Brecon Rotary Club has announced that its Community Chest is open for applications for the next six weeks.

The Community Chest Scheme allows local clubs, small charities and local organisations an opportunity to bid for grants of up to £250 to support projects which enhance community life in and around the Brecon area.

Projects can be directed at any age group or section of the community. Further details and an application form can be found on the club website:

Club president, Cath Quarrell, said: “The Community Chest Fund is open to not for profit organisations in the Brecon area, and all applications which meet our criteria, as outlined in the guidance, will be considered.

“The main objective of the Fund is to make a difference to people’s lives and organisations who can demonstrate how a grant would make a difference will stand in good stead.”

The following are some organisations / projects which have benefited from funding over the last few years - Brecknock Little Theatre, Brecon Volunteer Bureau, South Powys Youth Music, Brecon Prom Fest, take pART, Brecon Neuro Café (Stroke Association), Brecon Folk and More Club, 1st Brecon Scouts, Brecon and District Swimming Club, BCA Independent Advocacy Services, Red Kites Cluster Girls, The Friends of Llyswen School, Hay and District Dial a Ride, JKS Wales - Brecon Senshi Karate Judo, Llangors Youth and Community Centre, Brecon Integrated Sports Association, Brecon Town Concert Band, Llangors Community Shop and Brecon Frazz.

Brecon Rotary will consider all applications received by Friday, April 14 2023 and plan to make a decision shortly afterwards.

Those shortlisted will be invited to an evening event at which they will be asked to give further details about their project or be open to a visit by members of the Brecon Rotary Club so that they can explain their project further.

For more information, guidance and an application form, please visit their website.