Time for Change is an initiative run by Trivallis, where volunteers give up their time and skills to make real changes to the lives of people across our communities.
Cambrian Village Trust
Back in the summer our #TrivallisTimeForChange volunteering initiative saw colleagues and partner organisations help to transform the Cambrian Village Trust football grounds.
Thanks to those who gave their time and skills or donated materials.
Penrhys Primary School
Over 80 volunteers helped to transform the outdoor spaces of Penrhys Primary School as part of an initiative to improve communities across Rhondda Cynon Taff.
Work to the school included planting to create an enchanted garden, painting of benches and games in the yard and weeding of the car park to improve space and improve safety and access for cars.
Ferndale Community School
The school recently lost its 6th form building and ‘nurture centre’, a space where children who lack confidence or struggle with day to day school life get support. We carried out a Time For Change programme to renovate another space within the school to act as their nurture centre. This involved landscaping, creating new rooms and painting. We enlisted the help of pupils with an interest in painting and decorating and children who regularly used the former nurture building to help instil a sense of pride in the new space.
Our partnership also involved pupils being supported with training on delivering presentations and mock interviews. We invited students from the school into our offices to experience the world of work and ask staff questions about their roles and the career opportunities the sector offers.
Over 50 volunteers took part in a ‘Time for Change’ Day at AFC Porth, giving the clubhouse and grounds a re-vamp.
We chose Dinas because we wanted to show the people in the community just how grateful we are for their support as we work to redevelop Appletree Avenue.
Works carried out at AFC Porth included fitting a new kitchen and new flooring in the clubhouse and cleaning and painting the areas around the pitch.
Dan Murphy Centre
Trivallis’ regeneration team and a number of volunteers took on the project of completely transforming the Dan Murphy Day Centre in Tonypandy. The centre is now occupied by Autism Life Centres who offer young adults the opportunity to learn the skills they need to be able to live independently.
Fernhill Community Centre
Volunteers from Trivallis and partner organisations came together to refurbish the Fernhill Community Centre and put it back into use for those who live in the area.
Children from the local primary school helped with planting in the outdoor spaces and the whole centre got a fresh lick of paint.
Ysgol Ty Coch
Ysgol Ty Coch is a school for children with severe learning difficulties and those with autistic spectrum disorders.
Over 160 volunteers from Trivallis and partner organisations such as principle contractor LCB Construction, GE Aviation, and Welsh Government joined teachers, parents and pupils from the school to transform a disused former caretaker’s house on site at the school into a “Family Hub”.
Trivallis was recognised as the best of the best for its ‘Volunteering Impact in Wales’ at the Responsible Business Awards 2018
Business in the Community Cymru Director, Matt Appleby, said: “The Wales Responsible Business Awards are a celebration of incredible dedication by companies across Wales. We are united in a belief that business can improve lives and create a healthier society – and our winners, who fill us with optimism for the future, are exemplars of responsible business.
“Congratulations, Trivallis, on your committed responsible business practice – and for being the best of the best.”