Would you like to shape and influence the future of tourism in your community, sharing ideas to welcome and retain visitors with funding opportunities to take these ideas forward?

Working in small teams, collectively explore how you can do this, alongside other members of your community and further afield, through a unique event.

Fresh ideas developed can then be taken forward into an application for community grants. Funding of up to £1,000 per community is available.

When: Tuesday, 19th September 2023 – 10am-3:30pm

Where: Redhouse, Merthyr Tydfil, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AE

Who is it for:  Everyone! This Hack is for organisations and individuals interested in bringing footfall into their communities and developing fresh ideas with a shared vision of what your area has to offer – no matter your experience with tourism.

Register free now!

*Spaces are limited so please attend if registered. The event will be catered and orders will be placed on final bookings.

Parking: Spaces are available at £3.50 for the day, off Castle Street.











Revenue Grants up to £69,265 available

Deadline – 12 noon 11th September  2023

Supported by the Welsh Government Regional Integration Fund


Grants of up to £23,088 per area are available for projects led by voluntary and community groups/organisations based and working in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil or Rhondda Cynon Taff. Regional collaborative bids are expected.


  • 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

Who For?

Projects will need to support one or more of the following beneficiary Groups:

  • People living with Dementia
  • Carers/Family of people living with dementia


Application Form and Guidelines on request

For more information contact:-

Anne Morris - Interlink:  07736 587912

Karen Vowles - VAMT:  07503 954158

Laura Dadic – BAVO  01656 810400



Tesco, Morrisons, ASDA, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Iceland, and Ocado – will all donate money to your voluntary organization, charity, social enterprise or CIC when your community of supporters shop with them?

Whenever an online shopper buys groceries, the supermarket will send your organisation either a flat monetary amount (up to £5) or a percentage of what the online shopper spends. On average, just one person could raise £97.50 in a year for your organisation by doing their food shop; think what multiple people could do!  All types of third sector organisations can receive this funding - your organisation just needs to be registered with funding website easyfundraising.

Register here (it’s very straightforward and there is no cost):

An online seminar hosted by Alcohol Change UK 

10am to 1pm, Thursday 21 September 2023 

LGBTQ+ people are at more risk of alcohol problems; but when they encounter such problems, they are less likely to receive the support they need.  

At this online learning event, we’ll be hearing from experts with personal and professional experience of drinking in LGBTQ+ communities, working to make more LGBTQ+ sober spaces, and how support services can be made more relevant and accessible.  

 If you’re working to make alcohol support more inclusive, this is the event for you. 

  • Maryann Wright, founder of Sappho Events, about creating safe and sober social spaces for LGBTQ+ women. 
  • Hidayah UK, on their work supporting LGBTQ+ Muslims. 
  • Dean Connolly and Emma Davies on transgender and non-binary people’s experiences of alcohol
  • Monty Moncrieff MBE, from London Friend, on how drug and alcohol services can reach more LGBTQ+ people. 

Download the agenda here. 

Tickets are £35 +VAT. Book your places here. 

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