(Via WCVA) 

Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill

The Minister for Housing and Local Government introduced the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill on 18 November.


Welsh Government’s Local Government team would be pleased to provide a technical briefing to the WCVA and members of the Housing and Local Government Planning Group if they wished for one on the content of the Bill

We will hold the briefing from 9.30 to 10.30 on Wednesday 4 December in Cathays Park. Apologies for the short notice but we are arranging a number of technical briefings whilst supporting the Minister through the Committee stage of the Bill’s passage so dates are limited and we are trying to brief everyone prior to Christmas where possible.  If this date is impossible for the majority then we will seek an alternative.

We would be grateful for advice on any particular areas colleagues would like to cover so we can ensure we field the appropriate policy leads.

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IoF Cymru Christmas Cracker!

Come and celebrate the end of 2019 with us!
The IoF Cymru committee have planned a fantastic Christmas social for fundraisers. We'll have prizes for best dressed (jumpers, cardigans all encouraged, we'd love to see some new takes on Christmas fashion as well!). There'll be some festive games which will get us in the spirit of collaboration and hopefully allow you to get to know everyone in the room and make new contacts. So, get your reindeer hats on and join us for our annual Christmas get together!

Our social gathering will be on the 16th of December taking place upstairs in one of Cardiff's best venues, Tiny Rebel (on Westgate Street). 

Timings: People are welcome to arrive from 4pm onwards, with a few games and our Christmas fashion show taking place from 5.30pm. Prosecco is one of the prizes!

FREE for IoF Members
£5 for Non-members
Book now, places are limited
1 ticket remaining - Securing Funding from Charitable Trusts with Bill Bruty

27th November, The Wallich, Cathedral Road, Cardiff

The Association of Charitable Foundations suggests that the top 300 charitable trusts and foundations in the UK distribute £2.7bn in grants each year. This equates to around 15% of all annual income into voluntary organisations. Trusts and Foundations come in all shapes and sizes and give grants for a wide variety of causes – and many of them want to receive more high quality funding applications from Wales.

We’ll be joined by professional fundraiser (and, in our opinion, fundraising legend!) Bill Bruty, who will lead this one-day training session, helping you to maximise your organisation’s income through Trusts and Foundations. Bill’s track record for delivering high quality, evidence-based fundraising training is second-to-none. Fundraisers across the UK attest to how his insights, new ideas, practical case-studies and unique training style has transformed their fundraising success and directly led to increased performance. 

Tickets are available from just £75, they are very limited so be quick!
If you have questions about any of the below or would like to get in touch with us, you can choose from the following channels:
Emai - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Twitter - @IoFCymru
Facebook - Institute of Fundraising Cymru
LinkedIn - Institute of Fundraising Cymru

Ymgynghoriad Llywodraeth Cymru: Cymru Fwy Cyfartal - Cychwyn y Ddyletswydd Economaidd-gymdeithasol

Heddiw mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn lansio ymgynghoriad wyth wythnos – Cymru Fwy Cyfartal – Cychwyn y Ddyletswydd Economaidd-gymdeithasol.

Daw'r ymgynghoriad i ben ar 17 Ionawr 2020 – byddem yn croesawu eich safbwyntiau.

Mae dolenni i'r dogfennau ymgynghori a Datganiad Ysgrifenedig, a gyflwynwyd heddiw gan y Dirprwy Weinidog a’r Prif Chwip, ar gael yma:



Y Cefndir:

Blaenoriaeth i Lywodraeth Cymru yw gweithredu i ddiogelu cydraddoldeb a hawliau dynol, yn enwedig yng nghyd-destun Brexit. Un rhan o’r gwaith hwn yw cychwyn y ddyletswydd economaidd-gymdeithasol – ymrwymiad o faniffesto etholiad Prif Weinidog Cymru.

Mae hyn yn golygu rhoi Rhan 1, Adran 1 o Ddeddf Cydraddoldeb 2010 ar waith – y ddyletswydd economaidd-gymdeithasol. Mae’n ei gwneud yn ofynnol i gyrff cyhoeddus penodol, wrth wneud penderfyniadau strategol fel 'penderfynu ar flaenoriaethau a phennu amcanion', ystyried sut y gallai eu penderfyniadau helpu i leihau anghydraddoldebau sy'n gysylltiedig ag anfantais economaidd-gymdeithasol.

Cynigir y bydd y ddyletswydd yn berthnasol i’r cyrff cyhoeddus cymwys canlynol, gan y tybir eu bod wedi bodloni’r ‘prawf’ o dan adran 2(6) o Ddeddf Cydraddoldeb 2010:

ü  Gweinidogion Cymru

ü  Byrddau Iechyd Lleol

ü  Ymddiriedolaethau'r GIG

ü  Awdurdodau Iechyd Arbennig Cymru

ü  Awdurdodau Lleol

ü  Y Gwasanaethau Tân ac Achub

ü  Awdurdod Cyllid Cymru

ü  Awdurdodau Parciau Cenedlaethol.

Bydd yr ymgynghoriad yn casglu safbwyntiau aelodau’r cyhoedd a rhanddeiliaid allweddol ynghylch pa gyrff cyhoeddus y mae’r ddyletswydd yn berthnasol iddynt a sut mae’r ddyletswydd yn cael ei gweithredu.

Bydd yr ymatebion i’r ymgynghoriad yn llywio canllawiau i sicrhau bod y ddyletswydd economaidd-gymdeithasol yn gweithio ar gyfer y cyrff cyhoeddus y mae’n berthnasol iddynt ac yn cyflawni ar gyfer pobl Cymru.

Welsh Government consultation: A More Equal Wales - Commencing the Socio-economic Duty

Welsh Government today launches an eight week consultation - A More Equal Wales – Commencing the Socio-economic Duty.

The consultation closes on the 17 January 2020 - we would welcome your views.

Links to both the consultation documents and a Written Statement, delivered today by Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, are available at:





A priority for the Welsh Government is to take action to safeguard equality and human rights, particularly in the context of Brexit. One piece of this work is through commencing the socio-economic duty – a commitment from the First Minister’s election manifesto.

This involves enacting Part 1, Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010 – the socio-economic duty. It will requires specified public bodies, when making strategic decisions such as ‘deciding priorities and setting objectives’, to consider how their decisions might help to reduce the inequalities associated with socio-economic disadvantage.

It is proposed that the duty will apply to the following eligible public bodies, as they are deemed to have satisfied the (‘test’ under section 2(6) of the Equality Act 2010:

ü  Welsh Ministers;

ü  Local Health Boards;

ü  NHS Trusts;

ü  Welsh Special Health Authorities (HEIW);

ü  Local Authorities;

ü  Fire and Rescue Services;

ü  Welsh Revenue Authority; and

ü  National Park Authorities.

The consultation seeks the views from members of the public and key stakeholders on which public bodies should be captured by the duty and how the duty is implemented.

The responses to the consultation will inform guidance to ensure the socio-economic duty works for public bodies to whom it applies and delivers for the people of Wales.

(Via WCVA) 

Exploring the Impact of Brexit on BME Communities in Wales 

The Ethnic Youth Support Team, Race Council Cymru, Show Racism the Red Card and the Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit are hosting a free event, open to organisations and community members on 16 January from 12:00 to 16:00 at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay to explore the impact that Brexit is having on BME communities in Wales. We are also pleased that we will be joined by Jeremy Miles AM, Counsel General and Brexit Minister, and Jane Hutt AM, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip.

A light lunch will be provided. Panel and agenda to follow soon.

Please click here to register

 Chwilota Effaith Brexit ar Gymunedau BME yng Nghymru

Mae’r Tîm Cefnogi Ieuenctid Ethnig, Race Council Cymru, Show Racism the Red Card a Fforwm Cymdeithas Sifil Cymru yn cynnal digwyddiad am ddim, sydd yn agored i sefydliadau ac aelodau o’r gymuned ar Ionawr 16 o 12:00 tan 16:00 yn adeilad Pen y Lanfa ym Mae Caerdydd er mwyn chwilota’r effaith mae Brexit yn ei gael ar gymunedau BME yng Nghymru. Rydym hefyd yn falch o groesawu Jeremy Miles AC, y Cwnsler Cyffredinol a’r Gweinidog Brexit a Jane Hutt AC, y Dirprwy Weinidog a’r Prif Chwip.

Caiff cinio ysgafn ei ddarparu. Panel ac agenda i ddilyn cyn bo hir.

Cliciwch yma i gofrestru.

(Race Council Cymru)

You are Cordially Invited to Race Council Cymru’s Signing of the Covenant

Dear Black History Friends and Family, 

This event is sponsored by First Minister, head of Armed forces and Chair of Race Council Cymru Judge Ray Singh CBE- food is provided please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  know if you are attending. 

Maximum attendees 200 pls register as once the event is full they will close off the list. 

Transport will be provided from Swansea, Port Talbot and Newport so let us know if you require transport. Event is at the Senedd on the 5th of December at 6pm. 

All welcome to attend!

signing of the armed forces covenant