Local Small Grant Schemes - Caerphilly & Newport

GAVO is pleased to have been able to secure a number of small grant schemes for grassroots voluntary groups in the Caerphilly area and one in the Newport area.  Details of each scheme appear below, please note that these have resulted from solar or wind farm schemes, so are geographically focused.  Application forms and guidance are available for each scheme. 


Solarplicity Community Benefit Fund

The village of Croespenmaen.(specific geographical area applies, please contact Gina Jones to ascertain eligibility)


£79,000 available.


Gildermeister Energy Solutions Community Benefit Fund

Areas within the Argoed/Crumlin ward as specified on the map

£27,000 available,

Maximum grant £2,000.

Darran Valley Wind Turbine Community Benefit Fund

Supporting community activities in the Darran Valley area.

Maximum grant £1,000.

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The Caerleon Sunshine Community Grant

Lightsource SPV 209 Limited, which owns and operates a solar farm and associated equipment at Park Farm West solar farm at land to the west of Park Farm, Malthouse Lane, Caerleon, NP18 3PB, has committed to make an annual community payment of £1,000 per MW of installed capacity.


Based on the planned capacity of 3.91 MW, a total annual fund of £3,910 will be available.

Need help with any of the three grants above:

Contact Gina [Caerphilly] on 07483 128085 | gina.jones@gavo.org.uk or David [Newport] on 07483 150101 | david.berry@gavo.org.uk