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 1st December 2023

All funding must be spent by 30th August 2024

For an application form and guidance, please contact



‘In This Together’ is a free and accessible two-day programme designed to support people to meaningfully engage with communities, and influence change in health, social care and wellbeing.

Over two days, the workshops will cover:

  • Meaningful conversations
  • Building Trust
  • Inspiring Positive Action
  • Closing the loop

 This is also a great opportunity to meet other people with the same passion to make a difference, and learn from each other too.

The programme will be led by Nikki Giant, who is a writer, entrepreneur and social innovator, with a range of experience to share.

Lunch is included on both days.

Spaces are limited.

More information is below:

English webpage.

Welsh webpage.

Direct booking link (English)

Direct booking link (Welsh)

MTIB is a Charity and Social Enterprise, which trains, develops and provides support for disabled and disadvantaged people in moving closer to and into sustainable employment. The organisation was established in 1923 and we have gained a reputation for delivering quality services to customers across South Wales.

We are recruiting for a Employment & Training Advisor x 1 (FTE) – Job share / part time options available

Job Summary/Purpose:

To provide support, guidance and training to unemployed customers with often complex barriers, with the aim of improving their chances of gaining suitable, sustainable employment. To ensure that a high standard of customer care is provided for our customers throughout the duration of the programme. To forge positive, strong relationships with employers and explore recruitment opportunities. Practice tact, discretion, and sensitivity. To act as a champion for MTIB and to positively promote our values and vision in MTIB delivering our social value agenda.

For more information on this role please email

Closing date for applications is Friday 10th Nov 2023 at 4pm.  Starting Salary approx. £22,500 (imminent pay review Dec 2023)

Monday 6th November

Trustees’ Week Seminar: Managing internal trustee differences positively – WCVA FREE Seminar

Online 11am – 12 noon

Trustees’ Week Seminar: Managing internal trustee differences positively Tickets, Mon 6 Nov 2023 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

2pm Trustees Cuppa and Catch up, share good practice and ideas at Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil.

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 Tuesday 7th November

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Getting On Board – What Is A Trustee And How Do I Become One? An hour online introduction to becoming a Trustee FREE

 Wednesday 8th November

12 noon – 1pm NCVO/Trustees Unlimited – Why Diverse Boards Make More Impactful Decisions. An online hour discussion regarding importance of diverse boards. FREE

2pm Suzanne Mollinson, Safeguarding Officer at Wales Council for Voluntary Action, overview of safeguarding for Trustees.

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 Thursday 9th November

12 noon – 1pm NCVO – Volunteers Leading Volunteers

Join us in this FREE one-hour session where we explore the unique role of trustees as volunteers and how engaging in good environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices helps our volunteering go further.

NCVO – Volunteers leading volunteers – Trustees Week

Friday 10th November

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Getting On Board – Imposters On Boards: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome. FREE 1 hour webinar. This session is for and about aspiring and serving trustees who worry that they don’t really deserve their place on a charity board.

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