Some of the Welsh valleys’ most innovative social enterprises are to be recognised for their achievements by a regeneration programme that has helped them to succeed.
A Pontypool church building which has been shared between worshippers, local groups and businesses for the past seven years has become the heart of the community.
A community gardening project set up with the aid of grants is proving so popular that two originally-funded staff posts are now self-sufficient.
A new eco-friendly community centre at the heart of a Merthyr Tydfil village will cater for hundreds of local residents, as well as walkers and cyclists using the popular Taff Trail.
Nine new posts have been created by three Rhondda Cynon Taf social enterprises as the result of awards worth more than £120,000 from a regeneration initiative set up to help communities across the Valleys.