In August 2019 we joined forces with the Black Sheep youth project (part of ARC Training Company) to refurbish the space on Dunraven Street in Tonypandy and we proudly launched this vital space in October 2022!
The Black Sheep project supports young people to learn skills for work in construction. They’ve put their learning to good use in the Little Shed though renovation and creating a beautiful wooden feature wall as well as talking with designers on how the space should look. Thirty young people from Maes Gwyn and Ferndale Community School have worked on the Little Shed and these amazing young people have all completed Level 1 in Health and Safety in construction, Level 1 in Asbestos Awareness and Level 2 in Manual Handling.
Local contractors and suppliers kindly supported our venture through our Community Benefits programme (‘Giving Back‘) and we would like to thank: Vision Products, Property Building Maintenance Wales Ltd, Flair Electrical Engineering Ltd, Bright Collie, Greenstream Flooring, IVC Flooring, Ministry of Furniture and Arts Factory team.