Merthyr Tydfil Global Village was set up in 2005 to raise awareness of and celebrate the cultural diversity of Merthyr Tydfil. Using art and creative projects the team worked tirelessly to develop an annual festival dedicated to bringing cultures together and educating people about Merthyr Tydfil’s diverse roots.

Bids are invited for arts-based projects that align with the spirit of Merthyr Tydfil Global Village Projects should celebrate and raise awareness of the diversity of Merthyr Tydfil. Projects can include workshops, educational activities, dance, music, crafts and food etc to support and promote community cohesion within Merthyr Tydfil, leading up to a celebratory event or be used for a multicultural event in themselves.

Maximum award of up to £1500

Closing date – 12 noon on 14th October 2023

All funding must be spent by 30th August 2024

For an application form and guidance, please contact

The ongoing cost-of-living crisis has exacerbated existing child poverty issues; more children are at risk of being pulled into poverty, or into deeper poverty, as a consequence. Child poverty is a persistent and serious barrier to children's rights - and more needs to be done to tackle both the causes and impacts of child poverty in Wales.

As such, the Children's Legal Centre Wales and the Observatory on Human Rights of Children - in collaboration with the Children's Commissioner for Wales and Children in Wales - will be hosting a one-day summit on child poverty, aimed primarily at non-governmental stakeholders, but also of interest to policy-makers in government at all levels. The summit will draw on relevant expertise to gain insights into what can be done to address the issue of child poverty in Wales through law, policy and practice.

The Summit is free to attend, will be in Swansea, and is organised by the Children's Legal Centre Wales, the Observatory on the Rights of the Child, the Children's Commissioner for Wales, and Children in Wales. 

For full details and to register for this event, please follow this link: 




The purpose of the Youth Led Grant Scheme is to fund exciting and worthwhile projects that create more volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-25 within the Merthyr Tydfil area.

The panel assessing applications will consist of young people who are already part of the Merthyr Tydfil Borough Wide Youth Forum (MTBWYF).  The whole process from marketing the grant scheme to assessing grant applications will be led by the young people sitting on the panel.

Please note that the Youth Led Grants will be expected to fund projects which contribute towards the seven Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015) goals. (Please note: not all projects will have to deliver against all seven goals).

  1. A Prosperous Wales
  2. A Resilient Wales
  3. A More Equal Wales
  4. A Healthier Wales
  5. A Wales of Cohesive Communities
  6. A Wales of Vibrant Culture and Thriving Welsh Language
  7. A Globally Responsible Wales

The funding will only be allocated to projects that will be led by young people aged 14-25 and it will be the responsibility of the young people, with the help of the organisation to fill in the application form. 

If you or the young people involved in your organisation can think of a project that would be of benefit to themselves and the community bearing in mind the 7 goals listed above, then please contact for an application form.

The closing date for applications is Friday 20th October.

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