Get to Know Us
We Are a collective of individuals from diverse backgrounds working towards social justice. We aim to benefit individuals, community based groups and organisations that are seeking to find ways to work together to combat the sources and effects of inequality, poverty, discrimination and oppression. We are especially committed to working with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, and supporting them to develop networks, access opportunities, and equip them with new skills and knowledge to tackle the injustices they face.
We are based at Braich Goch Inn and Bunkhouse, a 450 year old building in the village of Corris, on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park near Machynlleth, West Wales. Surrounded by woodland, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and close to a beautiful coastline, the building is suitable for gatherings, residencies, performances and meetings.
We are developing Braich Goch as a community hub where people from the local rural community, and the refugee and migrant groups we bring into Braich Goch from towns and cities across Wales and the rest of the UK, can meet, share cultures, build relationships and foster understanding between communities.
We set up Braich Goch as a CIC in 2017, and as of March 2020 we are delighted to announce that we have converted to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, called The Anne Matthews Trust (reg. Charity number 1188579).
Enhancing the Quality of our world
We aim to benefit individuals, community based groups and organisations that are seeking to find ways to work together to combat the sources and effects of inequality, poverty, discrimination and oppression.
Our Objectives are:
- Establish Braich Goch Inn/ Bunkhouse as a critical learning & residential centre for the creative use of community groups and organisations working for change within their communities.
- Generate a range of initiatives that bring different community groups together both from within the UK and internationally, to learn together and develop joint initiatives and social actions to bring about change.
- Develop Braich Goch Inn as a creative, artistic space through which community groups can find alternative ways to formulate their knowledge and experience and communicate their findings to wider audiences.
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We have all worked with diverse communities over the years, and have found residential experiences provide an ideal way for people to come together, build and deepen relationships, plan their work - cooking and eating and breathing the rural air together can often be the cement for bringing us together to work for change. We plan to make Braich Goch a 'home from home.'