Merthyr Tydfil Community Trust


History of the Trust

The Trust began life in 1937 as the Merthyr Tydfil Educational Settlement, at a centre called Gwaunfarren House. It was one of several settlements which provided education and welfare services to people during the depression of the 1930s.

The settlement ran for four years until Gwaunfarren house was requisitioned as a maternity hospital during the Second World War

The ownership of the building was transferred to the Ministry of Health in 1948 and it was agreed to use the proceeds of the sale for charitable purposes.

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Funding Recently Awarded

In April 2024, The Trust awarded small grants to 11 local organisations. The recipients were 4Tom, St David’s Baby Bank, Aberfan Junior Wado Kai Karate Club, Cyfarthfa Gardening Club, Family Foxes…

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