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Local communities to benefit from council grant scheme

More local communities in Bridgend County Borough are set to benefit from the council’s Town & Community Council Capital Grant scheme following the latest round of applications. 

Following Cabinet approval, projects in Coity, Brackla and the Garw Valley have all been awarded funding to support a range of initiatives that align with the council’s corporate priorities, Net-Zero 2030 agenda and Community Asset Transfer programme. 

The successful applications include installing an improved surface at Coity Play Park, an urban tree planting scheme around Brackla and refocusing Parc Calon Lan as a Green Initiative Hub. 

Previously, the scheme has contributed funds towards various play park upgrades, an edible forest garden in Pyle and a host of other projects throughout the county borough.

We’ve been increasing collaboration with Town and Community Councils in recent years to create a culture of joint working which recognises the important role that this level of local government can play in helping to manage and maintain vital community facilities.

A second round of applications will open later in the financial year so even more community projects can benefit from the remaining funding that is available for 2024/25.

Officers are also working with Town and Community Councils who have seen applications previously rejected to ensure that any future bids can be more aligned to the council’s strategic priorities.

Councillor John Spanswick, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and the Environment

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