Community Groups Funding Opportunity Monmouthshire BS

Monmouthshire Building Society Charitable Foundation

Monmouthshire Building Society Charitable Foundation was founded in 2000 to support local community groups, organisations and good causes across south Wales and the south west of England.

The primary purpose of the foundation is to provide modest donations that will have a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged or vulnerable people in our communities. 

The Society provides funding to the Charitable Foundation but the foundation operates independently from the Society through a Board of Trustees. 

Since 2000, the Charitable Foundation has contributed £305,504.07 to 513 local charities and organisations.

Community groups, initiatives and charities can apply for funding through the Monmouthshire Building Society website or by popping into a local branch. Application criteria does apply.

Notice of date appointed for the exercise of electors’ rights under the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004

Notice of date appointed for the exercise of electors’ rights under the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004

St Athan Community Council  Financial year ended 31 March 2021

  1. Each year the annual accounts are audited by the Auditor General for Wales. Prior to this date, any interested person has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts etc. relating to them for 20 working days on reasonable notice. For the year ended 31 March 2021, these documents will be available on reasonable notice on application to:   

    St Athan Community Council. 
    Old School Community Centre, 
    Church Lane, 
    St Athan 
    CF62 4PL 

    between the hours of 09:00am to 12 noon documents are available for inspection on Monday to Friday 

    commencing on                   17th August 2021 
    and ending on                     15th September 2021

    From 16th September 2021 until the audit has been completed, Local Government Electors and their representatives also have:  

    • the right to question the Auditor General about the accounts. The Auditor General can be contacted via BDO / Grant Thornton; and
    • the right to attend before the Auditor General and make objections to the accounts or any item in them. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the Auditor General via BDO / Grant Thornton. A copy of the written notice must also be given to the council.
    • BDO can be contacted at: BDO LLP, Arcadia House, Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton, SO14 3TL
    • Grant Thornton can be contacted at: Grant Thornton, 3 Callaghan Square, Cardiff, CF10 5BT

    The audit is being conducted under the provisions of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004, the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 and the Auditor General for Wales’ Code of Audit Practice.

Please click on list below for full notice:

FY 20-21 New Notice Dates ENG

FY 19-20 New Notice Dates CYM

NEW Community Speed Watch Group – Volunteers Needed

Following a Public Meeting organised by St. Athan Community Council on 27th July 2021, it was decided to form a Community Speed Watch (CSW) Group with the aim of making local roads safer for everyone.

CSW is an educational scheme to help people reduce speeding traffic though our community. The scheme enables volunteers to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and to help control the problem locally.

The initiative involves residents giving up some of their spare time. All volunteers, must be over 18 and will receive specialist training on how to use a speed gun to monitor the speed of traffic.

To become a CSW volunteer for St Athan Ward and take an active role in road safety please email

Council Chairman, Roger Eustace said

Speeding is always one of the mains concerns raised by local residents, and the Community Speed Watch scheme is a great way of helping to address the issue.”

“Such schemes work as a deterrent and help to get the message across that speeding drivers will not be tolerated in the community.”

“They also remind motorists that speed limits are there for a reason and must be adhered to.”

A call for communities in Wales to submit their interest to improve local paths and nature!


A call for communities in Wales to submit their interest to improve local paths and nature!

Do you want to put walking at the heart of your community? Ramblers Cymru can help!

As part of our Paths to Wellbeing project, we are looking to give communities across Wales the tools and training needed to identify and design new routes and enhance and upgrade existing ones, all with the support of a Paths to Wellbeing regional project officer.

We will work together to help promote access to green spaces for members of your local community to enjoy. You can be a core part of this flagship project, gaining a vast range of new skills with expert support and guidance from Ramblers Cymru and partners!

As well as enhancing the walking environment, we will also help nature along the way, with activities such as tree planting, wildflower sowing and wildlife activity days. Not only will you make your community greener for nature to thrive, but it will be a great opportunity to bring the community together with activities for everyone to get involved in! We want to see people of all ages and backgrounds getting involved!

Olie Wicks, the new South and West Wales team leader said: “We want to put walking at the heart of our communities. This is a fantastic opportunity to work at a grass-roots level to look at access to walking, to showcase all the amazing environmental benefits this project can bring to communities and for them to highlight all the beautiful places across the country!”

18 communities across Wales will be selected for development, including free training for volunteers, so if you would like to see access and nature improvements where you live, please email and provide the following information:  

  • The name of your community;
  • A contact address;
  • Name of the lead contact for the group and telephone number;
  • Approximate number of volunteers likely to get involved;
  • A brief description of why this would benefit your community.

The deadline for submissions is the 15 August 2021.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

Please also find links here to our social media posts about the project:

Active Travel Plans for St Athan! Your chance to have your say!

After two phases of engagement the Vale of Glamorgan have launched a 12 week statutory consultation on the draft Active Travel Network Maps (ATNM) that will run until 24 October 2021.

You can share your thoughts on the planned improvements to the active travel infrastructure by using the Commonplace online mapping tool. 

Active Travel Plan

By following this link  you can see the proposed ATNM for each settlement in the County.  The maps show existing and future routes and each settlement has a page where you can answer questions related to the network in that area.

What Next?

At the end of the consultation period they will collect any comments from the online mapping tool and consider them before submitting our draft ATNMs to Welsh Government in December 2021.

See our post on 3rd July for details of the planned works in St Athan.

St Athan AT route – simplified plan 8.6.21 (1)

New plans for Eglwys-Brewis with three options:




Healthy Living 60+

Three new projects have just been launched, being delivered by the Healthy Living Team at Vale of Glamorgan Council. All have a specific focus on helping more people aged 60+ become and stay physically active.

If any of the following are of interest, please get in touch, using the links provided. If you know of any individuals or organisations who may benefit from any of these projects, please share this post with them.

  • Golden Pass – Do you deliver physical activity and sport provision for people aged 60+ in Barry? Would you like new people to join? We can fund 8 sessions of your activity for people with a Golden Pass from September. Please follow this link to express your interest. A hard copy of the form is also attached. Deadline – Friday 13th August
  • Golden Fund – £500 funding for your organisation/sports club to develop new physical activity and sport provision for people aged 60+ in the Vale of Glamorgan. Please see invitation attached for more information. Deadline – Tuesday 31st August
  • Golden Activators – We are searching for 10 volunteers aged 60+ who can help people get active across the Vale of Glamorgan. Please see press release attached for more information. Deadline – Tuesday 31st August

Welsh versions of all promotional material are available. I look forward to working with you all!

To download a PDF with more details follow links below:

Golden Pass Provider – Expression of Interest Form (1)

Golden Fund Invitation (1)

Golden Activators Press Release

Public Meeting – Speeding, and Road Safety 27th July 2021

Notice is Hereby Given:

That a public meeting is to be held on Tuesday 27th July 2021 at 7.30pm inside the Paul Lewis Community Centre, Glyndwr Avenue CF62 4PP.  Doors open 7.30pm. 

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss vehicle speed within St Athan Ward and the new road layout at the monument junction – Gileston Road/B4265.

Covid Social Distancing – Alert level one.

  • Face coverings will be required to be worn.
  • Attendees are to complete the visitor booking in sheet.

Point of Contact:
Mr D Patterson
Clerk to the council.
St Athan Community Council
Old School Community Centre
Church Lane
St Athan
Vale of Glamorgan
CF62 4PL