Our Fund

Welsh Government has recently approved a re-purposing of elements of the Transforming Towns 2020/21 budget to allow some flexibility in adapting to the comprehensive social distancing measures required in main town centres as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will support businesses and contribute to providing a high street environment where people feel safe to return to.

In addition, the Welsh Government Valleys Taskforce has also made funding available, to support businesses based in smaller town centres, with their recovery from the pandemic.

The funding is to be used for interventions which will facilitate social distancing and a lower density of occupation in places where customers and members of the public will meet, wait, be served food or drink or rest.   

Who can apply?

  • Small and Medium size businesses based in the retail areas of the following main Town Centres - Aberdare; Ferndale; Llantrisant; Mountain Ash; Pontypridd; Porth; Tonypandy and Treorchy.
  • Small and Medium size businesses based in the retail areas of the following smaller Town Centres  -  Aberaman; Abercynon; Church Village; Gadlys; Gelli; Hirwaun; Llanharan; Maerdy; Penrhiwceiber; Pentre; Penygraig; Pontyclun; Rhydfelin; Taffs Well; Talbot Green; Ton Pentre; Tonteg; Tonyrefail; Trebanog; Trecynon; Treforest; Treherbert; Tynant; Tynewydd; Williamstown; Ynyshir; Ynysybwl; Ystrad

For further information on eligible costs and how much you can apply for please read the relevant Guidance note below.

How to apply?

If you think your project could be eligible, please send an email to the address below to request an application form.  Please state the name of your business and your full trading address.

Applications must be received by CLOSE OF PLAY FRIDAY 5 MARCH 2021.  Any applications submitted after this date will NOT be considered

Email: BusinessGrants@rctcbc.gov.uk