ACE - Action in Caerau & Ely

Croeso! Welcome!

Volunteer vacancy:
ACE Trustees

The board would like to recruit new Trustees, who will share ACE’s values and principles, with knowledge and lived experience of Ely and Caerau, and will want to use their skills to help local people build their community and seek equality and social justice.

We’re delighted to see the old buzz returning to the Dusty Forge and other venues and are pleased to present a list of all our current groups, activities, projects and support.

Room Hire at
the Dusty Forge

The Dusty Forge have a range of rooms you can hire for meetings, social and corporate events.

Our Work

The historic pub, The Dusty Forge, is a community hub, offering community shop, advice, cafe, training, and much more. 

Projects that support people’s health and wellbeing.

Talk to us about the range of training we offer, from safety on construction sites, social care and food hygiene.

Discover history & archaeology of the local area, which includes an Iron Age Hillfort.

A monthly pop-up, offering a friendly free repair and re-use service, supported by Repair Cafe Wales.

We deliver a range of health, wellbeing and financial drop-in support events and programmes for all ages and all needs. We help local people improve their life chances by working closely with schools and youth organisations and we run a successful training and skills enterprise. We work with the community to organise and get involved with our programmes, including local arts and heritage programmes.

See how ACE has made a difference to our community and their lives.

See our Annual Report. We work on the basis that local communities know what help they need the most. See our Strategy and impact reports to find out how we work, what we do and our results.

Support our work by donating, fundraising, volunteering and partnering with us.


Did you know that you can now make a donation to ACE?  
Whether one off, or a monthly commitment, your support will help sustain and grow local action.

Our Mission and Vision

To create vibrant, equal and resilient communities for all, where people find fulfilment in themselves, each other, and the place where they live.

What does our community say about ACE?

“ACE and The Dusty helped me out with food bank vouchers when I was left quite destitute for a fair few weeks. I’m enjoying the Dusty Sheds [Men in Sheds] project at the moment and I think I have abilities to offer in that work as I trained as an engineer with British Rail and I’m a fully qualified electrician and mechanic. I’m now giving something back.” Jack

“If I’m unsure about anything, money, bills, housing or the kids and school, I pop into The Dusty as they know the listen, don’t judge and that they can help me.” Emma

Find out what's happening at
the Dusty Forge: Our Place

Find out what’s happening via our blog and calendar pages, for events, activities and training.

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