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

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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

To support local communities through the cost of living crisis, we are expanding our range of free activities, events and hot refreshments this winter with a programme of Warm Welcome cinema screenings at the Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl.  All screenings are relaxed – ideal for anyone who would prefer a less formal cinema experience….
At Awen, we are committed to operating in a responsible and sustainable way. We have joined a growing community of forward-thinking organisations who are helping Wales transition to a low carbon future by signing the Green Growth Pledge. By January 2024 we will: Increase the proportion of suppliers that are based in South Wales;…
Awen Cultural Trust, the registered charity which provides opportunities for people and communities across South Wales to experience, enjoy and be inspired by culture, has appointed Ava Plowright as its new Chair of Trustees. Ava takes over the role from Alan Morgan, who is stepping down as Chair after seven years but remaining as…

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