Community Development Fund

Each year in October the Council awards grants of up to £5,000 for community benefit projects that fall within the boundaries of Llanelli Rural Council wards. This year the Community Development Fund Committee met on 24th October, 2018, and awarded a total of £24,841.09 for the following applications in support of their upcoming projects:

  • Bynea and Llwynhendy Historical Society – Historical Society – £666.94
  • Bynea District Forum – Bynea in Bloom –£635.00
  • Bynea District Forum – Christmas Celebrations –£2,799.26
  • Cylch Meithrin Ponthenri – Outdoor play area –£362.96
  • Dafen Forum – Dafen Christmas Fayre – £4,411.00
  • Dafen Welfare AFC – Winter Training – £1,250.00
  • Llanelli and District Fairtrade – Fairtrade Monthly Newsletter – £278.98
  • Llanelli Ramblers – Annual Festival of Walks – £892.00
  • Llwynhendy and Pemberton Forum – Christmas – £3,002.52
  • Llwynhendy and Pemberton Forum – War memorial benches – £2,989.20
  • Ponthenri Community Hall Committee – Ponthenri Community Christmas Event –- £2,898.00
  • Pwll Action Committee – The Bonau Cabbage Patch magazine & Web Site £1,504.00
  • Pwll Recreation Ground Development Committee – Community information dissemination – £922.80
  • Sandy and Stradey Community Hall – Equipment for hall – £231.60
  • Sandy Water Park Residents’ Association – Bees and butterfly garden improvement – £146.83
  • Trallwm AFC – New Storage Container – £1,850.00

More about the Community Development Fund…

The Council is committed to encouraging community development by working closely with the community by offering financial support for community based projects.  The fund has been created to support community groups and organisations based in the Council’s administrative area.

The Council welcomes applications from community groups and associations, voluntary organisations and other agencies that operate or exist within the Council’s administrative area.  Provided that you are committed to the community and your project is targeted at one of the villages or communities within our administrative area, you should be eligible to apply for a grant.  Applications are welcome from:

Residents’ associations; hall committees; village groups/committees; forum groups; amateur sporting clubs and associations; charitable organisations providing a direct service within the Council’s area and other special interest groups.

The Council will NOT accept applications from:

Private business ventures; other local authorities; individuals seeking support for their own self-interest; professional artists/groups or religious and political bodies.

You can download an application pack here or you can contact the office to arrange for a pack to be sent in the mail.

The date of receipt of applications for 2019 will appear here in due course.