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. 

In partnership with Community Foundation Wales, VAMT are holding a “Meet the Funder” event via Teams on Wednesday 19th April at 11:30.

If you want to know more about the grants that Community Foundation Wales manages, contact to book your places and get the Teams link.


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