The Cardiff Children, Young People and Families Network (CCYPFN) is a network of nearly 400 members of third sector organisations and community groups who work to benefit and improve the well-being of children, young people, their families and carers in Cardiff.

The network co-ordinates and maintains communication channels between the third and statutory sectors, supporting third sector representatives to various strategic groups across Cardiff.


The CCYPFN provides members with the opportunity to:
•    find out more about the work of other third sector organisations in Cardiff;
•    share information and best practice, and exchange ideas with colleagues both within and across sectors;
•    be part of a collective voice for the third sector in Cardiff;
•    campaign for better services and influence local, national and regional policy and strategies;
•    raise issues and identify gaps in service delivery.


Free membership

Membership is free and opened to members of C3SC working with children, young people (aged 0-25), their families and carers in Cardiff. This can include national or regional third sector organisations' local projects or offices if they are based in Cardiff.


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The next network meetings for 2017/18 will be:

  • Wednesday 17th January 2018, 10am to 12pm
  • Wednesday 28th March 2018, 10am to 12pm

Conference Room, C3SC, Third Floor, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FH

Booking: Members of the network wishing to attend, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Subject: CCYPFN) or phone 02920 485722.

Agenda: The agenda and papers for the network meeting on the 17th January can be found here.



Training and events


Funding opportunities

  • ICF Third Sector Capital Investment Fund 2017 is open from the 16 October to 12pm on Friday, 10 November.  For more information please see the promotion document and guidance on the C3SC website.  To request an application pack please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • #iwill Youth Social Action Fund - Open: 10th April, 2017 to 12th May 2017 (midday)
  • Bupa UK Foundation’s ‘Healthy Future’ Programme. The deadline for first stage applications is 19 May 2017.

  • Children's Health Fund - holiday food provision grants now available.
  • Funding opportunity: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund -
  • Youth Service Commissioning Project Group: GwirVol youth-led grants information - following on from the September 2014 Project Group meeting, details of the GwirVol youth-led grants panel process is available here (see 'GwirVol Youth-led Grant Day information') and in this report.
  • Prince's Trust Development Awards:The Prince’s Trust currently has funding available to help young people aged 14-25 to access training and employment opportunities. They could be awarded up to £250 to help them to attend interviews, start a course or help them cover travel costs until they receive their first pay at a new job. The Prince’s Trust also currently has money specifically for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-related opportunities.

More funding opportunities...


More consultations...


Cardiff Council Scrutiny

Do you have a question for Cardiff Council?
City of Cardiff Council scrutiny seeks to ensure the voice and concerns of the public influence policy and service improvements. You can submit your question direct to Cardiff Council or by emailing C3SC's Operations Manager Mary Duckett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Date of next Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee meeting: to be announced.


News and other info


Useful Links

The CCYPFN has a wide variety of resources available for members to tap into. Here are some useful links you might like to look at.

You will also find more useful information in the CCYPFN Document Library.

To find out more:

Email Natasha Applasamy or call her on (029) 2048 5722 if you'd like to find out more about joining the network.