Our Partners


CoStar could not exist without our partners, the many organisations who support us and help us to provide the services and activities we run at the Threepenny Bit.  Many of these organisations support us financially by funding staff and equipment to run our projects.  All of our partners bring their experience and expertise to our organisation and assist us to provide quality services to our community.  

See below the individual organisations who are associated with CoStar.  We would like to thank each of them for the valuable support they provide.



Torfaen Council support us with core funding which pays for staff and general running costs for the services we provide.


We have been awarded three years funding from the Henry Smith Charity to pay for our Community Foodshare Project (2016-2019)


The People’s Health Trust provides funding for our Foodshare project which helps people in our neighbourhood who are living in crisis and ongoing hardship. 


Tudor Trust has recently awarded CoStar a two year grant towards management costs.



Garfield Weston has recently awarded CoStar a grant towards our core costs.



The Big Lottery awarded CoStar a three year grant to fund our community development worker which has enabled us to develop many new projects and activities at the centre giving us a firm foundation within the community.


CoStar works under the umbrella of Community RePaint to divert paint from landfill and make it available for community use. Last year the Community Repaint network across the UK redistributed over 245,000 litres of paint to community groups, charities, voluntary organisations and people in social need.


The Gwent High Sheriff’s Community Fund has awarded CoStar a grant to fund our Digital Music project for two years.  


Lloyds Bank have given CoStar funding towards our social enterprise projects.


The Renew Wales project has provided CoStar with funding to help community groups take action against climate change and improve their carbon footprint.


The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded CoStar a grant to carry out a local history project called All Our Histories, recording the stories of people living in the area of the Threepenny Bit Community Hall.


The Ancient Cwmbran Society has strong links with CoStar and has helped us with the research for our  ‘All Our Histories’ project.


CoStar sits within the South Torfaen area of Welsh Government’s Communities First programme and is grateful for the support received from the programme to help us run our projects.


CoStar is grateful to Bron Afon for refitting the kitchen in our community centre and for the support they bring to our projects in general.

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