(via Cytûn)

European elections – Q&A event

Cytûn has partnered with WCIA (the Welsh Centre for International Affairs) and PLANED (Pembrokeshire Local Action Network for Enterprise and Development) to arrange a candidate Q&A event on Thursday 9th May 2019 at 7pm (tea and coffee from 6.30) in Pembrokeshire College, Merlin’s Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ.

The event will be streamed on Facebook Live.

We are inviting all those parties who are standing a list in Wales. Our hope is to focus on the global issues around which Welsh MEPs will be responsible for making decisions for as long as they are serving in the European Parliament, such as climate change, sustainability, migration, economic Development, agriculture and social development. We do not intend this to be a debate about Brexit as such, although we understand that Brexit provides the context for candidates’ thinking on many of these issues.

Questions will be selected from amongst those submitted through our Twitter accounts and by audience members before the start of the evening. The meeting will be chaired by the Very Revd Dr Sarah Rowland-Jones, Dean of St David’s Cathedral, who is a former UK diplomat as well as a senior cleric in the Church in Wales. Simultaneous translation will be provided so that candidates and questioners can speak in Welsh or English as they choose.

Sign up via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/european-parliament-elections-candidate-qa-etholiadau-senedd-ewrop-2019-holi-ac-ateb-ymgeiswyr-tickets-60618478501

We hope that the evening will be conducted with full mutual respect between all the candidates and any supporters who may attend, and will be helpful to those of no party affiliation who join us to decide whether and how to cast their votes.


We have also launched a special European elections page on our website - http://www.cytun.co.uk/hafan/en/european-elections-2019/  Further material will be added to the site over the coming days.

Contact Leticia to get involved in our BME Skills Project: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Good with computers and want some work experience?

Why not volunteer with Dewis Cymru? Go to https://bit.ly/2Lks6Xw to find out more. 

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(via Welsh Government)

Sanctuary website: Help refugees and asylum seekers find you

I hope you are already aware that we are in the process of testing the new ‘Sanctuary’ website for Wales, to help refugees and asylum seekers understand their rights and access services*. A key part of the website is the ‘Find Help’ section. This is where people seeking sanctuary will be able to find services in their area which exist to support them. The Sanctuary website will feature services which are wholly or mostly for people seeking sanctuary (though it will also include details of where mainstream services can also be found). During our first phase of user testing, one of the most common issues was that people could not find services which they knew existed in their area. Therefore, I am asking for your help to make your services visible on the website as soon as you’re able. 
We have developed an innovative partnership with the Dewis website so that services uploaded on that platform will automatically appear on the Sanctuary website if they are wholly or mostly for this group. To add a service / resource to the Dewis database please follow the guidance at this link… 
When adding your resource / service you will see this option on the Description of Service form… 
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For your service to appear on the Sanctuary website, you must have selected ‘refugees or asylum seekers’ from this drop down list. 
If you provide a Wales-wide service from drop-in centres in different areas of Wales, we suggest that you upload these services as separate resources. By doing so, you will be able to provide your address to better enable refugees or asylum seekers to find you. The Sanctuary website uses a location-based search (see below) to help users to find services. So this means, if you have separate offices in Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Wrexham – it would be better to upload four separate ‘resources’ rather than 1 national service. 
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If you run a Wales-wide website or phone service, we suggest you upload this as a national resource. 
If you could let us know when you’ve added a resource via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. we would appreciate it, as we’ll be able to monitor how many services are now accessible. 
Thank you with your continued support. We hope to publish the website during the week commencing 29 April but there is a fair amount of development yet to be done. 

Introduction to Raising Unrestricted Income From Individuals

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Butetown Community Centre
Loudoun Square
CF10 5UZ Cardiff
United Kingdom

Introduction to Raising Unrestricted Income from Individuals - in collaboration with C3SC

We know it can be difficult for small organisations to set up and manage individual giving campaigns. But with a little bit of planning and preparation, any small charity can set up a productive and engaging individual giving programme - providing vital unrestricted income.

This session will take a look at the theory, trends and commonly used tools that help charities of all shapes and sizes maximise their supporter engagement, giving you the skills, knowledge and confidence to launch your next fundraising appeal!


To attend the event go here