Community projects in Powys are set to benefit from more than £20,000 in grant funding, after the Green Man Trust selected 14 recipients for its 2024 Community Grant scheme.

This is more than twice the number of causes it supported in 2023.

The charitable arm of Green Man Festival previously announced it was doubling the total amount of funding being made available to local causes, from £10,000 to £20,000, as part of its 10-year anniversary celebrations this year.

The Green Man Trust charity extends the local support of the Green Man festival year-round to the wider community of Powys.

This year, the Trust has also exceeded its target to award a total of £23,125 to local causes.

More than 12,000 people and more than 170 community projects have been supported in the past decade.

Among those set to benefit the most from this year’s funding are pupils at Crickhowell Community Primary School, who are looking forward to the creation of a new Sensory Room to aid learning after receiving £3,300 to cover the cost of the entire project. Around a third of pupils have learning disabilities and will now have a safe space to support their needs, while funds raised so far by the PTA to support its development can now be spent on projects and resources needed for students elsewhere. 

Another recipient is The Honeypot Children’s Charity, which supports young carers. Their Community Grant will support Residential Respite Breaks for young children aged 5-12, covering the cost of four children to attend.

Other projects receiving Green Man Trust funding this year include Talgarth District Regeneration Group, which received a grant to support a community arts project mural designed and painted in participation with local pupils and parents in Brecon and Talgarth. 

In total, 14 grants were awarded to the following Powys-based community groups in 2024: 

• Llangorse Community Toilets - £500 towards ongoing running costs.

• Glangrwyney Cricket Club - £500 towards the development of women and girls cricket.

• Llangattock Community Hall - £1,000 towards the replacement of the old flat roof.

• Crickhowell Volunteer Bureau - £2,000 for the purchase of new IT equipment.

• Llangynidr Primary School - £2,000 towards Forest Schools training.

• Llangorse Community Centre - £1,885 towards a sound system for the village hall.

• Brecon Pride - £2,000 towards the overall costs of the event.

• Sense Cymru - £2,000 to help with the purchase of Innowalk equipment.

• MPYT - £1,250 towards a touring theatre project for young people including those with autism, neurodiverse issues and other disabilities.

• Llangattock Primary School - £2,000 to help purchase a fire pit and shelter to improve outdoor facilities for Forest Schools.

• Arts Connection - £2,000 towards 16 art workshops for young carers.

• The Honeypot - £1,250 towards Residential Respite Breaks for children aged 5-12.

• Crickhowell Community Primary - £2,000 towards creation of a Sensory Room.

• Talgarth District Regeneration Group - £1,440 towards a school mural in community playground at Talgarth.

Fiona Stewart, founder of the Green Man Trust, said: “Powys is an incredible part of the world, but it’s not without its challenges. Covid has had an impact on mental health and the growing wealth and age gap is having a negative social and economic impact, especially for our future generations. It has been really inspiring to meet the wealth of amazing humans in Powys who are creating positive change and it's been a privilege to help them achieve their goals.

“We are delighted to be supporting more local groups, projects and causes than ever before and can’t wait to see the funded projects come to life.” 

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