The Trivallis Community Investment Fund has been created to support groups and projects in the communities where its tenants live.
The Trivallis Community Investment Fund, which is managed and promoted by independent charity Community Foundation Wales, is split into two streams; a fast track grant for up to £1,000 and a larger grant from £1,001 to £5,000.
Trivallis’ Community Investment Fund grants are designed for use by constituted community groups and voluntary organisations on projects that meet at least one of the following themes: social inclusion, health and wellbeing, learning and employability, or sustainable environmental improvements.
As Trivallis’ Community Investment Fund supports our local communities, it is important to us that local people are involved in deciding where and how the money is spent. Our grant panel is made up of Trivallis tenants and trustees from Community Foundation Wales – all of whom either live in RCT or have links to our communities.
The panel meet every two months to decide which of the most recent applications will be successful for our large grants and their local knowledge is key to ensuring that our spend is fair across our communities and fits in with the grant themes.
Applications for Trivallis’ Community Investment Fund are open. The deadline for applications to the Large Grant scheme is Midday on Monday 1st August. There is no deadline to apply for a Fast Track grant.
Catch up on some of the case studies we’ve shared below. They include the stories of groups and organisations who have previously benefitted from the fund to do great things in our communities.
The Bryncynon Community Revival Strategy
The Bryncynon Strategy is a charity which provides much needed social engagement and support in Mountain Ash and the surrounding areas.
They were successful in a funding application and received both a fast-track grant and a larger grant, totalling £6000.
The money has been used to set up regular afternoon tea’s for local older and vulnerable people.
Animal Charity Hope Rescue
Hope Rescue saves the lives of stray, abandoned, and unwanted dogs across South Wales, no matter of their age or medical condition.
They were successful in applying for a fast track grant from Trivallis’ Community Investment Fund, which was used to purchase much-needed laptops and lockers for the volunteers in the Pontypridd store.
Lee Gardens Pool
Initially formed with the aim of re-opening the local swimming pool, the Lee Gardens Pool committee now provide weekly activities and crucial support services for the local community.
In December 2021, they successfully applied to Trivallis for a Community Investment Fund fast track grant of £1000 to allow them to hold a series of Christmas meals for the residents of Penrhiwceiber.
A Welsh learner’s group ‘Chat Cymraeg’ has been going from strength to strength since the group was first established in October 2021.
The Coffee Lounge, home to the language group, was successfully approved for a £1,000 fast track grant to aid in the advertising of Chat Cymraeg and the funding of the group session leader.
A veteran-led charity based in the heart of the Rhondda Valley offers support and activities for over 140 people.
The group provides the opportunity for veterans to get together and talk about shared experiences, to help improve the mental health of those attending.
Valley Veterans received a £5000 grant from Trivallis to contribute to the fencing of the charity’s garden.