They did it!

We are incredibly proud of our staff, tenants and volunteers who walked massive 21 miles, from Tonypandy to Cardiff on Thursday 20th of July, to raise funds for food donations to help those in need this winter season.

Through your generous support, donations, and sponsorship then we can support even more people this year. A massive well done to our colleagues from Finance, Maintenance, IT, Com Dev, Development and Customer Advice and everyone who helped with our fundraising efforts.

They have raised over £3000, and donations are still coming in! 

We actively support community members and tenants each and every week and now, for the fifth year running we wanted to fundraise to help provide even more food hampers in Winter 2023. In December 2022 we provided 90 food hampers through the money raised by our colleagues who worked hard doing a 24 hour Danceathon. This year, thanks to your generousity we can help even more people in our communities.



We are pleased to have been awarded £9,800 in funding from National Lottery Awards For All Community Fund, to help get tenants involved and more active in their green spaces – sharing gardening skills, growing their own and taking care of our natural environment.

Our Homegrown gardening project started in 2020 during the pandemic and aims to get more people involved in healthy gardening activities and growing their own fruit and vegetables. This recent funding success allows us to expand our partnership with Cambrian Village Trust and offer community gardening session in more communities, which will enable people to get creative with their outdoor spaces, share gardening tips, learn to grow their own and be more active in nature.
We already have several community gardens which are perfect spaces to bring tenants together to plant flowers, trees, vegetables and encourage our local wildlife. So this funding allows us to enhance our offer and further support climate action and better wellbeing through green social and educational activities.
Our Homegrown initiative is part of RHA’s Optimize wider commitment to creating, restoring, our local environment and enhancing nature in the communities in which our tenants live.

Carbon Literacy Success

At RHA Wales we take our commitment to carbon literacy very seriously and we are proud that 100% of our staff have completed Cynnal Cymru / Sustain Wales carbon literacy training which covers how we can work together on climate change, our carbon footprint and how we can all play a vital part in protecting our planet for future generations. 

Our staff now have an awareness of the carbon dioxide costs of their work habits, everyday activities, and individual actions. They better understand how climate change is affecting them geographically and us as an overall housing sector, as well as the measures we need to take to mitigate this.
In 2022 all 73 of our staff completed the training and 50 of those are now accredited as Carbon Literate, all acquiring the knowledge and skills to lower their carbon footprint.
As an employer and a housing provider we have a responsibility to do all we can to reduce our carbon footprint, and in 2023 we aim to become a Carbon Literate Organisation, working towards achieving the Silver Accreditation by supporting the development of a Carbon Literate workforce and continuing to work with the Carbon Literacy Catrefi Cymru Network.
Climate action is important to all of us and is a globally defining challenge of our generation. As a responsible business we believe we need to invest and act to protect our future generations and the damage being caused to our planet.

Best Companies 2022 results announced!

We are very proud to announce our 2022 Best Companies results with our partners, stakeholders, tenants, and colleagues.

We have maintained our 2-star rating which recognises ‘outstanding levels of employee engagement’ and we have improved in the overall rankings which demonstrates that we genuinely value our people and have continued to ensure RHA is a great place to work.

In addition, we successfully achieved the following listings:
NO: 8 in the Top 50 UK Best Housing Associations to work for
NO: 23 in the Top 50 Welsh Companies to work for
 NO: 76 in the Top 100 UK Mid-size Companies to work for

Our Best Companies staff survey donations have raised a total of £300 for a local Foodbank, which we are proud of.



Our new Be Active programme has officially launched and will help our communities increase well-being, combat social isolation and help both mental and physical health through offering a wide range of activities and support.



The programme is led by Interlink RCT and sees us working in partnership with Ynysbwl Regeneration Partnership, Spectacle Theatre, Active Nutrition, Cambrian Village Trust, Volunteering Matters and Welcome To Our Woods.

In 2019 we were delighted to have received funding from the Welsh Government, Sport Wales and Public Health Wales to deliver the first phase of the £5.4m Healthy and Active Fund (HAF) with our valued partners in RCT.  The HAF programme aims to improve mental and physical health & increase active lifestyles across Wales.  This vital funding has been awarded to organisations who actively promote and enable healthy activities and we are delighted to be included.

We have a dedicated Health & Wellbeing officer who organises a wide range of activities for all abilities. There will be activity taster sessions, health and wellbeing courses plus volunteering and upskilling opportunities.



The project is open to:
  • Children and young people
  • People with a disability or long-term illness
  • People who aren’t working or socially isolated
  • Older people and those around the age of retirement


At the launch of the project’s funding, Lord Elis-Thomas, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism said:

“When we launched the Healthy & Active Fund last July it was with the message that the benefits to our mental and physical health of healthy and active lifestyles are clear. These projects show new, innovative approaches to supporting people of all ages and backgrounds.”

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