Voluntary/Third Sector Funding
The main areas of funding that Economic Development have direct responsibility of are:
Ffos Y Fran Community Fund
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council administers a Community Fund in respect of royalty payments received by the Council from Miller Argent Limited based on tonnage of coal extracted from the Ffos Y Fran Land Reclamation Scheme.
It has been agreed by Miller Argent 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:-
The Small Grant Scheme
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.
The Intermediate Grant Scheme
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.
A copy of the application form can be found at the bottom of this page. You can download and print off the form and return to us.
Please contact the Ffos y Fran Grants Benefit Fund Coordinator on 01685 725289 for panel dates.
An information report is submitted to Council on a 6 monthly basis which contains a list of the successful Small and Intermediate applications. Please see below for the most recent reports.
The Large Grant Scheme
The evaluation criteria required for the Large Grant Scheme is as follows:-
A copy of the application form can be found below. You can download and print off the form and return to us.
Please contact the Ffos y Fran Grants Benefit Fund Coordinator for further information on panel dates.
The Miller Argent minibuses provide a valuable free facility to over 150 regular local groups and charities. If you would like to find out more about using the free minibuses then please get in contact on 0870 111 5600 or by e-mail to: email@example.com