Funding Partners

We rely on the support of Government, Local Authority, European, Arts Council of Wales grants and major Trusts to sustain our level of provision. Read more…

Business Supporters:

We have developed relationships with local, national and international businesses and work with them in mutually beneficial partnerships. Read more…

Help Us:

We have a growing group of intrepid fundraisers and generous regular donors who support our work. Could you join them? Read more…

Main Office:
Valleys Kids
1 Cross Street
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF40 1LDTel:  01443 420870
Fax: 01443 420877
Email: Friends@Valleys
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Our History

The Times They Are a-Changin’ – Valleys Kids’ Succession Plan

January 21st, 2021

The Future Valleys Kids is determined to make sure that this significant change is accomplished successfully. We have been working hard to plan for a new senior management structure and for the process of transition. A new CEO post has been created. In our opinion, it provides a rare opportunity for somebody who can help […]

The Magic of Play

December 23rd, 2020

2020 was an extraordinary year. No one has been left untouched and some have had their lives turned upside-down. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our communities. Thanks to their donations, Trust support and emergency COVID response grants, Valleys Kids has supported thousands of people over the year and we are still doing […]

GoPoolit to Support Valleys Kids

December 15th, 2020

A new social media platform, GoPoolit, has just launched! We are one of the first charities to be on the social network, and we want you to join us. Imagine if every ‘Like’ you’ve ever received on your social networks was a 10 pence donation to Valleys Kids ? It’s a simple concept: sign up […]

Puddle Jump Webinar: Therapeutic Storytelling with Families. Thursday 26th November 2020

November 19th, 2020

            Click Here to Register. This webinar is for everyone with an interest in supporting children and families through the therapeutic power of storytelling. Whether you are an arts practitioner, health professional, teacher, parent or you are simply interested in supporting the well being of children and families, this webinar […]

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Giving a lifeline to individuals and families

A warm welcome to our new Chief Executive

Valleys Kids is undergoing a major transition process. After four decades of pioneering innovation, establishing Valleys Kids as a remarkable charity that has changed the lives of thousands of individuals in ex-mining communities in the South Wales Valleys, founding members, Richard Morgan MBE, Funding Director and Margaret Jervis MBE DL, Operational Director are handing the community regeneration baton to a new Chief Executive Officer.  Following a rigorous selection process, the Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Elise Stewart as the new CEO.

Elise joined Valleys Kids ten years ago. Under her leadership, Valleys Creative and The Factory in Porth have become key elements taking forward Valleys Kids’ social enterprise initiatives. Her first task will be to steer the recruitment of a new senior management team. Click here for information on new roles of Director of Programmes and Director of Business & Finance available on Charity Job.

She is very much looking forward to her new role:

“I am delighted to be new Chief Executive Officer of Valleys Kids; it is both an honour and a privilege. Richard and Margaret have big shoes to fill and the challenges ahead are mighty at this time, as we move out of the pandemic.  I know I have a fabulous team behind me in the organisation within the community, volunteers, staff and Board as well as the founding Ambassadors.  It’s an exciting time with lots of opportunities to grasp”.

Valleys Kids are fortunate to have the support of The Waterloo Foundation, who will be supporting the CEO post for the next 3 years. TWF Trustees commented:

“We are very pleased to be associated with this next phase in Valleys Kids’ development, which will build upon the strong foundations and commitment demonstrated over the last 40 years under the leadership of founders, Richard and Margaret. We greatly value the work they do and send our very best wishes to Elise, the team at Valleys Kids, Trustees and volunteers, as they continue to strive to support and inspire the people they work with and to secure the future of the essential work of Valleys Kids for many, many years to come.”



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