Thursday, 20 December 2018

Job Vacancy - Plant Bach @ Penydarren

Plant Bach is a registered with CSIW to provide a Flying Start preschool care provision for a maximum of 26 children between the ages of two to three years old serving the communities of Galon Uchaf, Penydarren and the neighboring local communities. 

We are recruiting for two One to One posts  

One to One Additional Needs Support Worker

POST 1 is  6  Hours Per Week  / Term Time Only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday afternoons 
(Temporary basis one term only initially, extension subject to further funding award)

POST 2 is 16  Hours Per Week  / Term Time Only Monday through to Friday Afternoons
(Temporary basis for up to one year, reviewed termly initially, extension subject to further funding award)

Rates of Pay: National Minimum Wage rates


Applicants must be aged 18 years and over.
Previous Experience (Paid or voluntary), in Early Years or Childcare sector
Early Years or Childcare  qualifications (minimum level 3) essential

Please request an application pack via e mail at

For informal discussions please contact Chris Davies on 07855 332992

Closing Date for receipt of all Applications is
5pm on Monday 24th December 2018

Interviews to be held
Scheduled for the morning of Thursday 28th December 2018

Monday, 17 December 2018

New Funding Search Platform launched

Funding Wales is the new funding search platform created by Third Sector Support Wales. Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using our free online search engine.

You can search hundreds of grant and loan finance opportunities from local, national and international sources.  From small grants to large capital projects, the new platform can help you find the funding you need.

Visit today and find the funding you need for your third sector organisation.
It will be available on the VAMT website very soon.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Don't forget about our survey on food provision

If you're a third sector organisation and you provide food, then please complete our survey.  It should take less than 5 minutes.  Thanks in advance.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Better Bids - Training 28 January 2019

For community groups & organisations looking for and applying for funding, a half day course which covers:
  • What grant funding is
  • What funders are looking for from you and how you
  • show funders you are competent
  • What you need to put in place before applying
  • How you evidence the need in your project
  • What a good application looks like
Venue: Voluntary Action Centre, 89-90 Pontmorlais, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8UH
Cost: £10
Trainer: Simon James, Interlink.
Monday 28 January 9:30am
email to book.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Rural Action Cwm Taf LEADER Fund is now open

The Rural Cwm Taf Local Action Group are now inviting expressions of interest for the Rural Development LEADER fund.  Funds are available for community projects in the following electoral divisions across Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf. 
  • Bedlinog
  • Cyfarthfa
  • Maerdy
  • Merthyr Vale
  • Plymouth
  • Rhigos
  • Treharris
  • Vaynor
  • Ynysybwl
 We can only fund revenue costs and you must find at least 20% match funding to contribute to the project.  Please note that we cannot support existing projects or projects that would provide a direct benefit to your organisation.  This fund is for project ideas which have not been tried in our area before.
Due to the amount of documents included in the application pack, if you are interested in submitting a project idea for consideration please contact Jo Davies directly so she can meet with you to give you information about the fund and provide you with the relevant forms (please state whether you would like the application pack in Welsh or English).  Jo can be contacted on 01685 727089
Expressions of Interest must be received by 5pm on Thursday 31st January 2019 and can be submitted in hard copy or electronically.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Deputy Leader Vacancy with Plant Bach

Plant Bach Pre-School in Penydarren have a temporary vacancy for a Deputy Leader.  Job description is available here

Application Packs are available by e mailing

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Inform December 2018

If you're a member of VAMT you'll receive your hard copy of Inform through the post very shortly. For a sneak preview of the electronic copy click here

Thanks to everyone as always for their contributions.

VAMT Job Vacancy - Community Zone Information and Advice Officer


£18,746 y flwyddyn (pro rata)
28 awr yr wythnos – contract penodol am 6 mis

Byddwn yn darparu’r pwynt cyswllt cyntaf ar gyfer aelodau o’r cyhoedd a darparwyr/sefydliadau sy’n cael mynediad at Barth Cymunedol y Gurnos. Byddwch yn gyfrifol am hyrwyddo a chefnogi’r gwasanaethau sydd ar gael a darparu gwybodaeth  cyngor a chymorth ar draws amrywiaeth o sianeli cyfathrebu yn cynnwys dros y ffôn, wyneb yn wyneb a digidol.

Am wybodaeth bellach a phecyn ymgeisio ewch i neu gysylltu â
Carol Hindley yn GGMT ar 01685 353908

Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer ymgeisio yw 17 Rhagfyr 2018.  

Elusen Gofrestredig 1118403
Cwmni Cyfyngedig Drwy Warant 6058360


£18,746 per annum (pro rata)
28 hours per week - fixed term contract for 6 months

You will be providing a first point of contact for members of the public and providers/organisations accessing the new Gurnos Community Zone. You will be responsible for promoting and supporting the services available and providing information, advice, and assistance across a range of communication channels including telephone, face to face and digital.

For further details and an application pack please visit or contact Carol Hindley at VAMT on 01685 353900.

The closing date for applications is 17th December 2018.

Registered Charity 1118403
Company Limited by Guarantee 6058360

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Food Provision

Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil have been asked to undertake a brief exercise to map the work that voluntary and community groups are doing across the borough to support people who may be having difficulty accessing good quality, nutritious food.  We'd then like to bring partners together at a workshop session to be held in February to discuss food and nutrition further.  We'd be grateful if you could complete the  short survey below by 15 January 2019.
Thank you for your help in advance.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Weston Charity Awards opens today

Do you want to increase the impact of your small charity and safeguard its future? The Weston Charity Awards offer a year’s strategic planning support and a core grant of £6,500 to the winning charities.

The Awards celebrate and support great front-line charities in the North of England, the Midlands and Wales working in the fields of youth, welfare and community. Charities with incomes under £5 million can apply from 3rd December 2018 and by 11th January 2019. 
Last year, five charities in Wales were among the 20 winners. The Welsh winners were:
  • Cardiff City FC Community Foundation
  • GISDA in Gwynedd
  • Recovery Cymru in Cardiff
  • Swansea Young Single Homeless Project
  • Paul Sartori Hospice at Home in Pembrokeshire
They have all been matched with volunteer business coaches called Pilotlighters and are currently participating in a programme of strategic planning and mentoring. In 2019, could this be you? 

Voluntary Arts Wales want your views

For more information click here