ALL the fun of the circus can be created with improved facilities after an Amman Valley youth group received a funding boost.

Organised Kaos Youth Circus Ltd, who are based in Gwaun Cae Gurwen, are set to get an improved facility thanks to an almost £50,000 grant from the Funding Body WREN.

The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will enable Organised Kaos to complete phase four of their renovation of their base at Cwmamman Church Hall, Heol Cae Gurwen, which includes improving several areas of the building internally, as well as some much needed external works.

The grant will also pay for an additional heating system, new mats, a new roof on the rear of the property to include skylight windows, new doors to the front and rear of the premises, new windows and windowsills throughout, as well as a new boundary fence and some external picnic tables.

Nicola Hemsley, Managing Director of Organised Kaos believes being able to expand the current arts provision in the space will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in the area.

She says “This project will provide a real boost the people of the Amman Valley.

“It’s fantastic that WREN has awarded us the money and we’re really looking forward to our building improving dramatically over the next six months.”

Organised Kaos is a contemporary circus company working on an international platform.

The not-for-profit social enterprise sees all money made from our activities reinvested into the circus training school, making arts-based participation available to all members of our community.

They offer individually customised packages of activities and performances for any type of event – large or small, local, national or international – with highly skilled performers and state of the art equipment, making your event a real show stopper.

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the landfill Communities Fund.

Meleri Jones, Grant Manager, said “We are pleased to support a project that provides so much benefit to the local community especially young people.”

The improvements will be seen from early 2016.