The purpose of the role is to promote and develop the community railway lines on behalf of the Heads of the Valleys Railway Partnership.  Working in partnership with the local community, business, and tourism to establish and implement a community rail development plan that will benefit the community and the railway.

The role of the Community Rail Officer is to support the Community Rail Partnership and have responsibility for the delivery of the Activity Plan that will be agreed by the regional steering group each year in line with the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.

For an application pack, please click here

Third Sector Grant Scheme (Dementia Care)

Revenue Grants upto £50k per area

Deadline – 12 noon 23rd June 2023

Supported by the Welsh Government Regional Integration Fund

Small Grants:

 Grants of up to £50k per area are available for projects led by voluntary and community groups/organisations based and working in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil or Rhondda Cynon Taff.



  • 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 amorris@interlinkrct.org.uk

Karen Vowles - VAMT:  07503 954158 karen.vowles@vamt.net

Laura Dadic – BAVO  01656 810400 lauradadic@bavo.org.uk


What: Online “Meet the Funder” easyfundraising. Free unrestricted funds for your organisation

When: Monday 26th June 2023, 12.30pm for an hour via Teams

Suitable for: All third sector organisations including voluntary groups, CICs, social enterprises, churches, schools, sports clubs and charities of all shapes and sizes.

easyfundraising is a free to use fundraising platform which your organisation can use to receive unrestricted funding on an ongoing basis.  

easyfundraising’s Community Fundraising Manager Becky Coleman will:


  • Explain and demonstrate how it works
  • Show you how to get started
  • Show you how to make the most of it
  • Answer all your questions!

This is an easy and effective way to boost your funds so do come along to find out more!

To book your place email : karen.vowles@vamt.net

 easyfundraising is trusted by 100,000+ community groups charities and voluntary organisations already and over £47m has been raised to date.

To find out more about easyfundraising and set up a free easyfundraising page for your organisation, visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/cymru or contact becky@easyfundraising.org.uk

Repair Café Wales would like to invite you to an informal introduction to repair cafes and Repair Café.

Join via Zoom on: 

Tuesday 6th June at 7.30pm
Wednesday 7th June at 1.30pm

 These relaxed sessions will each cover:

  • Repair Café Wales: who we are, what we do and what a repair café involves.
  • Videos and photographs to give you a sense of what happens at a repair cafe event. 
  • An exploration of the various voluntary roles that make up a repair café team.
  • What to do if you would like to get involved and the support we offer.
  • FAQs and Questions from you

If you have any queries please contact info@repaircafewales.org

The Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board has spaces on its free In This Together programme.

This training is

  • Free
  • Fun
  • For anyone who wants to influence positive change in health and social care in CTM.

Join online or in person!

Book here.


 DOWNLOAD VIDEO LINK http://mbf.me/VuSDwm

Third Sector Support
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