(Via Age Alliance Wales) 


Slow Motion “SELF”ies 


Beyond the Border is a storytelling organisation that is best known for promoting high quality performance storytelling.  However, we also run projects in which storytelling is used to spark new thinking.  Slow Motion “SELF”ies is just such a project intended for those living with neurodegenerative conditions to explore their changed self perceptions in creative ways.

The programme will run in the autumn and we are recruiting participants now.  We have been fortunate to receive a small grant from the National Lottery Community Fund in Wales so there is no charge for participants.  

pdfBeyond the boarder storytelling leaflet

EYST Wales is building evidence on:

Experiences of BAME (Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority) Graduates in Wales’ Labour Market


BAME young people are achieving more than ever in further education and higher education. We want to better understand if those achievements are translating into success in the jobs market.

If you are an ethnic minority person who has completed higher or further education within the past five years (or will graduate within the next year), we would appreciate talking to you about your experiences in the labour market.  You could attend one of the following focus groups:

  • Cardiff:  23rd July, 5:30-7pm, EYST Office, Butetown, S Loudoun Place
  • Swansea:  25th July, 6-7:30pm, EYST Drop-in, Swansea, 11 St Helens Rd
  • Newport: 30th July, 5:30-7pm, location TBA
  • Wrexham: 1st week of August TBA

We hope to speak with graduates from multiple sectors and disciplines. We welcome hearing from people with a wide range of different experiences in the labour market, both bad and good. We hope to identify any barriers to employment for BAME graduates such as discrimination, but also want to highlight good outcomes, success stories and best practices.

We will use this information to write a short evidence paper which will be publicly available and shared with Welsh Government, public sector bodies and voluntary organisations. This paper will be used to influence Welsh Government and Higher Education institutions to create positive changes in policy and practice.

To attend a focus group, contact Chisomo Phiri: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 07939 429393.

Also contact Chizi If you can’t attend a focus group, but would still like to share your thoughts. We can arrange a meeting or phone/skype conversation.

Have your say on Our Future Wales

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Refreshments and registration from 1 pm

Event starts at 1.30 pm and finishes at 5 pm

Taff Housing Conference Room (in the car park behind the Taff Housing Association and Diverse Cymru building),   307- 315 Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1JD

Free event. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

We can repay travel, access, childcare, replacement care and other reasonable costs to those attending the event.


This event focuses on the experiences of people living in Wales, on the future for Wales they would like to see, and discussing the realities of several priority areas – namely Housing, Skills, and Keeping People Well.

At the event, you will have the chance:

  • to discuss your experiences of housing, being well, and developing skills, as well as the experiences of diverse people you know or represent
  • to network with other organisations and diverse individuals

Community groups and third sector organisations will also have a chance to let people know about their events and work.

This event is a Diverse Cymru Have Your Say event, carried out on behalf of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales as part of the national conversation. We welcome community groups and third sector organisations that focus on any aspect of equality or human rights as well as diverse individuals.

Diverse individuals include disabled people; Black and Minority Ethnic people; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people; older people; younger people; people with different religions or beliefs; and carers.

How to book

Please state any dietary or access requirements you may have when booking.

Please book your place by

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 029 2036 8888 ext 255 and ask for Shelagh

Or by post to:

Shelagh Maher, Diverse Cymru, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East,

Cardiff, CF5 1JD

You can also register for the event on Eventbrite at the following link:


Evaluation Opportunity

EYST Wales (Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales) is an award-winning and unique, beneficiary-led voluntary organisation supporting ethnic minority people across Wales.

Funded by the Community Fund (Previously known as Big Lottery Fund) People and Places Programme, the BME Skills Project is a partnership project with SCVS, C3SC and AVOW which aims to support  BME community groups and organisations to prosper by bringing the skills and experience of BME people in the private sector and young graduates into the community sector, as Volunteer Mentors, including as Trustees.

We invite Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified consultants or universities to Tender for the External Evaluation of the BME Skills Project, to be completed by December 2020

External Evaluation

Maximum Budget for work £9,000 (inclusive of VAT)-

Application packs available on: www.eyst.org.uk  Closing Date for tenders 5pm 24th July 2019

EYST is an equal opportunities organisation and actively encourages applicants from under-represented groups.  DBS checks will be required.

For more information click here. 

BAME 'Pathway To Success' Leadership Programme

Operation Black Vote would like to offer individuals/organisations from BAME backgrounds a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a select group of leaders from all walks of life.

Operation Black Vote are about to embark on an extremely exciting and prestigious leadership scheme, "Pathway to Success".  A residential civic and political leadership programme with our partners the House of Commons, the University of Oxford and their two colleges Blavatnik School of Government and Magdalene College, and also Lloyds Bank. The programme will be held at the University of Oxford from the Sunday evening, the 8th September until Friday 13th September.

It is a bold and ambitious programme that seeks to nurture the next generation of civic and political leaders from BAME communities. We are looking for those who might be councillors, trade unionist, teachers, middle managers, entrepreneurs, those working in the NHS, and other civic, public sector and political roles who feel they are ready to step to the next level of civic and political leadership.

During this intense week of learning and sharing, we'll have some of the best political, civic and philosophical minds to impart their knowledge for your benefit.

If you think you have what it takes to be a leader, this is for you.

We have attached the program outline and application form onto this email.

Please Note - the Training is FREE FOR BAME PEOPLE - you will need to pay for your travel costs to Oxford

Final Programme Outline

Application Forms


Head to their website for more information: https://www.obv.org.uk/news-blogs/pathway-success-opportunity-not-miss