March Training Copy

Hi there,

My name is Mat Mathias and I am part of the team at the Electoral Reform Society Cymru. We are currently part of the Open Government network. Basically we believe an open Government is based on three key premises which are accountability, transparency and participation and that it should work to benefit the people living within its society.

There are great things happening around the world influenced directly by open Government, there are great things happening here! So why don’t we know more about it? I am organising a small informal focus group on open government, the language it uses and some of its projects, looking to ask people how can we get more people to know about it and how to get involved.

I am only after 2-3 people. The Focus Group will take place on Friday 15 February 2019 at 10:15 am, upstairs at Espresso Lab on George Street in Cardiff Bay and at the most will take 45 minutes. If you are interested in having a place please email me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Welsh Government are consulting on the legislative framework to facilitate the new curriculum’s implementation. This includes:

  • The purpose and structure of the curriculum
  • The Welsh and English languages
  • Relationships and Sexuality Education for 3 to 16 year olds
  • Religious Education for 3 to 16 year olds
  • Right to withdraw from RE and RSE
  • The assessment of learners.

This consultation focuses on the legislative framework for the curriculum. The detailed content of the new curriculum will be published in April 2019 for all schools to feedback and refine.

Take part here

All documents, including proxy voting form are found here.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Charity will be held at Baltic House, Cardiff Bay CF10 5FH on Thursday 21st February 2019 at 15:30 – 16:30pm for the following purposes:

1.   To receive and approve the MINUTES OF PREVIOUS AG MEETING

2.   To receive and adopt the TRUSTEES REPORT AND ANNUAL ACCOUNTS for the year ended 31 March 2018

3. To reappoint Watts Gregory as the Company’s AUDITORS


5. AMENDMENT OF COMPANY MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES (To amend the quorum requirements in the Company Articles of Association)


Please download and use your proxy vote here and let us know whether we have your support for the above resolutions. 

Please complete the proxy form and return completed form by 14 February 2019 to:  

Company Secretary, Cardiff Third Sector Council, Third Floor, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF10 5FH, or Email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – putting ‘Proxy Appointment Form - C3SC EGM’ in the subject line.


If you are able to join us, we look forward to hearing your views as we consider how we maintain the Charity’s governance and accountability to you, our members, whilst shaping a productive and supportive governance arrangement that will enable us to continue to meet our statutory and best practice obligations.


Cardiff Third Sector Council (Charity Number: 1068623; Incorporated and registered in England and Wales with registered number 03336421)





Earth Hour 2019 will be held on Saturday 30th March, with the international switch off taking place between 8:30-9:30pm.

One of WWF Cymru’s topline messages for this year’s campaign is protecting Welsh nature, which will cover everything from encouraging people to rewild parts of their gardens and communities to raising their voices to call for a new global deal for nature.

Good Gym are a group of runners that combine regular exercise with helping our communities and in the past they have collected litter, painted community centres and dug in at community garden centres. Their work and ethos aligns nicely with ours and I’d love to make the most of their time volunteering for us during Earth Hour.

Are you involved in a community project and would be interested in being an extra pairs of hands?

Good Gym would love to visit your event or a landmark on Saturday 30th during their run in time for the 8:30pm switch off! 

Contact Wil on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Twitter: @wwfcymru