Tai Tarian mark 10th year with 10 community challenges

Thu 25 Feb 2021

Tai Tarian have announced that 10 community projects are to benefit from its Community Challenge this year, to mark its 10th year in operation.

The challenge is a 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 Tai Tairan. As a result, any business that works directly with the social housing provider must give something back to the community.

The makeovers will take place between February through to October this year and will include general labouring, gardening, plumbing, electrical, painting and carpentry.

Those who will benefit from the Community Challenge this year are Ystalyfera Community Council, YMCA Port Talbot, Brynhyfryd House Briton Ferry, Ysgol Trebannws, St Mary's Church Hall Port Talbot, Salem Chapel Crynant, Tonnau Primary School, Vernon Place Community Hub, Cymmer Afan Community Library and Harbour House.

The contractors making this happen are ASW Property Services, Jefferies, Sam Drylining, Joyners CJ Construction, Morganstone, M Delacey, Wynne Jones, RT Contractors and Tai Tarian’s own Copper Foundation.

Rebecca Thomas Economic and Social Regeneration Manger at Tai Tarian said:
"Our Community Challenge is always a popular initiative so we are excited that we are able to help a record number of community facilities to mark our 10th 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 is Brynhyfryd House food bank. Speaking on their behalf Jennifer Williams, Business Manager said:
“We are thrilled to have been chosen to take part in Tai Tarian’s 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. A huge thank you to all involved.”

Since it was launched in 2012, the Community Challenge has helped local groups with 30 regeneration projects in total.  This has resulted in thousands of pounds being invested into the local community by Tai Tarian and its contractors.