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    23 June, 2008

    Rhondda Trust launched

    A good turnout for the launch of the Rhondda Trust on Friday.

    After a suggestion from Cllr Cennard Davies of Treorchy, I am changing the Welsh version to Cronfa'r Rhondda.

    When Burberry closed its factory in Treorchy last year, the GMB led campaign successfully secured an investment of £150,000 a year for ten years to further the education and training opportunities of people in the Rhondda. The total will amount to £1.5 million. The Rhondda Trust has been founded to receive this money from Burberry and to make grants to individuals and organisations in the Rhondda.

    Local charities and community groups can apply for this funding, as can national organisations for work carried out in the Rhondda. Individuals who live in the two Rhondda Valleys can also apply for funds. In particular, the Rhondda Trust is looking to fund new projects that will make a lasting difference to the Rhondda.

    Further information on how to apply for funding is available on the Trust’s new website www.rhonddatrust.org.uk or by contacting RCT Regeneration Resources Team on 01443 665789.

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