Their everyday shopping can transform into a continual income stream for your organisation. You can raise up to £100 over a year, just from one person doing their weekly food shop, raise up to £45 each time someone switches their household bills, and raise up to £60 when they book a holiday.

Find out how this free service works here:

Deadline – 5pm, Thursday 28th March 2024

Supported by the Welsh Government Regional Integration Fund.

Small Grants:  Grants of up to £150,000 pa for a 2 year delivery period are available for projects led by voluntary and community groups/organisations based and working in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil or Rhondda Cynon Taff.


  • Combat loneliness and isolation of people living with dementia, their family and Carers
  • Prevent unnecessary access to statutory services/support discharge
  • Support beneficiary groups to maintain their health, wellbeing   and independence
  • Helping community and voluntary organisations build capacity

Application Form and Guidelines available from

For more information contact:

Anne Morris – Interlink: 07736 587912

Karen Vowles – VAMT: 07503 954158

Laura Dadic – BAVO: 01656 810400

Join Ara Recovery 4 All for a live webinar exploring the intersection of LGBTQ+ identity and gambling harm.

Aiming to break down barriers for LGBTQ+ individuals accessing services and make treatment more inclusive and accessible.

They will raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals who struggle with gambling harm, while also highlighting the importance of support, understanding, and inclusion within our communities. Additionally, they will delve into how this subject impacts young people within the LGBTQ+ community, acknowledging their specific needs and experiences.

Through insightful discussions with a panel of experts and personal stories from those with lived experiences, they hope to promote understanding, offer resources, and inspire positive change in addressing gambling harm within the LGBTQ+ community.

Sign up on Eventbrite by clicking here:

Brought to you by ARA Recovery 4 All and the English Gambling Education Hub.

Free, confidential advice & support for anyone affected by gambling in Wales and the South West of England.

For any questions, please contact Kate Hicks on


Merthyr Tydfil are celebrating another year of young people’s achievements with an Academy of Success evening to recognise and support the success of young people throughout the borough. The Active Citizen and Participation Awards are open to all young people, 11 to 25 years of age, living in Merthyr Tydfil. As the event is to celebrate young people’s success, young people will be involved in the process and in the organising of the event.

There is a total of 12 categories for the awards and each category has a description and criteria as guidance. 

The closing date for all applications is Sunday 31st March 2024. The deadline will not be extended this year due to the timescales involved.  

Please Note: an individual/group/project can only be nominated for one award and provisions can only apply for a maximum of 3 awards.  All applications are to be sent by email to  

An email will be sent out the week commencing 13th May 2024 informing winners and runners-up of being shortlisted.  A template will then need to be completed about the candidate. 




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