Shift Together Mental Health will be running a FREE workshop here at the Voluntary Action Centre on Wednesday 26th April - 11am - 2pm.

If you would like further information or have any questions you can contact Caroline via the details below or Faye - Mental Health Development Officer at VAMT.

Age Cymru and its key partners have launched their fourth annual survey to understand the views and current experiences of people aged 50 or over across Wales.

More than 3,800 people have responded to this annual research since the first survey was launched in 2020, and the information gathered has provided us with vital insight into what matters to older people, informed and influenced Welsh Government, and shaped policy and campaigning through the organisations involved.


From health to employment, finances to social care, we want to hear what matters to you.

How to complete our survey:

  • Visit to complete the survey online
  • Call 029 2043 1555 for a paper copy of the survey, in English or Welsh and return via our freepost address: Age Cymru, FREEPOST RTZG-JHGC-RYJJ, Ground Floor, Mariners House, Age Cymru, Trident Court, East Moors Road, CARDIFF CF24 5TD

The deadline for completed surveys is Friday 28 April 2023

If you’d like to help us campaign on any of the issues raised in this survey, please let us know.

We’re always looking to work directly with people aged 50 or over in Wales to raise issues with the media, politicians, and many other key stakeholders.


Contact Michael Phillips for an informal chat on 07794 366 224, 029 2043 1555 or email


The Welsh Government is asking children and young people, families and community members, and organisations that support and speak out for children in poverty to help us make decisions about what we should do to tackle child poverty.

This engagement work is the start of work to decide what we will include in a draft Child Poverty Strategy for Wales. This will then be shared as a 12-week formal consultation exercise.

This evidence has helped us to start to think about what we need to talk to people about. A strategy explains what we plan to do, why we plan to do it and how we will know if we are achieving what we want to achieve.

We need your help to decide what to include in a formal consultation on a new Child Poverty Strategy for Wales

Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil will be holding a short session which will be taking place on Tuesday April 18th at 10:00 am  at Voluntary Action Centre Merthyr Tydfil

To attend or for further information contact Karen at


National Lottery Heritage Fund will be at VAMT on 27th April 2023.  To book your appointment email

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Are you part of a not-for-profit or community group working in Wales? Are you looking for funding for a new project?

The National Lottery Heritage Fund gives out grants from £3,000  for new projects that involve people in heritage. This includes community heritage, people's cultures, memories and traditions, nature and wildlife, historic buildings, museums and historic parks.

Book a slot with Karen to chat through your project idea with an Engagement Manager from the fund. 

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