Supporting female entrepreneurs
Since the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund launched in 2017, it has invested more than half a million pounds in championing new business ventures across the Welsh valleys - launched, owned and run by local women. This has helped to create new jobs, services, events, and products - providing a vital economic boost across the local communities.
Women's mountain biking
The Sisters of Send - Wales' first mountain biking festival - brought 200 female mountain biking enthusiasts from across the country to the Afan Valley.
Growing the local high street
With support from the fund, Bridie Phillips, founder of ThatCocoCompany, has grown the business into larger premises, attracting new visitors to the local high street.
Ceri, co-founder of the charity used the funding for research into post pandemic-related child mental health problems, creating a programme to support young people locally.
Cider from the valleys
After a redundancy during Covid, Austringer Cider was a business brought to life by a father daughter team.
Pen y Cymoedd Community Fund
Find out more about the fund's work in the local area and how local groups, businesses and enterprises can apply.
We invest over £2.5mn into the local communities hosting our wind farm projects each year.
At our wind farms a year round programme of environmental monitoring takes place.