Please find below Cardiff Partnership information, which may be of interest to those in Cardiff North. All contacts and programme details are included within the attachments.

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 5 March

Council News

1. £1.2bn Cardiff Capital Region City Deal ratified by local authority partners–  The deal with potential to transform the economy of South East Wales was secured on St. David’s Day. Read More Here.

2. 40 new trees added to Bute Park Arboretum – Over the next fortnight 40 new trees are being added to the nationally significant tree collection in Bute Park Arboretum. Read More Here.

3. Stacks of World Book Day Fun at Central Library Hub – Cardiff Central Library marked World Book Day in style this year with a fantastic event full of exciting activities for children. Read More Here.


4. Latest Wales Migration Portal News: The Wales Migration Portal has had a number of its news sections updated on the system. These include:

·         Cancer registration rates: 2007-2015 cancer registration rates have been updated following a release from WCISU

·         Asylum Seekers (latest quarter, 2016): Asylum Seekers data for the quarter October-December is now available following a release by the Home Office.

·         Average house prices (updated December 2016): The data for December 2016 for average house prices is now available following a release by the Land Registry.

·         The data for the uptake of childhood immunisations for 2008-2016 is now available in the Health theme.

If you have any ideas on how the Portal can further support you and your work, please get in touch by emailing Anne Hubbard. 

5. National Trading Standards issues bogus helpline scam warning– National Trading Standards is warning consumers about a new scam targeting those looking for help with printer problems. The warning comes after a rise in the number of cases seen by the National Trading Standards eCrime Team. The ‘printer helpline scam’ differs from most scams as it sees consumers contacting the criminals directly, after seeing fake ‘helpline’ numbers in online adverts placed on search engines or social media. Cases seen by the National Trading Standards eCrime Team have involved those behind the ‘helplines’ gaining remote access to people’s computers – under the auspices of helping them to resolve their technical problems – only for them to use this to steal personal information including bank account details and infect computers with malware. One particular group behind these scams – which claims to be affiliated with a wide range of technology brands and printer manufacturers – holds victims to ransom by taking control of their computers before demanding payment to return control. Action Fraud said cases of computer service fraud, including the printer scam, had risen by 47% since 2014, to a total of 32,719 incidents last year. To report a scam please reply to this link  

6. Burglaries through insecure doors/windows – The South Wales Police want you to be aware of a recent increase in burglaries where entry has been gained through unlocked/insecure doors and windows. Please keep your properties secure and report any suspicious incidents. If you have any information that could assist, please contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

7. Children’s Commissioner for Wales News  Click here for the latest news and updates from the Children’s Commissioner for Wales. Also available in Welsh. 

8. Learning Through Landscapes NewsletterClick here for the latest news and updates from Learning through Landscapes.

9. School to move to Central Square – Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies is set to move to a new base at the Central Square development. Read More Here 


10. The Good Kitchen supporting social enterprises tackling food poverty – The KellyDeli Foundation is a passionate charity interested in supporting organisations that tackle food poverty and food insecurity. Their new programme, The Good Kitchen provides funding, business training and mentorship for social enterprises working to solve food poverty, wherever it’s found. Applications are now open. Organisations selected for the programme will have to demonstrate social impact, a sustainable business model and a detailed plan for their organisation’s plan.

The three components of the programme are:


·         Low interest loans to meet the needs of the organisation. The maximum loan will be c. £70,000.

·         Long-term repayment schedules

·         Funding tied to milestones in their business plan 

Business training:

·         Tailored to the specific needs of the selected social enterprises

·         Training delivered in partnership with leading business schools and industry experts

·         Mixture of online and face-to-face training 


·         Mentors will be experts in their area of the food industry

·         Mentors will spend approximately half a day per month with their partner organisation. It might be over the phone, in person, over email.

·         Mentors will bring with them strong food industry networks, rigourous business skills and a commitment to the social cause. 

For more information please visit: or contact 

11. Prince’s Trust-Fairbridge Programme Please see attachments for details of the next Prince’s trust Fairbridge Programme which will start in Cardiff on 27th March. A ‘Taster Day’ for this programme will be held on Tuesday, 14th March (at11am), when young people and referrers can come along and find out more about the Programme. A Referral Form is also attached which can be completed and returned directly to Ian Thomas the Outreach Executive for the Fairbridge Programme on  

12. Community Radio Fund 2017/18 to Open for UK Applications in April– The Community Radio Fund, managed by Ofcom with funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, offers two funding rounds each year. The first funding round for 2017/18 will open on 12 April 2017 to radio stations that are not-for-profit, run by local people for local people about local issues. Click here for more information. Round 1 will accept applications from 12 April 2017 to 10 May 2015 (5pm).

13. Postcode Lottery Green Challenge – 2017 Round Open (UK) – The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is a contest that rewards inventions that successfully combine sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity. The jury looks for products and services that contribute to an eco-friendly lifestyle, directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and score highly on convenience, quality and design. Click here for more information. The deadline for the 2017 competition is 1 June 2017. 

14. Veolia Environmental Trust Open to Applications– Grants of up to £75,000 are available for projects located within the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site in England or Wales. Match funding of at least 20% is required, and applicants requesting grants of £40,000 or more require a Third Part Contribution. The funding is available for capital improvement projects at a single site with discrete start and end dates. Click here for more information. The next deadline for stage one applications is 12 noon on 25 May 2017. 

15. Welsh Poetry Competition – 2017 Round Open (Wales) – The eleventh annual Welsh Poetry Competition has opened for applications. The aim of the competition is to encourage and reward the abundance of creative writing talent that exists in Wales but struggles for recognition. This year the prizes break down as follows:

·         First prize: £500

·         Second prize: £250

·         Third prize: £100

Click here for more information. The deadline for receipt of entries is Sunday 18 June 2017.

What’s on? 

16. Church Open Day – The Youth against Violent Extremism Project run by Race Equality First and funded by the Home Office (Prevent) will be running 4 Interfaith Open Days with local Mosques, Churches and Synagogues. The purpose is to promote community cohesion & dispel misconceptions about each faith. The third Open Day will be held at Baptist Church, Pentyrch Street, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4JX, please view attached flyer for more information. Talk will be on Christianity followed by refreshments and networking opportunity.

Please confirm your attendance by Monday 6th March to Fateha:  

17. Cardiff University Community Gateway Newsletter Click on the following link for the upcoming events by Community Gateway 

18. Cardiff People First– Cardiff People First’s What’s On for March 2017. If you know someone who has a learning disability, please let them know about Cardiff People First. There are lots of different groups for people to get involved with, have a look at the attachment for more information. 

19. YMCA Sleep Easy for Young People– Please find attached flyer for an overnight fundraiser at YMCA PLAS to raise money and awareness of homelessness. The Sleep Easy event for young people will take place during half-term on the 12th April from 8pm and continue to the following morning. It is requested that everyone raises a minimum of £5 each.

Prior to this on the 21st March there will be an informative event at YMCA the Walk (4pm – 8.30pm) about homelessness with guest speakers. For more information please contact Carys Jenkins on or 07966 834 506 

20. Conway 50+ Group Wednesday Mornings– Please find attached programme for the Conway Wednesday 50+ Group for March and April 2017. 


21. Daily Mile– The Daily Mile is part of the Taking Wales Forward initiative which is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Wales. The Daily Mile is simple, with no set up, equipment, or changing time required (pupils run/walk in their uniform). It is also inclusive, non-competitive and fun. It takes place over just 15 minutes a day, and is adaptable to suit the needs of all primary schools. For more information please click on the following link or view the attachment provided. 

22. Apply now to join Active Journeys – Schools can now apply to be part of the Sustrans Active Journeys Programme. To apply please click here. Please apply by 9:00am on Monday 22 May. For further information and assistance please contact or 02920 650602 

23. Teenage Cancer Trust Presentations in Cardiff Schools – The Teenage Cancer Trust are offering free education and awareness sessions to secondary schools. They are currently working with secondary schools to raise awareness of cancer and the importance of healthy living.

Please see the attached for more information or contact Ricky Miles on 07495901193 or visit the website at:  

24. FitFun Programme – Families can sign up to FitFun, a 10 week programme for families wanting to become healthier together. For more information please view the attached advert.

25. ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems) Programme – Public Health Wales is committed, in the longer term, to a smoke free and nicotine free Wales. ENDS present both potential benefits and potential harms, so a balance of approaches is needed to help minimise the risks to children and young people and non-smokers in the general population and to maximise the potential benefits to committed smokers who are unwilling or unable to quit as well as those who wish to quit smoking. For more information about the programme please view the attachment.

Job Vacancies and Volunteering Opportunities 

26. Vacancy for Regional Community Cohesion Coordinator

Job Reference: RS50217169

Service Area: Resources

Grade: Grade 8

Salary: £31,288 - £35093

Description: The role will suit a highly motivated individual that will be able to work at a strategic level to mainstream community cohesion across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Working Pattern: Full Time

Closing Date: 09/03/2017

Apply Here | Click Here for Further Details 

27. Spring Clean Cymru Volunteering – If anyone is interested in joining in with any of the activities listed below please come along or call 07824 504809 for more information.

3rd March – Whitchurch WI. Start time. 10:00-12:00. Whitchurch main car park behind the shops on Penlline Road, by Cariad Kitchen.

4th March – Keep Rumney Tidy. 10:00-12:00. Meeting point, park on Greenway Road  

4th March – Keep Grangetown Tidy. 09:45-12:00. Meeting point Stafford Road, Grangetown (look out for the Cardiff Rivers Truck)

5th March – Keep Penylan Tidy. 10:00-12:00. Waterloo Gardens, Penylan.

5th March – Cardiff Rivers Group. 10:00-12:00. Meeting point Pentwyn Leisure Centre.

17th March – Working with Communities First & Tesco. 10:00-12:00. Meeting point is Tesco car park (top left, as if heading to Cath Cobb Woodlands).

18th March – Llanishen Park Litterpick. 10:00-12:00. Meeting point Llanishen Park.  

Keep Roath Tidy are out most weekends if you want to join in.  

Keep Splott Tidy – Look out will also be out later this month (will confirm date!) 

There will also be events in the Wharf (Cardiff Bay), Roundwood (Llanedeyrn), Adamsdown and Llanishen later this month, meeting points and areas TBC. 

Remember if you do come along to wear sensible clothing and footwear, all equipment provided.  

Training and Workshop Opportunities 

28. Child Sexual Exploitation training from Barnardo’s – Barnardo’s Cymru is running a second series of regional training events on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) with the Welsh Government on the online ‘Hidden’ education resource. Training is aimed at education practitioners in schools, local authorities, FE institutions and other key stakeholders working with 14-18 year olds. Some sessions have already taken place, but there is one remaining session in Newport University of South Wales, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP. Date: 9th March from 10am-1pm and from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. For further information please contact or visit the website here. 

29. Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) Training Courses – The team at C3SC have published the latest list of training courses available for March 2017. To view please click on this link.

30. Two Day Sexual Health Awareness & C-Card Training Schedule– There are a few spaces remaining on the next Two Day Sexual Health and C-Card Training being conducted next week from the 8-9 March. Please view attachments for more information.

31. Get Started with Media Programme– From 6th-10th March, this course is a good starting point ahead of the employment focused Get into Digital Skills running later in the month. If you know a young person who would benefit from working on their confidence/communication/teamwork skills to boost their employability potential, please let us know! For more information on the programme please contact:

·         Paul Jenkins, 07717488539,

·         Geraint Daniel, 07793802945,

·         Laura Stutins, 07956070405,  

32. Oasis Employment Programme– Please view attachment for more information. 

33. ‘On the road Again?’ Gypsies, Roma, Travellers Accommodation Training Day– The Romani Cultural & Arts Company are pleased to welcome delegates on Monday 24th April 2017 to a stimulating training session named ‘On the Road Again?’ Gypsies, Roma, Travellers accommodation’. The course is suitable for anyone interested in ensuring that their accommodation services are inclusive and accessible for the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. It would be particularly useful for those who work in Planning, Housing and Accommodation, Equality, Health, Education, Social Services, Public Health and the Early Years. Please view the attachment for more information. 

34. Level 2 Qualification in Community Sports Leadership– Sport Cardiff will be holding a Sports Leaders UK ‘Level 2 Qualification in Community Sports Leadership’ course starting Thursday 9th March and running weekly until 4th May (excluding 13th & 20th April). Times: 6pm to 9pm, Location: Trelai Youth Centre, Bishopston Road, Cardiff, CF5 5DY. Full details and a downloadable application form can be found at the following link. If you have potential candidates please let them know and encourage them to complete the application. Application Deadline: Sunday 6th March, 2017. 

35. Wales Audit Office: Making services more accessible to people who do not speak English or Welsh – Please click on the following link for further information.

36. Communiversity Parenting Education – The ACAP Academy aims to provide parenting courses for communities. For more information please visit their website here.

Have Your Say 

37. Family Rights Group Knowledge Inquiry Please see the attached flyer from Family Rights Group about their current Knowledge Inquiry which aims to look in detail at one part of the child welfare system – the powers and duties which exist under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 and equivalent provision in section 76 of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014. The flyer contains a link to the Inquiry webpage where they have a briefing note for adults and for young people, and where the online questionnaires can be accessed. 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 26 February

Council News

1. New pupils welcomed by film made by schools– A DVD aimed at welcoming parents and children new to the UK has been launched at Adamsdown Primary School. The film was made by pupils at the school in conjunction with children at Ysgol-y-Wem in the Llanishen area of Cardiff. Read More Here

2. Company chosen to build Cardiff West Community High School – Another major milestone has been reached to bring the brand new high school to the west of Cardiff. Following a tender process, the City of Cardiff Council has announced Wilmott Dixon as the contractor to build the new home for Cardiff West Community High School. Read More Here


3. Launch of Uprising One Million Mentors Pilot- The team at UpRising launched its beta platform and pilot for One Million Mentors in London, Manchester and Cardiff on the 15th February. One Million Mentors is an innovative and exciting initiative aimed at investing in you, the professional, to become a trained mentor. UpRising is trialling their online platform to recruit, train, support and deploy professionals as mentors to organisations working with young people. It is hoped that the feedback from the pilot will build a movement of a million mentors over the next decade. The beta online platform is now live and people can sign up here. To become a one in a million mentor, you need to be either a professional/retired professional, be prepared to give an hour per month for 12 months and complete the mandatory online training. For more information please visit the website on: or view the attachments provided.

4. C3SC February Newsletter – For the latest news from the Cardiff Third Sector Council please click here.

5. Cardiff Safer and Cohesive Communities Network Update (SCCN): February 2017 – For the latest news from the SCCN including events and training opportunities please click here.


6. Skills and Opportunities Fund – Deadline Extended to 3 March 2017 – The Skills and Opportunities Fund offers grants of up to £35,000 to charities, community groups, social enterprises or state-funded schools or colleges with a project or idea that focuses on a disadvantaged community within the UK or Republic of Ireland that help people to develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves; skills that will increase their financial capability, or enable them to get into work or start a business, now or in the future. For more information please click here.

The deadline for applications has been extended from 24 February to 3 March 2017 (midday).

What’s on?

7. Cardiff Jobs fair & Apprenticeship Event – This event is taking place at Charles Street Job Centre on the 8th March from 10am to 1pm. Please find attached posters for the event. A range of employers from various employment sectors are actively recruiting at the event. Clients can attend taster training sessions and interviews will be taking place with employers.


8. Invitation to Co-Creating Healthy Change Project eventTuesday 13 March, 10.30am-4.30pm, Committee Room 3, Cardiff County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 4UW. The Co-Creating Healthy Change Project at Diverse Cymru brings together people from diverse communities, in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, and encourages them to share their views on health and social care services. The next event will carry the theme: ‘Connecting with People – how people and organisations can work together to improve health, wellbeing and social care services.’ There will be a number of speakers and a range of stalls related to health, wellbeing and social care services. The event is free to attend and a free lunch and refreshments will be provided. We can offer transport, access and replacement care costs to those who need them. Please find attached a booking form for the event, or please email/call Shelagh Maher on 029 2036 8888 or for more information. Please book your place by Tuesday 28 February 2017. Places are limited and must be booked.

Job Vacancies

9. Volunteer Co-ordinator Cardiff & Vale Credit Union Following the latest round of advertising of the Volunteer Coordinator role, the role profile has been amended and now includes the option of either filling as a fulltime or as a job share, with the split 75% for hub volunteer management and 25% school savings management. If anyone would like to apply, please find attached the amended role profile, and application pack. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 1st March. Please see attachments for more information.

10. Cardiff Council Job Vacancy: Community Development Coordinator – Please find link to exiting job role supporting the Council’s Neighbourhood Services in engaging with the communities of Cardiff and enabling residents to look after their street scene and environment. Closing date is 1st March, open to external applications. Click here for more information.

Training and Workshop Opportunities

11. Get Into Security Courses (for NEETs) – The Prince’s Trust is running another Get into Security programme in March. This programme will be open to 18-30 year old NEETs all over South East Wales. Full details are available in the attachments provided. a) b) c)

For more information please contact:

Paul Jenkins, 07717488539,

Geraint Daniel, 07793802945, (available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday mornings)

Laura Stutins, 07956070405,

12. Designing your Edible Garden– Have you ever wanted to grow your own food but thought you did not have the time? Based on permaculture principles, this Designing your Edible Garden course will explain how to design for a low maintenance food growing garden which is also a wildlife haven and a place of relaxation and beauty. Learn how to design a garden that fits in with your lifestyle, your needs and desires. The course is taught by award winning garden designer, Michele Fitzsimmons of Click here for more information on course times and fees

13. Eversheds Sutherland – Law Work Experience Poster for A-Level Students – Eversheds Sutherland is an international law firm offering the Evershed Sutherland Unlocked programme which is aimed at helping students who have academic potential and an interest in law, but who may believe that a legal career is out of reach. The candidates should be in their first year of A-Levels, with mainly GCSE A or B grades, little or no family history of higher education and a genuine interest and enthusiasm for law. The programme will run on 18-20 April 2017. Full details and how to apply can be found here. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2017. The firm will reimburse travel expenses of up to £30 per day for successful applicants. For any other information please call 02920477749

14. SPICE Training Event– There are a couple of spaces left on next week’s Spice training event. The event will be based on working and how Time Credits can add another dimension to support planning and service delivery. It would be great to work closely together to discuss how Time Credits can be used most effectively through local services. The event will be held on Thursday March 2nd, 2017 from 9.30am-1pm Star Hyb, Muirton Road, Cardiff CF242SJ. It is a half day event and will cover: needs of clients, asset based support planning and embedding Time Credits into service design. For more information please contact Becky on 02920 566132 or at

15. Cardiff Third Sector Council Training Courses for March 2017 – The C3SC has a number of courses available in March. Please click here for more information.

Have Your Say

16. Cymru Older People’s Alliance (COPA) – The Cymru Older People’s Alliance in partnership with Volunteering Matters are undertaking a range of activities to gain the views of older people on what priorities should be considered if the Welsh Government undertake a refresh of the older people’s strategy. COPA are doing this through meeting as many of the local forums as possible, an Engage project in 6 Local Authorities where street surveys are being conducted and meeting groups that older people attend out of interest not because they are older people and also through an online survey. The deadline for responses is March 15th. To take part in the survey, please click here. Please see attachment to read COPA Strategy Consultation Letter (also available in Welsh).