In December 2022 CDT achieved Investing in Volunteers accreditation, following 2 years work and interviews with staff, volunteers and trustees. This is a great achievement for a small charity like ours, and gives confidence to volunteers and funders alike.
Cornelly Development Trust is a community based, regeneration organisation, working in a village where livelihoods had been dependent upon traditional patterns of industrial employment; a village that has faced and continues to endure major change. CADDT was created in 2005 by local people as a way of responding to social and economic deprivation within the area, and those issues are still as relevant today.
The organisation is registered as a company limited by guarantee 05505171 and a registered charity 1158680
The Trust helps local residents access training, volunteering, work experience and employment opportunities as well as offering
other social, environmental, cultural and economic activities. Originally based in Heol Llan, then at the Yellow Building in Gibbons Way,
and now in its new home at 45/47 Heol Fach, we have been an integral part of the village since 2005 but since a lot of our work
is done in a confidential and sensitive manner, many people still don’t know who we are or what we do.
We work in partnership with statutory bodies such as Welsh Government, Bridgend County Borough Council, Cornelly Community Council,
South Wales Police, DWP, Valleys 2 Coast etc... and with other third sector organisations and community groups across Bridgend,
as well as the wider public and private businesses.
Training Volunteering Work Experience Employability Support
Craft Groups Confidence building Health & Wellbeing Groups Community Bus Trips
Community Events Social Activities Community Repaint Scheme Community Shop
The Pantry Printing, Copying and Photos Business Printing Services
Upcycling "Bring It Don't Fling It" (Cornelly Repair Cafe) Signposting, Information and Advice
LGBTQ+ Safe Space Green Gym
And so much more........
Cornelly Development Trust receives no government or local authority funding, so we generate our own income through trading and fundraising. The money raised is used to fund our operational costs and any surplus is then reinvested in community events or allows us to offer low cost or "no cost" activities. So your support is really appreciated!