Tai Tarian scheme benefits local communities
The re-launch of Tai Tarian’s Community Benefits programme has been a great success.
The scheme, which is run by the social housing provider, encourages companies who work with the organisation to give something back to the local community. This could be in the form of completing community projects, employing local people or donating to community groups.
One of the biggest projects undertaken under the scheme recently was a makeover of the garden of the Maeshir Haven complex in Glynneath. The work involved Tai Tarian’s apprentices working to build a new patio and seating area in the garden of the complex, using materials donated by some of its contractors. Elsewhere, a new community garden was built in Croeserw, essential repairs were carried out to the YMCA in Neath and help was provided to get Men’s Shed in Crynant up and running.
Funds have also been donated to local groups to help them with specific projects. Amongst the groups to benefit are Coedffranc Primary School, Cwmafan Juniors Rugby Club, Baglan Scouts group and Neath Foodbank. In addition, some contractors have employed local people or have taken on graduates of Tai Tarian’s Copper Foundation employment initiative.
Other groups to have benefited include Cwmafan Scouts, Cilfrew Rovers, Cimla Girl Guides and Croeserw and Port Talbot Foodbanks.
So far this year, Tai Tarian and its contractors have made almost £19,000 worth of contributions to local groups.
Rebecca Thomas, Tai Tarian’s Economic and Social Regeneration Manager is responsible for overseeing the Community Benefits programme. She said:
“We have around 9000 properties throughout Neath Port Talbot and we believe very strongly in giving something back to those communities.
“This is why any company we do business with must sign up to our Community Benefits scheme which ensures that everyone can benefit from the work we do.
“The companies who have contributed also share the same vision as us and I’d like to thank them for their willingness to take part in this scheme.”
ASW Scaffolding is one company who has taken part in the scheme. Their Director, Carl Hendy said:
“Giving something back to the communities in which we work is important to us as a company, so this means we fully support Tai Tarian’s Community Benefits programme. We are proud to play our part in it and we get a lot of satisfaction from being able to help out in this way.”
Companies to have contributed to Tai Tarian's Community Benefits programme so far are:
- ASW Property Services
- ASW Scaffolding
- Pinnacle Scaffolding
- Carl F Groupco
- Canda Copying
- Joyners Group
- D&M Contractors
- Lightning Solutions
- RT Contractors
- Davies Skips
- Derwen Plant