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Caring cleaning service supports vulnerable with compassion

Posted 4 August 2015 Written by
Elderly and other vulnerable people in Bridgend county borough are being helped to remain living in their own homes by a ‘compassionate’ cleaning and gardening business which also acts as a social service.

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Caerphilly pupils to get buzz from bee conservation lessons

Posted 30 July 2015 Written by
Caerphilly children are set to grow up with a detailed knowledge of the importance of bees to the environment, thanks to a pioneering initiative to take bee education into every primary school.

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CoStars play leading role in turning Cwmbran community around

Posted 29 July 2015 Written by
A Cwmbran social enterprise is at the heart of a project revitalising the lives of thousands of people living in one of the new town’s biggest communities.

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Llantarnam Grange to consolidate position as regional centre for arts

Posted 23 July 2015 Written by
A Cwmbran charity is poised to cement its position as a regional centre for contemporary arts in South East Wales following refurbishments worth £100,000.

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Interest in credit union helps it soar to all-time high

Posted 16 July 2015 Written by

A Valleys credit union which began with just three volunteers is now an employer of 10 people with more than 4,500 members and savings of more than £1.1m.

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Wheels 2 Work helping young Bridgend people on the road to employment

Posted 24 June 2015 Written by
Young unemployed Bridgend people hampered in their search for work or training due to a lack of transport are being given a leg-up from a motor scooter hire scheme.

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Able Radio signals success with move to bigger premises

Posted 21 May 2015 Written by
A Pontypool radio station set up nine years ago by volunteers wanting to help disabled and disadvantaged people is celebrating its growth by moving into bigger premises.

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Adventure centre’s latest additions boost plans to become major UK player

Posted 18 May 2015 Written by
A Merthyr Tydfil adventure centre is taking another step towards its aim of becoming a major UK activity break destination with the unveiling of new facilities worth over £175,000.

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Comfy seating helps boost cinema’s growth projections

Posted 5 May 2015 Written by
A loss-making cinema that was on the verge of closure two years ago is enjoying unprecedented success in the hands of the community group set up to save it.

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Ethical Caerphilly cleaning firm branches out into garden maintenance

Posted 30 April 2015 Written by
A Caerphilly cleaning company which trains unemployed and hard to reach people, along with international foreign exchange students, is celebrating its rapid growth by branching out into garden maintenance.

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Merthyr Tydfil think tank aims to help combat poverty – and stereotyping of town

Posted 28 April 2015 Written by
Wales’s leading social justice think tank is planning to expand with the dual aim of helping reduce poverty across the country while challenging the ‘negative image’ of Merthyr Tydfil.

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Valleys Guardian statue a major attraction – for cruise ship visitors

Posted 21 April 2015 Written by
A Valleys tourist attraction is set to see an influx of new visitors over the coming year – of passengers disembarking from cruise ships.

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Merthyr Tydfil’s oldest cricket club aims to maintain all-rounder role

Posted 20 April 2015 Written by
One of Merthyr Tydfil’s oldest sports clubs is taking steps to ensure it continues to offer local residents a wealth of recreational and social activities.

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Merthyr Tydfil could become trampoline ‘bounce park’ venue

Posted 15 April 2015 Written by
Merthyr Tydfil could become the home of one of Wales’s first indoor ‘bounce parks’, with inter-connected trampolines allowing people to bounce off the walls.

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Market for Shakes & Cakes helps create local jobs

Posted 2 April 2015 Written by
Adults with learning disabilities are being helped find jobs and develop their skills and self-confidence by a project also giving Torfaen shoppers healthy snacking options.

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Fifteen new jobs created by Merthyr Tydfil social enterprises

Posted 1 April 2015 Written by
Two Merthyr Tydfil social enterprises have created 15 jobs and safeguarded four as a result of receiving grant awards worth almost £80,000.

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Pioneering projects awarded for helping Wales lead the way

Posted 30 March 2015 Written by
Community businesses helping make life better for people in Wales and beyond have been recognised for their groundbreaking work at a national awards presentation.

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Transformational projects shortlisted for Welsh awards

Posted 19 March 2015 Written by
Innovative projects and people that have transformed life for communities across South Wales have been shortlisted in a new national awards scheme.

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Zipline Creative plays leading role in EPIC Awards

Posted 3 March 2015 Written by
An award-winning Caerphilly film production company is sharing its success with other local businesses by supporting an awards scheme rewarding social enterprises from across the county and further afield.

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Cycle recycling enterprise helping young people step up a gear

Posted 25 February 2015 Written by

Young people are gaining qualifications and scrapped bicycles being given a new lease of life by a Pontypool-based initiative aimed at improving both the health and finances of local residents.

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Popular Pontypool gym is Fighting Fit to burst!

Posted 19 February 2015 Written by
A Pontypool community gym is bursting at the seams after seeing its membership almost double in less than two years.

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Nothing random about Cwmbran project’s success

Posted 3 February 2015 Written by
A Torfaen social enterprise launched under a year ago to help disadvantaged young people gain employment skills has quickly become an community hub offering education, training, qualifications and outreach and work experience.

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Tepees and bees at the Senedd

Posted 29 January 2015 Written by
A tepee and a virtual hive will be on display when some of the country’s most innovative social enterprises help launch the EPIC (Enterprising People in Communities) at the National Assembly for Wales’s Senedd building.

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£50k award helps drive for Merthyr Tydfil bowls centre of excellence

Posted 28 January 2015 Written by
An award of almost £50,000 is helping a drive to create an indoor bowls centre of excellence in Merthyr Tydfil.

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National businesses throw their weight behind SE Wales awards

Posted 27 January 2015 Written by
Two national businesses responsible for giving a helping hand to Welsh social enterprises are also backing a new awards scheme recognising some of the most successful ones.

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