Grants set to boost more community projects in 2017
By Stephanie McNicholas, volunteer press officer, Interlink RCT
Community groups in Rhondda Cynon Taf can now apply for grant aid for grassroots projects through the RCT Together Community Action Fund.
Grants are available to volunteers or community members to undertake small scale community action that benefit their local area.
Administered by Interlink RCT, the fund was created by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council as part of its RCT Together approach, working in partnership with communities and the voluntary sector.
The fund was launched on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, to coincide with Volunteers’ Week and applications for grant aid can now be made.
The launch took place with Treherbert Bowls Club, who received a grant last year for junior bowls equipment.
Many communities across the county borough have benefitted from a share of £10,000 of grants from the fund over the past year. Rhydyfelin Community Group and Safe Families for Children Wales are just some of the 26 groups that received funding.
Rhydyfelin Community Group received £500 to hold tea dances and bingo sessions and pay for accessible transport for members. The group also staged a successful family fun day, with free activities and entertainment for all ages, and arranged daytrips.
Pontypridd-based Safe Families for Children Wales received £460 to run training for volunteers who care for children, to reduce the likelihood of them entering foster care.
Please call Interlink on 01443 846200 if you need help with completing the application.
Interlink RCT supports individuals, communities and organisations to work together to make a positive impact on the life of people who live and work in the county borough.
For more information on the work of Interlink RCT, please go to: www.interlinkrct.org.uk
How can I become a member of Interlink?
Community and voluntary groups in Rhondda Cynon Taf can apply to be a member at any time, just call 01443 846200 or visit our website www.interlinkrct.org.uk.