Communities First in Holyhead
What is Môn CF?
Following the re-organisation of the Communities First (CF) programme by the Welsh Government in 2012 the former CF partnerships on the Isle of Anglesey merged into one large organization – Môn Communities First (CF) This new organization provides a range of support services and activities for the electoral wards of Kingsland, Morawelon, London Road, Porth-y-Felin, Maes Hyfryd and Town in Holyhead as well as Tudur Ward in Llangefni. Môn CF is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, and we have a Board of Trustee Directors. They are all unpaid and give their time to ensure we operate with the highest possible principles of openness and fairness. Our main source of funding is via the Welsh Government's Communities First programme but we also access other funds via a range of organizations both public and private. We also assist other bodies with applications for funding. The Communities First ethos is all about providing help and support for members of our community and our focus is on developing an environment which is Prosperous, Healthy and promotes Learning opportunities.
We have two main bases:
63 Market Street Holyhead &
8 High Street, Llangefni
In addition, we have a new Community Vocational Academy which has recently opened at Unit 9a Penrhos Industrial Estate,
Holyhead. Our staff are here to help you and we are always eager to support individuals and groups so, if you would like advice or support, or are looking to give your time as a volunteer to support our work, please get in touch.
Holyhead now has three active local community partnerships thanks to the Welsh Assembly Government's 'Communities First' programme. They are all established, non-profit making limited companies and between them employ over twenty staff working on a wide range of community regeneration activities. Four out of the six Communities First designated wards on Anglesey are located in Holyhead. A co-ordinator is employed by Anglesey County Council for Communities First, and is based at Holyhead Town Hall Plas Cybi Partnership Ltd
Morawelon and London Road Community Partnership Ltd (MORLO) - This partnership covers two wards on the east side of Holyhead, and have six members of staff. Morlo are based at the Gwelfor Community Centre in Morawelon. This was the first communities first partnership in Holyhead. Examples of the many projects by Morlo include a new Community Centre Community at the former Tile Centre, London Road, aCreche, and the Community Apprenticeship scheme. For more information please Tel: 01407 765119
Porthyfelin Community Partnership Ltd - This partnership covers the ward of Porthyfelin on the north side of Holyhead, which includes the Waterside and Newry areas. Three staff are employed and are based at the Holyhead Town Hall in Newry Street. Examples of their projects include an outdoor activities training project a community audit, and an environmental strategy. For more information please Tel. 01407 764222 or visit them at www.porthyfelin.com