The Sexual Health Outreach Team is a new project funded through Families First and carried out by Cardiff YMCA.

It helps young people aged between 13 and 25 who want to know more about:

  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • STIs
  • Body Image
  • Pregnancy
  • Peer Pressure
  • Contraception
  • They also offer young people support to the Integrated Sexual Health Clinic.


Their aim is to:

  • Improve sexual health and wellbeing for young people
  • Help young people to choose healthy relationships and make positive choices
  • Prevent early parenting among young people
  • Support young people in accessing sexual health services
  • Provide free training, advice and guidance to professionals in order to deliver the C-Card Scheme within their organisations.


To find out more, contact the team on 029 2046 5250 for further advice, support and information or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Night Out is simple and easy to use, taking away the financial risk for a community in Wales of booking a professional performer. Last year nearly 600 shows were booked by communities in Wales through the scheme. Click on this link to see a video explaining how Night Out works.

If you or community groups in your area would like to book a show, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Find out more about the Night Out scheme at

Cardiff Third Sector Council has worked with Cardiff Council and others to establish the Cardiff Third Sector Planning Group. The group aims for Cardiff to respond positively to the challenges facing the city and to improve communication between public bodies and the third sector.

The Group will focus on the key issues to develop an effective and sustainable third sector in Cardiff, which can respond to some of the major challenges facing the city’s diverse communities. As part of this commitment, it has established a funding pot of £55,000 to which third sector partners can apply to assist in transition work that improves its sustainability.

You will find the Terms of Reference for the Planning Group, together with the Transition Fund Guidelines, here.

C3SC Third Sector Symposium - Sustainability and Co-DevelopmentCardiff Third Sector Symposium and Funding Drop-in 2013

Cardiff’s Third Sector Symposium is filling fast. This year, the Symposium is responding to the needs of C3SC members by looking at sustainable models of funding. With workshops on how to form collaborations, access funding from Neighbourhood Management Teams, and an introduction to co-production, the event promises to deliver to C3SC members and partners the skills to adapt to new funding opportunities, and increase their resilience.

Why book on this event?
  • Keynote speeches on the progress in Cardiff to address poverty, and the effects of welfare reform and its impact on the third sector here in Cardiff. Hear about a new Cardiff Third Sector Partnership funding source to address sustainability, and the journey travelled by Cardiff Council on partnership working.   
  • Learn about the future of service delivery. Co-production is a new way of shaping services, and is growing in importance here in Wales. At its heart is a new way of sharing what services should look like, and marks a change away from funders setting out what they want from providers. C3SC is delighted to host a workshop by Governance International, experts in the Co-production, to introduce this way of working here in the capital. Offering tips on how to meet this new challenge, you will come away from the workshop with a greater chance of securing funding by adopting this new way of thinking.
  • Know how to form effective partnerships. The way many services are commissioned from the third sector in Cardiff is changing. More and more services are being commissioned from consortiums, with funders favouring partnerships of charities working together. However, forming partnerships can be a challenge. How do you ensure your objectives are included? How do you build trust? What happens if you disagree on the way forward? FreshTies will be delivering an essential workshop on how to overcome these challenges, so that you can form strong, successful partnerships – vital for maximising your organisation’s chances of funding in the future.
  • Access more funding in your area. Neighbourhood Management Teams are partnerships that help address local need across Cardiff. We will be running a workshop on what they do, and their aims. Each NMT has funding to deliver against its aims and objectives, a source of funding that many organisations are not aware of. Learn how to engage with NMTs and how to apply for the funding that is perfect for many C3SC’s member organisations.
  • Enjoy tailored funding advice for your organisation. From 4.30 p.m. to 6.30pm, C3SC will be providing bespoke funding advice including Grantfinder sessions. The full Third Sector Officer team will be available to provide one-to-one advice to your organisation. 


Symposium: Thursday 12th September from 1.30-4.30pm

Funding Drop-in: from 4.30-6.30pm



Butetown Community Centre, Loudoun Square, Cardiff CF10 5UZ

Download the agenda here.

To book, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Race Equality First is making a short film about hate crime as part of the organisation's Big Lottery funded All Wales Hate Crime Research Project.  

It will be used to raise awareness about hate crime in Wales.

Please help Race Equality First decide on a title for the film by voting in the poll on Race Equality First’s blog. Thank you.