Evolving Communities

We can support you to explore new ways of delivering services, facilities and activities that benefit your community.


Communities are evolving everyday and so are their needs! We can support you to understand what your community needs and trial new ways meeting of the local demands with innovative solutions to everyday issues. 


Evolving Communities


Please get in touch to discuss your ideas!


Here are some of the projects we are supporting under this theme


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Growing Community Spirit

CRC have piloted a project to help communities in the rural Vale to share their experiences and learn from each other to enable communities to strengthen and rebuild community spirit.


Growing Community Spirit

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Parent and Child Activities Together

CRC have piloted a series of Parent and Children Activities Together in the targeted communities of St Athan, Wenvoe, Rhoose and Ystradowen where the needs have been identified through the community mapping pilot.  The pilot targeted school aged children (aged 4 to 18 years) with their parents / grandparents / carers.  The pilot involved piloting activities to run with parents and children together or run side by side.  The activities took place in community venues / centres.


Parent and Child Activities Together 


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Making Sense of Well Being

Newydd Housing Association in partnership with Public Health Wales and Vale University Health Board received funding to pilot a range of well being activities in the rural Vale.  The activities included a holistic girls only fun fitness sessions, buggy fit, Fitbit Challenge with students at Llantwit Major Secondary School and Get Cooking Classes with parents and children as well as a wrap around service providing digital and employability skills.  The pilot is targeting the communities of St Athan, Llanmaes and Llantwit Major where they have housing stock.


Final Project Report


Creating Havoc with Health

Cardiff & Vale Action for Mental Health in partnership with Sefyll & Nexus, have received funding to work with people with mental health issues and their careers in the rural Val, a traditionally hard to reach group.  A range of activities will be facilitated including art, drama, creative writing, photography and craft workshops.  This will provide an opportunity to start conversations about their mental health and their support needs as well as providing feedback to inform future delivery of mental health services in the rural Vale.

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Community Mapping

We researched and pilotied different ways to map the services and assets in communities, as well as assessing the needs of the community and gaps in their current service provisions. This helped communities to identify which non statutory services they might choose to develop.


Community Mapping Pilot