ACE aims to create vibrant, equal and resilient communities for all.
ACE - Action in Caerau and Ely provides holistic support and vital services with and for the communities of Caerau and Ely in West Cardiff.
Our community development organisation sits right at the heart of one of Wales' most disadvantaged but underestimated communities. Local people are active throughout the organisation as staff, trustees, members, volunteers and participants. We use our knowledge of our community and our friendships with each other to identify and nurture forgotten skills and assets, using these to build a better future for ourselves, our families and our neighbours.
We run two community centres, help people in financial crisis, provide mental health support, train local people for employment, make art, celebrate our local heritage, provide affordable food, and much more! We employ staff (many of whom live locally) but we also support a thriving network of community groups for all ages that promote mutual support and positive mental health. Our impact on the community
“If I’m unsure about anything, money, bills, housing or the kids and school, I pop into The Dusty as I know they listen, don’t judge and that they can help me.” Emma
"I've had mental health problems for over 20 years...helping others makes me feel better. I've been through what they're going through so I can support them." - Amanda.
"ACE have got me back on track." - Jack. Check out this article from TNL Community Fund to find out how we have been supporting our community throughout the pandemic.