Please visit WCVA website here to download our latest edition of our weekly Consultation Bulletin for your information in both English and Welsh.
Wele ein gwefan yma i dadlwytho y rifyn diweddaraf o’n Bwletin Ymgynghori wythnosol yn Saesneg a Chymraeg.
Our next round of third sector policy events examines two issues at the centre of communities across Wales – the environment and equality.
Come and join us and your fellow sector members at this special event, where we’ll offer new approaches to dealing with environmental problems in the morning, before turning our attention to equalities at a local level in the afternoon.
Coming together: environment matters
A look at community led environmental regeneration. Litter, graffiti and vandalism can have a major impact on community and personal wellbeing. New research from the Carnegie UK Trust highlights the benefits of a community-led approach to dealing with these problems which also bring significant benefits to the local residents. This event will share the research and showcase local projects which have achieved success.
Influencing equalities at a local level
We’ll look at the new public sector equalities duties, in particular the impact on local service delivery. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission will provide an interactive session outlining the duties and exploring how organisations can engage with them to influence change.
Delegates can attend one or both sessions, and a buffet lunch will be served. See the booking form for costs.
This is a very important consultation for you to respond to if you have any children under 14. The consultation has very far reaching implications such as the possible abolition of GCSE in Wales.. would the replacement be understood by Universities or employers in England. You can send your comments direct to WG, please click on the link to the online consultation here:
We want to hear your views on new draft public benefit guidance for charity trustees. Public benefit is at the heart of what it means to be a charity – in law, a charity is an organisation with exclusively charitable purposes that are for the public benefit. Our guidance explains what people need to consider when setting up a charity and what trustees need to consider to run their charity for the public benefit and when reporting on public benefit. We have taken care to write the guidance in simple language and have used a new web-based format, which means that the guidance is split into different sections and pages, like a website. We hope this makes it easier for trustees to find relevant sections of guidance and to access more detailed information when they need it. We can also provide a text document of the draft guidance on request for those who wish to read it off-line. Our public benefit guidance was first published in 2008, and we have reviewed it to take account of a recent Charity Tribunal decision, changes in the law, such as the introduction of the Equality Act 2010 as well as trustees’ experience of using the guidance.
We’re especially keen to hear from charity trustees, so please don’t forget to tell us that you are a serving trustee in your consultation response. You’ve got until 26 September to have your say.