May 2012 E-bulletin
Hello! If you didn’t make it to our Third Sector Hustings event a couple of weeks ago, you can read the councillors’ replies to questions raised in this edition.
Please take a look at the training and events we have on in May – it would be great to see you!
Rowena Shaw, Information Officer
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Cardiff Third Sector Council News
If you couldn’t make it to the event on 17 April, here are the questions organisations asked and the key points councillors made.
The closing date for the first round is 12 noon on Wednesday 6 June 2012 and you can download an application pack on our website.
We’ve just added 12 new info sheets from the WCVA onto our website (once you’ve clicked on the link above, see end of list) – including ‘Why climate change issues are important for the third sector’ and ‘Take local community level action on climate change’.
Have you seen the list of venues we’ve put together to help you when you’re looking for somewhere to hold meetings and events?
A quick and easy way to see any flood warnings for Wales, this feature is particularly relevant after the recent daily downpours.
Other news for you
Exciting new service for third sector organisations in Wales
The WCVA’s ‘Learning Zone’ provides you with the ability to connect and learn online on funding and finance issues.
Introducing the initiative and how you can find out more.
Green volunteering in Wales – building on good practice
Now available on the WCVA website, this publication contains useful information for developing good practice in volunteer management.
Understanding Disability Awards 2012 – nominations now open
Celebrating active engagement and commitment in promoting positive attitudes towards people with learning disabilities.
Children’s Services Grant for Family Support Services for Fathers
Children’s Services are offering a one year development grant of 70k leading to commissioning of family support services for fathers.
There’s lots more news for you on our website.
We regularly add funding opportunities to our page, so keep an eye on it. Here’s a flavour of what you’ll find there: Energyshare Fund; Concertina Charitable Trust; Cable & Wireless Worldwide Foundation; Tilley Awards. Visit the ‘Current Funding Opportunities’ page here.
Check out our ‘Vacancies’ page. Current positions include: Part-time Software Developer, Diverse Cymru; Making the Connections Project Officer, WCVA; Neighbourhood Resolution Panel Co-ordinator, Media Academy Cardiff; trustees at People Around Here. Visit the ‘Vacancies’ page for more details.
Here are a few of the current consultations you may be interested in:
- Sustaining a Living Wales - closes 31 May 2012.
- Welsh Government's consultation on Social Services (Wales) Bill - closes 1 June 2012.
- Welsh Government consultation on statutory guidance on play opportunities - closes 25 June 2012.
- DLA reform and Personal Independence Payment: completing the detailed design - closes 30 June 2012.
Training and events in May
Mon 14 May – Cardiff Third Sector Learning & Enterprise Network meeting: A Third Dimension to Adult Community Learning (Taking place during Adult Learners’ Week)
Tue 15 and Wed 16 May – Trustee Roles and Responsibilities training
Wed 16 May – Business and Strategic Planning training
Tue 22 May – Grants Fit for Funding training
Thu 24 May – Supervision and Appraisal training
Tue 29 May – Tools for Talking in Partnership Meetings training
Thu 31 May – Managing Money – Budgeting. NEW training course – we’ll be posting further details on the events calendar soon.
Friday afternoons – Cardiff East Group Development Support Surgery
Friday afternoons – Cardiff South West Third Sector Weekly Surgery
- Career opportunities for 16- to 19-year-old NEETs
- Huggard is now offering catering
- Do you want to help shape the future of volunteering and mentoring?
- Project to help organisations in criminal justice show they are ‘impact ready’ for payment by results contracts
- 'Youth On Boards' project for 18- to 25-year-olds