We are proud to work with and support the amazing community groups we have here in Merthyr.
These groups work with members of our communities through lots of groups, support, and activities find out more about them here:
The Gellideg Foundation Group (the GFG) is a community organisation based on a social housing estate in Merthyr Tydfil. Residents on the estate founded the group in 1998 in response to the worsening socio economic conditions of that time.
The motto of the group is 'the future is ours to create'.
TWYN COMMUNITY HUB
Established in 2008, Twyn Community Hub (formally Twyn Action Group - TAG), service the people of Twynyrodyn and town ward, supporting them with community services, mother and baby projects, youth and after school provisions, emergency covid-19 response project, and so much more!
CALON LAS – GURNOS
Calon Las Community Hub at Chestnut Way has undergone a £40,000 Welsh Government-funded refurbishment to turn it into a meeting place for community groups - as well as a base for Families First and Flying Start services, Communities for Work Plus employment services and Merthyr Valleys Homes.
It will also host drop-in sessions on subjects such as access to IT, health services, tenancy support and employment services; and outreach services including Dementia Support, Parent’s Support Network, Careers Wales, Citizens Advice, Adult Community Learning, smoking cessation, Dogs Trust, PACT (Police and Communities Together) and advice on Universal Credit and volunteering.
MERTHYR CYNON FOOD BANK
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. Our foodbank is a project supported by local churches, agencies and partners, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area.