Supporting Groups

Supporting Groups

If you are a member of an existing voluntary, community or charitable group or are looking to set up a new group, do you know that VAMT can provide you with information and support? All Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil’s development services are free to members.

As part of the service VAMT can assist you in many ways, including developing a constitution, registering as a charity or company, changing your organisation’s legal status, developing policies, financial procedures, equalities and diversity, child protection, funding and training.

Funding Support and Advice

Funding is essential to any voluntary group – VAMT offers its members a comprehensive funding advice service. Members can benefit from information, support and advice on a whole range of funding issues; anything from application forms, monitoring and evaluating to relevant training.

VAMT can assist your organisation with funding strategies and completing application forms to ensure the continuation of the Voluntary Sector in Merthyr Tydfil.

Funding Information Sheets [more information…]

Support Available to Members

  • Fundraising
  • Searching for relevant funding
  • Assistance in making funding applications
  • Monitoring and evaluating
  • Developing funding strategies
  • Business planning
  • Training
  • Partnerships
  • Networks


VAMT aim to offer opportunities for organisations to gain knowledge, skills and information they need to run effectively. This can range from formally organized training courses to informal one-to-one sessions. VAMT aim to work with local providers of training to develop courses tailored specifically to the needs of the local voluntary sector.

VAMT Development staff can provide informal training to your group or management committee in general areas, such as committee skills, registering as a charity, or reviewing your legal status.

If your organisation has a specific training need why not give us a call to find out if we can help, or take a quick look at our Training Page [more information…].