Gower Society Grants awarded in 2014
To provide oak and chestnut post and rail fencing around the nature reserve in Ilston quarry.
St Illtyd’s Church, Ilston
Urgent work specified in the church’s Quinquennial Report to fix slates, repair guttering/ downpipes and to replace faulty electrical fittings
Llangennith, llanmadoc and Cheriton Community Council
To dredge the pond on Burry Green and to clear the reed mace and other rushes in order to allow return of water fowl.
Bethel Chapel, Penclawdd
Urgent repairs to the vestry which is now the venue for Sunday services rather than the main chapel which itself requires major renovation.
Gower Bird Hospital, Parkmill
For veterinary supplies and consumables used in the care of injured birds and small mammals on Gower.
Nitten Field, Middleton
This large and importantly sited field next to the coastal path, managed by Gordon and Beryl Howe, is planted to attract seed eating birds especially at migration. The grant was given to cover the cost of annual reseeding. Read more about Nitten Field.
City & County of Swansea Coastal Path leaflet
To provide redesigned leaflets in English and Welsh which promote walking on Gower and support the local tourist economy.
All Saints’ Church, Oystermouth
Financial support towards a very major project to reroof the nave and tower.
Gower Festival Society
A contribution to the major reconditioning of the Steinway grand piano which is used for concerts in many Gower churches during the annual Gower Festival.
City & County of Swansea, footpaths
To provide gates instead of stiles, improving access and general repairs to footpaths in Gower with match funding from Natural Resources Wales.
He plans to survey several caves on the Gower peninsula and publish the findings. Financial support was given towards the cost of this undertaking.
Swansea Environmental Forum / Trailblazers
This body organises a 5 day programme of environmentally based activities for 8 – 12 year old children from deprived areas of Swansea and was given financial support.
This organisation, in conjunction with National Trust, was given a grant to clear invasive Cotoneaster from the cliffs at Southgate, Foxhole and Westcliff.
Llanrhidian Higher Community Council
A grant was awarded to help provide picnic benches and a children’s playground by the marsh in Crofty.
Three Crosses Community Council
A grant was made to provide 2 Victorian water pumps close to the green where they were originally sited.
St David’s church, Llandewi
Support was given for urgent repairs to slate battens and boards on the porch roof.
St Andrew’s church, Penrice
A grant to erect platforms and replace supporting timbers to strengthen the tower and improve access.
Llangennith History Society
Funding was agreed for a board to be erected at the site of the foundations of the old Llangennith school, giving historical information and images.