Cymunedau Cysylltiedig: Working with the Community to Develop Local Heritage Projects and Research


Email Kate Spiller for further information or to be added to our mailing list: k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk

This website provides a gateway to the project’s on going work, local news, volunteering opportunities and events supported by Swansea University, including:

Local Projects

 Community Network Blog

Volunteering Opportunities 

The project develops community-focused research projects and activities that examine, celebrate and share the legacy and history of the Lower Swansea Valley and communities across Wales. The project offers an exciting opportunity for members of local community and Swansea University researchers and professional partners to work together on interdisciplinary projects, heritage activities and community-focused research. 

Connected Communities supports many local community-led projects, initiatives and activities, including Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) projects that focus on the history and heritage of the Swansea Valley.

All projects supported and developed by the Connected Communities Project have great value and a positive impact for the local communities. Please read through our ‘Existing and Upcoming Local Projects’ pages to learn about individual projects.

Connected Communities also enhances a major heritage-led urban regeneration project centered on the Swansea Valley and the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks via community-led activities and research at the site. The regeneration project – Cu @ Swansea – is led by Professor Huw Bowen in partnership with the City and County of Swansea and will breathe new life into the landscape and communities of the Lower Swansea Valley, with the aim of creating a world-class industrial heritage site at the Hafod Morfa Copperworks. For information on the Cu@Swansea Project please visit the Hafod Morfa-Copperworks project website.

For further information please contact our Project Co-ordinator Kate Spiller: Contact

Please click here for further information on the Connected Communities Project from the Swansea University website.