Thursday, 23 November 2017

Green Spaces/Environmental Activities

VAMT, on behalf of the newly formed Green Spaces/Environmental Network were tasked with mapping  environmental-related activities across the County Borough.  If you've not yet completed the questionnaire, there is a link here
Please return to asap.
Many thanks for your help.

Inform - Last call for articles

Just a reminder that if you'd like to include anything in the December edition of Inform, VAMT's hard copy magazine, the deadline is tomorrow, 24 November.  Please forward articles to

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Job Vacancy Working Skills for Adults 2

Working Skills for Adults 2 are looking to recruit a part time IT / digital inclusion tutor (18.5 hours pw)  Full details are available  here

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Inform - December 2017

Deadline for the next edition of Inform, VAMT's hard copy magazine, is 24 November, for publication in December.  Articles are welcomed, so if you'd like to let others know what you're up to,  please contact

Wythnos Genedlaethol Diogelu 13th - 17th Tachwedd 2017
National Safeguarding Week 13th - 17th November 2017

The Truth Project is coming to Merthyr Tydfil

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is currently investigating whether public bodies and other non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from CSA in England and Wales. This is being carried out through the work of the Truth Project.

The Truth Project is of fundamental importance to the Inquiry’s work, and provides victims and survivors of CSA with an opportunity to share their experiences with us, without their accounts being tested, challenged or contradicted. All information that victims and survivors share with us will directly inform the conclusions and recommendations we make for protecting children from CSA in the future.

In the coming months, the Truth Project will be in Merthyr Tydfil to enable victims and survivors of CSA to share their experience in a safe and confidential way.

We would also like to make you aware of the opportunities it can provide victims and survivors of CSA to share their experiences with the Inquiry and how it links with the wider work of the Inquiry.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Help and Support from Institute of Fundraising Cymru

Registered charities with two or more members of staff and with voluntary income of up to £50,000 are invited to apply for fundraising support as part of the Institute of Fundraising Cymru's  Big Lottery Funded “Fundraising Health Check and Executive Coaching” project.
Successful charities will be matched with an experienced coach who will help them develop a new fundraising strategy, thereby increasing the fundraising skills and knowledge within the charity.

For an information pack and application form please contact or call 02920 340062.

Afon Taf's 50th Anniversary Christmas Gala

Takes place on Wednesday 20th December - full details here

VAMT needs your help - Survey

Please help us shape the support we can provide in the future by completing  this short questionnaire.  It should take less than 5 minutes to complete.


If you are a community group / organisation based in any of the rural wards in Merthyr Tydfil and RCT, this project could support your group with any digital needs.

To find out more or get in touch, click on the link below:

Monday, 6 November 2017

Stroke Association Santa Run 10 December 2017

Further details are available here

Cwm Taf Draft Wellbeing Plan

Mae ghredu Gwirfoddol Merthyr Tudful yn gweithio gyda gwasanaethau cyhoeddus eraill yn ein cymunedau i gynllunio sut gallwn ni wella bywydau ar gyfer cenedlaethau heddiw ac yfory, drwy weithio gyda'i gilydd mewn ffyrdd gwahanol. Bydd cynrychiolwyr gwasanaethau cyhoeddus yn siarad â chymunedau am eu Cynllun Lles drafft yn y canolfannau canlynol:
Taf (Cyfarfod Cyffredinol Blynyddol Interlink)
Cwm Cynon
Cwm Rhondda
Merthyr Tudful
Tŷ Dysgu, Nantgarw
Canolfan Oriau Dydd y Santes Fair, Aberdâr
Canolfan Chwaraeon Cwm Rhondda, Ystradyfodwg
Y Ganolfan Ddinesig, Merthyr Tudful
Dewch i rannu'ch barn a'ch syniadau, a chael dweud eich dweud.
Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil are working with other public services in our communities to plan how we can improve lives now and for future generations, by working together in different ways. Public services representatives will be talking to communities about their draft Well-being Plan in the following places:
Taf (Interlink AGM)
Merthyr Tydfil
Ty Dysgu, Nantgarw
St. Mair’s Day Centre, Aberdare
Rhondda Sports Centre, Ystrad
Civic Centre, Merthyr Tydfil
Come along, share your thoughts and ideas and have your say.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Volunteer Management Training - December 2017

Days One and Two:   Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December 2017 at Interlink

Days Three and Four:  Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th 2017 December at VAMT

Cost:  £20 per day Members    £40 per day Non Members

For anyone who has a responsibility for recruiting, training and supporting volunteers.  The sessions will cover:
·       Introduction to volunteering
·       Preparing for volunteers
·       Volunteer recruitment
·       Volunteer selection and induction
·       Getting the best from your volunteers

In order to book please contact Kath Price at Interlink - or telephone 01443 846200.