Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm funds local community projects every year during the lifetime of the wind farm. 

The fund is managed by a Community Fund Panel made up of representatives from the local community councils. The fund is administered by PAVO.

The 2022 application round is now CLOSED.


Applications are invited from groups and projects which benefit the communities living in the following community council areas:

  • Beguildy
  • Bettws y Crwyn
  • Kerry
  • Llanbister
  • Llanbadarn Fynydd


Please note: Consideration may be given to an application from outside these areas at the discretion of the fund panel but only if it can be shown that such an application provides a demonstrable benefit to those communities within the area of benefit.

To apply for a grant community groups or organisations must be properly constituted. You do not need to be a registered charity, but you must be able to demonstrate community benefit.

The fund welcomes applications from organisations that make a difference across a range of areas including:

  • community buildings - projects which maintain and develop buildings being used and run by the community, especially projects which help ensure their sustainability for the future
  • community transport initiatives.
  • conservation, wildlife and animal sanctuary projects - in particular those which improve communal land
  • education and skills development. The elderly - projects focused on improving access to activities and services.
  • energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.
  • health and sport - projects that help provide access to services that aim to improve the health and well-being of the local community.
  • heritage - projects that celebrate protect and promote local culture, history and heritage.
  • regeneration - community projects that help to reduce crime levels, increase employment, housing or the physical environment.
  • self-help groups - community groups that deliver basic services.
  • vulnerable people - projects which enable increased access to services and facilities for people with disabilities, the homeless and those disadvantaged.
  • young people - projects which focus on improving access to services where young people can play a key role in decision making.
  • any other project that benefits the community
  • There must be wider benefit to the community with all projects funded from the fund.
  • Community fund guidelines

Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Awarded 2019

Kerry Area

£7000.00 to Friends of St Michaels' School -  I.T. provision for learners
£10242.56 to William Buckley Pugh Memorial Hall - Roof replacement


Beguildy Area

£1200.00 to Felindre Football Club - Cabin Roof Repair and new goals
£8963.56 to Knucklas Castle Community Land Project - Land purchase
£250.00 to Knucklas & District Community Centre - Bespoke table covers for use in the hall 
£6829 to Felindre Village Hall Committee - Door replacement


Llanbadarn Area

£3000.00 to Llanbadarn Fynydd Parish Church - Roof repair
£200.00 to Llanbadarn Fynydd YFC - Defibrillator maintenance
£8867.56 to Llanbadarn Fynydd Community Shop - CCTV & Staff Costs
£675.00 to Penithon Baptist Chapel - Electric organ
£4500.00 to The Wellingtonia Centre - Interior decoration


Bettws Y Crwyn Area

£338.56 to Newcastle Village Show Committee - Village show tent
£8704.00 to Bettws y Crwyn Parish Hall Management Committee - Window refurbishment
£6560.00 to Bettws y Crwyn PCC - Graveyard lights and new lawnmower
£1000.00 to Trustees of Black Mountain Chapel - Internal refurbishment
£640.00 to Bettws Ladies Choir - Digital keyboard


Llanbister Area

£3191.71 to Llanbister Community Hall - Running costs
£250.00 to Llanbister Best Kept Village Group - Plants, plant materials & planters
£1917.85 to Llanbister Show & Sports - Marquee
£1752.00 to Gravel Baptist Chapel - Refurbishment & redocoration
£1550.00 to Llanbister Community Council - Kiosk relocation, renovation & painting
£4000.00 to Cynch Ti a Fi Llanbister - New outdoor pre-school play equipment
£575.00 to Cantal YFC - Laptop, camera & printer
£4000.00 to Friends of Llanbister Community Primary School - Play area canopy

Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund Awarded 2018

Llanbister Area



Amount Awarded

Pound Baptist Chapel

Electrical Refurbishment of the chapel to enable local community to use the building


Llanbister Community Council

To provide a defibrillator in the village of Llanbister


Llanbister Community Hall Committee

Funding for clearing a site in Llanbister for a new community hub


Llanbister Methodist Chapel

For new double glazed windows at the chapel


Teme Ithon GroupFunds for security fencing for a new play area at Llanbister CP School5,933.00

Llanbister Show & Sports

Costs for Llanbister Show & Sports


Llanbadarn Fynydd Area



Amount Awarded

Llanbardarn Fynydd YFC

To provide support for key activities throughout the YFC Calendar


Wellintonia Centre

Funding for painting the exterior of the centre


Llanbadarn Fynydd Shop Committee

To employ a member of staff to man the shop enabling it to stay open longer


Llanbadarn Fynydd Community Shop

Funding for two new signs for the community shop


Bettws y Crwyn Area



Amount Awarded

Bettws-Y Crwyn WI Choir

Funding for the purchase of uniforms for the choir


Bettws y Crwyn Parish Hall Committee of Management

To provide funding for new windows in the parish hall


Trustees of Black Mountain Chapel

Refurbishment for the Chapel, electrics, lime plastering, insulation for roof space


Beguildy Area



Amount Awarded

Felindre FC

To provide changing rooms & shower facilities at the football club


Heart of Wales Line Travellers' Association

For the purchase of field gates, signage and posts to upgrade the rights of way on the Hearts of Wales line trail from Knighton to Knucklas, Lloyney, Pool Hill, Gravel and Llanbister Road


Knucklas & District Community Centre

Equipments for indoor curling and yoga mats to be used at the centre by the community


Kerry Area



Amount Awarded

Kerry Eisteddfod Committee

Costs and publicity for Kerry Eisteddfod


Kerry Baptist Church

To provide funding for a bi-monthly support group for people living with dementia and their carers


Dolfor Community Hall 

Funding to extend the current car park at Dolfor Village Hall


Dolfor Indoor Bowling

Funding for a new mat, 3 jacks and 12 sweatshirts


Friends of St Michael's School

To purchase new ICT equipment for the school


For queries

Please contact the PAVO Grants team:

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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