How to Promote Food Tourism

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Renewable Energy and Broadband Projects Drop In Session

  Reach will be hosting an informal drop-in session for any community group in rural Bridgend interested in submitting an Expression of Interest to the current window of the Welsh Government Rural Community Development Fund. The current funding window is uniquely targeting renewable energy and broadband projects within the community increasing the likelihood that those projectsRead More

Tender To Deliver Rural Craftworks Project

The tender to deliver this project is now on the Sell2Wales website The deadline for submitting tenders is 22/3/18 The objective of the project is to provide economic and social benefits for those involved in the craft sector in Bridgend.This will be achieved  through increasing skills and employment opportunities, and decreasing social isolation, improving wellbeing,Read More

Craft Event ‘Made in Penybont’

A County Craft Event was held in the Wesley Centre Tondu in February 2017. The event brought together a huge range of crafters - from professionals to hobbyists.  A large selection of locally made products were for sale and there were workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions, and talks all of which were free of charge.

Rural Community Asset Transfer Toolkit

Cyhoeddi Pecyn Trosglywddo Asedau Cymunedol Gwledig Ydych chi'n ystyried ymgymryd a throsglwyddiad un o asedau cymunedol Cyngor Sir Bwrdeistref Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr megis neuadd gymunedol, cae neu ganolfan chwaraeon? Gall y Pecyn yma eich tywys gam wrth gam drwy'r broses.  Download the Toolkit

NEW Unltd Wales Rural Award

Mae ‘UnLtd’ yn cynnig cefnogaeth i bobl alluog, fentrus ar draws y DU sydd am wneud y byd yn lle gwell i fyw. Gelwir y bobl hyn yn “entrepreneuriaid cymdeithasol”. Rydym yn cynnig arian a chyngor busnes, yn ogystal â’r cyfle i gwrdd â dysgu oddi wrth bobl eraill tebyg. #unltdwales Am wybodaeth pellach,Read More

Bridgend Outdoor Schools, Kenfig Nature Reserve Pack Launch

Launch – Kenfig Nature Reserve 10:00 – 12:00 13th july 2013. A Teacher’s Pack, a Further & Higher Education Pack and accompanying Family Activity pack, have been developed for inclusion in the Bridgend Outdoor Schools project. This Teacher’s Pack builds on and complements the existing Bridgend Outdoor Schools materials, enabling teachers to undertake rich educational activitiesRead More

Groundwork and Tesco Community Fund

Tesco Local Community Scheme Launched The money raised from the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in England, Wales and Scotland will be used to pay for a large number of local projects to improve green spaces in communities. Projects that will get the green light as a result of the funding will include buildingRead More

Join the new reach Local Action Group!

Reach is recruiting for new members to join the Local Action Group, known as the LAG, for rural Bridgend for the brand new 2014-2020 programme. The LAG is the decsion-making body that provides steer and direction to rural development activity right across rural Bridgend County Borough. With a new programme in place for the nextRead More

Rural communities reap rewards

Ty Tanglwyst Dairy Rural communities across south east Wales are benefitting from funding made available for community-led local development. Supported by their rural development teams and local action groups (made up of local people) the rural areas of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr, Monmouthshire, Vale of Glamorgan and Torfaen are now reaping the rewards of LEADER investment. Read More

Do you live in a Conservation Area?

Fifteen areas in Bridgend, including twelve rural ones, currently have conservation area status.  This means that the local buildings have a character worth conserving and protecting for future generations, whether historical or new. Having this status means that developments in the area are subject to tighter design controls and planning guidance.  This summer, reach is workingRead More