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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Bryngarw House and Country Park

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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

Over the past couple of years, Awen has worked in partnership with the Bridgend Carers Centre and the Kitsch n Sync Collective to give carers across the county borough surprise performances on their doorsteps. The Kitsch n Sync Collective is a Cardiff-based theatre company whose performers fuse different dance genres, characters and props together,…
A fundraising appeal, launched by registered charity Awen Cultural Trust to restore a ‘long-lost’ painting by the highly esteemed Christopher Williams to its former glory, has been achieved thanks to the community of Maesteg and its Town Council. Generous donations made by local individuals and Maesteg Town Council mean that the painting can now…
At B-Leaf and Wood-B, we work hard to ensure our trainees feel part of a team and benefit from a strong sense of belonging. We are therefore so grateful to Pobl Trust for funding new work wear for our trainees. With their generous grant we will be purchasing sweatshirts, sweatshirts and high visibility jackets…

Partners & Sponsors

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