GVS e-bulletin Service – Voluntary Sector News (16/08/21)

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Community Shares Explained – Could they work for you?

Learn about community shares, which are an ideal way for communities to invest in businesses serving a community purpose. Read More

General news

Voluntary Sector Resilience Survey

We are seeking to engage the widest range of organisations – from the large to the small, across a variety of activities, and from the length and breadth of Wales. Read More

Let’s Talk About Life in the Vale of Glamorgan 2021

We would like gather views from the public about life in the Vale and about what matters to them. This information and that from other consultation, engagement and research will help us develop the Public Service Board (PSB) Well-being Assessment and future priorities. Read More

Solo 200-mile cycle challenge set to raise money for new tennis court and fight against cancer

63 year old Nigel Osborne, Cowbridge Tennis member, is set to take on a 200-mile cycle from Caernarfon to Cowbridge as part of a fundraising bid to raise £15,000 for Cowbridge Tennis Club with a contribution to Prostate Cymru. Read More



Community Shares Explained – Could they work for you?

Learn about community shares, which are an ideal way for communities to invest in businesses serving a community purpose. Read More

Delivering physical activity in Barry? Golden Pass to provide eight free sessions for selected residents

If you would like to be registered as a Golden Pass Provider, please complete this expression of interest form and we will be in touch to confirm further details about how the scheme will work and how your organisation can benefit. Read More

Golden Projects to get over 60s Active

Funding for organisations who deliver physical activities – also can you volunteer to help people get active? Read More

Golden Fund – Open to any organisation willing to offer new activity for people aged 60+

Vale of Glamorgan Council (VOG) Healthy Living Team are proudly working in partnership with Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, Sport Wales and a host of third sector organisations to improve physical activity and sport opportunities for residents aged 60+ focusing on communities of highest need across the Vale of Glamorgan.  Read More


Latest Corona Virus Update

Completed the move to alert level 0: Read More

CMO advice on 21 day review of COVID-19 restrictions: 5 August 2021

Advice presented to First Minister on 21 day review of COVID-19 restrictions. Read More

The Safer Vale Community Safety Team

The Community Safety Team are out in the community visiting different locations across the Vale giving residents the opportunity to speak to the team about any issues or concerns they may have. Read More

Vale 50+ Forum bulletin

The latest version of the Vale 50+ Forum bulletin is now available Read More

State of Caring Survey 2021

The State of Caring Survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers and the 2021 survey is now open. Carers Wales needs your help to get as many carers as possible to complete the survey so that they have robust quality evidence for our Wales report. Read More

NHS Network ensures vulnerable safeguarded despite unprecedented challenge of pandemic

According to a new report, published today by Public Health Wales, The NHS Wales Safeguarding Network effectively managed to continue its vital work to protect vulnerable groups despite the significant increase in demand and extreme challenges caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Read More

‘Getting your flu jab and COVID booster is so important this autumn,’ urges Health Minister Eluned Morgan as flu vaccination programme expanded

Wales is set to see its largest ever flu vaccination programme this autumn, with the jab being offered to all those aged over 50 and all secondary school children. Read More

Stroke Association Community Steps

Stroke Association Community Steps directory. Read More

New guide helps communicators tackle Coronavirus misinformation

A new Public Health Wales guide has been devised to help communicators and people working with social media to know how to deal with misinformation about the virus. Read More

Food Vale works in partnership to improve access to a good meal for everyone, everyday

Access to affordable, healthy and nutritious food is a struggle for many families across the Vale of Glamorgan. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increasingly challenging situation, which has seen people’s financial circumstances change and a sharp rise in the demand for affordable food. Read More


Cavamh, (Cardiff and Vale Action for Mental Health)

Are looking to recruit: Diversity Involvement Worker (Mental Health) PILOT post, 10 hours a week, £24,717 pro rata to March 31st 2022, 6% pension contribution. Read More

Vacancy at Care & Repair Cardiff and the Vale

Vacancy for a Senior Technical Officer. Deadline is 28th August 2021.Read More

Vacancy at Cardiff & Vale Action for Mental Health

Vacancy for a Diversity Involvement Worker (Mental Health) PILOT post. Closing Date: Monday 9am August 16th Read More

Vacancies for Local Authority (LA) Governors – Autumn 2021

Applications are invited from those wishing to be considered for current Local Authority (LA) school governor vacancies. Closing date 9 September 2021 at midday. Read More

Vacancies at Home Instead

There are several opportunities both full and part time at Home Instead Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan Read More

Vacancy at Mirus Wales

Vacancy for Person Centred – Penarth Support Worker Read More

Hospice Maintenance Volunteer

Help to maintain our buildings and grounds Read More

Exciting events with Cancer Research UK

Help out at events Read More

Befriending Adults with disabilities or mental health conditions

Supports adult with disabilities through befriending Read More

Wellbeing Garden Project Volunteer

Gardening with older people Read More

Food Collection Delivery Driver

Food Share Project Driver Read More


Talk about Volunteering Read More

Garden and Patient Support Volunteer

Volunteering at Horatio’s Garden Read More

Volunteer Childline Counsellor

We couldn’t keep the Childline service running 24/7 without the help of our volunteers. Read More

Going Green Together

Bringing together volunteers and adults with additional needs Read More

Community Safety Support Driver

Transporting various support vehicles Read More

Golden Activators wanted in the Vale who have the desire to help others do more physical activity

We are looking for Golden Activators from across the Vale of Glamorgan. Read More


Community Shares Explained – Could they work for you?

Learn about community shares, which are an ideal way for communities to invest in businesses serving a community purpose. Read More

Recruiting, Selecting and Managing Volunteers Training

An ideal training course if you are new to managing volunteers or would like a refresher. Read More

Alert level 0: the impacts of lifting COVID-19 restrictions on voluntary organisations in Wales

Wednesday 15 September at 11.00am. Book your FREE PLACE Read More

Citizens Advice Cardiff & Vale training sessions

Citizens Advice Cardiff & Vale are currently offering a range of online training sessions starting in September. Read More

Looking to improve your Leadership Skills?

Sports Leaders Coaching Courses Read More

FREE Falls Brief Intervention & Awareness Course

FREE Falls Brief Intervention & Awareness Course for all practitioners or volunteers working with or supporting people aged 60+. Read More


FREE bowls lessons at Sully indoor Bowls Stadium!

If you are over 60, live in the Vale of Glamorgan and looking for fun, friendship and improved fitness, why not consider playing bowls at Wales’ finest indoor bowls and recreation centre? We are offering FREE coaching in short mat bowls for a limited period from September 2021. Simply answer the following questions and contact us if you are eligible. Read More


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