Llangynwyd Community Association


Facing incredibly tight timescales, Bridgend County Borough Council’s REACH Team turned to BIC Innovation for technical support & guidance to assist in the delivery of afeasibility study for the Llangynwyd Community Association and to bring about change within the community as part of the European-funded Rural Development Programme.


Project 66 was contracted to BIC innovation to provide technical & project management services for the delivery of the project




Our team was charged with investigating the opportunities available for the St Stephen’s Church building in Llangynwyd as a community centre and assisting the Association in developing a more robust understanding of the challenges related to the regular operation of the centre. BIC was also specifically requested to build the confidence and capacity of the community members (including skills, resources & source funding available) to undertake the project and to release the wealth of knowledge they held.

A structured process to engage with the association members via a series of 3 interactive workshops was held in the local community. The BIC team took the association members on a journey from their initial ideas to a robust vision, both tangible (drawings) & strategic, which enabled them to deliver the real needs of their project.

As a result of the support provided, the Association was able to increase the community member’s engagement & enthusiasm, obtaining more than 150 responses to their questionnaire on the future development of the centre.





  • Structural survey & building appreciation

  • Community building & site design sketches

  • Community contextual research / delivery models

  • Survey design & analysis

  • Service development

  • Opportunities, collaborative & partnering arrangements

  • Cost estimates & funding advice

  • Community development & coaching








Philip Jones