Cwm Welfare AFC, Pavilion and Changing rooms

by Cwm Welfare AFC in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom

We did it
On 15th March 2022 we successfully raised £15,551 with 49 supporters in 42 days

Update our changing rooms to increase capacity from two changing rooms to four and add a second story to build a function room/pavilion

by Cwm Welfare AFC in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

All money raised will be used to provide matchfunding,  if we exceed our target this money will go into providing sports  equiptment to the vaiours teams, improving planned fixtures and fittings or to go towards matchfunding against further improvements.. 

Who are Cwm Welfare 

Cwm Welfare is a football club located in Beddau/Ty-Nant, a large former-mining village and community, population circa 5k, situated within the South Wales Valleys. Beddau is a Welsh word which means“graves”, named this way because felons used to be hanged from a beech tree which stood at Beddau Square! The bodies were then buried beneath the crossroads, meaning those travelling the roads would walk over their graves! Starting off as a rural community, Beddau’s fortunes changed from 1909 when the first turf was cut for the Cwm Colliery, from whence the football team gets its name. 

There is significant scope and demand in the community to play more sport.  Over  several years we have grown from a senior team and a junior team to now having over 250 registered players accross 15 different teams , girls, boys, men and women of all abilities!


What are we raising money for:

With the club expanding we have outgrown the current facilities at our home ground @ Mount Pleasant Park , Beddau!.    Our exsiting changing rooms are in a poor state, outdated, enviormentally ineffficent and simply not suitable.   

We are raising funds which the club will use as match funding.  When applying for grants most grants require organisations to provide some level of captital upfront!   normally around 10% of the total project costs. 




Precovid,  the club  raised some funds and a grant provider was almost about to sign the cheque which would have kicked off this project,  however covid caused the project to be mothballed.   SInce then having recieved several building quotes  we have found that building costs and labour costs have risen significantly as a direct result of covid.   This makes this crowdfunder vitally important so that we have enough money to provide matchfunding to any application.   

We recently applied to the FAW Facilities fund for funding towards the project but were ultimatley unsuccessful due to the volume of other applicants and the amount of money available the FAW decided to decline our request in order to fund more projects.    We are now working on a fresh application to another funding pot.   Community Facilities  Programme.   alll moneies raised via the crowdfunder will go towards the project 

What are our plans


The match funding will go towards us modernising and extending the ground floor of our existing changing rooms providing clean modern facilities and increasing from 2 changing rooms,  to 4 changing rooms whilst also providing faciltiies for male and female officials.  

The second floor will include a function room which will be available for the whole community to use,  the club intend to use this during match days for supporters and players to watch from the balacony or visit after games. 

The building will be designed to be energy efficient,  with solar panels on the roof and batery storage to fill up the batteries to reduce the reliance on drawing energy from the national grid.

Is that all??

This project represent one strand of a multiphase plan which we hope to deliver over  5 years.   Our ambition to build a community football club that is inclusive, sustainable (financially and environmentally) and forward-thinking. In this first phase there are three elements, all delivered in partnership with RCT Local Authority, our key partner.

We have already started work on our plans with the support of our partners!:

The  installation of perimeter fencing to our main pitch (the top pitch) has recently been completed which will help protect it and enable our first, development and youth teams to have a pitch befitting their league status.

Later in the year there will be planned essential pitch upgrades to our second pitch (the lower pitch) which will double our match-playing capacity as soon as it becomes playable by all our age groups.

The transformation of our changing room facilities along with these other elements will enable  more football played at our venue and allow the continued growth of cwm welfare. 

Our overall aim is to help provide a better facility and continue to grow the number of players we have at the club whilst also helping to provide the wider community with facilities that they and the club can be proud of!

Thank you for your support


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£3 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Exclusive Cwm Welfare Water Bottle

Get an exclusive Cwm Welfare Water Bottle

£3 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Galaxy Truffles Chocolate set

As donated by the Coop in tynant. - a gift set of galaxy truffles yum!

£10 or more

4 of 20 claimed

Cwm Welfare Oddballs bobble hat (Small)

Cwm Welfare AFC bobble hat in small

£15 or more

1 of 4 claimed

KJ Barbers Haircut

KJ Barbers haircut to the value of £15

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Scimatar Womens Garment

£30 voucher to purchase an item from the scimatar -

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Scimatar Mens Garement to the value of £30

Purchase a mens grarment using a voucher from up to the value of £30

£20 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Cwm Welfare Baseball cap

Cwm Welfare Cap

£100 or more

Personalised Brick

Personlised engraved brick which will be placed in a prominant position on the new facility.

£250 or more

Pitchside sponsorship board 1 year

Sponsorship board pitchside at the ground for 22/23 season. Price includes the board itself being made. You can renew your board every year for a fee of £150 - Email any proofs or graphics you want on your board to [email protected]

£500 or more

Pitchside sponsorship board 3 year

Sponsorship board for the next three seasons at the ground from 22/23 season

£1,500 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Premium Plaque A4 size

Rare opertunity to purchase a premium plaque which will be in a prominant possition inside our new function room. This will put your brand at the centre of the community and it will be forever remembered for supporting the club note if funding request is unsuccesful we will contact you to offer a refund or you can retain the reward until time funding is approved

£2,500 or more

2 of 3 claimed

Premium Plaque A3 size

Rare opportunity to purchase a premium plaque which will be in a prominent position inside our new function room. This will put your brand at the centre of the community and it will be forever remembered for supporting the club 3xA3 6xA4 note if funding request is unsuccessful we will contact you to offer a refund or you can retain the reward until time funding is approved

£6,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Ground Naming rights for 2 years

Naming rights to our home ground for 2 years! Our ground is listed just as mount plesant park you can name the ground after your buinsess or anything else. All fixtures posted on the cymru app, and on social media will refrence the ground name so a great way to get brand exposure

£4 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Ambers Cafe Beddau - Breakfast

Have a Breakfest on us - Enjoy one of the legendary Ambers Cafe Breakfasts

£5 or more

4 of 4 claimed

malteaser truffles gift set

Malteaser gift set as donated by coop in tynant

£8 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Sunday Lunch

Enjoy a sunday lunch on us, courtesy of Ambers Cafe in beddau

£11 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Sunday Lunch @ The Ship

Sunday Lunch at the Ship value £10:50

£15 or more

3 of 3 claimed

bullys barber shop hair cut!

Have a haircut on us! upto the value of £15 Bullys babershop in tynant is well known in the air to provide a top trim.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

kam hon - beddau - chinese takeaway

Enjoy a takeway on us - A voucher entitling the holder to a meal from Kam Hon to the value of £30

£30 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Amazon 4k Alexa Voice Firestick

Amazon Firestick 4k

£100 or more

6 of 6 claimed

Memorial Brick

*Limited time only* What better way to remember someone or have a place in history but to purchase a brick which will be specially engraved and placed in a prominent place at the front of the new changing room building. note if funding request is unsuccesful we will contact you to offer a refund or you can retain the reward until time funding is approved

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