Fusion is a drama project for females initially based across Cardiff, bringing different groups together in order to empower and enable them to learn about, and from, each other.  Set up by two past trainees of Fio’s participatory artists training programme, the project will provide a space for the girls to share their experiences, aspirations and realities. They will bring together people from different cultures, religions and locations, breaking down barriers and enabling new relationships and understandings to form. The project wants to challenge stereotypes and give females the confidence and skills to explore identity, and the role of women in society, essentially allowing them to be heard by the communities they derive from and society at large.

They will be delivering a Residency Programme for 3 days led by an all female team at St Davids Hall, Cardiff from Tuesday the 29th - Thursday 31st August 2017 - sessions will run from 10am-5pm with a sharing on the final day for friends and family and invited guests.

Anyone interested in the project should contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register a place as spaces are limited.

This September the Foundation for Social Improvement is coming to Cardiff!

Following their recent announcement, supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the FSI and partners will be delivering a one day programme of fundraising courses for small and local charities, CICs and community groups in Cardiff. We will be running full day courses and 1.5 hour workshops so that local small charities can access the skills they need to become self sustaining.

Venue:Cardiff University Student’s Union, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3QN
Date:Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Time: 9.30am-4.30pm (registration from 9.15am)

Can’t attend? Check out their interactive webinar training sessions instead.

Core funding and free training for health charities - 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards

GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £80,000 and £2.5 million. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training valued at up to £6,000. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity and be given a set of promotional materials.

To apply or to view winners’ films go to: www.kingsfund.org.uk/gskimpactawards

Closing date: 22 September 2017

View film of 2017 Welsh winner Sight Cymru:  Sight Cymru supports people in Wales who have lost or are losing their sight to live independently.

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Are you an inspirational organisation at the heart of a community? Somewhere that provides assistance to deserving children and their families?
 
The BBC are on the hunt for an amazing group of people for an exciting new factual programme. They would love to find somewhere that manages to do extraordinary things despite limited resources – innovative and enthusiastic projects run by brilliant individuals.

If this sounds like your group, or someone you know, They would love to talk to you. They are looking to hear from people by 20th August. Please get in touch atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WCVA is seeking to commission an evaluation of the impact and process of the Volunteering Wales Grants and the impact of the Youth Led Grants.

Volunteering Wales Grants and Youth Led Grants are funded by the Welsh Government with the main aim of increasing volunteering activity across Wales. In April 2017, the Volunteering Wales Grants were awarded to 49 projects with a target to support 1758 individual volunteers to achieve 174,014 hours of volunteering by  March 31st 2018.

In 2017/18, Youth Led Grants will be awarded by 19 Youth Led Grant panels (in one area, four grant panels are run as one). These grants will be allocated to local projects with the aim of providing youth led opportunities for a minimum of 50 young people, including the young people within the panel, providing opportunities for 1100 young people in total across Wales.

The evaluation will take place between September and November 2017 and the findings will influence the future developments of the Volunteering Wales and Youth Led Grants.

Full details of the evaluation can be seen here.

Please contact Felicitie Walls for further information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for responses is 4th September 2017