Welcome to Ysgol Cribyn’s Community Benefit Society!

Target to Raise

A Message from the Committee

Our aim is simple: to collaboratively buy Ysgol Cribyn (the village’s former community school) and develop it into a vibrant and inclusive community centre. Central to the project is the launch of a community shares issue which will, in turn, allow us to bid for National Lottery and similar public support schemes.

5 Steps
Buy Shares

The Vision

Now that Ceredigion County Council no longer requires the building we have an unique opportunity to collaboratively invest in the asset on behalf of the community. The council has given Cribyn a 6 month window to move ahead with the purchase. If we fail to take this opportunity the building will be placed on the open market.

A core part of the project is to convert the smaller classroom into an affordable home. This will not only provide a young, local family with a comfortable home, but it will also be a source of sustainable income for the upkeep of the community centre.

Cribyn is well-known as a welcoming and vibrant community. When the school closed (2009) Cymdeithas Clotas was formed to counteract the negative effects. Central to its efforts has been celebrating the community’s rich social and cultural heritage whilst simultaneously encouraging and enabling newcomers to gain knowledge of the history and engage with the present-day process of community. It is from this inclusive desire that the Ysgol Cribyn project has developed.

Examples of successful projects

Mynach Community Centre

Mynach community centre has been redeveloped from a chapel to a community centre for the benefit of the local community. It reopened at the end of summer 2021, and it continues to host a busy calendar of events for the local community.

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Capel Hermon

Canolfan Hermon is a community owned and run venue in Hermon, North Pembrokeshire. Completed in 2013, the old school and its new timber-framed extension offer the ideal space for local villages to come together and celebrate the extraordinary story of what small, rural communities can achieve when they work together.

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