Brynna Community Centre secured funding through The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (Wales) Community Grant programme to upgrade lighting at their all-weather (3G) training area. Switching from old sodium halide lights, which were costly in terms of maintenance and operation, to new LED lighting resulted in the Centre halving its 3G energy costs and significantly reduced the carbon footprint. This has had a positive impact on the local community and the local wildlife. The new LED bulbs are more directional and as a result have reduced light pollution into the surrounding countryside. Funds saved are redirected to benefit the local community.
Brynna Community Centre is home to a junior and senior football team, a playtots group who run a variety of activities daily for children and a variety of local groups including; Rainbows, Tae Kwan Do, and dance classes. For more information: @brynnacommunitycentre on social media.
The Coalfields Community Grant Programme (Wales) has invested over £20 million in community and voluntary sector projects since 1999, targeting communities most in need. The Trust provide grants (from £500 – £7,000 revenue or capital) to community organisations to support projects in Welsh coalfield communities that create jobs, increase skills, improve health & well-being or develop community facilities. For more information: https://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/wales_support/funding-wales
Thanks to Molly Oates, Marketing Intern, University of South Wales.