Bridgend Reach Projects

Bridgend Reach – Ongoing Projects

It only takes 11 students to plant 1000 trees

It only takes 11 students to plant 1000 trees

Eleven Swansea University work experience students braved the worst weather that Bridgend has to offer to plant over a thousand trees in one day.  The students have been undertaking four days of work experience, helping to implement the sustainable management of...

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Bridgend Reach – Concluded Projects

Wesley Church Centre – Tondu

Wesley Church Centre – Tondu

Project Type Place, People Project Funding Project Funding Funding of £2,920 has been awarded towards plans for helping to improve access to the Wesley Church Centre in Tondu. Better access to Wesley Church Centre Awarded by Bridgend County...

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A Pint Of Myths And Legends

A Pint Of Myths And Legends

Project Type People Project Funding Project Funding Gareth Maund, Landlord of the Prince of Wales Inn, Kenfig contacted reach Rural Development Team for support to take his project idea forward, to capture and preserve the extraordinary story...

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Our Garden Evanstown

Our Garden Evanstown

Project Type Produce Project Funding Project Funding Community Foodie is a partnership project to help communities in the rural areas of Bridgend, the Vale of Glamorgan and Torfaen, to grow their own food. It aims to strengthen communities by...

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Mobile Tourist Information Centre

Mobile Tourist Information Centre

Project Type Tourism Project Funding Project Funding The tourism industry is extremely important to Bridgend County Borough, generating over £268 million annually, with over 3.5 million visitors and employing approximately 4,197 people. The...

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Countryside Volunteering Network

Countryside Volunteering Network

Project Type People Project Funding Project Funding Bridgend County Borough Council has varied individual organisations providing services in countryside volunteering. These include: Bridgend Borough Council Countryside Volunteers Kenfig...

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Merthyr Mawr Paths & Walls

Merthyr Mawr Paths & Walls

Project Type Tourism Project Funding Project Funding The Merthyr Mawr path, located between the rivers Ewenny and Ogmore, links the suspension bridge in Merthyr Mawr with the stepping stones crossing the Ewenny River, to land below Ogmore...

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Coytrahen Village Action Plan

Coytrahen Village Action Plan

Project Type People Project Funding Project Funding Project Brief One of the ways that reach supports rural communities is by helping them to develop Rural Action Plans. This is a process through which people can voice their opinions on what...

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Prince Of Wales Inn

Prince Of Wales Inn

Project Type Tourism Project Funding Project Funding Gareth Maund, Landlord of the Prince of Wales Inn, Kenfig contacted reach Rural Development Team for support to take his project idea forward, to capture and preserve the extraordinary story...

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Cefn Cribwr Athletic Club

Cefn Cribwr Athletic Club

Project Type People Project Funding Project Funding Cefn Cribwr Athletic Club has recently celebrated its 125th anniversary of rugby in the village. Its new clubhouse, was completed in December 2013 and members are very proud of this modern,...

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Llangynwyd Village Hall

Llangynwyd Village Hall

Project Type Place Project Funding Project Funding Llangyngwyd’s original Village Hall burnt down in the 1990’s and until recently, the people living in the village had nowhere to hold community meetings or activities. Llangynwyd’s Community...

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Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine Assisted Therapy

Project Type Enterprise Project Funding Project Funding In order to explore the feasibility of support for this new area of therapy and ensure that it becomes a credible source of counselling, Oliver Edwards of Equinol approached reach to fund...

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Heritage Network

Heritage Network

Project Type Feasibility Study Project Funding Project Funding The rural areas of Bridgend County Borough Council have a diverse and rich heritage, shaping the way that people live today and attracting thousands of visitors each year. There are...

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Love From Rosie

Love From Rosie

Project Type Enterprise Project Funding Project Funding Leanne Edwards and Debra Jones started their company ‘Love From Rosie’ nearly two years ago. Both of the two friends have a background in web design and marketing.  They set up their...

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Conservation Management Plan Newton

Conservation Management Plan Newton

Project Type Feasibility Study Project Funding Project Funding Newton Village near Porthcawl, is a designated Conservation Area in Bridgend County Borough. Such areas are defined as ‘an area of special architectural or historic interest, the...

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Garw Valley Health & Fitness Club

Garw Valley Health & Fitness Club

Project Type Enterprise Project Funding Project Funding Delivered in partnership with the Awen Cultural Trust, the project will produce a small scale feasibility and research study, combined with a proposed development plan. Reach Help Gareth...

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Food App Pilot Project

Food App Pilot Project

Project Type Produce Project Funding Project Funding The TastED Food App pilot project was developed to encourage families in rural Bridgend to change their food purchasing behaviour by raising awareness of the benefits of using local produce. ...

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