Who we work with

Keep Wales Tidy

Above all else, we’re about making Wales a better place to live. Our goal is to create an environment that’s enjoyed by all – where everyone shares responsibility and everyone takes advantage of the world that’s on their doorstep. We work within 3 main areas which are Education, supporting Local Government, and Community Action. We support volunteer groups, who restore and tidy open spaces in their communities. Local officers around Wales lend their expertise, making sure groups have the right equipment, knowledge and skills. When a space is maintained and used by the community, the risk of anti-social behaviour is reduced.

  02920 256 767

Play Wales

Play Wales is the national charity for children’s play. We are an independent charity funded by the Welsh Government – our area of charitable remit is Wales.
We work to raise awareness of children and young people’s need and right to play and to promote good practice at every level of decision making and in every place where children might play.

We provide advice and guidance to support all those who have an interest in, or responsibility for providing for children’s play so that one day Wales will be a place where we recognise and provide well for every child’s play needs.

  02920 486 050

Social Farms

Tyfu Fyny

Tyfu Fyny translates as ‘Growing Up’ because it builds on our previous work through the Tyfu Pobl programme. Click on the following link for more details: Tyfu Fyny Programme for Wales. This new project (which is funded through Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union) means FCFCG will remain at the centre of community growing activity in Wales, supporting and advising both existing and emerging community growing projects, as well as helping share knowledge and skills. We support a variety of community growing models including: community farms/gardens/orchards, allotments, community supported agriculture and community-managed market gardens.

CLAS Cymru

FCFCG manages the Community Land Advisory Service in Wales (CLAS Cymru), which aims to help community growing groups, landowners – plus others involved in land access – to work together to make more land available for community growing. This five-year project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, provides specialist support and advice to hundreds of community growing projects and landowners, helping thousands of people to get growing.

Growing Together

Growing Together (Wales) is part of a UK wide partnership initiative of community and environmental sector organisations which unlocks income, land and skills for community growing groups to help them become more financially self-sustaining and less dependent on grant funding. Growing Together also runs a campaign called ‘Local Heroes’ which inspires people and businesses to support their local groups.


Wild Spirit

Wild Spirit Bushcraft has been teaching bushcraft at our site in Merthyr Mawr since 2007. Our lead instructor Sasha Ufnowska has been teaching for us since 2009. She is a qualified Bushcraft Practitioner and Forest Schools leader. Since starting out as a conservation volunteer leader and a life time of playing in the woods her skills range from woodlore and woodland survival, wild food and beach foraging to green woodwork and willow weaving, she is also a chainsaw carver and has completed many commissions in and around the Bridgend area.

Sasha has an enhanced DBS Check, is a member of The Institute of Outdoor Learning and a Trustee for Forest School Wales.


Cornelly and District Development Trust: Inspiring People and Improving Places

Every day of the week CADDT brings people together, promoting community cohesion, improving personal wellbeing and enhancing employment prospects through training, volunteering and work placements.


Groundwork Wales

Changing places, changing lives – one green step at a time. Big global issues – the economy, the environment – have a big local impact. We work across the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face.

Groundwork helps communities across Wales create better neighbourhoods, build skills and job prospects and to live and work in a greener way.

We work towards a vision – of a society of sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individuals and enterprise prosper.


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