Further Education Applications for September 2022 Now Open

"Wales needs BMC, but so does the world." Cerys Matthews

A picture of BMC students

Black Mountains College needs the support of those who share our passion for addressing the impact of climate change and our belief that only by teaching the skills needed will change happen.

If you share our passion and commitment, please support us.

In the short term, with your gift, BMC’s FE courses will continue to grow into new areas such as energy production, waste management, conservation, agro-ecology, and seasonal catering. A hardship fund will be established for students who cannot afford the study costs. Course equipment such as chainsaws, garden spades, forks, and various other tools will be purchased.

We currently have 16 students.  When we reach 54 students our FE programme becomes financially sustainable and it can continue to grow securely from that point forward.

Longer-term, we wish to make our farm a fit-for-purpose campus with student accommodation, integrated community spaces, music and artist studios and covered outdoor learning spaces. Nestled in the beauty of the Black Mountains this will become the base from which ambitious changes will be made.

To achieve this we must raise £5.6million which is a huge challenge for us but one that will be made all the more easier with your generous support.

Your gift will not only be supporting students today but students for years to come. They will be the agents of change the planet so desperately needs.

Please support us if you can. 

If you would like further information on how you could support aspects of our work please feel free to get in touch with our Director at ben@blackmountainscollege.uk

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Leaving a Gift in your Will

If you would like to leave a gift in your will please contact us and we will be pleased to send you further information on how to do this.

Large or small, every legacy is valuable to Black Mountains College and will make a real difference to the lives of those we teach.

Please contact Vicky at Vicky@blackmountainscollege.uk


A picture of a student on BMC's Coppicing course

BMC is continuing to work on our site at Troed yr Harn farm (TyH). BMC wishes to encourage volunteers to support minor works and create an active stakeholder group through this engagement.

We hold regular volunteer days, on the third Saturday of each month from 10am – 3.30pm. We wish to operate as a car-free campus, and meet at 10am in Talgarth car park and walk 30-40 mins covering 2.5 km (1.2 miles) with 125m of ascent up to TyH farm.

During these days, we will be undertaking a variety of tasks including:

  • Clearing weeds, scything/moving grass in selected areas
  • Upgrading the footpath through the woods with steps/handrails
  • Building planters and establishing beds in the yard
  • Build a compost latrine
  • Plant trees/hedgerows


Dates for 2022 are:

  • Saturday 16th April
  • Saturday 21st May
  • Saturday 18th June
  • Saturday 16th July
  • Saturday 20th August
  • Saturday 17th September
  • Saturday 15th October
  • Saturday 19th November
  • Saturday 17th December


If you would like to sign-up to any of our volunteer days, please email alice@blackmountainscollege.uk. Any help you can provide is always appreciated!

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