Artistic youngsters are regenerating Treforest thanks to funding from the Co-operative Group.
Glamorgan Blended Learning, which gives young people in South Wales the opportunity to use their academic knowledge to good use in their communities, has received a £500 grant to a create mural in St Dyfrig’s pedestrian subway.
Director Jonathan Bishop said: “We aim to contribute to developing the community economically, socially and culturally.
“By involving young people, we give them the chance to consider what needs to change for the better in their own community – and the chance to make these changes.
“This is an exciting project and will bring art into the public eye as well as brighten up a shabby subway. We would like to thank the Co-operative for its support.”
The donation has come from the Co-operative Group’s Community Fund, which allows members to donate all or part of their twice-yearly pay-outs to worthy causes.
Chairman of the Co-operative’s South Wales Area Committee Gareth Lewis said: “The Community Fund can make a real and lasting contribution to local communities and we are delighted to have made this award to Glamorgan Blended Learning. Many community groups share our co-operative values and could benefit from an award, and we would certainly welcome their applications.”