The Stepping Up Toolkit has been created to support communities in developing and managing services and assets.

The toolkit has been written for people and community organisations at a neighbourhood or community level and sets out:

  • the stages involved in taking over the management of services and assets
  • checklists to guide people through the process
  • sources of further information and advice
  • useful templates to support the development of business planning, recruitment of volunteers and stakeholder engagement, etc

Download the Stepping Up Toolkit via the Cardiff Debate website.

Here's a message from Vibe Experience as appeared in their email newsletter we recently received. C3SC would like to congratulate and commend Vibe Experience on all they've achieved. We're sorry to hear you're going:

After over 15 years of providing creative opportunities to young people in Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan, Vibe Experience will be closing its doors feeling pretty pleased with itself for the fantastic work it has managed to carry out in its area. CEO Mike Bendell explained "I started Vibe 15 years ago and the very difficult decision to close is due to the current lack of funding in the voluntary and public sector ...however we are very proud of the difference we have made to young people's lives in the Vale."

Over the past years, we have undertaken many exciting projects which included working with numerous organisations across Wales for example, the National Eisteddfod, Urdd, S4C, Children's Commissioner, YMCA Swansea, Gwent & South Wales Police, Citizens Advice Bureau and Age Connect, to name a few.

We credit our success to consultation with young people which ensured we delivered innovative and exciting projects in their communities.  Examples of some of our project work:

Vibe's campaigns worked in schools covering issues such as love and relationships, substance misuse, money management and also encouraging voting during Local Democracy Week's, over the years having worked with over 8,000 young people.  

Everyone’s Future a 2 year Big Lottery funded project in partnership with Age Connect was extremely successful having worked with over 4000 younger and older people across Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan to challenge negative stereotyping and raise awareness of age discrimination. 

Swoosh Website a highly successful resource developed for and run by young people and edited by the Swoosh Editorial Group. Proud young reporters from Swoosh were nominated for numerous awards including Jessica Peters who won the coveted title of ‘CLICer of the Year’ and was also awarded 2nd place for ‘Best Journalism Article’.

The VPOD our successful street based project in partnership with the Vale Youth Service visited areas across the Vale of Glamorgan and events in South Wales.  Over the last 5 years reaching out to thousands of young people this award winning mobile bus features the latest media technology. (VPOD will continue under the Vale Youth Service).

Motion Control Dance working with over 900 young people across the Vale in 2013, visiting schools and community groups as well as running its own dance programme including the Children in Need funded project for disability dance and boy breakers.

Big thanks from the VIBE Experience Team


PedalPower Poster

PedalPower has a wide variety of specialised bikes, trikes and accessories for all abilities (ages 2-18). They assess each individual’s specific needs and match them to the most suitable cycles. PedalPower offers after school and weekend cycling opportunities including cycle skills, cycle training and clubs.
PedalPower is located at Pontcanna Fields, offering easy access into peaceful, flat and traffic-free pathways.
For £10, become a member entitling you to cheaper cycle hire, re-assessments and invitations to events. Turn into Sports Wales off Cathedral Road, pass the SWALEC Stadium Cricket Ground CF11 9XR and follow the signs to the caravan park.


To find out more:

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Call (029) 2039 0713

999 Where are you? - campaign poster

The Welsh Ambulance service is encouraging people to make sure their house name and number is clearly visible from the roadside. This is especially important during the dark winter months as every second can could when getting to an emergency.

You can download a poster for the '999 Where are you?' campaign here. Please print it out and display it in any public areas and forward this on to your contacts.