What We Do
Cardiff Third Sector Council networks offer you the opportunity to meet with people who have similar goals, aspirations and concerns. You can join as many networks as you like and membership is free. One of the benefits of becoming a member of the network is that you also become a member of C3SC.
When you become a member of a network, you will:
- Access relevant information
The network will keep you up to date with news and information relevant to your field of work. So, for example, if you want to engage in community safety initiatives, we’d encourage you to join the Cardiff Safer and Cohesive Communities Network; if you want to be kept informed about the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s work, Cardiff Health and Social Care Network is for you.Whatever your area of interest, these networks are here to equip you and keep you informed.
- Enjoy networking opportunities
Do you want to find out how your work fits into ‘the bigger picture’ and who else in Cardiff is delivering similar services to you? C3SC network events provide a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other members of the network. The events put you in touch with the people you need to talk to.
- Maximise your influence and have your voice heard
C3SC gathers the opinions and experiences of the third sector through many different means: from our network events to providing third sector representation to statutory meetings. This allows C3SC to ensure that the third sector’s voice is represented at strategic and planning meetings. The networks allow you, as part of the third sector, to have your say on important issues that affect you and your area of interest.
So, take a look at our list of networks - hover on the 'Networks' tab above to see which ones fit your work best. You can join as many networks as you like, signing up is easy and membership is free.
Terms of Reference
We have consulted with our networks to develop Terms of Reference, which are set out below. The networks are committed to:
• Recruiting members to the network so that it represents a broad cross-section of groups and organisations in the City, in order to reflect its diversity.
• Finding out about the work of other third sector organisations in Cardiff, sharing information and best practice, and exchanging ideas with colleagues both within and across sectors.
• Developing an annual plan of priorities on which to campaign and influence the development of better services, identify and address gaps in services and take forward opportunities for joint working and to influence local, national and regional policy.
• Enhancing local policy-making as part of a collective voice for the third sector in Cardiff.
• Considering reports and other data in order to create a robust evidence base to influence local policy-making.
• Considering the issues for third sector organisations raised by members and refer these to Cardiff Third Sector Council for action where appropriate.
• Commissioning research as appropriate to develop sector-wide or organisational responses to service priorities and social policy.