Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics supports small, grassroots organisations around the world working in the following areas:-

  • Environment;

  • Animal protection; and

  • Human rights.

All applications within these fields will be considered irrespective of their geographical location or how the organisation is registered, however, they will not support any organisation that:-

  • Promotes or supports violence, aggression or oppression towards others (we will only support non-violent direct action groups);

  • Denies the human rights of others;

  • Is involved in cruelty or subjugation of animals, including testing on animals for research;

  • Forces or coerces others to change their religious beliefs;

  • Harbours racism, prejudice or judges others on anything other than their own actions;

  • Has not made every effort to be environmentally responsible.

 

Find out more about this funding opportunity on the Lush website.

A brighter future for children

The Welsh Government has launched Building a Brighter Future the Early Years and Childcare Plan.

   

Cardiff is founding member of UK sustainable food network

Cardiff has been selected as a founding member of the new Sustainable Food Cities Network in recognition of its pioneering work in transforming food culture. 

   

Encouraging women to get back into sport

Sport Wales have launched a campaign aimed at encouraging more women in Wales to get back into sport, or to take up a new sport for the first time. 

    

Food Co-operative Programme video

The Food Co-operative Programme and Horticultural Wales have produced a short film  “Local Produce for Local People – Food Co-ops”

    

Inclusive play

The Play: Inclusive Provision information sheet explores the attitudinal, environmental and institutional barriers that face disabled children and young people accessing play provision – and how we as play providers and play workers can overcome them.

    

The Champions for Health campaign

This Pubic Health Wales report outlines the initial response to the campaign, interaction of participants with the campaign and the final evaluation.

    

Petition to establish a Well-being Centre for Wales

Since 1998, when the government first set out its aims to improve wellbeing in Wales in Better Health Better Wales, there have been advances in wellbeing policy. But, there are still issues that need addressing. A Wellbeing Centre for Wales would be a vehicle to focus efforts and drive positive change. 

    

Support sessions for smokers

Smokers across Wales are being invited to stop smoking and start living with the help of new smoking cessation sessions.

    

Changes to cervical screening programme in Wales

From 1 September, women born after 1 September 1993 will no longer be invited for smear tests until they reach 25, and women aged between 50 and 64 will be invited every five years rather than every three years.

    

Child obesity in Wales

A Public Health Wales report shows that nearly 30% of five year olds in Wales have an unhealthy body mass index, with 12.5% of children being classed as obese.

    

Are children’s rights a reality in Wales?

Rights Here, Right Now: Are children’s rights a reality in Wales? is a Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group interim perspective on the extent to which law, policy and practice in Wales has progressed since the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child released their UK Concluding Observations 2008 to the UK Government.

    

Suicides and bereavement

Public Health Wales has produced a guide for the families and friends of people who commit suicide.

   

Information taken from Public Health News, August 2013. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MHFA aims to help participants:

- Preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others.

- Provide help to prevent a mental health problem developing into a more serious state.

- Promote recovery of good mental health.

- Provide comfort to a person experiencing mental health distress.

 

Feedback comments:

‘Excellent approach & very engaging’

‘Instructor was very informative & clearly knowledgeable’

‘I really enjoyed the course, learnt a lot and feel more confident’

‘Just the right balance of material v practical’

 

Cost: £140 per person

 

Please visit http://www.diversecymrutraining.org.uk/mental-health-first-aid/ for more information and to book a place.

The new Advice Hub is now open in Marland House, Central Square (by the bus station). The Hub brings together the work of the Council and other agencies under one roof, allowing customers to get the help they need more quickly and conveniently than ever before. 

Ground floor – help with council services

Help with a wide range of council services is available on the ground floor including housing benefit, council tax, housing advice, waste management and recycling, street lighting, free bus passes.

First floor – a wide range of advice services

A wide range of advice services from council and partner agencies are available on the first floor. 

The Council’s Cardiff Advice Service can help with the changes to welfare benefits, budgeting, debt advice, paying utility bills, welfare benefit  and council tax. 

Citizens Advice Bureau , Credit Union  and Somali Progressive Association are also permanently based in the HUB.  

Other organisations offering services include: 

  • Want 2 Work - back to work advice
  • Trading Standards – consumer advice
  • Nest – help to reduce energy bills 
  • Speakeasy Advice Centre

 

Customers can drop in or make an appointment to see one of the Council Advisors or partner organisations. 

Advice Hub, Marland House, Central Square, Cardiff CF10 1EP
Contact 029 2087 1000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.cardiff.gov.uk/thehub

C3SC's Third Sector Symposium is a chance for third sector organisations of all sizes to get together with Cardiff Council and other stakeholders.

The symposium will look at sustainability within the third sector here in Cardiff and we will also be reviewing the sector's role in tackling poverty.

With presentations, funding advice and workshops on how to sustain your organisation, whilst continuing to meet the needs of your service users.

The symposium takes place from 1.30-4.30pm and C3SC members are invited to attend a funding drop-in event from 4:30-6.30pm.

The event takes place at Butetown Community Centre, Loudoun Square, Cardiff CF10 5UZ.

Download the agenda here.

To reserve your free place, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone (029) 2048 5722.