VCS (Cymru) Limited

VCS (Cymru) Limited

Charity information

VCS (Cymru) Limited

VCS Cymru is an independent social action charity which has been developing ‘grassroots’ community action in and around Cardiff since 1964. We run a community radio station (Radio Cardiff) and a range of supported volunteering helping people furthest removed from the job market. VCS Cymru was incorporated in 1995.

Founded 1995

  • Mission statement

    We exist to enable the most disadvantaged to engage with their communities, facilitating the positive health and well-being of individuals and the places they call home, through community heritage, media and supported volunteering opportunities.

    Throughout our history we have pioneered community initiatives, several of which became part of the fabric of life in Cardiff – including Summer Work Camps for young people, Adventure Playgrounds for children, housing co-operatives, flood aid volunteers, arts associations and community newsletters. In 1968 VCS started the first local Volunteer Bureau to be established in the UK which we ran until 2016. Over the decades we have changed and adapted to meet the needs of our communities and the times.

    Today we operate Radio Cardiff, a community radio station which engages over 120 volunteers and gives a voice to the diverse communities of the city, and we run a portfolio of projects that enable people with disadvantages to engage with their communities, facilitating the positive health and well-being of individuals and the places they call home – through community media, heritage and supported volunteering opportunities.

    From typewriters & newsletters to podcasts & social media, we have been at the heart of the thriving communities in Cardiff for generations, working to encourage, enable and inspire individuals and community spirit.

  • Aims

    VCS (Cymru) Limited aims to:

    • To promote any charitable purpose for the benefit of the community of the Cardiff and the County of South Glamorgan and in particular the advancement of education and the promotion of good health.
    • To promote encourage and assist in the co-operation between voluntary groups, statutory authorities and individuals in service to the community.
    • To foster the ideals of voluntary community service by providing opportunities and guidance.
    • To encourage recruitment into voluntary community service.
  • Overview

    Established: May 1995

    Registered Charity Number: 1066371

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 120

    Phone number: 02921322627

    Address: VCS Community Media Studios, 5 Hayes Buildings, Curran Road, Cardiff, CF10 5DF

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  • Radio Cardiff

    With 25,000 estimated weekly listeners, Radio Cardiff showcases the cultural diversity of ... More