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Friday, 7 December 2018

Fundraising help

Tending to your roots: Top tips to help charitable groups succeed at online fundraising
Does your organisation want to become more sustainable and open up new income streams? Do you want to develop an engaged, larger supporter base?

Do you need to raise unrestricted funding to help cover core running costs?

Lauren Swain, Localgiving's Wales Development Manager, is here to speak about how small charities and community groups achieve these goals. The workshop will focus on how to optimise online fundraising in an easy and cost effective way to help groups like yours fundraise effectively online.
This session is tailored to the needs of small charities and community groups that want to give their online fundraising a boost. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to hear about Localgiving's development programme in Wales, which offers a year of free help, free training and £200 match funding per group. For more information on what Localgiving giving offers click here: or contact Lauren via

NEWTOWN - 23-1-2019 -  3 - 4.30PM


Wednesday, 5 December 2018

WCVA offer training on fundraising

Introduction to fundraising through trusts and foundations 

31 January 2019, Cardiff

Strengthen your charity’s fundraising by making effective bids to trusts and foundations 

31 Ionawr 2019, Caerdydd
Hybu gwaith codi arian eich elusen drwy wneud ceisiadau effeithiol i ymddiriedolaethau a sefydliadau 

Volunteer of the Year Awards!

The awards are open, do you have a volunteer that should be celebrated


Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Child Sexual Abuse - Stop it Now! Free Training - book quickly 6th December

CSA Awareness (Professionals) is being held on 6th December 2018, Media Resource Centre, Oxford Road, Llandrindod Wells, 09.30-12.30

Learning Outcomes
The session will:
       Raise awareness of child sexual abuse including where the risks lie
       Recognise the signs of child sexual abuse in children including verbal and non-verbal indicators
       Recognise the warning signs an adult who has harmful intentions may display
       Take preventative measures and report concerns before a disclosure is made, acknowledging that most children do not disclose abuse
       Respond effectively and appropriately when a disclosure is made, including reporting to the relevant authorities
       Help professionals and families develop and implement family safety plans

 A course will also be run for Parents/Carers in January so please advertise this to families you work with.

CSA Awareness (Parents/Carers) is being held on 17th January, Media Resource Centre, Oxford Road, Llandrindod Wells, 09.30-12.30

Encourage the young people you work with to vote! Youth Parliament issues

Cyhoeddiad Aelodau
Bydd Llywydd y Cynulliad, Elin Jones AC, yn cyhoeddi’r 60 o Aelodau Senedd Ieuenctid Cymru am 13:30 ar05 Rhagfyr 2018. Gellid gwylio hyn yn fyw, neu gellir ei ail wylio ar Byddwn hefyd yn cyhoeddi’r wybodaeth yn fyw ar ein sianeli cyfryngau cymdeithasol.
Arolwg Materion
Yn ystod y cyfnod cofrestru pleidleiswyr ac ethol, rydym wedi bod yn gofyn i bobl ifanc ar draws Cymru beth yw’r materion pwysicaf iddynt ac rydym wedi casglu dros 2,000 o faterion. Rydym wedi’u nodi dan gategorïau penodol ac, erbyn hyn, mae arnom angen help gan bobl ifanc i ddewis pa faterion y maent yn credu y dylai Senedd Ieuenctid Cymru fod yn eu trafod.
Caiff pob person ifanc ddewis 3 mater o restr o 21 sydd ar gael yma:
Bydd yr arolwg yn dod i ben ddydd Mercher 16 Ionawr, felly bydd yn wych os gallwch hyrwyddo hyn ac annog pobl ifanc i gymryd rhan. Mae’r arolwg wedi’i rannu ar ein holl sianeli cyfryngau cymdeithasol hefyd.
Diolch eto am eich cymorth!
Tîm Senedd Ieuenctid CymruMember Announcement 
The announcement of the elected 60 Welsh Youth Parliament Members will be made by the Presiding Officer, Elin Jones AM, during Plenary at 13:30 on 05 December 2018. You can watch this live, or via playback, on We will also be posting the information live on our social media channels.
Issues Survey
During the Voter Registration and Election period, we have been asking young people across Wales what issues matter most to them and we have collected over 2,000 issues. We have grouped them under specific categories and now we need help from young people to choose which issues they believe the Welsh Youth Parliament should be discussing.
Each young person can chose 3 issues from a list of 21 which can be accessed here:
The survey will be closing on Wednesday 16 January, so if you can promote and encourage young people to participate, that would be brilliant. The survey has been shared via all our social media channels as well.
Thanks again for your support!
Welsh Youth Parliament Team

Play Survey - have your young people taken part?

Please see below for the Welsh and English links to the 2018 Powys Play survey.  

The deadline for responses is the 20th January 2019.
Just a reminder and to clarify that the survey is for children and young people (up to 25 years) to complete.  For younger children, please can parents and/or guardians assist by completing the survey on their child’s behalf or assist as needed.

WCVA Update - 3 December 2018

This week's updates from WCVA

03 December 2018
Hello and welcome to this week's newsletter.
After trawling through all your brilliant applications, the panel selected Isla Horton, head of community gardening organisation Grow Cardiff, as the second ever winner of the Walter Dickie Leadership Bursary! The bursary was presented to Isla at WCVA's Annual General Meeting at the Wales Millennium Centre on 22 November. Isla is going to use the £2,500 to further her knowledge of community gardening by visiting some innovative schemes on the other side of the globe…
Do you think your organisation and the wider third sector will thrive after Brexit - or will it be a struggle to survive? WCVA is looking to hear members' views on Brexit to help shape and influence our activity over the coming year. The survey actually closes tonight at midnight so make sure you get your opinions over to us as soon as possible!
Thanks for reading, we'll see you again next week!


Volunteering Data – lessons learnt at Tenovus Cancer Care

Your organisation may well gather data on the age and gender on volunteers, (and perhaps other Equal opportunities characteristics too), analyse these and examine the trends over time.

WCVA general

Join our Impact Peer Network!

Inspiring Impact in Wales aims to support organisations to improve their impact practice by increasing their knowledge and skills and enabling them to connect with each other.

Bursary sows the seeds of success for leader of community gardening charity

The head of a charity that supports local people to create and sustain community gardens and green spaces in Cardiff has become the latest recipient of WCVA’s Walter Dickie Leadership Bursary.

Third sector general

Welsh charities encouraged to apply for Weston Charity Awards

Do you want to increase the impact of your small charity and safeguard its future? The Weston Charity Awards offer a year’s strategic planning support and a core grant of £6,500 to the winning charities.

It’s time for a Big Conversation about creativity

Voluntary Arts has launched its annual survey about participation in creative activity.


New round of Tampon Tax Fund now available

A total of £15 million is available to charities working with vulnerable women and girls.

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Funding is available for registered Charities operating in the UK in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement.

Sport Wales Development Grants

Funding is available to Sports Clubs or Associations, Youth Clubs and Community Groups who are looking to establish a new team, develop new training facilities or purchase much needed equipment.

Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Programme: enabling provision for women

Mind are re-opening one strand of the Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Hub in Wales for applications.

Training and events

Evidence Matters Webinar

What is evidence, and why does it matter for your organisation?

Training skills

Where the trainee becomes the trainer – learn the skills to plan, prepare and deliver great training sessions.

Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit

Next meeting 5 December - open to all third sector organisations

Policy and politics

New Code of Conduct for grant recipients published

UK Government have said they expect organisations ‘to speak out, without fear of consequences, when a grant-funded project or activity is unlikely to succeed because of our behaviours or a lack of good governance’.

Majority feel uninvolved in local authority decision-making

The National Survey for Wales 17-18 has revealed several key findings about people’s views of their local authority.