We are vibrant, independent, influencing and enterprising.
Our staff, volunteers and Trustees want to provide opportunities to help our community learn and flourish. Helping improve your quality of life, alleviating hardship and promoting inclusion. We are a listening organisation, managed by local people, learning from what you tell us you need to make your community a better place to live in.
What does South Riverside Community Development Centre Do?
Set up in the mid -1970s and registered as a charity in 1978, SRCDC bought its premises at Brunel Street in Riverside, Cardiff in 1987 and subsequently renovated the building. It took over the management of the nearby Wyndham Street Centre from Cardiff Council in 2005 with a focus on older people’s provision and the Riverside Warehouse running services for young people in 2007. It has also undertaken considerable improvement and renovation to both these premises. The charity’s area of benefit comprises the electoral wards of Riverside, Grangetown, and Canton. It registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee in 2000.
Our focus is has always been around tackling poverty and promoting and supporting education and learning in our communities. Our current direct provision currently includes:
A community hub: A venue for community groups with over 40 different community groups using our buildings on a regular basis.
Youth and young people: Open access Youth Club 3 nights a week. After school club for 8-11year olds (starts Jan 18), Mother and Toddlers twice weekly, the first Home Office childcare support service in the UK.
Education: English language teaching, IT for beginners; two homework clubs.
Employment and Training: We host the Cardiff Into work service see post
Health and Wellbeing: Women’s exercise classes. Cooking for families project (with Health Board)
Research: Cardiff University research (WISERD) into poverty and the arts (Productive Margins) a project based both at the Gurnos estate in Merthyr and here at South Riverside; we are hosting PHD students as part of the University’s Civic Mission. They are providing a rich source of research data into our local community’s needs.
Arts and Culture: We have always hosted projects and events with Theatre Iolo, Techniquest, and Cardiff Museum service (Fusion project).Specifically trying to involve those who don’t traditionally engage with the arts or these institutions. We currently host the Women’s Film club.