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. 

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What We Do


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What We Do


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Awen Community Centres

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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

Awen Cultural Trust is seeking Welsh speaking amateur performers between the ages of 18-25 for their forthcoming new production Gwlad Gwlad. Gwlad Gwlad explores the real stories and personal connections to the Welsh national anthem. Written by playwright Christopher Harris, with music from composer Stacey Blythe, the piece will be directed by Harvey Evans….
Awen Cultural Trust is seeking to recruit an Outdoor Arts Project Manager on a short-term freelance contract to support us with the delivery of a variety of outdoor arts performances and events across Bridgend county borough. Fee: £2,500 for up to 12 days work between May-December (flexible). Reporting to our Creative Wellbeing Manager, you…
Join us for an evening of African dance and spoken word at Our Voice, an informal gathering for sharing and connection. Hosted by Our Voice Network founder Krystal S. Lowe, the evening will be a space to showcase artists and bring people together to connect and discuss their passion for the arts and culture….

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