“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life in what we give."

"Volunteering is at the very core of being a human, no one has made it through life without somebody else's help!"

"Volunteers aren't paid,
not because they are worthless,
but because they are priceless!"

"I see volunteering as not working for experience. You can't put a price on that. Something everyone should try."


Welcome to Arts Factory

Humbly situated at the heart of disadvantaged communities, in Ferndale at the top of the Rhondda Valleys, is our independent development trust. Through a range of community building initiatives and projects, the trust creates life-changing opportunities for extraordinary individuals who feel written-off by society.

It is a deep-rooted organisation that we, and our many volunteers, have worked hard to build. Many of the people we work with have nowhere else to turn and are likely to need our support throughout their lifetime; so we will continue to strive and thrive to be here for all individuals to depend on, for as long as they need it.

The driving force behind it all, is our deeply founded belief that nobody should ever feel written off – ever – because we believe:



What we do
graphic design
Graphic Design
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Factory Books
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Room Rental
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“Working as a volunteer at Arts Factory has helped to make a great difference to my life it’s increased my confidence, I’ve learned new skills and improved my work experience. The other volunteers are fun to work with and the atmosphere is enjoyable. I started with little experience of working in an office but now have gained considerable experience. I have also become a director of the company. I have a lot to thank Arts Factory for and would recommend volunteering here to anybody. I have now gained full time employment at Dominos as a delivery driver”

Barry T
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