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See our Sister Blog: PAVO Powys Play Partnership -

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Brecknock Play Network Survey

This is a joint survey Brecknock Play Network have put together with Play Radnor to try and guage the gaps of provision for play opportunities in Powys.

Friday, 6 September 2019

Powys' Support Intervention Framework

Powys County Council’s Children’s Commissioning team are setting up a Therapy, Support, Intervention and Assessment framework which will be used to procure services for our Children, Young people and Families as need is identified. We would encourage any organisation or individual who delivers the above, and is interested in providing a service to the Council now, or in the future, applies to sit on our framework.

The opportunity is being conducted on eTenderwales. This website is where you can access the details of the tender and submit your bid for the work you would like to delivery for Powys. The link for this free website is below:

If you would like any help with either of these sites, they both have very  helpful customer service lines. Please also feel free to contact Business Wales who help with how to tender and the stages of tendering.

Once successfull in eTenderwales, if you have any question about the tender itself then please direct these through the messaging facility on eTenderwales.

Closing date: 20th September 2019

Mae tîm Comisiynu Plant Cyngor Sir Powys yn sefydlu fframwaith Therapi, Cymorth, Ymyrraeth ac Asesu a fydd yn cael ei ddefnyddio i gaffael gwasanaethau i’n plant, pobl ifanc a theuluoedd fel bo’r angen.  Byddem yn annog unrhyw fudiad neu unigolyn sy’n gallu cyflwyno’r uchod, a sydd â diddordeb mewn cynnig gwasanaeth i’r Cyngor nawr, neu yn y dyfodol, i anfon cais i fod ar y fframwaith.
Mae’r cyfle hwn yn cael ei gynnig trwy eDendro Cymru.  Ar y wefan hon gallwch weld manylion y tendr ac anfon eich cais am y gwaith yr hoffech ei wneud i Bowys. 

Dyma’r ddolen i’r wefan hon:

Os hoffech unrhyw arweiniad ar y gwefannau hyn, mae ganddynt wasanaethau cwsmer defnyddiol iawn.  Mae croeso i chi hefyd gysylltu â Busnes Cymru sy’n gallu helpu gyda sut i dendro a’r camau tendro.
Pan fyddwch yn llwyddiannus trwy eDendro Cymru, os oes gennych unrhyw gwestiynau am y tendr ei hun, gallwch gysylltu trwy’r cyfleuster negeseua ar eDendro Cymru.

Dyddiad cau: 20 Medi 2019

News from Tir coed in the Elan Valley

Autumn Update 

Its been a busy summer at the Elan Valley for the Tir Coed team. Here's a brief update on whats been happening and how you can get involved. 


We have had 19 community groups come for free activity session, with 3 more booked in for September, ages ranged from 4 year olds to a group in their 70's.  We are happy to tailor the activities to suit all abilities and there is still time to book your groups in for this year or next.   To qualify for one of our free sessions (either a full or half day your choice) you just need to be a community group based in Powys.  Give Anna a call on 01597 811527 to have a chat.


Trainees from our most recent 12 week course have built a Round House on our activity field, this amazing structure will offer shelter and enable us to continue to offer activity sessions throughout the year.  in addition to this great building 8 of our trainees gained accreditation.  We will be running 5 day courses in October and November, these courses are open to anyone, but priority is given to those who are unemployed or under employed. 

Powys Business Awards 2019

We are mega excited to announce that Tir Coed has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Powys Business Awards, Social Enterprise and Charity Category. Judging took place on a rainy Friday in August, followed by filming on the Monday (luckily the sun shone), we will not know the results until the 4th October and are up against strong competition from the Severn Rivers Trust and Corn Exchange Crickhowell.  This wouldn't have been possible without our amazing supporters and participants over the last couple of years, and we'd like to thank you all for being so amazing.

Come work for Tir Coed at the Elan Valley

Do you love the outdoors, are you able to teach a range of skill and lead activity sessions for a diverse range of participants???
If so why not consider joining the Tir Coed family, we are looking for 2 part time activity leaders to be based at our home in the Elan Valley.  See advert below or click here for full information or for an informal chat call Anna or Gayle on 01597 811527
Email for more information
To keep up to date with the latest news and events from Tir Coed or the Elan Links Project follow our social media channels by clicking on the icons below. 
Elan Links is a National Lottery Heritage funded scheme. Its vision is to safeguard the unique and varied heritage of Elan while significantly enhancing outcomes for people, communities and heritage for the long term. 
Tir Coed Registered Charity No: 1115229
The Welsh Water Elan Trust Registered Charity No: 1001347

Friday, 12 July 2019

Prince's Trust - Get into Retail with M&S - An exciting opportunity for Young People

August 2019 sees the start of the next Prince’s Trust Get Into Retail programme with our national partner, Marks and Spencer. This will run from Monday 19th August – Thursday 12th September inclusive (9am-5pm) and we are now looking for suitable young people, to take part.

Where will it take place?
All training days will be held at M&S Store, Culverhouse Cross, Copthorne Way, Cardiff, CF5 6YZ although during the programme, each young person will also be allocated one of the following local M&S stores to complete a detailed work placement: -  Culverhouse Cross Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil.

Who can apply?
Any young people aged 16 -25 inclusive, who are interested in working within the retail industry, keen to increase their employability skills in this sector and able to commit to the programme dates and Taster Day.

Anyone interested in being considered should now sign up for the Taster / Selection Day which is scheduled for 10am – 5pm, Tuesday 13th August 2019 at the M&S Store, Culverhouse Cross, Copthorne Way, Cardiff, CF5 6YZ.The Taster Day is likely to include icebreakers, teambuilding activities, an introduction to M&S, and Prince’s Trust paperworkI am also planning a Get Ready session between now and the Taster Day, to help young people prepare well for this opportunity. Details of this preparatory session will be sent out to all young people who sign up for the Taster Day.

The small print!
  • Any young person considering this programme must be motivated and have at least a degree of personal confidence as it will involve engaging with M&S customers, (albeit with supervision in the initial stages of the programme). They should also be aware that working in a retail environment demands a lot of time on one’s feet.
  • Although M&S will not consider any young person with a Theft related conviction, any other convictions will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Although M&S uniform is provided for the actual programme, all young people will be expected to wear smart interview attire for the Taster Day.
  • Public transport travelling expenses during the programme and on the Taster Day are reimbursed.
  • M&S will provide each young person with £3 for lunch on every day of the programme and the Taster Day.

How do I refer a young person?
Text ‘Call me’ to 07983 385 418
Call for free on 0800 842 842

If you have any questions regarding the taster day / programme please don’t hesitate to contact me on 07483971217 or emailing

Many thanks,


Millie Nelmes | Princes Trust Operations Executive | The Prince's Trust Cymru | 16 Ocean Way, Galdames Place, Ocean Park, Cardiff CF24 5PE | Tel: 02920 431518 (Ext: 2426) | Mobile: 07483971217

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019

WCVA Update - 24 June 2019

This week's updates from WCVA

24 June 2019

Want this in Welsh? Get in touch!
Angen hwn yn Gymraeg? Cysylltwch gyda ni!

Hi, and welcome to this week’s newsletter.

What could economic justice mean for Wales? We’re partnering with the IPPR on an event to explore paths to a more just economy in Wales. In this blog, Jacanda Bresson outlines the need for this event, and how you can get involved in the debate.

Welsh Government has launched the next round of the Sustainable Social Services Grant. The Grant serves to support good practise in the social care industry. WCVA is hosting a free webinar that will provide information for potential applicants, and an opportunity to ask questions.

Thanks for reading, we’ll catch you again next week.

Wanted: Marketing and Communications Manager at WCVA

WCVA is looking for an experienced Marketing and Communications Manager to play a crucial role in providing leadership across our membership, marketing and communications activities.
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Funding latest

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund

Museums, galleries and partnerships from across the UK can request sums of between £20,000-£120,000 for projects lasting up to three years.

Carers Innovation Fund

The Department for Health and Social Care has made £5 million available to improve support for carers.

The Finnis Scott Foundation

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 are available in the areas of horticulture and plant sciences, as well as fine art and art history.

Volunteering news

Testing new standards for induction of volunteers 

Helpforce is looking for volunteer managers in Wales who are willing to give feedback on how well the draft standards align with their current induction practices.

What could economic justice mean for Wales?

The Institute for Public Policy Research is asking how Wales could get greater economic justice. Jacana Bresson of the IPPR reports on what’s led up to this and tells you how you can get involved.
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Training and Events

Webinar: Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant

Your chance to find out more about the latest round of funding

10 July 2019, 14:00 - 15:00

Policy and projects

Welsh Government launches review of strategic partnerships

How can partnership arrangements be simplified?