Cwtch Mawr

Cwtch Mawr is a multi-bank, providing essential goods to those in need. We are partnered with a number of charities and groups throughout Swansea, who refer individuals and families to us for donations of essential items. At the moment our referral form is updated each week, depending on deliveries and stock fluctuations – and each week we ask our partners to use the most up-to-date document to send in their referrals on. All collections are done via the partners we work with, as we are not a customer facing site.

What We Do

Cwtch Mawr, which means ‘Big Hug’ in English, is Wales’s first Multibank – a community donations hub offering support for families experiencing poverty across Swansea. It provides surplus essentials, such as warm clothes, hygiene products, school uniforms, and bedding donated by businesses, like Amazon, directly to those in need. The products are redistributed via the lead charity partner, Faith in Families, to charity groups and care professionals who give them directly to people in need, when they need them.

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About us

A Multibank is a clothes bank, bedding bank, baby bank, hygiene bank and furniture bank all rolled into one. The idea is simple: companies have the surplus goods people need and local charities know the people who need them. The Multibank initiative connects the two to reduce the effects of poverty while contributing to a more circular economy.


The project has already supported more than 7,000 families in Swansea with the donation of more than 40,000 goods since donations started to arrive in late 2023. Community support organisations, schools and colleges, homeless shelters, and elderly support services in the area have taken delivery of essential supplies from Cwtch Mawr, including Swansea Council’s social services, Llamau, Swansea Asylum Seekers Support, and Swansea Young Families.

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