Hilltop community fund

For a third year, we are launching our Hilltop Community Fund, which serves as a shared fund for local initiatives and projects that aim to improve the social and environmental landscape of Newtown and the surrounding areas. Initiatives and projects can apply for a share of £10,000 in funding to cover the costs of resources that are required for a specific project.

 We are looking for projects and initiatives that are located within 15 miles of Newtown, Powys. Successful applicants will use the funding to purchase resources that will improve the environmental and/or social environment of the local area.

The Hilltop Community Fund has been created to give back to the community in which Hilltop has received so much support.

Hilltop Community fund applications live from 01/04/24 – 30/04/24. Applicants must live in a 15-mile radius of Newtown, Wales, and if successful will
be awarded with a share of £10,000. This will be split as follows; £5,000, £2,500, £2,000, and £500 amongst four community projects. T&Cs apply.



To apply for funding from the Hilltop Community Fund, please click the button below.

Be sure to provide detailed information about your project, including its objectives, target audience, budget breakdown, and anticipated outcomes. Additionally, feel free to attach any supporting documents or materials that will help us better understand your proposal.


Previous Community fund winners

We’re so proud to be an award winning Welsh brand, 100% committed to supporting our bee-rilliant local communities. As we wouldn’t be where we are today without you guys, we wanted to give something back and every year we set up a local community fund, for those business' close to Hilltop HQ, to have further support financially.

Check out the winners that we donated to so far...

2023 winner


Footloose has been a part of the community since 2006, providing dance classes for 60+ members. As a not-for-profit organisation, they pride themselves on making sure members get the best opportunities possible. The funding will help to cover the costs of attending dance competitions that members would otherwise have been unable to afford. 

2023 winner

DerwBach Pre-School 

Derw Bach preschool provides a diverse, friendly and safe environment where children age 3-4 years are actively encouraged and supported to become kind, respectful and independent individuals. Funding will be used to build a sensory garden that will allow children, especially those with additional learning needs, to explore and learn through senses. 

2023 winner

The Men Shed 

Men Shed Newtown plan to run monthly workshops around nurture and nature. Strengthening existing relationships with the community and supporting families and members of the community with learning difficulties, dementia and those suffering with their mental health. A community day will be held at Men Shed Newtown with a range of workshops for families and members of the public. 

2023 Winner

The Game Change Project 

The Game Change Project is the go to place for local children and teenagers who struggle in a mainstream educational environment. Youngsters living in rural areas have been facing serious problems associated with isolation, poor mental health, and a lack of opportunities. The funding will go towards the purchase of a vehicle to transport those in need who otherwise would be unable to attend The Game Change Project. 

2022 winner

Newtown Fire Cadets

Newtown Fire Cadets is a 2 year theory and practical based BTEC level 2 course for 14 - 16 year olds. It is run by a group of operational Fire Fighters and Civilian Volunteers. The aim of the Fire Cadets Programme is to create safer communities by developing young peoples knowledge and raising their awareness of the importance of keeping safe from fire.

2022 Winner

Havenmore Hedgehog Rescue

Havenmore Hedgehog Rescue is a on-profit self-funding hedgehog rescue. They have been involved with rescuing hedgehogs for many years, but only since 2019 have become a hedgehog rescue. Education is vital in making all ages aware of the plight of hedgehogs who are now on a red list VULNERABLE TO EXTINCTION.

2022 Winner

Newtown Food Surplus

Newtown Food Surplus collects, sorts and stores surplus food from local shops. We distribute this surplus through food shares twice each week in Newtown. They have two aims: to stop food from entering landfill and to reduce food poverty. Newtown Food Surplus is not a foodbank – everyone is welcome to share in the surplus food we collect.

2022 Winner

Ponthafren Mental Health Charity

A member led mental health charity for people who experience mental health issues, those who are socially isolated or excluded, or those who may just wish to make new friends or gain new skills. Ponthafren offers a person-centered approach to recovery. Activities are provided in response to requests from the membership and can vary from taster sessions in Life Skills, such as for example Anger Management, Confidence Building & Communication Skills, to more artistic classes, art classes, pottery, craft and Drypoint Print Making.