Investing in local communities

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.

Bridie Phillips

Building Blocks

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.

Ceri Pritchard

Cider from the valleys

After a redundancy during Covid, Austringer Cider was a business brought to life by a father daughter team.

Million Pounds
A growing benefit
Investment catalysed through the fund

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. 

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We invest over £2.5mn into the local communities hosting our wind farm projects each year.

Aerial photo of a wind farm with several wind turbines located in a lush green landscape.

Our largest operational onshore wind farm.

EOWDC Scientific Research

At our wind farms a year round programme of environmental monitoring takes place.