Ministry of Life was founded in 2008 by Jonathan Gunter. Ministry of Life work with hard to reach young people in the South East of Cardiff delivering music and arts based youth work since 2008. During this time they have delivered 74 community events, several thousand youth workshops, youth clubs up to seven times per week and successfully accredited over 170 young people. They have also worked with Network Rail successfully reducing Splott from being 3rd worst for rail trespassing down to 35th worst. They work with 100-120 young people per week including local British and EU Roma young people.
We supported them with peer mentoring from our partners Social Firms Wales to set up a social enterprise.
“I don’t know where we would be without the support from Social Firms Wales. Their support was critical in turning around our situation ….. They were able to provide a tailored approach and provided me with bespoke advice. …… I undertook their advice and set up a new board. We are now in such a different situation. We now run 10 young clubs a week. We are now getting more funding opportunities and we are also perceived as a strong organisation. ”