Monthly Archives: January 2016


Women’s Storytelling Event

Wednesday 3rd February, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Wyndham St Centre

  • Free event with refreshments
  • Improve your English and your confidence!
  • All women welcome – just come along on the day!

Part of National Storytelling Week

Art 2 Start

Art 2 Start
BRG Communities First

Come and  explore therapeutic expression through art, drawing, painting and  arts & crafts.

Wednesdays 10am-1pm
Grangetown Hub/Library
Havelock Place
CF11 6PA


Please Contact:
Lucy Chandler
Health Development Worker
Tel: 07969 066093


FAN News

Pat Chown Award of £1000 Presented to FAN Group Today at the Buzz By John Chown

 The Fan group has been a chosen charity to receive that award. The  YMCA mental health project was a winner to receive the award and they have nominated the FAN charity, with whom they work with at their Design for Life Project.  The winner of the Pat Chown award passes on the ‘blessing’ of a financial prize to a charity of their choice – they chose Fan!


Fourteen years ago, Community Housing Cymru set up an Award scheme to recognise housing innovation in memory of a special person – Pat Chown. Pat gave a big part of her life to helping others and spent much of her working life in helping to meet people’s housing needs in Wales.

As a way of remembering Pat, her contribution to housing and her constant search for better ways of doing things, Community Housing Cymru invited entries for the Capturing Creativity Award.

The Award’s aim is to recognise innovation and creativity:

  • New ways of responding to day-to-day issues or dealing with common problems.
  • More effective or easier ways of tackling long-standing issues.
  • Creative ways of responding to the housing and related needs of the communities with which housing associations work.

Fan brings people together from around the corner and around the world in weekly, friendly conversation groups and is very grateful for the support in Butetown and Grangetown from BRG Communities First.

Courses for ESOL Students

Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) are running a number of taster sessions for ESOL students in various industries – if there is enough interest shown CAVC will run one year courses in the area.

Construction and Plumbing

Business Administration

Health and Social Care/Child Care L1

Hair and Customer Services

Aircraft Engineering

Health and Social Care/Child Care L2

Public Services

Hospitality and Catering