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Diversity 2017

Date: May 26, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm  to  12:00 am

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BBC Children in Need Funding Surgery

Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 9:30 am  to  12:00 pm

North Wales Resilience Forum Flooding Conference

Date: March 21, 2017
Time: 9:15 am  to  5:00 pm

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“The Gummows: Architectural Builders of Wrexham” – A talk by Alister Williams

Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm  to  9:00 pm

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The Wrexham Area Civic Society is presenting a talk by Alister Williams entitled ““The Gummows: Architectural Builders of Wrexham” on Thursday 16th March 2017. The speaker is to be Alister Williams, renowned as the editor and publisher of “The Encyclopaedia of Wrexham”.

Benjamin Gummow was an architect who was born in Cornwall who, after working in London on St Margaret’s Church Westminster, was appointed Supervising Architect at Eaton Hall. After settling in the Wrexham area, he was then employed by Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, probably living on the Wynnstay Estate. Subsequent relations, Michael, James Reynolds and Michael John, variously nephew, son and grandson, were employed in the building industry, as architects and as the first Borough Surveyor of Wrexham. They were responsible for many Victorian buildings in Wrexham, in Grosvenor Road, Sontley Road, and Chester Road, as well as Fronheulog (Bwlchgwyn) and Stoneleigh Hall (Rossett). Who did what? – please come and find out!

All are welcome, admission is free.  The Society will be pleased to welcome you.

For more information about Wrexham Area Civic Society, please come to the meeting; or you are welcome to contact the Secretary of the Society, Nick Roe, on 01978 263982, or visit our website www.facebook.com/wrexhamcivic.

Maximising Well-being event

Date: March 14, 2017
Time: 9:30 am  to  4:00 pm

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BCUHB Stakeholder Events for people aged 50+ and later in life

Date: March 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 am  to  1:00 pm

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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board are working with their stakeholders to develop a Plan for the health improvement, healthcare and well-being of people aged 50+ years and later in life. The Plan will form part of the long term Health Board vision – ‘Living Healthier Staying Well’ and will focus on promoting good health, preventing ill health and providing appropriate care and support for people aged 50+ years.

They would like to invite you to contribute to the development of the Plan by attending the Wrexham stakeholder event:

Quiz night

Date: December 8, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm  to  12:00 am

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Developing an online fundraising campaign

Date: December 1, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

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Public Genetics Conference in North Wales

Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 12:30 pm  to  4:00 pm

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Wrexham White Ribbon Event

Date: November 25, 2016
Time: 10:30 am  to  12:00 am

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White Ribbon Campaign

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Date: November 24, 2016
Time: 9:00 am  to  4:30 pm

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Date: November 23, 2016
Time: 9:00 am  to  4:30 pm

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Annual Fundraising Event for Pedal Power

Date: November 17, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:30 pm

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A wonderful evening of Christmas Sparkle with Music, Prosecco, Canapes & Christmas Shopping.

@ The Long Room, Eaton Park, Eccleston, Chester, CH4 9ET 

By kind permission of his Grace the Duke of Westminster on Thursday 17th November 2016, 6.30pm – 9.30pm. 

Tickets are £17.50 and include canapes and prosecco on arrival.

Tickets available from Anna Pollard at Groundwork North Wales on 01978 757524 or email anna.pollard@groundworknorthwales.org.uk 

Pedal Power makes a real difference to people in need, those in poor health and adults and children with a disability by supporting them to enjoy the health benefits of cycling.

Ladies Fashion Show & Pop-up shop

Date: November 16, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

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Are young people of North Wales Work Ready?

Date: November 16, 2016
Time: 9:30 am  to  3:00 pm

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FREE EVENT

Date: 16th November 2016
Location: Conwy Business Centre
Time: 9.30-15.00

For further details on how to register click here

The North Wales Economic Ambition Board, in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses, would like to give North Wales the opportunity to discuss what approach we should be taking in North Wales to address this difficult issue and how we can support both the employers needs, and the drivers in education, to ensure the future workforce is a well-rounded individual having both the academic qualifications and work ready skills.

As a region, we would like to do more in order to address the needs of youth employability to ensure that our employers have a future workforce that has the appropriate skills which are fit for the employment opportunities; for jobs and growth; which respond to local needs; and that employer’s value.

We encourage you to take this opportunity to save the date for the inaugural regional Youth Employability Conference which will:

  • Bring together stakeholders involved in the Youth Employability Agenda in North Wales and nationally.
  • Hear about best practice from regional employer engagement and understand the advantages of offering opportunities to young people.
  • Discuss the implications of the changes in work experience arrangements and share ideas around how to circumvent this.
  • Evaluate the current position within the region and plan how to implement changes that will shape the future agenda and regional priorities.
  • Share the challenge for North Wales’ future workforce

A full agenda will be available shortly 

Heritage Lottery Fund 1-2-1 Funding meetings

Date: November 10, 2016
Time: 1:30 pm  to  4:30 pm

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At the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) we know that some community and voluntary groups are nervous of filling in grant application forms. This is why we offer a one-to-one advice service where you can meet officer’s and talk through your project and the process of applying for a grant.

We fund heritage projects but that doesn’t just mean old buildings.  It can also include history and heritage reflected through communities, people’s memories and stories and working with young people to explore ideas of identity and place.

Julie Hughes, Development Officer at HLF, will be at the Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) offices in Wrexham on Thursday 10th November 2016.

Wrexham is a Priority Development Area for the HLF.  This means that we are keen to receive more grant applications from the area and help create opportunities for new heritage projects.

If you would like to book a meeting, please contact the Development Team on 029 2034 3413 or Wales@hlf.org.uk by Thursday 3rd November 2016.

You will need to provide us with some basic information before the meeting itself and ask that is done via our website www.hlf.org.uk/english/howtoapply by Thursday 3rd November 2016.

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FLVC Third Sector Conference

Date: November 8, 2016
Time: 9:30 am  to  1:00 pm

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Charity Managers Meeting

Date: November 4, 2016
Time: 8:00 am  to  12:00 am

Advance Brighter Futures, 3 Belmont Road, Wrexham, LL13 7PW

Friday 4th November 2016

8.00am for 8.30am start

Agenda 

8:00-8:30:     Catch up time…

8:30-8:40:     Welcome to new members and introductions

8.40-9:00:     Any news/updates since last meeting

9:00-9.30:    Discuss new themes and format going forward

Format –

What is your experience of ….(the themed topic)

Top tips for best practice (on themed topic)

Guest Speaker

Themes –

January 6th – Trustee Recruitment (suggested speaker David Foulds, AVOW)

March 3rd – Student Placements (suggested speaker Mandy Robbins, Glyndwr)

May 5th – Engaging with Cultural Communities (suggested speaker/s Ivana and Gill Granger)

July 7th – Quality and Quality Marks (suggested speaker/s Victoria Milner, AVOW, David, Groundwork & Val, AVOW)

Blood Borne Viruses; Health Inequalities. Discrimination and Stigma.

Date: November 3, 2016
Time: 9:30 am  to  1:00 pm

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This is a free event with a light lunch provided.

The day will explore what it means to be diagnosed with a Blood Borne Virus in Wales. It will examine the impact on health and wellbeing of and the stigma and discrimination that people can fear and often face.

The day will look at how we can deliver best practice, create and deliver inclusive service.

The Location is: Conwy Business Centre, Junction Way, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9XX

If you would like to attend please use this link – http://bbvconferencenorthwales.eventbrite.co.uk

Or contact the organiser;

Gail Jordan
Email: gail.jordan@tht.org.uk
Tel: 07824809779

Introduction to online fundraising

Date: November 2, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

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Multi Agency Networking Event

Date: November 2, 2016
Time: 10:00 am  to  12:30 pm

Invitation to Multi-Agency Networking Event – Children & Young People’s Services (0-25 years) 

We would like to invite you and your staff to a Multi-Agency Information Sharing and Networking Event.  Come and find out what services are out there in Wrexham to support children / Young People aged 0-25 years, what they do and how to contact them.  Tell others about what you do to support children / young people and what is special about your service.

Purpose of the event: 

  • To raise awareness of services available in Wrexham to support children and young people and to make sure people know what they do
  • To help improve communication between agencies and departments and build links
  • To enable more effective multi-agency working between all partners in the children’s and young people workforce in order to promote added value for young people and practitioners
  • To encourage and share the good practice 

Arrangements for the Event: 

Please bring stands, displays, posters, leaflets, DVDs, children themselves, parents, workers or volunteers to showcase your service.  You are welcome to set up your display from 9 o’clock onwards.  If you want to take the microphone and tell people about a new initiative, an award or other important news, please let us know in advance so that we can put you on the programme.

Light refreshments will be provided. 

Venue: Brymbo Cricket Club, Wrexham

Please complete the attached form and send it to Shelly Phillips on shelly.phillips@wrexham.gov.uk or to TAC Support Team, 2nd Floor, Lambpit Street, Wrexham, LL11 1AY. For more information please contact us on 01978 295385.

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Make your Community Building more efficient

Date: November 1, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

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Making the Connections with the Police and Crime Commissioner

Date: November 1, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm  to  12:00 am

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Work and Health programme in Wales

Date: October 26, 2016
Time: 9:30 am  to  12:30 pm

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WCVA’s 3-SET team will be hosting two information events in October. The events will focus on how the third sector can get involved in the delivery of the Work and Health programme in Wales. The full agenda has not yet been confirmed but we will circulate once finalised.

Dates:

25 October 2016, 09:30 – 12:30, Cardiff City Stadium

26 October 2016, 09:30 – 12:30, Venue Cymru, Llandudno

The Wrexham we want

Date: October 24, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

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St. Giles Parish Church Craft Fair

Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 10:00 am  to  3:00 pm

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Cost: £10 per table

Would you like to take part:

Please email management.stgiles@gmail.com     

or phone/text 07714650792 leaving name/number/email

Wrexham Area Civic Society Meeting

Date: October 20, 2016
Time: 7:15 pm  to  9:00 pm

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“A Most Peculiar Education”

A talk by Gareth Williams. 

The Wrexham Area Civic Society presents a talk by Gareth Williams, entitled “A Most Peculiar Education”, by Gareth Williams, on Thursday 20 October 2016.

Gareth Williams, who is a former Senior Lecturer in History at Glyndŵr University, is making a most welcome return to the Civic Society. He is to focus attention on the early provision of education in Wrexham by asking, and no doubt answering, the question “Is the 1847 report on Elementary Education in Wales focusing on Wrexham”?

The meeting will take place at Ty AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham at 7.15 pm, until about 9.00pm.

All are welcome, admission is free. The Society will be pleased to welcome you.

For more information about Wrexham Area Civic Society, please come to the meeting; or you are welcome to contact the Secretary of the Society, Nick Roe, on 07807772307, or visit our website www.facebook.com/wrexhamcivic.

Heritage Lottery Fund Advice Drop-in

Date: October 18, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm

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At the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) we know that some community and voluntary groups are nervous of filling in grant application forms. This is why we offer an advice service where you can meet officers and talk through your project and the process of applying for a grant.

We fund projects that have a clear heritage focus but that doesn’t just mean old buildings. It can also include history and heritage reflected through communities, people’s memories and stories, and working with young people to explore ideas of identity and place.

Sally Roberts and Julie Hughes, Development Officers at HLF, will be offering a drop-in advice session between 4pm and 6pm at Wrexham Library, Rhosddu Road, Wrexham, LL11 1AU on Tuesday 18th October 2016.

There is no need to book, just come along for an informal discussion about HLF funding. If you would like more information beforehand you can contact the Development Team on 029 2034 3413 or email wales@hlf.org.uk

Wrexham is a Priority Development Area for the HLF. This means that we are keen to receive more grant applications from the area and help create opportunities for new heritage projects.

Wrexham Community Chest

Date: October 18, 2016
Time: 10:00 am  to  2:00 pm

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Youth Champion Workshop

Date: October 15, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

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Each year, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust holds free Youth Champion workshops for anyone aged 14-24 who is interested in organising an activity to mark Holocaust Memorial Day – 27 January. Anyone is welcome from existing Youth Champions to new members!

We will be holding a Youth Champion Workshop in Cardiff on Saturday 15 October 1pm – 4pm.  

Location: Chapter Arts Centre, 40 Market Road, Cardiff, CF5 1QE

Attending a workshop will help to: 

– Gain a better understanding of the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution, subsequent genocides and of course Holocaust Memorial Day. 

– Learn how to become a Youth Champion and understand how to create a meaningful activity for your audience. 

– Find out about the 2017 theme and the free resources we provide that will help to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. 

– Understand the practicalities of organising activities, participate in interactive activities and hear tips from other Youth Champions who held their own HMD events last year.  

I would really appreciate it if you could consider this opportunity. We’d really love to open it up to as many young people as possible! Please share this link where people aged 14-24 can sign up to attend the free workshop: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hmdt-youth-champion-workshop-cardiff-tickets-27143746677

If you have any questions, please do get in touch with Jessica at youth@hmd.org.uk.

Arthritis Information Activities Day

Date: October 12, 2016
Time: 11:00 am  to  3:00 pm

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North Wales International Symposium on Hate Crime and Black History

Date: October 12, 2016
Time: 9:30 am  to  4:00 pm

Report it Wales

Date: Wednesday 12th October
Time:  9.30am (10.00am start) to 4.00pm
Cost: FREE with refreshments
Venue: Conwy Comrades (British Legion), Church Street, Conwy Ll32 8AF
Car Parking: some on site, but plenty of public parking nearby.

RSPV: Liz Millman, Race Council Cymru North Wales Team

Phone: 07711569489 or email lizmillman@yahoo.co.uk

This event is for anyone, professionals or community activists, or those interested in finding out more about the current challenges in the increase in incidents around Brexit of hate crime and racism.

The Keynote presentation and discussion on current research into victim led explanations for low hate crime reporting and barrier removal will be led by Wales Hate Crime Manager, Gareth Cuerden.

Dr Marian Gwyn will introduce the “Cymru Ddu – Ein Cymru Ni / Black Wales, Our Wales” project, with reference to the shared history North Wales has with many other parts of the world.

International guest presenter, Yasus Afari, will use his approach as a Jamaican “edutainer” using his poetry and reasoning to explore the issues and challenges that we face in commumities that are becoming increasingly diverse in make up, questioning why this should be seen as a problem.

Other guest speakers will explore the challenges we face today and outline some approaches being developed to work with communities; the Hope not Hate Campaign “More in Common” and the new “Gyda’n Gilydd / All Together” schools project which involves creative artistes working with children and young people encouraging them to explore ways to include rather than exclude those who may seem different.

The event is managed by Race Council Cymru, Victim Support Cymru National Hate Crime Report and Support Centre Wales and Learning Links International.

The Big North Drop

Date: October 6, 2016
Time: 10:00 am  to  4:00 pm

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Renew Wales Annual Conference 2016

Date: October 6, 2016
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

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Renew Wales are pleased to announce that their Annual Conference is being held at the Glyndwr University, Wrexham on Thursday 6th October 2016.

The event is now open for booking on Eventbrite and is free for community groups:  Renew Wales Conference attendance or copy and paste this link into your browser:    http://rwc2016_general-attendance.eventbrite.co.uk

For more details on the conference, please visit our website page Annual Conference 2016

If you would like to exhibit at this event then please complete your booking at Renew Conference 2016 – Exhibitor or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://rwc2016_exhibitor-registration.eventbrite.co.uk

If you have a question about this event then please contact info@renewwales.org.uk  or telephone 02920 190260.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 6th October in Wrexham.

North Wales Fair Trade Conference

Date: September 30, 2016
Time: 10:30 am  to  3:30 pm

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Celebrating Social Enterprises in Wrexham

Date: September 30, 2016
Time: 10:00 am  to  4:00 pm

Join Wrexham Social Enterprise Network to celebrate Wrexham’s Social Enterprises – the people, the organisations and the difference they are making in our communities across the County Borough.

·        Morning workshop sessions

·        Lunchtime food, networking and marketplace

·        Early afternoon keynote speakers

·        Awards and thanks!

The morning workshops are suitable for all with an interest in social enterprise, whether taking your first steps, simply curious or already deeply involved. Select the FREE ticket that has the combination of the two 40 minute workshops that interest you most:

  1. Exactly what is a ‘social enterprise’?
  2. Small steps to enterprise
  3. 10 reasons why social enterprises fail – avoiding the pitfalls
  4. The Social Service and Wellbeing Act – new opportunities to do things differently?
  5. Proving the difference social enterprises make

To book on the event click here

Event location: Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Mold Road, Wrexham, LL11 2HS

Draft agenda for regional skills summit

Date: September 29, 2016
Time: 9:30 am  to  1:00 pm

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Flintshire Buiness Week

Date: September 28, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

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Families Together Project Wales launch

Date: September 28, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm

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Flintshire Business Week Social Enterprise Workshop

Date: September 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Flintshire Business Week

Social Enterprise Workshop

Tuesday 27th September 2016

2pm at Coleg Cambria Deeside

please book online www.flintshirebusinessweek.co.uk

Buckets for Boobs bucket collection

Date: September 23, 2016
Time: 10:00 am  to  5:00 pm

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Tenovus Cancer Care have a Bucket’s for Boobs bucket collection being held in Tesco Extra, Wrexham on Friday 23rd September, they need bucket collectors for an hour or two between 10am and 5pm to help raise money for Tenovus Cancer Care. This will give people the chance to meet lots of new people whilst raising awareness for Tenovus Cancer Care in the local community.

Big Lottery Fund People and Places development sessions

Date: September 15, 2016
Time: 10:00 am  to  3:30 pm

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The Big Lottery Fund are currently reviewing People and Places, their large grants programme, with the aim of launching a new or revised version in 2017.

In October 2015 BLF used customer feedback to make some small changes to improve People and Places. They now want to find out how we can make the programme even better and how it can best meet the needs of your communities. In Spring 2016 we asked you to complete a survey to help shape the programme. We’re now looking to seek your views and test some ideas at one of our People and Places development sessions.

BLF are holding 2 sessions in Wrexham:

  • 10 am – 12 noon on Thursday 15th September
  • 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm on Thursday 15th September

Whether you’ve applied to BLF for a grant or not, please register your interest in attending a session by clicking here.

If you have any questions please feel free to call Rosie Dent or Amy Wilson on 0300 123 0735 or email enquiries.wales@biglotteryfund.org.uk.

Equality and Human Rights Exchange Event

Date: September 15, 2016
Time: 10:00 am  to  4:00 pm

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The next round of EHRE event are being held in:

Wrexham – 15 September 2016 

During the course of the day there will be some sessions running in parallel and some plenary sessions. We hope this revised structure will enable the delivery of relevant, inclusive sessions, whilst maintaining opportunities for cross sector networking.

The third sector sessions will focus on building capacity on the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) to enable more effective scrutiny.

Whereas the public sector sessions will focus on:

  • the role of the Commission in relation to UN Treaty monitoring
  • hate crime
  • Creating faith friendly workplaces for Muslims

The joint sessions will look at:

  • The work being undertaken by the Commission more broadly, both in Wales and at a GB level.
  • The link between attitudes and behaviour in relation to prejudice behaviours

We very much look forward to seeing you at these events. You can register to attend through Eventbrite here.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at wales@equalityhumanrights.com or alternatively on 02920 447710.

Our vision
We live in a country with a long history of upholding people’s rights, valuing diversity and challenging intolerance. The Commission seeks to maintain and strengthen this heritage while identifying and tackling areas where there is still unfair discrimination or where human rights are not being respected.

Play Day @ Rhosddu Park

Date: August 30, 2016
Time: 10:00 am  to  2:00 pm

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CAIS Parent Information Sessions

Date: August 25, 2016
Time: 10:00 am  to  12:00 pm

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Migrants, Refugees and Community Relations

Date: August 24, 2016
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Good Practice Seminar

Tai Pawb

Date: Wednesday 24th August 2016
Location: Media Resource Centre, Llandrindod Wells

Cost: £72 (Members), £90 (Non-members)

* All speakers confirmed *

View Full Programme here

For more information or to book places, email events@taipawb.org or ring 029 2053 7630. 

Bookings close midday on 19th August.

There are many challenges and uncertainties ahead which will have an impact upon our communities following the recent referendum vote.

Community cohesion through such times is paramount as feelings run high and the latest statistics already show that hate crime has increased since the vote took place.

This day will look at good practice for dealing with issues such as the resettlement of refugees, hate crime, community cohesion, engaging with disengaged communities, working with migrants and challenging racism.

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Here are the sessions that will be taking place throughout the day:

Working with Migrants and Promoting Community Cohesion

Dr Lesley Hodgson – Focal Point Project Consultant; Chair of Merthyr Tydfil Global Village Festival and Secretary of Polish Community of the Valleys Association.

A presentation on the varied and innovative work carried out by Dr Hodgson and partners, including working with migrant and local communities, promoting integration and community cohesion. Dr Hodgson has worked in partnership with Merthyr Tydfil Housing Association and Merthyr Valleys Homes.

Syrian Resettlement Scheme in Torfaen: Experiences and Lessons Learnt

Chris Hunt, Community Cohesion Coordinator
Kate Williams, Equalities, Cohesion and Community Safety Manager

Chris and Kate will present on early experiences and lessons learnt from delivering the Syrian Resettlement Scheme in Torfaen and the implications for housing organisations.

Challenging Racism: Engaging with Disengaged Groups

Nicky Nijjer, Think Project Worker – Ethnic Youth Support Team

Shehla and Nicky will provide an overview of lessons learnt from Think Project run by an award winning Ethnic Youth Support Team. The Think Project was an innovative concept which aimed to test and develop new ways of working with the most disengaged young white people in Wales in order to respond to the challenges posed by the growing presence and legitimacy of the far-right in the UK and Europe, and the growing normalisation of racist rhetoric, attitudes and behaviour at the local and national level.

Preventing and Tackling Hate Crime: The Role of Housing Providers

Alicja Zalesinska – Director, Tai Pawb

Alicja will discuss the post EU referendum challenges and practical ways in which hate crime can be prevented and tackled by housing providers (with particular focus on race hate crime).

Brexit: The potential impacts on housing migrants

Alicja Zalesinska – Director, Tai Pawb

For those social landlords with EU tenants – Alicja will provide a brief overview of the potential impacts of Brexit on the rights and entitlements of EU migrants in the UK.

#MoreInCommon: Working Across Communities

Tom Godwin – Community Organiser, Hope not Hate

Tom will speak about what has happened so far as part of Hope not Hate’s #MoreInCommon Initiative in Wales and what is being planned. Funded by the Jo Cox Memorial Fund, the UK wide programme includes “working directly with communities to bring them closer together, building solidarity with communities under attack and engaging with those working class communities that voted heavily for Brexit”.

Working with communities to welcome refugees

Jonathan Cox, Deputy Director – Citizens UK & Lead Organiser, Citizens Wales (TBC)

Jonathan will talk about the work Citizens Wales have been doing with local communities to provide welcome and support for refugees arriving in Wales. He will also talk about a new Community Sponsorship scheme developed to enable community groups to sponsor and support refugee families.

Play Day 2016

Date: August 3, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

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Heritage Lottery Fund 1-2-1 Funding meetings

Date: July 26, 2016
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

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At the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) we know that some community and voluntary groups are nervous of filling in grant application forms. This is why we offer a one-to-one advice service where you can meet officer’s and talk through your project and the process of applying for a grant.

We fund heritage projects but that doesn’t just mean old buildings. It can also include history and heritage reflected through communities, people’s memories and stories and working with young people to explore ideas of identity and place.

Sally Roberts, Development Officer at HLF, will be at the Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) offices in Wrexham on Tuesday 26th July 2016.

Wrexham is a Priority Development Area for the HLF. This means that we are keen to receive more grant applications from the area and help create opportunities for new heritage projects.

If you would like to book a meeting, please contact the Development Team on 029 2034 3413 or email Wales@hlf.org.uk by Tuesday 19th July 2016.

You will need to provide us with some basic information before the meeting itself and ask that is done via our website www.hlf.org.uk/apply/how-apply by Wednesday 20th July 2016.

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Step out for Stroke Sponsored Walk

Date: July 17, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm  to  12:00 am

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Family Friends for 5’s to 11’s A.G.M.

Date: July 13, 2016
Time: 10:30 am  to  12:00 am

 

Family Friends

Family Friends for 5’s to 11’s

invite you to their

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 to be held on

Wednesday 13th July 2016 at 10.30am @

The Worship Hall, The Salvation Army, Garden Rd, Rhosddu, Wrexham, LL11 2NU 

Guest Speaker: Josephine Hesketh, Practice Teacher – WCBC

Speaking to us about ‘The Value of Student Placements at Family Friends’ 

Please join us afterwards for light refreshments

R.S.V.P. by Tuesday 5th July 2016 to

Family Friends for 5’s to 11’s,

The Salvation Army, Garden Road, Rhosddu, Wrexham, LL11 2NU

Tel: 01978 366115

E-mail: familyfriends@lineone.net

North Wales Financial Capability Forum

Date: July 12, 2016
Time: 9:30 am  to  4:00 pm

North Wales Financial Capability Forum

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To book on the Forum please complete this form – Master Booking Form with lunch by 7 days prior to the meeting.

Wales Rural Network Funding Roadshow

Date: July 6, 2016
Time: 10:00 am  to  4:00 pm

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The Angelina Jolie Effect

Date: June 30, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:30 pm

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Register herewww.eventbrite.co.uk/the-angelina-jolie-effect

Beat the Bills

Date: June 27, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

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Armed Forces Day 2016

Date: June 18, 2016
Time: 11:00 am  to  4:00 pm

AFD 2016

Picnic in the Park Volunteer’s Celebration

Date: June 11, 2016
Time: 10:30 am  to  3:30 pm

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Colours Fashion Show and Pop up Shop

Date: June 9, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

1st Marford Guides & Gresford Methodist Church invite you to a

COLOURS FASHION SHOW AND POP UP SHOP

Thursday 9th June 7pm for 7-30pm start @ Gresford Methodist Church Hall, £3 admission incl. refreshments.

AT LEAST 50% off EX HIGH STREET FASHION

FABULOUS RAFFLE… Funds to Guides & Church

Payment on the night – Cash or Card

Clothes can be tried on prior to purchase.

Intolerance and radicalisation – How can social workers respond?

Date: June 8, 2016
Time: 9:00 am  to  4:30 pm

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Northern Harmony

Date: May 8, 2016
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Northern Harmony

BBC Children in Need Funding Surgery

Date: April 21, 2016
Time: 9:45 am  to  5:00 pm

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Erlas Victorian Walled Garden Plant Sale

Date: April 20, 2016
Time: 10:00 am  to  3:00 pm

Wednesday April 20th – Saturday April 23rd

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We have a range of bedding plants, annuals, perennials, herbs and veg plants all on sale at reasonable prices.

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CONSULTATION DAY – Sat April 23rd 1.30 – 3.00 pm

Come and hear about our exciting plans for the future

Tel: 01978 265058, e-mail info@erlas.org or visit our website www.erlas.org

Heritage Lottery Fund – Funding Support Workshop

Date: April 20, 2016
Time: 9:30 am  to  12:30 pm

HLF Workshop 20 April 16

Wrexham Fairtrade Coalition meeting

Date: April 19, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:30 pm

Fairtrade

The next FT Coalition meeting will be held on Tuesday 19th April @ 2 pm, The Peace & Justice Centre.

Please let me have any agenda items by Tuesday 12th April.

Alan Butterworth
Secretary
07816 988124

People’s Postcode Lottery

Date: April 19, 2016
Time: 10:00 am  to  1:00 pm

pplDo you want to find out more about our funding programmes?

Do you want to improve your prospects of getting a successful grant from PPL? 

Come along to the Wrexham workshop to find out more.

Places are limited so please ensure you register with the RSVP details provided.

RSVP by 14th April to info@postcodelottery.org.uk or tel: 0131 555  7287

A History of Hightown

Date: March 30, 2016
Time: 11:00 am  to  5:00 pm

Hightown

Big Health Day 2016

Date: March 23, 2016
Time: 11:00 am  to  3:00 pm

BHD Poster English

Dynamic Quiz Night

Date: March 4, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Dynamic quiz

St Christopher’s School Charity Fundraising Fair

Date: March 2, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Spring Craft Fair

Wrexham Symphony Orchestra Afternoon concert

Date: February 28, 2016
Time: 3:30 pm  to  12:00 am

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Wrexham area Civic Society meeting

Date: February 18, 2016
Time: 7:15 pm  to  8:30 pm

“CORWEN – WE’VE ARRIVED!

The next meeting of the winter season of the Wrexham Area Civic Society programme of events will take place on Thursday 18th February, 2016.

The talk is entitled “CORWEN – WE’VE ARRIVED!” The illustrated presentation will be given by Mr. GEORGE JONES, and celebrates the success of the Llangollen Railway in achieving their long cherished goal.

George Jones is well known in the Wrexham area for his enthusiasm for steam trains, with his long time connection with the Llangollen Railway. Mr. Jones proposes to give a description of the overall project, and the many obstacles overcome during the progress of the work.

The meeting will take place at Ty AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham at 7.15 pm.

The Civic Society holds a number of talks throughout the winter season. These are open to non-members. Forthcoming talks include “Chirk – 1000 Years of History” by Graham Greasley (17 March), and “Recent Research into Holt Castle” by Steve Grenter, Heritage Services Manager WCBC, (following our AGM, on 21 April). All these meetings take place at AVOW, at 7.15pm, and last until about 9.00pm.

For more information about the activities of the Wrexham Area Civic Society, please come to the meeting; or you are welcome to contact the Secretary of the Society, Nick Roe, on 07807772307, or visit www.facebook.com/wrexhamcivic.

Face 2 Face befriending service launch

Date: February 11, 2016
Time: 11:00 am  to  12:30 pm

Scope

Face 2 Face is a service that supports parents who have disabled children.  All of the befrienders have disabled children themselves and have undergone a Scope training course to help them support local parents.

The service will need referrals from other local services and we would love to share the service information with you.

The launch will be held on:

Thursday the 11th Feb  11.30 – 12.30 at Hightown Community Centre, Wrexham

Light refreshments will be provided to all attendees.

Please email: susan.shingler@scope.org.uk to book your place. 

Mixing it up

Date: February 11, 2016
Time: 9:30 am  to  4:00 pm

Third Sector Conference with the aim to strengthen the sector

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Third Sector Summit - Mixing it up

Tackling Tomorrow

Date: February 11, 2016
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Cymorth Cymru

You may already have seen some info regarding Cymorth Cymru’s upcoming event on Thursday 11th February at the Angel Hotel in Cardiff. And maybe you’ve already booked on or are planning too?

So, we are going to try, amongst other things to try and answer the question, “How can our young people be given a hopeful future?”

At a time when young people face numerous challenges, this one-day event offers an opportunity to explore the issues and answer important questions about the future of young people in Wales.

  • What do we need to get right as a sector?
  • How can we help young people to overcome barriers and fulfil their potential?

The event will include sessions on the role of young people in the economy; eradicating exclusion; the future of learning disability provision; welfare reform; homelessness provision for young care leavers; and more.

Join us on 11th February as we examine how we can work together to ‘tackle tomorrow’ and ensure that our future generations are given the opportunities to achieve their potential.

How? Just click on the link below and book on! If you can’t make it please share with your own network; thank you.

http://www.cymorthcymru.org.uk/en/events-and-training/events/tackling-tomorrow

Nearly New SALE

Date: February 6, 2016
Time: 10:30 am  to  12:30 pm

Nearly New Sale 2016

FREE Business Workshops in Wrexham Library

Date: February 1, 2016
Time: 10:30 am  to  1:30 pm

During Start-up Europe Week, Businessline are co-ordinating a series of free to attend workshops within Wrexham Library, during which, local business professionals will be sharing their knowledge within their field of expertise, allowing delegates in attendance to learn new skills, which they will be able to apply to their business.

Workshop Programme: The full programme of FREE to attend workshops can be found via the link below: http://bit.ly/wrexham-startup-europe-week

Book your place: Book your place via the following link. Simply locate the event(s) of interest down the right hand side of the page, select the number of tickets you wish to book and complete the booking form as necessary. Booking is essential should you wish to attend: https://uk.amiando.com/Startup-Europe-Week-Wrexham

Wrexham Childcare Awards 2015

Date: January 28, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm  to  10:00 pm

Wrexham Childcare Awards 2015 Invite

Advance Brighter Futures Christmas Carol Service

Date: December 18, 2015
Time: 6:45 pm  to  9:00 pm

£5 per adult (FREE for under 16s)

Join Advance Brighter Futures and members from the fabulous Wrexham Community Choir, who will be singing well known carols.   

Doors open at 6:45pm and the choir will perform from 7:00pm onwards with a break in between for us to mingle and eat mince pies/cakes to keep our spirits high.

Show your support for an amazing charity, take the kids out for some good old fashioned carol singing and spend time connecting with others this Christmas.

For more information, please contact:
01978 34777 or email hayley@abfwxm.co.uk

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Black Park Christmas Carol Concert

Date: December 17, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

Black park

Grand Gala Concert

Date: December 12, 2015
Time: 6:45 pm  to  12:00 pm

Grand Gala Concerrt

Vision Support Family Christmas Carol Concert

Date: December 9, 2015
Time: 4:30 pm  to  7:30 pm

Vision Support 2015 Carol Concert

Christmas Fun Day 2015

Date: December 6, 2015
Time: 10:00 am  to  5:00 pm

Xmas Fun Day 2015

Fundraising Snow Ball

Date: November 27, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm  to  1:00 am

Snow Ball 27th Nov

The International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women

Date: November 25, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:00 pm

Light a Candle programme

Befriending volunteer recruitment event

Date: November 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 am  to  11:30 am

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North Wales Regional Equality Network (NWREN) AGM

Date: November 19, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm  to  7:30 pm

NWREN AGM

The GIFT of LIFE

Date: November 14, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:30 pm

Memorial Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for Organ Donors and families

St Asaph Cathedral        Saturday 14th November at 2.00pm

Featuring guest soloists RHYS MEIRION, SIONED TERRY and the “Cor HOGIA’R DDWYLAN” Male Voice Choir.

Guest Speaker:  Dr Paul Murphy (National Clinical Lead for Organ Donation) supported by Prof. Matt Makin (Medical Director of BCULHB)

The moving memorial ceremony of LIGHTING THE CANDLES by each member of the audience is the highlight of the meeting, which will be conducted by Rev. Wynne Roberts

Admission is FREE and everyone is welcome. There will be refreshments for all at the end of the service.

 

Motown Magic

Date: November 13, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

Award winning theatre company LimeLight Productions comes  to Memorial Hall Wrexham for one night only presenting  their  MOTOWN MAGIC show.  Motown’s  greatest hits  by a talented cast of LimeLight Singers, Nathan Sandbrook, The Wrexham Rock Project and LimeLight Youth Choir. Friday November 13th  at 7.30pm and dancing till midnight.  Bar and nibbles,   disabled facilities also available.  Tickets are selling fast so reserve your seats soon.  Tickets:  £6 & £5 concessions.  Box Office 01978 351315/07504031029 or by e mail: limelightwrexham@googlemail.com

MOTOWN MAGIC

 

North East Wales Trustees’ Network

Date: November 4, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm  to  8:30 pm

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Millennium Eco Centre Open Day

Date: November 4, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm  to  4:30 pm

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Halloween Disco

Date: October 30, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

Halloween Disco

Splash Champions Cup

Date: October 29, 2015
Time: 9:30 am  to  3:30 pm

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Frozen Spectacular

Date: October 27, 2015
Time: 10:00 am  to  12:00 pm

Frozen

Craft Fair

Date: October 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 am  to  3:00 pm

Craft Fair

Wine Tasting Evening

Date: October 23, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Wine Tasting Evening

Wrexham Area Civic Society – October Meeting

Date: October 22, 2015
Time: 7:15 pm  to  9:00 pm

The next meeting of the Wrexham Area Civic Society will take place on Thursday 22nd October 2015.

There will be a presentation entitled “MEDIEVAL WREXHAM”. This will be given by Ray Jones.

The origins of the town of Wrexham cannot be known for certain. The medieval town was founded sometime before 1220, as it is known that St. Giles’ Church was constructed by then. Before this time it was possibly Wristlesha or Wrightlesham, and possibly a Saxon settlement. Thus there is a suitably mysterious starting point for Ray’s talk; no doubt later records of the time provide a clearer historical picture.

Ray Jones was Wrexham born, and after a career in education, retired to the area and has written three books on the landscape history of the Welsh borderlands. Many will recall with pleasure the talk he recently gave on “Walking through History – the Gwenfro Valley”, and we look forward to welcoming him again.

The meeting will take place at Ty AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham, LL11 1ND at 7.15 pm.

All are welcome, admission is FREE. The Society would be pleased to welcome you.

For more information about Wrexham Area Civic Society, please come to the meeting; or you are welcome to contact the Secretary of the Society, Nick Roe, on 07807772307, or visit www.facebook.com/wrexhamcivic

Halloween Volunteer Taster Session

Date: October 22, 2015
Time: 10:00 am  to  12:00 pm

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Volunteer Taster Session

Date: October 15, 2015
Time: 10:00 am  to  12:00 pm

Volunteer Taster Session

Vision Support presents Another Grand Day Out

Date: September 10, 2015
Time: 11:00 am  to  3:30 pm

Vision SupportFollowing the enormous success of last year’s event attended by over 300 people, Vision Support is proud to host Another Grand Day Out and would be delighted if you were able to join us.

The day is a chance for our service users from across Cheshire and North Wales to come along and see what is new for people living with sight loss. It’s also a day for people to get involved – be that trying out a new piece of equipment, or one of a range of crafts that will be available. We look forward to welcoming you to our event.

We hope you will be able to attend the event and exhibit the services you provide. This is a free event to all local authority and local voluntary organisations.

The event will be held at Hulme Hall, Bolton Rd, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside, CH62 5DH.

To book your place for what promises to be another great day, please complete and return the following Booking Form as soon as possible to events@visionsupport.org.uk or post to Adrienne Hughes, Vision Support, Units 1 & 2, The Ropeworks, Whipcord Lane, Chester, CH1 4DZ.

All completed booking forms must be returned by Friday 31st August 2015. All exhibition fees will be invoiced to the address stated on this form as soon as booking has been confirmed.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact our head office for further details on 01244 381515.

Designer Maker Project

Date: September 8, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Designer Maker Poster

FREE Relaxation Sessions

Date: September 8, 2015
Time: 10:30 am  to  11:30 am

Relaxation Sessions

AVOW AGM

Date: July 17, 2015
Time: 10:30 am  to  3:00 pm

AVOW Logo LargeAVOW’s AGM – Friday 17th July, 2015, 10am at The Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham

The Annual General Meeting of the Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) will be held at The Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham on Friday the 17th July 2015 at 10 am with registration and coffee at 9.30 am.

The Guest Speaker at the AGM is Winston Roddick, CB, QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales.

Also present will be Lesley Griffiths AM, Welsh Government Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty.

At the meeting various awards and certificates will be presented.

After the conclusion of the morning session and lunch a series of mini workshops will be held on current Volunteer and Community issues and support covering; Quality Systems, Volunteer Recruitment, Finance, Training, Governance, Carers and Crisis Management.

For further information contact Ken Rowlands at ken.rowlands@avow.org (01978 312556) and for registration contact Kate Davies on 01978 312556, email kate.davies@avow.org or book directly using Eventbrite http://avow2015agm.eventbrite.co.uk

Children and Young People’s Participation in Wales… Good Practice 2016

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Participation is listening to and collaborating with children and young people as active citizens with an important contribution to make to their schools, communities and nation.

We are clear the participation of children and young people is key in the development and delivery of our legislation, policies and programmes. It is our full intention to continue to ensure children and young people have an active voice in the workings of this Government.

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 puts the effective involvement of people and communities at the heart of improving well-being, as well as being one of the five ways of working set out in the Act.

The basis for having a voice is found in Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which sets out the right for children and young people to have a say in what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account.

Core Aim 5

We have adopted the UNCRC as the basis of all our work for children and young people in Wales and the articles of the UNCRC have been summarised in the Seven Core Aims for children and young people. Core Aim 5 requires that all children and young people are listened to, treated with respect and have their race and cultural identity recognised.

National Participation Standards

Children in Wales are funded by Welsh Government to be a centre of excellence for children’s rights and recently they have updated the National Standards for Participation to reflect the rights based ethos that is integral to working with children and young people. The National Participation Standards are a guide on the best and most meaningful ways of listening and responding to the voices of children and young people, in line with Article 12 of the UNCRC.

The Standards have been refreshed by a partnership between Youth Forum workers and Young Wales, informed by consultations with young people.

The Participation Standards identify the key issues that all workers should be aware of when working with children and young people in Wales. The working group that undertook the work, reviewed each of the seven standards and ensured that each one reflected the rights based ethos that is integral to working with children and young people.

The launch of the refreshed standards will be followed up with revised guidance on the kite-marking process and the self-assessment tools, for use in Local Authorities, who have an inspection team. Organisations who work with children and young people will be encouraged to undertake the self assessment process to demonstrate they the meet the Participation Standards in all their work with children and young people.

Young Wales

The Welsh Government provides funding for the Young Wales project, facilitated by Children in Wales, an umbrella organisation for children’s rights.

Young Wales works with existing youth groups, forums and councils to gather the collective voice of children and young people to influence legislation, policies and programmes.

It also uses social media in order to reach children and young people who are marginalised, shy, disadvantaged, unconfident, or secluded, enabling them to also have a voice.

This guide is for anyone who works with or for children and young people including local authorities, schools, national, local and voluntary organisations; who are concerned with children and young people’s policy and provision, families and the community.

For more information please refer to the document below:

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INVITATION TO WALES & WEST UTILTIES’ ANNUAL STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOPS

 

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON YOUR GAS NETWORK’S BUSINESS PRIORITIES AND BUSINESS PLAN

Wales & West Utilities – your gas distribution network – is holding a series of workshops where we will be asking our key stakeholders to give their views on our business priorities. Topics for discussion will include (but not be limited to):

  • Initiatives to address fuel poverty
  • Helping vulnerable customers
  • Alternative gas
  • The future of heat
  • Providing a reliable gas supply
  • Our customer service
  • Safety

Attendees will include representatives of business and industry groups; parish, community and local councils; housing associations; charities; energy suppliers and major users; developers; and environmental groups.  As a valued stakeholder of Wales & West Utilities, we sincerely hope you are able to join us at one of the following locations.

 

Exeter:    Sandy Park Rugby Stadium, Sandy Park Way, Exeter EX2 7NN

9th May 2017

Llandudno:    Venue Cymru, The Promenade, Penrhyn Crescent, Llandudno LL30 1BB

17th May 2017

 The stakeholder workshops will include short presentations from senior personnel at Wales & West Utilities, followed by round table discussions to give you an opportunity to give your thoughts on our priorities and shape our plans moving forward.

The schedule for the day is:

Registration from 9.30am

Workshops from 10am – 1:15pm

Lunch served from 1:15pm – 2pm

Optional “surgeries” from 2pm – 3pm

 

Please can you confirm your attendance by emailing contact@wwuworkshops.co.uk, clearly stating in the subject heading which event you would like to attend. Alternatively, please call Annabelle Loveday 020 3397 2414. Please also tell us if you have any specific dietary requirements.

 


Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 – Scheme Windows

 

Forest PlanningCo-operative Forest Planning Scheme

Expression of Interest Window closes 30 April 2017.

Encouraging planning for the creation of broadleaved and conifer woodland.

 

 

Glastir Woodland CreationGlastir Woodland

Expression of Interest Window closes 1 May 2017.

The Glastir Woodland Creation scheme provides financial support for new planting.   Financial support is also available for planting trees in areas that continue to be grazed as part of an  Agroforestry system i.e combining agriculture and forestry.

 

Timber Business Investment SchemeTimber Business

Expression of Interest Window closes 28 April 2017.

Enhancing forestry potential and adding value to forest products.

 

 


North Wales Discrimination Advice Service

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Comic Relief’s Community Cash Grants Programmes open across the UK


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Comic Relief’s Community Cash Grants Programmes open across the UK

Comic Relief and Community Foundations across the UK are working together to distribute Comic Relief Community Cash funds to small groups working with vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. The funding is available to support community groups that are undertaking work that helps people of all ages feel more included in their community, builds their skills, and increases their sense of achievement.

Small local groups with an income of less than £100,000 that are run by local people and that are working in a disadvantaged or deprived area can apply.

This includes:

  • Constituted voluntary and community groups.
  • Charities.
  • Social enterprises.
  • Co-operatives.
  • Community interest companies.

Groups which have been established for less than 12 months are eligible to apply.
Grants of up between £500 and £1,000 are available and could be used to fund the following sorts of activities:

  • Foodbanks.
  • Counselling and advice services.
  • Disability sports clubs/activities.
  • Training, skill building and volunteering projects.
  • Community groups and set up costs for new groups.
  • Support groups.

Full details can be found on the Community Foundation in Wales website.
The closing date for applications is 28 April 2017.


Turn2us Intermediary workshops

Turn2us Workshops

 

If you are a staff member or volunteer offering frontline advice, support or information to people in financial need, join us for a free 3 hour workshop and learn how to use:

  • The Turn2us Benefits Calculator
  • The Grants Search tool
  • Our website to access other information including how Universal Credit might affect your service users

With these easy-to-use web tools you will be able to help people access benefits, grants and other forms of financial help.

For more information on workshops, go to: http://bit.ly/2p8QeOc

For more information about Turn2us, go to: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/

Register

Liverpool  25/04/2017 09:30 12:30 Liverpool, North West of England Open to anyone  Register
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Colwyn Bay  13/06/2017 10:00 13:00 Colwyn Bay, Wales Open to anyone Register
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Charities: Rules and Guidance for Political Campaigning

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Campaigning rules and guidance 

The period between the end of the last Parliamentary term and the formation of a new government is known as purdah and means that civil servants and public bodies, including the Charity Commission, have to be careful about publishing anything that could be considered politically sensitive.   Under the Lobbying Act charities which are registered with the Electoral Commission will have to start reporting their activity. However, the Charities Aid Foundation has expressed concern that the Lobbying Act may deter charities from any commenting on political and social issues in the run up to the General Election.

John Low, chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, said: “Since last year’s EU referendum, people across the country are becoming increasingly active in political and social issues. There is a growing appetite to make a difference and many see charities as a way to achieve that “As we head into a General Election, there is a real danger that the Lobbying Act may deter charities from fulfilling this fundamental role which is central to our democracy. “While not engaging with party politics, it is both legitimate and vital for charities to influence government and opposition policies on behalf of their beneficiaries.

The Charity Commission has produced specific guidance for charities campaigning during the run-up to the election. Additionally the principles outlined in CC9 Speaking out: Guidance on campaigning and political activities by charities still apply during the period.

Charities, elections and referendums advises every charity to “steer clear of explicitly comparing its views (favourably or otherwise) with those of political parties or candidates”.

– See more at: https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/charity-leaders-say-sector-must-be-involved-after-snap-election-announced.html?utm_source=Civil+Society+News+List&utm_campaign=e0c4c449ce-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_26f393b813-e0c4c449ce-86521725#sthash.tUYYKLOq.dpuf


Comic Relief initiatives open #iwill Youth Social Action Fund

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#iwill Youth Social Action Fund

 

 

 

 Summary

Comic Relief are inviting proposals which effectively build relationships with young people between the ages of 10 and 20 years old from disadvantaged backgrounds who do not currently participate in youth social action in their own community and which engage those young people in creative and meaningful youth social action. 

About the initiative

Last year 42% of 10-20 year olds took part in meaningful youth social action like campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, spreading positive ripples around communities across the UK. For people taking part, youth social action creates opportunities to learn, be recognised for their contributions, and improve networks between peers and communities. There is also evidence that it may help with employability of young people. Yet there is still a gap in the level of youth social action undertaken by young people from less affluent backgrounds.

Comic Relief has partnered with the #iwill campaign, match funding to create a £2.4m pot to target young people from less affluent backgrounds not taking part in youth social action. #iwill is a UK-wide campaign aiming to get 6 out of 10 young people involved in social action by 2020. Big Lottery Fund and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport have each invested £20 million to support young people access high quality social action opportunities.

Co-produced with young people, and championing peer to peer engagement and the importance of trust building, this scheme will fund projects to seek out young people where they are, and encourage those from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in and lead youth social action. This cohort has been identified through #iwill analysis of youth social action, creating the term ‘reluctant’ young people. 

The criteria for the grants will be:

  • Ability to demonstrate effective ways to build relationships with ‘reluctant’ young people in their own community
  • Ability to demonstrate how they will engage those young people in creative, innovative and meaningful social action

Activity funded under this programme will reflect the Step Up To Serve 6 Shared Principles of quality social action, to be: challenging, youth-led, socially impactful, progressive, embedded and reflective.

Youth social action can include any activities around campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which can create a double benefit for communities and the young person themselves.  

We are keen to fund projects that will work with young people in areas of high need and deprivation, and where there are minimal services or activities available for young people. We would expect applicants to demonstrate the need of the young people they will work with, based on indices of deprivation, unemployment and other measures as they see fit.

 Engaging the ‘reluctant’ young people

Successful projects will be expected to demonstrate they understand and have a track record of successfully engaging this cohort through a range of activity:

  • Outreach – we would expect funded projects to invest time and effort in finding young people that are not currently engaged with their organisation on their own turf, whether that is in geographic locations or through targeted social media
  • Prioritising peer support and staff with similar lived experience in their project activity
  • Strong investment in the value of friendship and friendship groups
  • Effective and innovative use of social media threaded throughout activity
  • Creating and maintaining trusting relationships with the targeted cohort – whether directly or in partnership with other trusted organisation/business/enterprise
  • Use of incentives to attract young people, such as activities they may not otherwise have access to
  • Use of creative arts like music, or spoken word, to engage and build the confidence of young people, and help build effective relationships

Types of projects and youth social action activity

Youth social action should be youth led, but the young people who helped us co-develop this initiative were most interested in activity focusing on the following areas:

  • Mental health
  • Children in care, or those who have left care
  • Homelessness
  • LGBTQ+

Types of activity they proposed could sit under these topics fell into three areas, which may apply across all topics, or just one:

  • Awareness and education
  • Handling change
  • Support at the right time

Young people expected youth social action to be developed, led, and managed by young people, and suggested activities including the following: Young people developing a local music festival with a focus on raising awareness of youth mental health or youth homelessness. The core group of young people would be involved in fund raising for the event and securing sponsorship, organising the event, volunteering, researching the social issue. This was seen as an ambitious but exciting and innovative idea which, if targeted effectively, would attract a range of young people.

  • A range of creative activity providing peer support to young people in care. Ideas could include straight one to one mentoring, as well as more creative peer support through film making projects, art or spoken work events to explore issues and encourage young people in care to express their thoughts.
  • A bus travelling around schools and colleges educating young people on LGBTQ+ issues. The content of the bus would include factual, helpful information and sign posting, as well as creative content about particular case studies and experiences to share and generate conversation.

Successful applications would reflect the innovative and exciting ideas young people think would be most likely to attract and engage the ‘reluctant’ young people, though we would not expect applications to show an exact replica of the ideas reference above.

 

Funding available

Funding is available for grants of between £20,000 to £50,000 per year for up to three years (with a maximum of £150,000 in total). We would expect to see a range of applicant sizes, so projects are strongly encouraged to apply for funding proportionate to their size and structure.  We expect to make 15-30 grants in total. Of the total amount available £400,000 is available for grants in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Eligibility

Organisations applying to this initiative must meet Comic Relief’s general eligibility requirements. Please read our FAQs (link) and Grant-making policies (link). In addition we will prioritise organisations that: 

  • Have a strong track record of working with young people in areas of deprivation and poverty
  • Can demonstrate the leadership of young people in their organisation, and how young people have helped develop their applications
  • Have engaged with the young people would benefit from this work and have demonstrable knowledge and experience of the communities they will be working with
  • Have existing strong working partnerships with local business, enterprises, or other groups that may be able to help with the outreach and engagement of “the ghosts”

 Key dates and process

The application process will be will a one stage process and we will be open for proposals from 10th April to midday on 12th May 2017. In the proposal form we will request a short (max three mins) film on the project.

Once we receive your proposal, we’ll initially check whether your organisation and proposal are eligible for funding under this initiative and then shortlist the strongest proposals to go through for a full assessment. Young people who have co-developed the grants initiative to this stage will help with the shortlisting process. We’ll aim to notify all applicants of our decisions at this stage in June 2017. If your proposal is unsuccessful at this stage, we’ll be unable to provide any additional feedback due to our limited resources. Assessments on the proposals which pass this stage will take place over June and July 2017 and final decisions will be made by our Grants Committee and Trustees. We also expect that young people will conduct interviews on youth leadership during the assessment process.

We aim to inform all applicants of the final decision in early October 2017. If your proposal is unsuccessful at this stage we’ll write to you explaining the reasons why and may offer further feedback by phone.

Relevant documents/links on www.comicrelief.com      https://www.comicrelief.com/grants/initiatives


Comic Relief open HIV in the UK: Think Digital Fund

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 HIV in the UK: Think Digital

 

 

 

Summary:

Comic Relief are inviting applications to create, adapt, scale up or roll out digital solutions to respond to HIV in the UK. 

About the initiative

More than 30 years on from the start of the AIDS epidemic in the UK, the landscape is unrecognisable from that of the 1980s. The availability of effective HIV treatment means people living with HIV can lead a long and healthy life. However, there are now more people living with HIV in the UK than ever before. In 2015 an estimated 101,200 people were living with HIV in the UK, and of these, 13,000 did not know about their HIV infection. Many people receive a late diagnosis, meaning they start treatment later which affects life expectancy and increases complications; stigma and discrimination continue to be a major challenge in the UK.

This initiative will support organisations who are using technology in innovative and inspiring ways to respond to the ever-changing HIV landscape in the UK.

Proposals are particularly welcome which aim to address the following priorities:

  • Improve the quality of life for people living with HIV, particularly those who are 50+;
  • Increase access to services which enable prompt diagnosis of HIV and contribute to HIV prevention;
  • Address misinformation and the stigma surrounding HIV.

The technological responses can include digital solutions for sector practitioners and those which make services work more effectively behind the scenes, as well as those for people living with HIV or those at highest risk of contracting HIV. We’ll support simple and low tech solutions such as videos, sms messaging and social media as long they make the best use of people’s current digital behaviour and not primarily face to face working.

A wide range of digital innovations will be considered and our aim is to fund projects that:

  • Are focused on specific user needs, and current digital behaviours in their design, delivery and development
  • Make best use of web, mobile or internet based technologies, whether this is hardware or software development
  • Have potential to scale  and be adopted by others
  • Disrupt and challenge existing ways of delivering services
  • Involve collaborations between those delivering vital support services and digital agencies to ensure their reach, user involvement and technical rigour

Applicants must be able to demonstrate they follow best practice in digital design and development – see https://www.gov.uk/design-principles

 Funding available

In order to encourage organisations to innovate and respond to the challenges present in the HIV sector, we have partnered with the MAC AIDS fund. We anticipate making up to 10 grants from a total fund of £450,000.

  • Grants can be for between £20,000-£80,000, and over a period of 6 – 18 months.
  • We will fund digital solutions at any stage of development (from idea stage to those wishing to roll out existing solutions). You will need to have an identified digital partner (or in house digital expertise) in place at the point of applying for funding.
  • We are particularly interested to understand the sustainability and revenue models for the technological solution, so please reflect on this in the application.
  • We welcome proposals from the HIV sector and beyond, including unusual collaborations, such as those working together to develop new solutions alongside design or digital agencies.
  • The grant will include additional support from social-tech experts, which will include a one day start up workshop at the start of the grant, connections to tech experts, on-going mentoring and two peer learning days.
  • Applicants should budget for three trips to London to attend these sessions.
  • We expect that for those projects at an early stage of development, the first three months will be dedicated to research, ideas development, user testing or piloting, before development and delivery work begins in full over the remaining life of the project.

Eligibility

Organisations or partnerships applying to this initiative must meet Comic Relief’s general eligibility requirements. In addition:

  • Grants are available for organisations based in the UK for work in the UK.
  • There is no restriction on the annual income of the organisation or partnership applying for a grant.
  • There is no restriction on applying for this grant if you have another grant with Comic Relief.
  • We will not fund pure research for the duration of the grant, however, we will support research as part of the grant that results in the creation of a tangible solutions and would expect user-centred research and design processes to be followed throughout.

Please review our grant making policies and FAQs for details of our eligibility criteria for all organisations applying to Comic Relief for funding (see links below).

Key dates and process

We will be open for proposals from 10th April 2017 to midday on 19th May 2017. As part of your application you will need to produce a short video (max 3 minutes) outlining your project idea. This should be published on a public site such as YouTube or Vimeo without being password protected and a hyperlink given within the application form. Note: that the rest of the application form will not be made publicly available, and you can remove or protect the content after 15th August.

Once we receive your proposal, we will initially check whether your organisation and proposal are eligible for funding under this initiative and then shortlist the strongest proposals to go through for a full assessment. We will aim to notify all applicants of our decisions at this stage by the end of June. If your proposal is unsuccessful at this stage, we will be unable to provide any additional feedback due to our limited resources. Assessments of the shortlisted proposals will take place during July 2017 and final decisions will be made by our Grants Committee and Trustees. We aim to inform all applicants of the final decision in early October 2017. If your proposal is unsuccessful at this stage we will offer further feedback by phone.

Relevant documents/links on www.comicrelief.com

https://www.comicrelief.com/grants/initiatives


Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Annual Open Day

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Saturday 6 May 2017, 10am-1pm – Main Reception, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Thomas Drive, Liverpool, L14 3PE.

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is holding its Annual Open Day, offering an opportunity to visit the hospital, see behind the scenes and get a range of health and lifestyle advice.

Everyone is welcome at our free public event including colleagues, patients, families and carers.

 

 

The event includes:

  • Tours of the radiology, operating theatre, and cath lab suites
  • Advice on how to keep your heart healthy including BMI checks, bodyweight MOT and nutrition
  • Blood pressure tests and CPR demonstrations
  • Information about our community cardio and rehab services
  • Free acupressure, massage and Reiki from the popular Cloud Nine team
  • The LHCH charity team and the Cardiomyopathy support group

To book your place on the Open Day or for further information, contact the LHCH Membership Office at membership.office@lhch.nhs.uk or call 0151 600 1410. Places on the tours are limited and must be booked when you arrive on a first come, first served basis

 


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