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TODAY – Free online briefing session for GVS’ new £500 COVID 19 Grants Scheme

Monday 13th July, 2pm – 3pm This Briefing Session will give you a bit more information about the scheme, information about how to fill in the application form and information about the application process. You will also have the opportunity to put questions to GVS about any application you are planning to make. Read more

Small Grants Scheme for Vale of Glamorgan Groups

GVS, with thanks to funding from Comic Relief, is administering a small grants scheme to help voluntary groups in the Vale of Glamorgan. Small grants are available up to a maximum of £500. Read more

Free Briefing Session-How to organise and run a virtual Board meeting

Hints and Tips on How to Make Your Virtual Board Meeting Successful Tuesday 21 July 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Read more

Free Briefing Session – How to Organise a Virtual AGM

Hints and Tips on Running a Virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Voluntary and Community Groups. Read more

Vale of Glamorgan Community Volunteers Survey – COVID-19 crisis

Have you volunteered for an organisation or COVID-19 Support Group during the COVID-19 crisis? If so, your feedback would be valued! Read more

GVS compiles Checklist to help guide Trustees in the face of the COVID-19 crisis

To support voluntary and community organisations through the COVID-19 crisis Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) has put together this a checklist of actions for groups to consider Read more

Guidance for Third Sector Oranisations on holding virtual AGMs

The Covid-19 pandemic is raising numerous issues for Third Sector Organisations to deal with and forcing them to change the way they operate. One such issue is what to do about AGMs while still complying with Government guidelines on social distancing, etc. Are virtual AGMs the answer? Read more

Are you a Web Designer who could produce a new website for GVS?

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) would like to have a new website developed to promote the organisation’s activities in a professional and easy to navigate manner. We invite Web Designers to submit bids and expect the successful bidder to have a wide understanding of the Third Sector. Read more

 

General news

Introducing the Barry Air Target Club

Our Olympic Style Air Gun Club was formed in June 2012 it was then called LS.HAVEN AIR TARGET CLUB. January 1st 2019 we renamed it BARRY AIR TARGET CLUB. Read more

Libraries offer ‘Click and Collect’ service

Vale of Glamorgan Council-run libraries are now offering a click and collect service allowing members to borrow books, audiobooks and DVDs Read more

Restore Furniture Bank in Thompson St Barry has reopened

Restore Furniture Bank in Thompson St has reopened for sales and donations after the retail lockdown. We have made the shop as safe as possible following the Covid-19 retail guidelines and are open from 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. Read more

Update of changes for Department of Works & Pensions

Reopening of Jobcentres You will have heard on the news that Jobcentres in England are starting to re-open from the 3 July. During this Covid 19 period, our jobcentres have been available throughout to support our most vulnerable customers. Over the last 4 weeks, nationally, we know that we have supported over 10,500 people face to face in our jobcentres. Read more

Cyber Crime rise after Covid-19

FREE ONLINE INPUTS: South Wales Police Cyber Protect Officers Do you know what constitutes a cyber crime? Can you tell the difference between fake and real emails? Do you know where, when and how to report cyber crime? How safe do your staff and stakeholders feel online? Read more

Men’s Sheds Cymru – Wellbeing and Community Inclusion Survey

Men’s Sheds Cymru have been working to help establish and develop Men’s Sheds throughout Wales since 2014. During this time, the Men’s Sheds movement in Wales has grown from 0 to almost 70 groups. Read more

Touch Trust Digital Community Art Project Launch!

Touch Trust has been commissioned an art project from the Arts Council of Wales this summer to run a community project, which connects and support one another through artistic and creative engagement in a form of ‘playing one piece together’. Read more

Reporting serious incidents to the Charity Commission during the coronavirus pandemic

Guidance for trustees on what matters may need to be reported as a serious incident during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

EU Citizens Rights Settlement Scheme

Need information and advice on how to make a claim for pre/settled status? Join Citizens Advice Cardiff & Vale webinar at 7pm on Wednesday the 15th July. Read more

Are you a Web Designer who could produce a new website for GVS?

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) would like to have a new website developed to promote the organisation’s activities in a professional and easy to navigate manner. We invite Web Designers to submit bids and expect the successful bidder to have a wide understanding of the Third Sector. Read more

 

Funding

Free online briefing session for GVS’ new £500 COVID 19 Grants Scheme

Monday 13th July, 2pm – 3pm This Briefing Session will give you a bit more information about the scheme, information about how to fill in the application form and information about the application process. You will also have the opportunity to put questions to GVS about any application you are planning to make. Read more

Small Grants Scheme for Vale of Glamorgan Groups

GVS, with thanks to funding from Comic Relief, is administering a small grants scheme to help voluntary groups in the Vale of Glamorgan. Small grants are available up to a maximum of £500. Read more

Third Sector Fund: Supporting People with Learning Disabilities and/or their Carers 2020/21

Applications for funding are now open! The Cardiff and Vale Disability Partnership Board, on behalf of the Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board, has identified some funding for charities and voluntary groups. Deadline is 5pm Thursday 16th July 2020 Read more

Be Active Wales Fund launched

On Tuesday 7 July 2020, Sport Wales launched a new fund of up to £4m to help grassroots sports clubs and community organisations. Read more

Carers Emergency Grant launched

Carers Trust South East Wales has set up a new emergency grants scheme for unpaid carers affected by the Coronavirus crisis. Read more

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants to reopen

The Arts Council will reopen applications for National Lottery Project Grants on 22 July, with £59.8 million available until April 2021. Read more

Crisis crystal ball: the future of fundraising?

The pandemic and protests are creating uncertainty in almost every sector, including philanthropy. Many of these will be discussed at the IOF convention. There are some big unknowns. Read more

 

Health

Health and Care Research Wales Survey

There’s still time to take part in the Welsh Government’s Health and Care Research Wales Survey! It is now open until 13 July. Read more

Vale 50+ Strategy Forum bulletin

The Vale 50+ Strategy Forum have developed an online monthly bulletin which contains a mixture of useful information, support services and fun activities for the 50+ in the Vale. Read more

Physical Distancing is a responsibility we must all take seriously says Cardiff and Vale Director of Public Health

The gradual relaxation of the lockdown in Wales relies heavily on the goodwill and sensible actions of people and communities to ensure that new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our communities are prevented and contained as far as possible. Read more

COVID-19 guidance for unpaid carers – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Guidance on the access and use of PPE for those who provide unpaid care for family and friends. Read more

Dental and optometry practices to see more patients in next phase of pandemic recovery

Dental and optometry practices across Wales are gradually reintroducing a broader range of services as part of the phased recovery of health services from the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Dementia Connect Support Line

Alzheimer’s Society is here for everyone affected by dementia. Read more

Nearly half of all adults in Wales remain concerned about children catching coronavirus in school and spreading it through families and communities

According to the latest national engagement survey conducted by Public Health Wales, nearly half (46 percent) of people are very or extremely concerned about children catching Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in schools and spreading it in their families and communities. Read more

Together for Mental Health Delivery Plan – Youth Friendly and Plain English Versions

Together for Mental Health Delivery Plan – Youth Friendly and Plain English Versions Here are some user friendly versions of the Together for Mental Health 2019-22 delivery plan, which may be useful as quick reference guides or in sharing with stakeholders. Read more

New artwork for Wales and Africa Programme

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing team recently completed a project which highlights the work of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board staff in collaboration with partner organisations and Welsh Government on the Wales and Africa Programme. Read more

Extra funding to support children over the summer holidays in Wales

An extra £2.6m will be invested to support children across Wales during the summer holidays, the Welsh Government announced today (Monday 6 July). Read more

Stroke Association support

Zoom sessions for stroke survivors and their carers available, plus a telephone befriending service ‘Here For You’ Read more

 

Vacancies

Job Vacancy Newydd Maintenance Limited

We job vacancy for a Mobile Cleaner. More details on the job can be found at www.newydd.co.uk/jobs Read more

Job vacancies with Atal y Fro – Tenancy and Community Support Workers

Atal y Fro is a unique organisation dedicated to the elimination of domestic violence across the Vale of Glamorgan. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is passionate about supporting families who are or have experienced domestic violence and abuse. Read more

 

Training

Touch Trust Training is going online!

Touch Trust training is going online From September 2020 the Touch Trust Certificate Training course will be delivered in a new mixed model. Online sessions will be combined with self-guided activities and face-to-face meetings at our Centre in Cardiff (for those who are able to travel). The start date is September 19, 2020. Read more

Learning Disability Wales Free Training

Supporting people to communicate online – 17 July 2020 Location: On-line via Zoom This is a free course. It lasts 2 hours and takes place on-line. 10.00am – 12.00pm Read more

Citizens Advice Cardiff and Vale – Universal Credit Digital Training Courses

As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, Citizens Advice Cardiff & Vale have produced a range of 90 minute courses to meet the staff development needs of the organisations that regularly use their training team. Read more

 

Events

Free online briefing session for GVS’ new £500 COVID 19 Grants Scheme

Monday 13th July, 2pm – 3pm This Briefing Session will give you a bit more information about the scheme, information about how to fill in the application form and information about the application process. You will also have the opportunity to put questions to GVS about any application you are planning to make. Read more

Free Briefing Session-How to organise and run a virtual Board meeting

Hints and Tips on How to Make Your Virtual Board Meeting Successful Tuesday 21 July 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Read more

Free Briefing Session – How to Organise a Virtual AGM

Hints and Tips on Running a Virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Voluntary and Community Groups. Read more

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