Thursday, 25 August 2016

Active Inclusion Fund - Drop-In Support Sessions at VAMT

Eleanor Jones of WCVA's Active Inclusion Fund is holding two drop-in support sessions for organisations who wish to find out more about applying for Active Inclusion funding.  Eleanor will be here on Friday 1 September and Friday 7 October between 10:00am - 4:00pm.  For more information on the Active Inclusion Fund click here

Merthyr and the Valleys MIND - Recovery College

Merthyr and the Valleys MIND have recently published their new term timetable for Recovery College.
The Recovery College builds on the drive to create a society where people with mental health difficulties have access to the same opportunities in life as everyone else.
More information is contained in their Leaflet.  Here is their Enrolment form and timetable

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Cyfarthfa Park Roman Excavation - Volunteers Needed

The Glamorgan & Gwent Archaeological Trust are carrying out an archaeological dig in Cyfarthfa Park on behalf of Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust and Merthyr Tydfil CB Council and we need your help.

 Between 22nd – 26th August 2016 and 30th August to 4th September, 2016 ,volunteers under the supervision of Archaeologists will excavate two sites in the park where we hope to uncover Roman & Medieval Artefacts . Come along and join in - all are welcome. If you have a special requirement or need wheel chair access, let us know so we can ensure your needs are met.

 You need old clothing and if sunny, sun cream and a hat, if raining suitable clothing. All children and Young people under 18 years will need an adult throughout their stay so please make suitable arrangements.
To sign up, please contact:

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Annual Funding Fair 21 September 2016 Merthyr Town FC

More information can be found here
WCVA will also be in attendance to tell you all about their new Volunteering Wales grants.

Job Vacancy - Marketing and Communications Officer with Valleys Steps

Marketing and Communications Officer x 1 Post

Salary: £22,000 - £27,000 pro rata (dependent on experience).

Hours: 30 per week (negotiable).

Base: Abercynon, Mountain Ash.

 Valleys Steps is an exciting new organisation currently being established in the third sector. It delivers early intervention mental health initiatives including Mindfulness and Stress Control courses.

 We are seeking to appoint a Marketing and Communications Officer to implement the organisational marketing strategy which will assist the organisation in achieving its aim of increasing mental well-being for the communities of Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil.
To download an application pack please go to:
or email:

Closing date: 29th September, 12pm
Interviews: 6th October

Please be aware it may not be possible for us to respond to all applications, but feedback is available on request.