NPT Homes Set to Transform Community Facilities for 5th Year

Mon 03 Apr 2017

2016 Community Challenge

NPT Homes have announced that eight community projects across Neath Port Talbot are to benefit from its annual Community Challenge.

The challenge is a joint partnership programme between the housing provider and its main contractors, which allows different community projects to benefit from a day of free building or maintenance work.  It began in 2012 as a direct result of the community benefits that became part of all contracts drawn up by NPT Homes. As a result, any business that works directly with the social housing provider must give something back to the community.

The makeovers planned for 2017 will include the installation of new kitchens, erecting new fencing, landscaping work, and painting.

The community facilities to benefit from the Community Challenge this year are:

  •          Port Talbot Food Bank
  •          Resolven Community Centre
  •          St Illtyd’s Church, Neath
  •          Brightstars Play Group, Crynant
  •          Ysgol Tyle’r Ynn, Briton Ferry
  •          Ynysfach Primary School, Resolven
  •          Cross Community Centre, Pontardawe
  •          Friends and Neighbours Centre, Neath

 The contractors taking part in the 2017 Community Challenge are:

  •          Contract Services
  •          Mi-Space
  •          ASW
  •          SERS
  •          RT Contractors
  •          PBM
  •          Jistcourt


Andrew Hall, NPT Homes Development Officer, said:
“Our Community Challenge is always a popular initiative and we are excited that we are able to help so many community facilities again this year.  We’d like to thank our contractors for being so willing to help us and we can’t wait to get started on the projects.”

One of the successful applicants this year was the Friends and Neighbours Centre in Neath.  Speaking on their behalf, Emma Knight said:
“We are thrilled to have been chosen to take part in NPT Homes’ Community Challenge this year.  We are really looking forward to our building having a bit of a makeover as it will make a real difference to the people who use the facility and those who live close by.”

Since it was launched in 2013, the Community Challenge has helped local groups with 20 regeneration projects in total.  This has resulted in thousands of pounds being invested into the local community by NPT Homes and its contractors.