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GVS Important Events and Funding

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Child Poverty – We Want to Hear Your Thoughts

GVS would like to talk to parents, carers and organisations that work with children and young people. We would like to get your views on what the revised Welsh Government’s Child Poverty Strategy should include. If you would like to share your experiences and thoughts come along give your point of view. Your views will be forwarded to Welsh Government and will help shape the future.  Light refreshments will be provided.

We have arranged two FREE engagement sessions in the Vale of Glamorgan – one in Llantwit Major and the other in Penarth.

You can book a space at the Llantwit Major session (Tuesday 28 March 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon) here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/child-poverty-we-want-to-hear-your-thoughts-tickets-559452677017

And the Penarth session (Wednesday 29 March 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon) here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/child-poverty-we-want-to-hear-your-thoughts-tickets-559460841437

Small Grants Scheme for Community Buildings

GVS, with thanks to funding from Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, is administering a small grants scheme to help Community Buildings (e.g. Community Centres, Village Halls and Church Halls) in the Vale of Glamorgan to assist them during the current Cost of Living Crisis which has seen the rise in utility costs.

Small grants are available up to a maximum of £500 to EITHER help towards utility bills (gas or electricity) OR up to £1000 to help towards minor capital costs to make your community facility more fuel efficient, for example, help towards draft proofing, installation of insulation.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 4th April 2023.

To be eligible you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Your building must be in the Vale of Glamorgan
  • Have a constitution or similar governing document
  • Your community facility must offer a range of well-being activities, e.g. a lunch club, exercise classes, dance classes
  • Support for these costs cannot be obtained from other sources, e.g. your local authority or other body.
  • Agree to supply an “End of Project” report detailing and evidencing how the grant has been spent.
  • Agree to acknowledge the support of Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) in any publicity should your application be successful.

With your application you must also forward the following:

  • A recent copy of your bank statement
  • A copy of your constitution
  • A copy of the most recent utility bill (if you are applying for support towards this)
  • A copy of the quote for any capital works (if you are applying for support towards this)

Funds must be spent by 30th June 2023

Applications from Community Facilities outside the Vale of Glamorgan or individuals will not be considered.  Grants will not be given for general running costs or to help make up for lost income due to COVID-19.

An application form and guidelines can be downloaded from www.gvs.wales/news/small-grants-scheme-for-community-buildings or by emailing [email protected]

Please accept our sincere apology if this is not appropriate to you or your organisation. If you no longer want to receive any emails from GVS please email GVS with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line.

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