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Celebrating Volunteering in Merthyr Tydfil

Following on from last year's successful event, VAMT will once again host a celebration of volunteering event at the Red House, Old Town Hall in Merthyr Tydfil on Wednesday 28 September, between 4pm - 6pm. Volunteers will be presented with certificates recognising their contribution to volunteering. The short ceremony will be followed by refreshments. Professional photographs from the event will be available to download. The event will be compered by ITV’s Hannah Thomas.

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Open4Community Funding Search

Open4Community is a new, free and simple to use seach tool giving you access to many thousands of relevant funding schemes in just a few simple steps.

Developed exclusively for local community groups in the Merthyr Tydfil area, VAMT's new and free-to-use funding portal aims to help organisations source funding to support an array of activities and projects.

  • Free online registration
  • 60-second funding search or category browse for easy and quick access
  • Search thousands of funding schemes in just a few simple steps
  • 24-hour updates for comprehensive funding information
  • Full scheme and contact details linking you directly to funding providers

Click here for Merthyr Tydfil 4 Community Portal »

Safeguarding Children and Adults

The safeguarding of children and adults at risk is everybody’s business

If you are a member of an existing voluntary, community or charitable group or are looking to set up a new group, VAMT can help you with support, information and training around keeping safeguarding at the core of everything you do.

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Social Services and Wellbeing Act

'What matters to you - matters to us' is a short film explaining the new way that Councils and Care Services will work when the new Act becomes law in April 2016 click here to view ».

There is also an easy to read version of the new Act click here to read » and a young person's summary click here to read ».

FAQ's click here to read ».

VAMT Training

Training Programme now available.

Book soon to ensure your place.

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Courses for Communities Learning Outcomes. Click below to see what other training VAMT may be able to provide.

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