About VAMT

Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil (VAMT) is the County Voluntary Council (CVC) for the County Borough of Merthyr Tydfil. VAMT has existed since 1997 following the reorganisation of County Voluntary Councils within Wales. VAMT has a membership of over 250 third sector organisations and has contact with over 500.

In 2005 VAMT along with the other CVC’s in Wales, Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and the Welsh Assembly Government signed the Third Sector Infrastructure Partnership Agreement. The core funding is supplemented by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and Cwm Taf Health Board.

VAMT currently employs 30 staff, and has a board of 10 Trustees, elected annually from amongst its membership. There are also a number of volunteers who support the work of VAMT or work on specific projects.

VAMT is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity. In 2001,VAMT opened the Voluntary Action Centre in the town. The Centre is managed by VAMT and provides office space for VAMT and five other voluntary organisations and a large meeting space. In 2006, VAMT purchased the neighbouring building which provides further office accommodation for two third sector projects.

Mission Statement

To support, represent and assist the development of high quality Third Sector organisations and volunteering in the County Borough of Merthyr Tydfil.


  • To be the centre of excellence in Merthyr Tydfil for the provision of services to organisations and individuals involved with the Third Sector and volunteering.
  • To create a healthy civil society by helping to develop organisations to meet their needs, maximizing volunteering opportunities and sharing our mission with all external stakeholders.


  • Openness, honesty and Integrity
  • Partnership working
  • Community and citizen focus
  • Equity

Key Strategic Aims

From our Vision and Mission Statements we have identified seven key strategic aims:

  1. Supporting Organisations
  2. Representing Organisations
  3. Promoting Volunteering
  4. Better Governance
  5. Developing People
  6. Delivering Performance
  7. Maintaining Robust Internal Standards

Strategic Plan