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Creating opportunities through culture programme

Cadw and Girlguiding Cymru

The Castell Cariad Challenge is a new initiative from Girlguiding Cymru and Cadw, which aims to encourage girls and volunteers to explore castles and other historic sites in Wales as well as a range of fun history activities.

Girls who complete the challenge can receive a certificate and a badge.

The Castell Cariad Challenge is a great way for girls of all ages to learn about the history of Wales, have fun, and make new friends. It is also a great way to encourage girls to get outdoors and explore their local area.

Find out more by visiting the Girlguiding Cymru website to get involved: Girlguiding Cymru / Castell Cariad Challenge

Find out about free educational visits to Cadw castles: Educational visits


Cadw is one of the key partners supporting the Welsh Government’s Fusion: Creating opportunities through culture programme alongside Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales and Arts Council of Wales.

Culture and heritage can have a huge impact on people’s lives. The Fusion programme contributes to the goals outlined in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act particularly the ‘a Wales of cohesive communities’ and ‘a Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language’ goals.

View Fusion web pages for an overview of the current programme and the recent achievements, delivered by the Fusion coordinators — supported by a variety of local and national partners.

For further information on Fusion, or to get involved in the Programme, contact:

Cardiff — Museum of Cardiff
0300 111 2 333

Carmarthenshire County Council
Suzanne Samuel
Tel: 01554 742662 Ext: 5462 / Mob: 07789 874 758

Conwy — Conwy County Council    
Shirley Williams 
01492 574628

Gwynedd — Gwynedd Council
Gwynedd - Gwynedd Council (the coordinators share the post part-time)
Chloe Jane Ward 
Helen Marie Walker

Newport — Newport City Council
Emma Newrick 
Culture and Heritage Team Manager

Neath Port Talbot — Tai Tarian
Janet Weaver
01639 505922

Torfaen and Caerphilly County Borough
Torfaen and Caerphilly — County Borough Council of Torfaen & County Borough Council of Caerphilly
Janine Reed

Swansea — Swansea Council
Dean Kelly

Tempo time credits in Wales

Cadw is a partner supporting the Welsh Government funded Tempo All Wales programme.

We enable free access to our heritage sites to Tempo credit holders Timebanking Scheme Visits | Cadw ( and work with Tempo to widen the network of opportunities.

The Tempo All Wales programme is building a nationwide ‘Time Credit’ community, designed to encourage, recognise, and reward volunteering across the country. It seeks to tackle impacts of poverty on communities and mobilise local social action through volunteering and support areas to achieve their local well-being goals; which includes encouraging sustainable behaviour and efficient use of resources.

As a result of this project, it is hoped that Welsh communities will benefit from infrastructure that supports better connected communities through cohesion and support, as well as a more equal and healthier Wales.

Over the past two years over 560 community groups have joined the Tempo Time Credit network across Wales enabling 4,222+ volunteers to be recognised with over 50,000 Tempo Time Credits.

For further information on Tempo, or to get involved in the Programme, contact one of the Tempo Regional Coordinators:

  • Morgan Slate

Community & Partnership Manager – responsible for earn group recruitment, training and onboarding.

  • Amy Cole

Community & partnership Manager – South & Mid Wales – responsible for earn group management, capacity building and support.

  • Emily Evans

Community & partnership Manager – West & North Wales - responsible for earn group management, capacity building and support.

  • Jacob Mackenzie

Recognition Partner Associate – Development of an ‘All Wales Recognition Partner Network’.

  • Main Office


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