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.

OUR VALUES

CREATIVE

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

COLLABORATIVE

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

EMPOWERING

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

FAIR

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

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What We Do

THEATRES

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What We Do

CREATIVE WELLBEING

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Libraries

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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.

DONATE NOW!

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

Did you know that many of Awen’s venues are on or are close to the National Cycle Network? The National Cycle Network is a UK-wide network of signed paths and routes for walking, wheeling, cycling and exploring outdoors. The Network contributes to people’s social, physical and environmental wellbeing, and makes vital links between communities….
Join Awen Cultural Trust for the next in our free Community Arts Network events for Bridgend, as we explore the benefits and challenges of using the arts with vulnerable groups. We will be joined by Steve Berry, Corporate Parenting and Participation Officer at Bridgend County Borough Council, who will introduce us to opportunities to…

Partners & Sponsors

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