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About Us

Hirwaun YMCA Youth and Community Centre was established in 1943 to provide social, physical and educational opportunities to residents of Hirwaun and the surrounding area. With its headquarters located in the upper Cynon Valley village of Hirwaun, the organisation became a registered charity (No. 250977) in 1967 and has been recognised as a model of good practice for local community action.

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The YMCA operates across the Cynon Valley which has been identified as hosting some of the most deprived communities across Wales. These communities have subsequently been included within the designated Welsh Government’s Anti-Poverty Programmes designated areas (Communities First). The YMCA have been central to the delivery of the Communities First programme in this area and has contributed to a local authorities’ strategic approach across the county.

Past and current governments have recognised the valid contribution that Voluntary Sector / local groups make within their communities in providing facilities and social activities that help in building resilient communities.
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