Projects & Grants

Health Expect 2015-2017 £20,000

The ‘Ymlaen ac Arlein’ project was funded by from money raised by HealthExpect through The Health Lottery, the first grant received by Y Lolfa. It included the appointment of a part-time project worker, the purchase of three computers for public use, and the setting up of book clubs, crafts, Welsh, Lego and other activities.

Celtic Energy Community Fund 2017 £4500

Rhoddodd y Gronfa Gymunedol Ynni Celtaidd a weinyddir gan Gyngor Cymuned Gwaun Cae Gurwen grant i gwmpasu creu casgliad benthyca Y Lolfa ei hun yn cynnwys llyfrau Saesneg a Chymraeg ar hanes lleol, gan oleuo silffoedd newydd ar ei gyfer, ac amser staff i hyrwyddo gwasanaethau'r llyfrgell.

Mynydd Y Betws Community Benefit Fund 2017 £4500

The project encouraged the community’s awareness of the full range of Y Lolfa resources by encouraging library volunteers and library users to make use of the wide range of electronic resources available, including e-magazines, Ancestry family history, and academic journals. The project included a programme of social media marketing, leaflets, and taster sessions, talks and one to one sessions to reach those in the community who were not currently members.

National Lottery Community Fund 2018 £10,000

This project funded the project worker to further develop and market the book clubs, volunteer training, and a contribution to core costs.

NPTCBC Third Sector Fund 2019 £750

This grant covered some of Y Lolfa’s core running costs (insurance and broadband).

Community Foundation in Wales 2019 £850

Provision of a collection of self-help books on mental health in line with the Reading Well (Books on Prescription) scheme.

NPT Youth Fund 2019 £500

A grant to support Y Lolfa’s Summer Reading Scheme activities, including children’s books on the theme of science and events run by the Reading Hack teenage volunteers.

Summer Food and Fun 2019 £500

A grant to support summer holiday activities where food could be provided to children.

NPTCBC Third Sector 2020 £1500

This grant covered some of Y Lolfa’s core running costs (broadband) and staff costs.


GCG Community Council 2015 £250

Celtic Energy 2017 £200

Mike Harrison 2018 £200

GCG Community Council 2018 £450

GCG Community Council 2019 £1500