projects and fully allocated the £351,000 available.
Below is a list of the projects that have benefitted:
Gwent Alcohol Project
Caerphilly Friends of the Earth
WEA Valleys Office
Keep Wales Tidy
Caerphilly County Borough Crossroads
Caerphilly Basin & Aber Valley:
Rudry Village Hall & Social Club
Senghenydd Youth drop in Centre
Van Communities First Partnership
Aber Valley Summer Scheme
Graig y Rhacca Communities First Partnership
Mid Valleys East:
Newbridge Methodist Church
Newbridge Institute & Memorial Hall
Pentwynmawr Presbyterian Church
Crosskeys Methodist Community Church
Crosskeys Community Garden Project (Waunfawr)
Cwmcarn Angling Association
Ty Sign Community Partnership
Upper Rhymney Valley:
Friends of Deri Primary School
Deri Regeneration Group
Fochriw Communities First Partnership
A Showcase Event will be held in the near future, promoting how the work of the voluntary sector is enhancing the Caerphilly Beacons.
For more information contact GAVO Ystrad Mynach Office on 01443 863540.
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