Carers Wales have a calendar of free online training and well-being/information sessions coming up for carers in August and September.

You can also find information and how to book on the sessions on their website –

August: https://www.carersuk.org/wales/help-and-advice/your-health-and-wellbeing/me-time-sessions/august-sessions/

September: https://www.carersuk.org/wales/help-and-advice/your-health-and-wellbeing/me-time-sessions/september-sessions/

The main aim of this 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 Community Rail Officer will 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 or more information please click here :-



Our partners at Cwmpas are delivering a Digital Storytelling course for our members on 15th September 10-12.30 at VAMT Offices.

If you are interested in attending, please register using the link below.

Course description

Using Digital Storytelling for Online Content Creation

Digital Storytelling allows users to create short videos on their devices: This can be particularly useful if you want to create short case study videos or online content for use on social media platforms.

  • Give an overview of why Digital Storytelling is useful and provide some key considerations to get you started.
  • Provide a step-by-step guide to Digital Storytelling using the Adobe Spark Video on an Apple device and the Cyberlink PowerDirector App on an Android device.
  • Discuss potential applications of Digital Storytelling as a method for online content creation, its limitations and potential uses.

Please use this link to register https://forms.gle/HR4NdTDfreUf66Gk9

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 amorris@interlinkrct.org.uk

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

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

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