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Vale of Glamorgan News

GVS aspiring to improve its services by launching a new website

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) launched its new website recently to better serve its member organisations, local Third Sector and partner organisations. Read More

Voluntary Sector news

Ty Hapus Spring Walks

Ty Hapus have arranged some Spring Walks. The walks are for people living with dementia and an accompanying friend, relative or carer. We will follow the latest guidelines for safety and ensure we are in separate ‘bubbles’.  Read More

Reports from Diverse Cymru

Reports available to download from Diverse Cymru – ‘Some early signs of Dementia’ ‘Dementia prevention’ and ‘As I walk the last mile of the way’ Read More

 Latest Bulletin from Wales Council of the Blind

 The latest bulletin from Wales Council of the Blind is now available to view Read More

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Put a spring in your step with these tips for staying active in Cardiff and the Vale

Whether it’s enjoying a lunchtime walk, an active family adventure or simply moving more, physical activity can improve physical and mental wellbeing. As the days get brighter it is the perfect time to get moving. The coronavirus pandemic may have changed our daily lives, but there are still plenty of ways you can stay active, whilst staying safe.  Read More

Health & Wellbeing

Public Health Wales Board changes

In March, the Minister for Health and Social Services made two announcements concerning Public Health Wales’ Board membership. Read More

Social care workforce survey – covid vaccine attitudes and uptake

Public Health Wales have created a survey looking at attitudes, barriers and uptake in the social care workforce. Read More

Welsh Government News

Volunteers and those unable to work from home can order a lateral flow self-test kit online

From Monday 26th of April volunteers and those who are unable to work from home can order a lateral flow self-test kit to be delivered direct to their home. Read More

News from the BBC

Rugby dementia study: Ben Kay and Shane Williams join head injury research

Fifty former elite rugby players are being recruited to a study into whether they are more likely to show early warning signs of dementia. Read More

Covid vaccine: Sore arm and headache most common side effects

The most common side effects of the Covid-19 vaccines are pain or tenderness at the injection site – in other words, a sore arm – a UK study has suggested. Roughly one in four people had wider effects like fever, headache, nausea and fatigue. Read More

Training, events and workshops

Attend GVS’ Supporting Older People in the Vale – Funding Scheme briefing session

Thursday 6 May 2021 from 2pm – 3.30pm. The Fund will open on 4th May with a deadline for submission of 12 noon on Friday, 11th June 2021. You will be able to find out more about this funding scheme, the type of things that can be considered for funding and the application process Read More

Third Sector ICF Capital Investment Fund 2021 Briefing Session

Wednesday 5 May 2021, 2pm – 3pm. The Capital Investment Fund is now open. You will be able to find out more about this funding scheme, the type of things that can be considered for funding and the application process. The deadline for submission of 12pm on Friday, 28th May 2021. Read More

Does your charity / community group need more coverage? Learn Twitter 1-2-1 with GVS

Some charities have yet to utilise the benefits of Twitter. Now is the time to raise your profile through social media. Read More

The perfect introduction to social media

Wednesday 9th June 2021, 10am – 12 noon, £10 per person on Zoom. Embarking on social media on behalf of an organisation, without being fully equipped, this session is for you! Read More


Third Sector ICF Capital Investment Fund 2021

The Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Integrated Health and Social Care Partnership has allocated £100,000.00 funding from the Welsh Government’s Integrated Care Fund (ICF), to support new or additional or revised third sector community services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Deadline for applications is 12noon 28th May 2021 Read More

COVID–19 Small Grants Scheme for Vale of Glamorgan Groups

GVS, with thanks to funding from Welsh Government, is administering a small grants scheme to help non profit groups and organisations in the Vale of Glamorgan who are actively working in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More

ICF Dementia Friendly Communities Fund 2021-2022 (REVENUE FUNDING)

£22,500 available for spend in the financial year ending end March 2022. Deadline for submissions 12noon, Friday May 14th 2021  Read More

Supporting Older People in the ValeThird Sector Preventative Interventions Fund 2021 – Covid-19

This revenue-only Fund aims to support proposals which respond to the Covid-19 crisis and improve health, wellbeing and independence. The overall aim is for older people to remain living in, and engaging with, their communities for as long as they wish. The Fund is open for applications from Tuesday 4th May 2021, with a deadline for submission of 12 noon on Friday, 11th June 2021. Read More


Job Vacancy – Self-Employed Advocate with NYAS

Location:  Vale of Glamorgan, Salary: £15 per hour, Closing date: Tuesday 04 May 2021 Read More

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