Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Another Opportunity only available to Merthyr Tydfil groups from Lloyds Bank Foundation

 Wednesday 8th December

2 - 3.30pm

 You can book your tickets through Eventbrite using the link below:

 Merthyr Tydfil - Charities and Businesses Supporting Each Other - Tickets, Wed 8 Dec 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

 LinkedIn – building valuable relationships

 LinkedIn is said to be the world’s largest professional network with 4 out of 5 members on LinkedIn driving business decisions.  Linked in is the perfect platform to engage and build relationships with Business owners.  Businesses use it to raise brand and profile whilst building networks and growing their reach.

 In our workshop we will look at:

  • Why you should have a LinkedIn profile
  • What it can be used for, and how you can make contacts
  • Top tips for improving your profile
  • How to increase visibility and presence
  • Engaging with your connections and building relationships

 You will have the opportunity to try out new skills during the workshop.

Friday, 26 November 2021

Film Launch


This film was purposely developed to demonstrate how the Community of Merthyr Tydfil came together in response to the pandemic.  The pressure Voluntary Organisations faced during this time was unprecedented, and as you will see within the film, they worked together and with partner agencies to offer support and put their arms around the Community.  The film also captures how additional Covid related funding provided benefit locally.

The shortened version was launched at our AGM, and we’re pleased to now share the full version with you. 

VAMT would like to give huge thanks to everyone involved in the making of this film.  Sit back and enjoy!

VAMT AGM 2021 - Extended Version - YouTube

We welcome any comments and feedback.  Please e-mail enquiries@vamt.net

Monday, 22 November 2021

F4SC - Foundations for the third sector - new induction training from WCVA

 I wish this had been around 30-odd years ago - would have saved me many a headache!

This free pilot course provides new volunteers & staff in the voluntary sector with a complete understanding of how the sector functions


Merthyr Tydfil CBC Carers Grant now available

Application form here 

Link to more information here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f3MCm-DXSfPxvKdJkTZ4B2UTBKLyLek0/view?usp=sharing

Active Travel in Merthyr Tydfil

 Earlier in 2021 the council sought your views on how cycling and walking provision in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council area can be improved.  The public engagement was very successful with over 1000 people participating.  They  have carefully considered all the comments and combined this public opinion together with other relevant information  to produce a draft Active Travel Network Map (ATNM).

 If you walk or cycle to get to work, school or to the shops, or you want to but find it difficult  click on  Merthyr Tydfil 2 | Commonplace to have your say in shaping the final map .

Poster here

Thursday, 18 November 2021


We are really looking forward to our AGM on Tuesday 23rd November, starting at 11am at Merthyr Football Club.

  As part of our overall agenda, which includes guest speakers, we have a film showcasing amazing work involving Voluntary and Community Groups and Partners in Merthyr Tydfil.

If you haven't already booked your place, please email:

Laura.johnson@vamt.net or contact 01685 353900