Peer Mentoring Programme


The Peer Mentoring Programme is a FREE programme designed to assist community and voluntary groups across Rhondda Cynon Taf to gain valuable support and skills from mentors that have the experience needed to help them.


Peer Mentors are recruited from the community and voluntary sector in RCT and can support groups to address their needs. Examples include support with: generating more income for projects and groups, becoming more sustainable, becoming more digitally inclusive, addressing climate change or helping with practical skills such as green and outdoor activities, planning allotments and growing, and much more.


Meet the Mentors

Peer mentoring can:

  • Give your organisation the knowledge and skills it needs to thrive
  • Save you money, as it’s a free way to add skills to your group
  • Give you confidence that you’re on the right path, with a view from someone successful who’s done it before

Having received mentoring on creating a funding application, Danny Grehan of Friends of Tyn Y Bryn Skate Park said:

“After being so involved in the application, it was great to have an external pair of eyes read through the application and suggest things that, having been through the process, gave us an idea of what was needed in the application. This was an important intervention at exactly the right time and of exactly the right sort… It gave me an added positivity about our project and about our chances of success. Having Craig work with us on our application had boosted our confidence in our project and our application.”

If you are interested in receiving support from a Peer Mentor, please fill in this Peer Mentor Request for Support Form; or for further information, contact the Community Advice Team at:

The benefits of being a Peer Mentor include:

  • Sharing knowledge and experience within the sector
  • Sharing good practices
  • Meeting new people
  • Gaining funds for your organisation

You will be brought in at the right time to support a group or organisation’s development. You can choose how often and when to take on mentoring requests based on your own workload.

Janis Werrett, Director at Cynon Valley Organic Adventures has mentored people on green social prescribing. She had this to say about being a mentor:

“Being able to connect with other groups with similar values and aims as our own is invaluable. It has helped to build some strong mutually supportive links that will continue long into the future. The most important part of it for me though is playing a part in creating and supporting other community initiatives like ours, helping to raise awareness of green prescribing and to share own resources and structure to ensure that other areas get to benefit from similar activities and support.”

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Mentor, please fill in this Peer Mentor Expression of Interest Form; or for further information, contact the Community Advice Team at: