Tuesday 29 November 2022

Apply for unrestricted funding


We are now open for funding applications from small specialist charities

This new funding programme will support small specialist charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £500,000 who are helping people overcome complex issues like homelessness, addiction and domestic abuse.

As part of this programme, we’ll award unrestricted grants of £75,000 over three years to around 70 charities in 2023. As well as funding, charities will be able to access additional capacity building support and resources.

Applications will remain open until 5 pm on 3rd March 2023.

Learn more by clicking the link below 

An Exciting Opportunity – Project Manager Position


The Foundation for Jewish Heritage is looking to commission a consultant or recruit an employee to serve as the Project Manager on the exciting project to create a Welsh Jewish Heritage Centre at the historic former synagogue in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales.

The synagogue is grade II listed and is the most important Jewish heritage site in Wales.

The project received National Lottery Heritage Funding for the Development Phase which was matched by funding from the Welsh Government and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

Candidates applying for this position should submit their application indicating their suitability for role, which should cover as a minimum –

  • methodology/approach to undertaking the work
  • skills/experience (with examples of past work)
  • amount requested for undertaking the role within the fee available
  • references

Submissions should be sent to Foundation Chief Executive Michael Mail on email –michaelmail@foundationforjewishheritage.com  by Wednesday 21st December and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by zoom on Thursday 12th January.

For further information on the role, please contact Michael by email or by phone on 07968 529609.

For the job description, please click here https://jewishheritage.wales/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2022/11/Project-Manager-Role-WJHC.pdf

Coping with Grief & Loss Workshop


Valleys Steps session 13th December 1 - 2:30


Wellbeing Merthyr activities for December


Monday 28 November 2022

BBC Children in Need - Project Grants Funding Stream


Our Project Grants Funding Steam supports the aims and delivery of a specific piece of work with disadvantaged children and young people (up to the age of 18). This work will usually have a time-limit and based on a defined set of activities.

Maximum value:
Objectives of Fund:

Our Project Costs Funding Stream is for charities and not-for-profit organisations. Applicants to this programme can apply for grants for up to three years. We aim to give quicker decisions for grants of £15,000 or less per year.

For further information click the link




Monday 21 November 2022

Fforest Uchaf Horse & Pony Centre and the Pit Pony Sanctuary

A true gem!

Our true friend walked in one day and stayed for many years . She became the Horse Hairdresser and anything else that needed doing.  Even the mucky stuff.  We lost her a few years back  Covid and age related problems.

We have currently have need for help in the office, Outside Farm maintenance, and of course a new Horse hairdresser! 

If you are interested in volunteering please contact us or Frances.Barry@vamt.net

Please feel free to check us out!  https://www.pitponies.co.uk/

We're also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PitPonySanctuary/