Making People's Lives Better

Improving wellbeing by providing opportunities for people and communities to experience, enjoy and be inspired together by culture.

About Us

Welcome To Awen

Awen Cultural Trust was established in 2015 as a charitable organisation with objectives to enhance cultural opportunities in Bridgend and the wider region.

Our purpose is to Make People’s Lives Better by providing space and opportunity for people to enjoy vibrant cultural experiences that inspire and enhance their sense of wellbeing.



Exploring fresh, creative ways to continually improve its operation, championing innovation and responding to the changing world.


Developing positive relationships internally and externally with colleagues, stakeholders and partners.


Empowering people to achieve their potential and make good things happen.


Striving to be fair in all its dealings, respecting one another and the community. 

Theatres - grand pavilion porthcawl

What We Do


Awen Warm Welcome | Croeso Cynnes

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Library 2

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Bryngarw House and Country Park

B-Leaf and Wood-B

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B-Leaf and Wood-B

Awen Community Centres

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Community Centres

Our Impact

Our objectives focus on the impact and outcomes within five key areas:

  • Prevention, wellbeing and inclusion;
  • Equalities;
  • Better life chances, learning and
    promoting independence;
  • Ageing well;
  • Place and economy.

We are proud of our steadfast focus on improving experiences and outcomes for our beneficiaries, while continuing to develop robust governance arrangements.


Thank you for supporting our charity and our work to people’s lives better.

Your donation, however large or small, will make a big difference to your local community.

Working together, we can make an even greater social impact.

Diolch yn fawr.

Our Stories

Christmas trees from the award-winning Gower Fresh Christmas Trees have arrived at B-Leaf ready to go on sale from Saturday 26 November. This year’s trees are the Fraser Fir variety and prices range from £22.50 up to £46. Poinsettia will also be available to buy for £5.50. Profits from these sales are reinvested into…
Panto audiences at Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl can look forward to a giant adventure this festive season with fun-filled family pantomime Jack and The Beanstalk from 16th December to 8th January. Much-loved panto legends Kyle Tovey and Vern Griffiths return to lead the cast which includes Samantha Spragg, Ellena Louise Thompson, Harry Lynn, Darcy…
At B-Leaf and Wood-B we offer hands-on, work-based learning opportunities in horticulture, grounds maintenance and carpentry. Our trainees are supported by a team of dedicated and experienced staff who help them to develop new skills at their own pace, make new friends and feel part of a community, and lead more independent and fulfilled…

Partners & Sponsors

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