MORE than £12,000 much-needed funds have been given to local organisations by a community council.

Llandybie Community Council has given funding to a number of groups and organisations from its Community Grant Fund to recognise the contribution they have made across the Llandybie, Penygroes, Saron and Capel Hendre areas.

South Wales Guardian: Carey Thomas presented Duncan Price with a grant for Llandybie Parish Church and Llandybie Playing Fields AssociationCarey Thomas presented Duncan Price with a grant for Llandybie Parish Church and Llandybie Playing Fields Association (Image: Llandybie Community Council)

A presentation was held on Friday, October 13 at the Penygroes Memorial Hall where a number of community groups and charities including the Wales Air Ambulance, Dinefwr Indoor Bowls, Penygroes Short Mat Bowls, Little Acorns Parent and Toddler Group and a number of chapels and churches were all given various amounts of grants to help them continue to provide the services and activities that residents rely on to enrich their lives.

Cllr Sian Thomas, who represents Penygroes on the community council, said: “With such a wide geographical area and diverse range of groups benefitting we as a community council see it as important that the presentation event is toured across the community council area.

“We are pleased to be able to host this year’s event at Penygroes.”

Carey Thomas, chair of Llandybie Community Council, said: “It was such a pleasure to meet all the recipients and learn about the story behind the awards and understand how the money is making a big difference in our communities.”

The Llandybie Community Grant Award fund gives out two lots of funding every year and the second round is now open for applications. Anyone interested can apply at or by emailing the clerk on before February 10, 2024.

Only one application can be made per community group each year, meaning that successful applications on this round will not be eligible to apply again until next September.

The applications will be discussed at the February ordinary meeting of the Llandybie Community Council.