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The Virtual Autism Tour Bus

Date: November 27, 2019
Time: 9:30 am  to  5:00 pm

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North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Third Sector Engagement Event

Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 12:45 pm  to  4:00 pm

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Enterprise and Employability: Empowering the Third Sector in Wrexham

Date: November 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  1:00 pm

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The Virtual Autism Tour Bus

Date: November 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am  to  5:00 pm

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Learning Disability Wales’ Annual Conference

Date: November 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  3:45 pm

Our annual conference 2019, Right here, will look at the importance of people with a learning disability of all ages being seen, heard, included and valued in all walks of life. Like at school, college, work, home, community, arts, leisure and positions of authority and expertise.

Being seen, heard, included and valued helps:

  • reduce stigma and discrimination against people with a learning disability
  • give people power and control in their own lives
  • people’s well-being

Making a Wales where people with a learning disability are seen, heard, included and valued is important for everyone as it:

  • makes the most of people’s skills, knowledge and talents
  • helps services provide the right services and support
  • contributes to community cohesion and economic development

The conference:

Llanrwst, 14 November 2019

Presentations from

  • Wales Youth Parliament
  • North Wales Transformation Programme
  • Joe Powell, All Wales People First
  • Gig Buddies
  • Engage to Change

For more information about the workshops, presentations, stalls and information available please visit: https://bit.ly/2LoURzt

Feast of Nations: Multicultural celebration of food, performance and fashion

Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm  to  12:00 am

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Calon FM: Fundraising Concert

Date: October 19, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

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Children in Wales Conference 2019

Date: October 16, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm  to  5:00 pm

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CHILDREN IN WALES’ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

16th October 2019, 2pm
Children in Wales Offices
25 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BZ

Once again, the AGM will be held following the Policy Council meeting. There will be an opportunity for Policy Council members and others to network during the refreshment break between the Policy Council meeting and the AGM.

Together for Mental Health 2019

Date: October 16, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

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Together for Mental Health 2019
Improving mental health and wellbeing in Wales

16th of October 2019 – Radisson Blu, Cardiff

As a social enterprise dedicated to ensuring that continuous learning and improvements are made across the public sector. Govconnect are pleased to announce that for this event only a limited number of fully funded (No Charge) places are available at this conference for public sector employees and charities.

In Wales, the overall cost of mental health issues in Wales is an estimated £7.2 billion a year. As part of the Well-being of Future Generations Act, Welsh Government is committed to the creation of a healthier, more prosperous and more resilient Wales. The strategy Prosperity for All sets out a new economic contract for support between businesses and Welsh Government that includes measures around the promotion and improvement of employee mental health and Together for Mental Health is the Welsh Government’s 10-year cross-Government, all-age strategy, to improve mental health and well-being in Wales.

To register your fully funded place, please register via the link below using promo code TFMH-FUNDED, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, funded places are only available for public sector employees & charities.

Speakers Include

 

Ken Skates
Minister for Economy and Transport
Welsh Government
Dr Gill Richardson
Assistant Director of Policy Research
Public Health Wales
Dr Kate Chamberlain
Chief Executive
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales

 

Sara Moseley
Director
Mind Cymru
Sarah Stone
Executive Director
Samaritans Cymru
Dr Andrew Hider
Clinical Director
Ludlow Street Healthcare

 

Together for Mental Health 2019 is an opportunity to consider progress of the Welsh Government’s cross portfolio strategic response to mental health and examine options for future innovation and partnership development models.

 

Homeless Sunday 2019

Date: October 13, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm  to  12:00 am

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Wrexham Clothing Exchange

Date: October 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  5:00 pm

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Autism Conference 2019

Date: October 11, 2019
Time: 8:30 am  to  5:00 pm

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Equality and Human Rights Exchange events

Date: October 10, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  1:30 pm

The Welsh Government has committed to taking forward the socio-economic duty in Wales. This event will be an opportunity to have conversations to inform the implementation of this new duty, which aims to tackle the inequalities of outcome which result from poverty.

We will also discuss public bodies’ planning for Strategic Equality Plans and Objectives for 2020 to 2024. Delegates will have the opportunity to offer their views on how the socio-economic duty and the Public Sector Equality Duty can best complement each other.

Further details on venue and timings will be passed to delegates. An agenda will follow ahead of the events.

Book online at: https://bit.ly/2lMjNYw

Invitation to the PERCH study stakeholder event

Date: October 10, 2019
Time: 12:30 am  to  3:45 pm

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Food from the Ground Up

Date: October 4, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  3:30 pm

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Volunteer Drop-in with Wrexham Volunteer Centre

Date: October 1, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  11:30 am

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Supporting Older Veterans in Wales Conference

Date: September 30, 2019
Time: 9:00 am  to  3:30 pm

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Wrexham Singing Streets

Date: September 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

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Dinner with Otto

Date: September 27, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm  to  10:00 pm

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Book online at www.stiwt.com
Call Box Office on 01978 841300

Ty Pawb Live Music Showcase Concerts

Date: Every Thursday until December 19, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm  to  12:00 am

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Wrexham Area Civics Society September Meeting

Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

“ADVANCEMENT IN SURGICAL MANAGEMENT WITH CONFLICT”

A talk by Mick Crumplin

The first meeting of the new season of the Wrexham Area Civic Society programme of events will take place on Thursday 19th September, 2019.

Mick Crumplin is to give a presentation entitled “ADVANCEMENT IN SURGICAL MANAGEMENT WITH CONFLICT”.

Mick Crumplin is a retired surgeon from the Maelor Hospital, Wrexham.

The meeting will take place at Ty AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham at 7.00 pm, until about 9.00pm.

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


The Civic Society holds a number of talks at AVOW throughout the winter. These are all open to non-members. Highlights of forthcoming talks include “Beyond the Terraced Street: the development of workers’ housing in the 20th Century” by Gareth Carr in October, “Chirk Pals” by Graham Greasley in February, “Recent Archaeological Discoveries of late Neolithic to Roman Period in Borras Quarry” by Ian Grant (of Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust) in March, and “Wrexham Women History 1909-1918” by Georgina Gittins in April (together with our AGM). All these talks take place at meetings in AVOW. The Society will also hold its Annual Awards Evening (for members and invited guests only) in early December, an opportunity to show appreciation of the best (and very occasionally highlight the worst) developments in Wrexham.

For more information about Wrexham Area Civic Society, please come to a meeting; or visit www.facebook.com/wrexhamcivic.

North Wales PSB Network Event

Date: September 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 am  to  1:00 pm

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Practical Solutions to the Climate Emergency

Date: September 13, 2019
Time: 9:00 am  to  4:30 pm

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Book your place HERE.

CEW and ECCO are excited to announce a multidisciplinary day of trialed and tested solutions in response to the Climate Emergency. The day will focus on three topics; Transport, Energy Efficiency and Energy, with speakers from across Wales and Europe.

This day is intended for anyone working in the public or private sector in Wales seeking sustainable solutions to the three topics mentioned above and will be a fantastic chance for stakeholders from various sectors to come together, share ideas and collaborate.

Each of our community members are welcome to book a space for two attendees only. The venue capacity is limited and we would like to have as many different stakeholders from the public, private and community sector there as possible. Please feel free to forward this email on to any of your local Council members, AMs, MPs, housing agencies or anyone working in the renewability or sustainability area.

Confirmed speakers so far:

Neil Lewis/ Rob Proctor – TrydaNi: EV Charge Point Network

Tonnie Tekelenburg – Locheme Energie: Discussing their innovative car sharing club and App.

Meleri Davies – Ynni Ogwen: Energy Efficiency HUBs in Wales

Jeremy Thorpe – Sharenergy: Housing Cooperatives

Gareth Harrison – Cyd Ynni: Working collaboratively to share resources

Trade stands:

There will be twenty trade stands available on the day, with ample time to explore and chat during the various breaks throughout the day. CEW members are subject to considerable discount in trade stand costs.

North East Wales Well-being Network

Date: September 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 am  to  12:30 am

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Presentations from:
Liz Emmons, Wales Illegal Money Lending Unit (WIMLU) – Potential victims of loan sharks tend to be the most vulnerable people in society. This workshop will help participants to recognise loan shark activity and signs that clients might exhibit when they are a victim; have a greater awareness of the effects of illegal money lending; and, provide information where to get expert help and advice.
Professor John Parkinson, Head of School of Psychology, Bangor University – John will be presenting theory around positive psychology and how it relates to preventative approaches to mental and physical well-being. There will also be time for questions.
Clive Rowland, MHFA Instructor and SAFE Facilitator, ASNEW
The Best Version: looking at simple but very powerful ways to stop the negative blocks and allow the positive drive in us to take control leading us forward to become the best version of ourselves.
N.E.W Well-being Network event programme 12.09.2019

North Wales Humanitarian Assistance and Volunteers Group

Date: September 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm  to  7:00 am

Time to Remember

Date: September 11, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:00 am

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My Autism, My Way Festival

Date: September 7, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  3:00 pm

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The Virtual Autism Tour Bus

Date: September 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 am  to  5:00 pm

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Volunteer Drop-in with Wrexham Volunteer Centre

Date: September 3, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  11:30 am

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Mouse Festival: The Church Mouse in God’s House

Date: September 1, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm  to  12:00 am

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Launch Event of the Inclusion Café

Date: August 31, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  3:00 pm

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Comic Relief Community Fund Wales Workshop

Date: August 29, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  1:00 pm

‘Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales’

An easy-to-access pilot grant scheme for community groups in Wales

Comic Relief wants to ensure that its funding reaches the heart of Wales’ communities, by supporting community led action tailored to the varied communities across Wales. Third Sector Support Wales (TSSW) has been selected to administer grants on behalf of Comic Relief in Wales, ensuring a reach to grassroots organisations.

Grants come in two levels:

  1. Small Grants £1,000 – £10,000
  • Projects carrying out community led working to tackle a specific need or issue within their locality
  • Fitting in under one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:

Ø  Children Survive and Thrive

Ø  Mental Health

Ø  Gender Equality

Ø  A Safe Place to Be

  1. Organisational Growth Grants    £30,000 – £60,000
  • For organisations to carry out activity to make a strategic impact and increase their resilience
  • Fitting in under one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes:

Ø  Children Survive and Thrive

Ø  Mental Health

Ø  Gender Equality

Ø  A Safe Place to Be

 

During this Comic Relief pilot scheme there will be one grant application window for organisations with an annual income of less than £250,000 per year.

The application window is open from 22nd July 2019 and the closing date is 31st October 2019. 

The earliest projects can begin is the 1st January 2020 with Projects completed by 31st March 2021

Interested? 

Then come along and discuss your project at a Workshop to be held

at Ty Avow, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham

Thursday 29th August 2019

10am – 1.00pm

Book your space Tel: 01978 312556 or email: nigel.davies@avow.org

Safe Places Community Fun Day

Date: August 29, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  4:00 pm

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Play Day at Rhosddu Park

Date: August 27, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm  to  3:00 pm

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Plas Madoc Community Well-being Day 2019

Date: August 21, 2019
Time: 11:00 am  to  3:00 pm

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Mouse Festival: The Church Mouse in God’s House

Date: August 17, 2019
Time: 11:00 am  to  3:00 pm

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Afternoon Tea in Rhosddu

Date: August 16, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

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Summer Football College

Date: August 12, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

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Plastonbury

Date: August 2, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

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Free 8-week Gardening Course with NEW Mind

Date: Every Thursday until September 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  2:00 pm

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How to deal with your Parkinson’s for the Recently Diagnosed

Date: July 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

 

How to deal with your Parkinson’s for the recently diagnosed

Wednesday, 17th July 2019

Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University,Wrexham LL11 2AW

Please join us for this special event organised by our North & Mid Wales Local Development Team.

The day will include talks and presentations by NHS staff on:

  • The role of a Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist

  • Parkinson’s medication

  • The benefits of exercise

  • Speech and Language therapy support

There will also be an opportunity to learn about the support offered by Parkinson’s UK including our Local Adviser Service and our Local Groups Network. As well as the opportunity to share experiences with other people affected by Parkinson’s.

We will be supported by NEWCIS Carers Trust, who will be around during the day to discuss with carers what support is available for them.

Registration will be from 10.30am and we aim to finish by 3.30pm. Lunch will be provided.

To register for this event please email: dmcguinness@parkinsons.org.uk or
call: 0344 225 3713, no later than Monday, 8
th July 2019.

We look forward to welcoming you to what we hope will be a very useful and informative day.

Dawn McGuinness

Development Manager – North & Mid Wales

Techniquest Glyndwr Sponsored Walk

Date: July 13, 2019
Time: 11:00 am  to  1:00 pm

Techniquest Glyndwr has helped inspire thousands across North Wales and further afield over the last 16 years, but as a registered charity we rely on your support. On Saturday July 13th we’ll be climbing Moel Famau, hiking 6km wearing the wackiest outfits we can find to raise vital funds, which means we can reach out to the next generation. Be it £5 or £500 every little helps. The walk will begin at 11am and last around two hours.

Raise £20 or more and you’ll be entered into a free draw to win an annual pass to Techniquest Glyndwr, that’s unlimited free entry for 12-months!

 

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The Virtual Autism Tour Bus

Date: July 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am  to  5:00 pm

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Are you Living with Arthritis? Get Active

Date: July 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  2:00 pm

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Dixie or Me – Play by Peter Read

Date: June 29, 2019
Time: 7:45 pm  to  12:00 am

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Book your tickets at: https://bit.ly/2WG2uK6

Presenting ‘Dixie or Me’ – a special 3-night play as part of the ‘Futbolka’ exhibition public event programme.

A comedy from the writer Peter Read, based on football, love and obsession.

SYNOPSIS:

Dave is married to football hating Holly, which wouldn’t be a problem, except he’s Wrexham’s second biggest fan, behind his best mate Vicar Joe. Joe is often in trouble with the church for following his beloved team. Will it all come to a head with the Bishop? Will Dave and Holly reconcile their differences? A comedy from Peter Read based on Wrexham’s 1977-78 season – perhaps the most successful season in the club’s history.

Your Space Fun Day

Date: June 29, 2019
Time: 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm

Join Your Space families for the launch of their new Lottery funded Outreach and Respite Support Service.

 

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AVOW Volunteers’ Day 2019

Date: June 29, 2019
Time: 8:00 am  to  8:00 pm

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Dixie or Me – Play by Peter Read

Date: June 28, 2019
Time: 7:45 pm  to  12:00 am
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Book your tickets at: https://bit.ly/2WG2uK6

Presenting ‘Dixie or Me’ – a special 3-night play as part of the ‘Futbolka’ exhibition public event programme.

A comedy from the writer Peter Read, based on football, love and obsession.

SYNOPSIS:

Dave is married to football hating Holly, which wouldn’t be a problem, except he’s Wrexham’s second biggest fan, behind his best mate Vicar Joe. Joe is often in trouble with the church for following his beloved team. Will it all come to a head with the Bishop? Will Dave and Holly reconcile their differences? A comedy from Peter Read based on Wrexham’s 1977-78 season – perhaps the most successful season in the club’s history.

North East Wales Mind Wrexham Hub Grand Opening!

Date: June 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm  to  2:00 pm

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Jun 28, 2019 at 12:00 — 14:00 (BST)

We’re North East Wales Mind, the mental health charity.  We’re here for anyone with a mental health problem.

You are warmly invited to attend the opening of our new Wrexham Hub.

We’ve carried out research with Wrexham people and they’ve told us they have nowhere to go when they’re in a mental health crisis.   They’d like services which are similar to those that have been so successful in Flintshire.  With this in mind, we’d decided to open a Wellbeing Hub in Wrexham with activities and drop-ins, advice, support, information and counselling and we would very much like to invite you to our official opening.

The Wrexham Mayor will be officially opening the event and we would welcome the opportunity for you to come and visit our new Hub as well as make connections with staff and to find out what support we offer for those suffering with poor mental health.

 

Dixie or Me – Play by Peter Read

Date: June 27, 2019
Time: 7:45 pm  to  12:00 am

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Book your tickets at: https://bit.ly/2WG2uK6

Presenting ‘Dixie or Me’ – a special 3-night play as part of the ‘Futbolka’ exhibition public event programme.

A comedy from the writer Peter Read, based on football, love and obsession.

SYNOPSIS:

Dave is married to football hating Holly, which wouldn’t be a problem, except he’s Wrexham’s second biggest fan, behind his best mate Vicar Joe. Joe is often in trouble with the church for following his beloved team. Will it all come to a head with the Bishop? Will Dave and Holly reconcile their differences? A comedy from Peter Read based on Wrexham’s 1977-78 season – perhaps the most successful season in the club’s history.

National Assembly for Wales Finance Committee – 27th June

Date: June 27, 2019
Time: 11:45 am  to  2:00 pm

The Finance Committee would like to invite you to a stakeholder

event on the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2020-21

 

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Marine Hotel and Spa, Aberystwyth

11:45 – 14:00

The event will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to discuss with Committee Members what they think the priorities should be in the Welsh Government’s draft budget and what areas should be scrutinised.

To register your interest in the event please email SeneddFinance@Assembly.Wales

Cuppa with a Copper

Date: June 25, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:00 pm

Need to speak with our community Police officer about any issues in your community?

The next cuppa with a copper day is on:-

Tuesday 25th June 2-3pm

The Salvation army

For further information please contact.

Karen Edwards or Peter Jones at The Salvation Army

Windrush Day

Date: June 22, 2019
Time: 11:00 am  to  6:00 am

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Welcome to Britain: Wrexham Town of Sanctuary

Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm  to  10:00 pm

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Carers Week: 10th – 17th June

Date: June 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 pm

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Carers Week: 10th – 17th June

Date: June 16, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

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Carers Week: 10th – 17th June

Date: June 15, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 pm

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The North Wales Learning Disability Transformation Programme Launch

Date: June 14, 2019
Time: 9:00 am  to  3:00 pm

Working together to support people to have a good life… 

We would like to invite you to the launch event of

The North Wales Learning Disability Transformation Programme

When?

On Friday 14th June 2019   

    

Tea and coffee will be served from 9am.

There will be a number of information stands for people to browse.

The event will start at 10am and will finish at 3 pm

 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Where? 

Venue Cymru, The Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB

We want you to be involved in this exciting work – come and meet the Project team.

To book your place at this event and to tell us about any needs you might have please follow the link below to Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-event-seamless-services-for-people-with-learning-disabilities-tickets-62139753676

If you are unable to book your place on Eventbrite, you can email learning.disability.transformation@flintshire.gov.uk

Please feel free to give or send this invite to people with learning disabilities and their families who you think might like to attend

North Wales Together: Seamless services for people with learning disabilities

Carers Week: 10th – 17th June

Date: June 14, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 pm

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Carers Week: 10th – 17th June

Date: Every year on the 10th of June
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 pm

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Reminiscence Group by Wrexham AFC

Date: Every month on the 7th
Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:30 pm

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Emergency First Aid at Work Training – 7th June 2019

Date: June 7, 2019
Time: 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm

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Volunteers’ Week – 1-7 June

Date: Every year on the 7th of June
Time: 12:00 am  to  11:00 pm

Volunteers’ Week is upon us and what a great way to celebrate the fantastic contribution volunteers make across the UK. Volunteers’ Week began in 1984 and is a week to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make. It takes place on 1-7 of June every year. It is time to celebrate, with hundreds of events taking place across the UK.

To find out more about Volunteers Week visit volunteersweek.org. Want to get involved? Great! Head over to the WCVA website for more information, alongside downloadable logo’s, certificates for individuals and groups and an A3 size poster.

This year Volunteer’s Week is about ‘Time to Celebrate’ – celebrating a huge range of people who give their time in so many ways.

How you can get involved

  1. Celebrate National Volunteer’s Week in the best way for your volunteers or organisation (please be aware that 5th June will be focused on young volunteers and is also World Environment Day)
  2. Upload details about the ways in which you will be celebrating Volunteer’s Week 2019
  3. Share this information with your networks and colleagues and encourage them to get involved
  4. Use social media to help promote Volunteer’s Week and to celebrate volunteers across the nation – we have included some suggested social media posts today

Suggested social media posts

Mae’n #WythnosGwirfoddolwyr! Amser i ddathlu gwirfoddolwyr a’r holl bethau gwych maent yn eu gwneud! Dewch i wybod mwy a lawrlwytho logos, tystysgrifau a phosteri ar https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

Its #VolunteersWeek! Time to celebrate volunteers and all the amazing things they do! Find out more and download logos, certificates and posters by visiting https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

1-7 Mehefin yw Wythnos Gwirfoddolwyr. Dewch i weld beth mae’r genedl yn ei wneud i ddathlu gwirfoddolwyr a chymerwch ran drwy ddefnyddio #WythnosGwirfoddolwyr https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

1-7 June is Volunteers’ Week. See what the nation is doing to celebrate volunteers and get involved using #VolunteersWeek https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

Volunteers’ Week – 1-7 June

Date: Every year on the 6th of June
Time: 12:00 am  to  11:00 pm

Volunteers’ Week is upon us and what a great way to celebrate the fantastic contribution volunteers make across the UK. Volunteers’ Week began in 1984 and is a week to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make. It takes place on 1-7 of June every year. It is time to celebrate, with hundreds of events taking place across the UK.

To find out more about Volunteers Week visit volunteersweek.org. Want to get involved? Great! Head over to the WCVA website for more information, alongside downloadable logo’s, certificates for individuals and groups and an A3 size poster.

This year Volunteer’s Week is about ‘Time to Celebrate’ – celebrating a huge range of people who give their time in so many ways.

How you can get involved

  1. Celebrate National Volunteer’s Week in the best way for your volunteers or organisation (please be aware that 5th June will be focused on young volunteers and is also World Environment Day)
  2. Upload details about the ways in which you will be celebrating Volunteer’s Week 2019
  3. Share this information with your networks and colleagues and encourage them to get involved
  4. Use social media to help promote Volunteer’s Week and to celebrate volunteers across the nation – we have included some suggested social media posts today

Suggested social media posts

Mae’n #WythnosGwirfoddolwyr! Amser i ddathlu gwirfoddolwyr a’r holl bethau gwych maent yn eu gwneud! Dewch i wybod mwy a lawrlwytho logos, tystysgrifau a phosteri ar https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

Its #VolunteersWeek! Time to celebrate volunteers and all the amazing things they do! Find out more and download logos, certificates and posters by visiting https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

1-7 Mehefin yw Wythnos Gwirfoddolwyr. Dewch i weld beth mae’r genedl yn ei wneud i ddathlu gwirfoddolwyr a chymerwch ran drwy ddefnyddio #WythnosGwirfoddolwyr https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

1-7 June is Volunteers’ Week. See what the nation is doing to celebrate volunteers and get involved using #VolunteersWeek https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

Volunteers’ Week – 1-7 June

Date: Every year on the 5th of June
Time: 12:00 am  to  11:00 pm

Volunteers’ Week is upon us and what a great way to celebrate the fantastic contribution volunteers make across the UK. Volunteers’ Week began in 1984 and is a week to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make. It takes place on 1-7 of June every year. It is time to celebrate, with hundreds of events taking place across the UK.

To find out more about Volunteers Week visit volunteersweek.org. Want to get involved? Great! Head over to the WCVA website for more information, alongside downloadable logo’s, certificates for individuals and groups and an A3 size poster.

This year Volunteer’s Week is about ‘Time to Celebrate’ – celebrating a huge range of people who give their time in so many ways.

How you can get involved

  1. Celebrate National Volunteer’s Week in the best way for your volunteers or organisation (please be aware that 5th June will be focused on young volunteers and is also World Environment Day)
  2. Upload details about the ways in which you will be celebrating Volunteer’s Week 2019
  3. Share this information with your networks and colleagues and encourage them to get involved
  4. Use social media to help promote Volunteer’s Week and to celebrate volunteers across the nation – we have included some suggested social media posts today

Suggested social media posts

Mae’n #WythnosGwirfoddolwyr! Amser i ddathlu gwirfoddolwyr a’r holl bethau gwych maent yn eu gwneud! Dewch i wybod mwy a lawrlwytho logos, tystysgrifau a phosteri ar https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

Its #VolunteersWeek! Time to celebrate volunteers and all the amazing things they do! Find out more and download logos, certificates and posters by visiting https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

1-7 Mehefin yw Wythnos Gwirfoddolwyr. Dewch i weld beth mae’r genedl yn ei wneud i ddathlu gwirfoddolwyr a chymerwch ran drwy ddefnyddio #WythnosGwirfoddolwyr https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

1-7 June is Volunteers’ Week. See what the nation is doing to celebrate volunteers and get involved using #VolunteersWeek https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

Volunteers’ Week – 1-7 June

Date: Every year on the 4th of June
Time: 12:00 am  to  11:00 pm

Volunteers’ Week is upon us and what a great way to celebrate the fantastic contribution volunteers make across the UK. Volunteers’ Week began in 1984 and is a week to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make. It takes place on 1-7 of June every year. It is time to celebrate, with hundreds of events taking place across the UK.

To find out more about Volunteers Week visit volunteersweek.org. Want to get involved? Great! Head over to the WCVA website for more information, alongside downloadable logo’s, certificates for individuals and groups and an A3 size poster.

This year Volunteer’s Week is about ‘Time to Celebrate’ – celebrating a huge range of people who give their time in so many ways.

How you can get involved

  1. Celebrate National Volunteer’s Week in the best way for your volunteers or organisation (please be aware that 5th June will be focused on young volunteers and is also World Environment Day)
  2. Upload details about the ways in which you will be celebrating Volunteer’s Week 2019
  3. Share this information with your networks and colleagues and encourage them to get involved
  4. Use social media to help promote Volunteer’s Week and to celebrate volunteers across the nation – we have included some suggested social media posts today

Suggested social media posts

Mae’n #WythnosGwirfoddolwyr! Amser i ddathlu gwirfoddolwyr a’r holl bethau gwych maent yn eu gwneud! Dewch i wybod mwy a lawrlwytho logos, tystysgrifau a phosteri ar https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

Its #VolunteersWeek! Time to celebrate volunteers and all the amazing things they do! Find out more and download logos, certificates and posters by visiting https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

1-7 Mehefin yw Wythnos Gwirfoddolwyr. Dewch i weld beth mae’r genedl yn ei wneud i ddathlu gwirfoddolwyr a chymerwch ran drwy ddefnyddio #WythnosGwirfoddolwyr https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

1-7 June is Volunteers’ Week. See what the nation is doing to celebrate volunteers and get involved using #VolunteersWeek https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

Volunteers’ Week – 1-7 June

Date: Every year on the 3rd of June
Time: 12:00 am  to  11:00 pm

Volunteers’ Week is upon us and what a great way to celebrate the fantastic contribution volunteers make across the UK. Volunteers’ Week began in 1984 and is a week to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make. It takes place on 1-7 of June every year. It is time to celebrate, with hundreds of events taking place across the UK.

To find out more about Volunteers Week visit volunteersweek.org. Want to get involved? Great! Head over to the WCVA website for more information, alongside downloadable logo’s, certificates for individuals and groups and an A3 size poster.

This year Volunteer’s Week is about ‘Time to Celebrate’ – celebrating a huge range of people who give their time in so many ways.

How you can get involved

  1. Celebrate National Volunteer’s Week in the best way for your volunteers or organisation (please be aware that 5th June will be focused on young volunteers and is also World Environment Day)
  2. Upload details about the ways in which you will be celebrating Volunteer’s Week 2019
  3. Share this information with your networks and colleagues and encourage them to get involved
  4. Use social media to help promote Volunteer’s Week and to celebrate volunteers across the nation – we have included some suggested social media posts today

Suggested social media posts

Mae’n #WythnosGwirfoddolwyr! Amser i ddathlu gwirfoddolwyr a’r holl bethau gwych maent yn eu gwneud! Dewch i wybod mwy a lawrlwytho logos, tystysgrifau a phosteri ar https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

Its #VolunteersWeek! Time to celebrate volunteers and all the amazing things they do! Find out more and download logos, certificates and posters by visiting https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

1-7 Mehefin yw Wythnos Gwirfoddolwyr. Dewch i weld beth mae’r genedl yn ei wneud i ddathlu gwirfoddolwyr a chymerwch ran drwy ddefnyddio #WythnosGwirfoddolwyr https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

1-7 June is Volunteers’ Week. See what the nation is doing to celebrate volunteers and get involved using #VolunteersWeek https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

Volunteers’ Week – 1-7 June

Date: Every year on the 2nd of June
Time: 12:00 am  to  11:00 pm

Volunteers’ Week is upon us and what a great way to celebrate the fantastic contribution volunteers make across the UK. Volunteers’ Week began in 1984 and is a week to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make. It takes place on 1-7 of June every year. It is time to celebrate, with hundreds of events taking place across the UK.

To find out more about Volunteers Week visit volunteersweek.org. Want to get involved? Great! Head over to the WCVA website for more information, alongside downloadable logo’s, certificates for individuals and groups and an A3 size poster.

This year Volunteer’s Week is about ‘Time to Celebrate’ – celebrating a huge range of people who give their time in so many ways.

How you can get involved

  1. Celebrate National Volunteer’s Week in the best way for your volunteers or organisation (please be aware that 5th June will be focused on young volunteers and is also World Environment Day)
  2. Upload details about the ways in which you will be celebrating Volunteer’s Week 2019
  3. Share this information with your networks and colleagues and encourage them to get involved
  4. Use social media to help promote Volunteer’s Week and to celebrate volunteers across the nation – we have included some suggested social media posts today

Suggested social media posts

Mae’n #WythnosGwirfoddolwyr! Amser i ddathlu gwirfoddolwyr a’r holl bethau gwych maent yn eu gwneud! Dewch i wybod mwy a lawrlwytho logos, tystysgrifau a phosteri ar https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

Its #VolunteersWeek! Time to celebrate volunteers and all the amazing things they do! Find out more and download logos, certificates and posters by visiting https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

1-7 Mehefin yw Wythnos Gwirfoddolwyr. Dewch i weld beth mae’r genedl yn ei wneud i ddathlu gwirfoddolwyr a chymerwch ran drwy ddefnyddio #WythnosGwirfoddolwyr https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

1-7 June is Volunteers’ Week. See what the nation is doing to celebrate volunteers and get involved using #VolunteersWeek https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

Volunteers’ Week – 1-7 June

Date: Every year on the 1st of June
Time: 9:00 am  to  5:00 am

Volunteers’ Week is upon us and what a great way to celebrate the fantastic contribution volunteers make across the UK. Volunteers’ Week began in 1984 and is a week to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make. It takes place on 1-7 of June every year. It is time to celebrate, with hundreds of events taking place across the UK.

To find out more about Volunteers Week visit volunteersweek.org. Want to get involved? Great! Head over to the WCVA website for more information, alongside downloadable logo’s, certificates for individuals and groups and an A3 size poster.

This year Volunteer’s Week is about ‘Time to Celebrate’ – celebrating a huge range of people who give their time in so many ways.

How you can get involved

  1. Celebrate National Volunteer’s Week in the best way for your volunteers or organisation (please be aware that 5th June will be focused on young volunteers and is also World Environment Day)
  2. Upload details about the ways in which you will be celebrating Volunteer’s Week 2019
  3. Share this information with your networks and colleagues and encourage them to get involved
  4. Use social media to help promote Volunteer’s Week and to celebrate volunteers across the nation – we have included some suggested social media posts today

Suggested social media posts

Mae’n #WythnosGwirfoddolwyr! Amser i ddathlu gwirfoddolwyr a’r holl bethau gwych maent yn eu gwneud! Dewch i wybod mwy a lawrlwytho logos, tystysgrifau a phosteri ar https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

Its #VolunteersWeek! Time to celebrate volunteers and all the amazing things they do! Find out more and download logos, certificates and posters by visiting https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

1-7 Mehefin yw Wythnos Gwirfoddolwyr. Dewch i weld beth mae’r genedl yn ei wneud i ddathlu gwirfoddolwyr a chymerwch ran drwy ddefnyddio #WythnosGwirfoddolwyr https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

1-7 June is Volunteers’ Week. See what the nation is doing to celebrate volunteers and get involved using #VolunteersWeek https://www.wcva.org.uk/volunteering/volunteers-week

National Lottery Funding Surgery

Date: April 25, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  1:00 pm

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Lottery Funding Surgery

Date: March 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 am  to  1:00 pm

Lottery  Funding Surgery

28 March 2019  10.00am – 1.00pm

The  Lottery Community Fund are holding another  Funding Surgery on  10am – 1.00pm at Avow as a monthly workshop.

The  Lottery Community Fund is the largest community funder in Wales and distributes National Lottery funding to support health, educational, environmental & community projects. We fund the things that matter most to communities and our purpose is to support people & communities to thrive.

Cyflwyniad i Werth Cymdeithasol / Introduction to Social Value

Date: March 28, 2019
Time: 9:30 am  to  12:30 pm

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FREE Classes – Improve English & Maths Skills

Date: March 20, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm  to  2:30 pm

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North East Wales Wellbeing Network

Date: March 14, 2019
Time: 9:30 am  to  12:30 pm

Making your funding applications stand out

Date: March 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

This course will help you develop a compelling application, giving you the best chance of securing the funding you need.

07 March 2019, Colwyn Bay

Aims

The aim of this course is to help you plan and structure your applications to give you the best chance of success.

Content

In an increasingly competitive funding environment the need to make your application stand out has never been more important.  This course will help you develop a well-structured, compelling application, giving you the best possible chance of securing the funding you need.

This practical, interactive course will

  • Consider the current funding climate in Wales
  • Provide tools and techniques for planning, writing and presenting winning bids
  • Help you apply a logical structure to your application
  • Enable you to demonstrate the need for your project
  • Help demonstrate the difference your project will make
  • Use effective and emotive language to get your message across
  • Avoid some of the common pitfalls
  • Allow you to practice and assess your bid writing skills

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session you will

  • Be able to structure an application in a logical way
  • Be able to demonstrate the need for your project and the difference your project will make
  • Have developed an understanding of how to use language effectively in an application

Who is this course for

This intermediate course is designed for those with some experience of bid writing but who want to further develop their skills to produce compelling funding bids.

Trainer bio

Richard Roberts has worked in fundraising for over 10 years, recently managing the Catalyst Cymru project which was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to help heritage organisations in Wales develop their capacity for fundraising from private sources.

Prior to this Richard worked as part of WCVA’s Better Bids team helping third sector organisations secure in excess of £70m over the lifetime of the contract. Richard has a Diploma in Fundraising and has extensive experience of delivering engaging and enlightening training.

To book please visit: https://www.wcva.org.uk/training-and-events/wcva-learning/finding-funding/making-your-funding-applications-stand-out

“Beat the Loan Sharks” Wales Illegal Money Lending Unit – FREE Awareness Raising Sessions

Date: March 6, 2019
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

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Food Hygiene Training at Ty AVOW

Date: May 15, 2019
Time: 9:00 am  to  4:30 pm

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Events at Ty Pawb

Date: Every Monday until December 31, 2019
Time: 9:00 am  to  11:59 pm

Learning:

Welsh Lessons (Adult Beginners), Sundays, 10am -12pm or 1pm – 3pm, Free, Booking Essential
https://www.facebook.com/events/445884432561132/

Wrexham Community Choir, Tuesdays, 7.30pm, Adults, First session free then £5
https://www.facebook.com/events/274901216664729/

Saturday Art Club (Ages 7-11), 10am -12pm, £6 (£4 for siblings), Booking Essential
https://www.facebook.com/events/517482898699086/

Junior Dance (Ages 5+), Thursdays, 4pm, £3.50
https://www.facebook.com/events/1079200522253428/

TWIG @ Ty Pawb: Drop-In painting and drawing workshops (all abilities welcome), Tuesdays, 1pm-2pm, Free
https://www.facebook.com/twigwxm

Autism Tenn/Adult Life (Talk): https://www.facebook.com/events/227596894599514/

 

Families:
Mini Movers (Toddler Dance Group), Thursdays, 9.30am, £2.50
https://www.facebook.com/events/1725759517521478/

Bumps and Babies, Tuesdays, 12.30pm, Free
https://www.facebook.com/events/450126962140687/

Baby Yoga: https://www.facebook.com/events/659079887805464/

Baby Massage: https://www.facebook.com/events/427774854396870/

Sunday Craft Hour (All ages), 11am -12pm, Free
First session will be on the 23rd September, then every Sunday

 

Culture:
Comedy Night:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2215821541765868/

John Murray (Live music): https://www.facebook.com/events/206716920191956/

Open Mic: https://www.facebook.com/events/919551891562893/
Every other Thursday, first act at 7.30pm, Free

Zine Club: https://www.facebook.com/events/1079200522253428/
Third Thursday of every month, 5.00pm – 6.30pm, Free

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
Liverpool  25/04/2017 13:30 16:30 Liverpool, North West of England Open to anyone  Register
Colwyn Bay  13/06/2017 10:00 13:00 Colwyn Bay, Wales Open to anyone Register
Liverpool 14/06/2017 09:30 12:30 Liverpool, North West of England Open to anyone Register
Liverpool 18/10/2017 09:30 12:30 Liverpool, North West of England Open to anyone Register
Liverpool  18/10/2017 13:30 16:30 Liverpool, North West of England Open to anyone Register
Liverpool  07/12/2017 09:30 12:30 Liverpool, North West of England Open to anyone Register
Liverpool 07/12/2017 13:30 16:30 Liverpool, North West of England Open to anyone Register

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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