The main areas of funding that Economic Development have direct responsibility of are:
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council administers a Community Fund in respect of royalty payments received by the Council from Merthyr (South Wales) Ltd based on tonnage of coal extracted from the Ffos-y-fran Land Reclamation Scheme.
It has been agreed by Merthyr (South Wales) Ltd in partnership with Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council that applications for support from the Ffos-y-fran Community Fund be welcomed from interested parties. The Community Fund is split into 3 categories:-
All applications must support local community projects with an educational, environmental or leisure emphasis. The Small Grant Scheme is for applications of £1,000 or under. Application forms can be obtained from the Electoral Ward Division Councillors for your area or by downloading the form at the bottom of this page.
All applications must support local community projects with an educational, environmental or leisure emphasis. Applications must be able to demonstrate a proportion of match funding. The Intermediate Grant Scheme is for applications up to £5,000.
An information report is submitted to Council on a 6 monthly basis which contains a list of the successful Small and Intermediate applications.
The evaluation criteria required for the Large Grant Scheme is as follows:
Application for the 3 funds can be found at the bottom of this page.
Please contact the Ffos-y-fran Grants Benefit Fund Coordinator on 01685 725289 or firstname.lastname@example.org for panel dates.