We are delighted to announce that Awel Co-op Windfarm has given a grant of £10,000 to the Friends of the Pontardawe Arts Centre. It is to help the Friends develop our work to support the Pontardawe Arts Centre. Austerity means that funding from the Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, who own and run the Arts Centre is reducing by £40,000 per year.
Chair of the Friends Group, Grant Duncan, said “We launched the Friends Group in January and already have well over 200 members. This fantastic donation will help us deliver on our goal to help the Arts Centre thrive as the community centre we all know and love. Everything we raise will be for the benefit of the Arts Centre and its users. Awel Co-op’s generosity gets us off to a great start. Thank -you”
Dan McCallum, Director of Awel Co-op said “We’re delighted to be supporting the Friends. The Arts Centre is so well used by lots of community groups. It’s vital everyone works together to ensure its future. We live in a windy place and that was our idea to develop a co-op to harness that resource. We want to make our community more sustainable in every way. People can still invest in our co-op share offer which has a 5% interest rate. If we can get more members to join the co-op, this will increase local benefits as we can pay off our Welsh Government loan sooner – please visit www.awel.coop or phone 01639 830870 for more information.