Sylfaen Cymunedol Ltd is a community development project situated in North West Wales, with its head office located in Caernarfon. It was registered with Companies House, Cardiff, Wales as a limited company (company reg no 4186327). The companies registered charity number is 1114249.
Currently the company undertakes work across the whole of Wales, and can offer their service further afield.
The aim of the project is to support the development of communities, workers and agencies through training and support. This in turn works towards reducing poverty and promoting equal opportunities through environmental, economic and social activities
For the past 5 years Sylfaen Cymunedol has been working hands-on with communities throughout North Wales. This work was developed through informal and formal training and support which succeeded in getting individuals accredited by the Open College Network.
Sylfaen offers training to national and regional agencies throughout Wales. Sylfaen has worked for a number of agencies including: Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), YMCA, Welsh Development Agency (WDA), Community First Support Network (CFSN) and the Welsh Language Board. The training is based on the experience of undertaking work 'face to face' in the communities. This has ensured that they work in training on a national level, and the emphasis on community development theories, is based on current practice.
Locally Sylfaen has developed the 'Climbing the Walls' scheme. The scheme stems from the 'Developing Confidence' course in Dyffryn Nantlle and has resulted in this 5 year project which encourages groups of women to participate in outdoor activities. The scheme is managed by a full time coordinator and gives a group of 5 women the opportunity to work voluntarily on a part time basis.
Sylfaen Cymundeol is managed by a board of directors, and has two full time community support workers, part-time administrators and a number of session workers.
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