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.

 

Weekly Update – Week Ending 15th October

Council News

1. Core City UK leaders and mayors gather in Cardiff to launch Clean Air Statement - Core City Leaders and Mayors have gathered in Cardiff to call on the Government to take more action on air pollution, responsible for 15,000 deaths across the ten cities every year.

A statement, signed in front of Cardiff City Hall by all Core Cities, says the Government’s Air Quality Plan, published earlier this year, is ‘not sufficient’ to address health challenges, lacks the resources local councils need to make a difference and is a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach that will not work on the ground in cities. For full details, please click here.

2. Travel advice for Heavyweight World title clash in Cardiff on October 28 - On Saturday, October 28, there will be a full city centre road closure in Cardiff from 4pm until 1am. Cardiff council will re-open the roads as quickly as possible after the boxing has finished. For full details, please click here.

3. Charles Byrd Exhibition opens at Cardiff Story Museum - A selection of paintings and sculptures by well-known local artist Charles Byrd will be showcased at Cardiff Story Museum to celebrate the achievements of the 100-year-old artist. The display is on now at the Cardiff Story Museum and runs until 18 March, 2018. For full details, please click here.

4. Outdoor Adventure leads to Improved Classroom Behaviour - Storey Arms has been commended for the positive impact it has on pupils when they return to school after taking-part in a range of experiences at the Cardiff Council-run outdoor education centre. During their stay, children climb Pen y Fan and participate in activities such as gorge walking, climbing waterfalls, crossing rocks, jumping into river pools and completing a forest-based string trail in the dark. As well as being a good way to increase self-esteem and team work, the trip is also used to help develop creative writing skills, using the whole outdoor experience to inspire pupils. For full details, please click here.

News

5. Families First changes – Arrangements for Families First services are changing. They will be working with the Family Information Service to provide information about the changing arrangements for families and professionals. Please check here for more information and updates.

6. Smart Energy GB in Communities latest news - Smart Energy GB in Communities

latest newsletter is out. You can check it out here to find out what’s going on in the organisation, details about upcoming events, how to get involved and more.

Grants/Funding

7. Launchpad Fund for Aspiring Welsh Musicians 2017 - The Launchpad Fund, which forms part of the BBC Horizons scheme, has been set up to financially support Wales-based music artists or bands to enhance their careers. The scheme will help those writing, producing and performing original contemporary popular music. Completed applications must be submitted by midnight on 30 October 2017. For more details and to apply, please click here.

8. New Welsh Writing Awards 2018 Opens to Entries - The New Welsh Writing Awards runs as an annual literary competition with different themes each year. The awards celebrate the finest non-fiction writing in the new and increasingly popular 'short' form (between 5,000 and 30,000 words). The 2018 deadline for applications is 2 February 2018. For more details and to apply, please click here.

9. People and Places fund updated - The People and Places Programme offers revenue and capital funding for projects where people and communities are working together and using their strength to make positive impact on the things that matter the most to them. The deadline for groups using the old application form is 31 October 2017. For more details and to apply, please click here.

10. CSIS Charity Fund Hospice Programme - The CSIS Charity Fund grant in 2017 is open to projects in hospices that focus on carers of the terminally ill. It is intended that this funding programme would lead to a greater capacity for hospices to provide tailored support and advice to carers based on the specific characteristics and needs of the carer and their situation. The total grant available is £50,000 and we are looking to award 5-10 grants to hospices. The deadline for applications is 20 November 2017. For more details and to apply, please click here.

11. Natural Resources Wales – Natural Resources Wales latest funding update is out. Check it out here for all the latest funding news.

12. British and Foreign School Society Accepting Applications for 2018 Projects - The British & Foreign School Society gives grants to charities for educational activities. Grants for education projects are given up to a total of around £700,000 in any one year. The deadline for applications is the end of Monday 18th December 2017. For more details and to apply, please click here.

What’s on?

13. Vision 21 Halloween Disco – Friday 3rd November 6pm – 9pm, Sbectrwm, Bwlch Road, Fairwater, CF5 3E. Please see attached flyer for more information.

14. The Business Benefits of the Living Wage –Thursday 9th November 2017 8.00am - 9.30am. This Business Breakfast will examine why employers choose to pay the Living Wage and the benefits that can result for both businesses and their employees. Tickets are free but spaces are limited. For more information and to book, please click here.

15. Open Space at Cardiff Central Library Hub - 19th October 5:45pm. This free event by Open Space invites you to meet the authors of Falling Creatures and The Doll Funeral, listen to extracts from their books and discuss your thoughts on them in an open environment. For more information and to book, please click here.

Open Space will also be holding another event on 1st November 6:30pm with Rev. Lionel Fanthope who will be discussing some of his latest works including Padfoot: A Supernatural History and The Black Lion, part of the Derl Wothor Science Fantasy trilogy, as well as taking questions about his career. For more information and details of how to book, please click here.

16. Welsh Vegetable Summit – 24th October 12-3pm, Pierhead Building, National Assembly. The first ever Vegetable Summit is now less than two weeks away and we have approximately 30 organisations from around the UK, joining together on this one day to pledge their commitments. For more details and to book for this free event, please click here.

Health

17. #IAMWHOLE 2017 - YMCA England & Wales are launching their nationwide Mental Health campaign #IAMWHOLE 2017 in partnership with the NHS. Mental health difficulties are costing young people their education, their employment prospects and without support, are costing them their lives. Click here to find out more about the campaign, and to download resources to help raise awareness.

18. CAVAMH - CAVAMH has organised a Recovery & Wellbeing event for 20th October. Included in this will be the launch of the Recovery Magazine - the report from the Recovery Event held in April 2016. Please click here for more information.

Job Vacancies

19. Sport Cardiff - Sport Cardiff are now recruiting for the following posts: Administrator, Cardiff Games Activator and Neighbourhood Sport Activator. Click here for more details and to apply.

20. Wales Golf - Women and Girls Co-ordinator, Newport. For more information and to apply please click here. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 8th November 2017.

Volunteering Opportunities

21. Llanishen & Thornhill Litterpickers – Newborough Park Litterpick (CF14 5BY). Wednesday, 18th October. Event runs 10:00-12:00. We will be meeting at the main car park by the changing rooms. For more information please contact info@keepwalestidy.cymru or call 029 2025 6767.

Training and Workshop Opportunities

22. Get Into Security - Prince’s Trust and Cardiff City FC Foundation are running a 2 week training programme for young people interested in security work. The course includes training and support to help you take your first step into the industry, as well as SIA training leading to a license. To access this programme, you need to attend a taster day on 25th Oct 2017. Please see attached flyer for more information.

23. Get Into Construction - Prince’s Trust in partnership with Lovell Construction and Cadwyn Housing are running a 3 week training programme for young people interested in construction work. The course includes training and support to help you take your first step into the industry, as well as CSCS training leading to accreditation. To access this programme, you need to attend a taster day on 18th Oct 2017. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

Have Your Say

24. C3SC - The Annual General Meeting of the Cardiff and Vale Sustainable Education Network which will take place between 14.00 and 16.00 hours on 9th November 2017 at Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FH. If sustainable development is an interest area for your organisation we would encourage you to attend and help shape the vision and future direction of the Network.

25. Cardiff Safer & Cohesive Communities Network - The next meeting of the Network will take place on Tuesday 17th October in Baltic House at 14.00 hrs. Meetings are an opportunity to share ideas, receive updates on the network and provide input on how the network will work in the future.

Weekly Update – Week Ending 08th October

Council News

1. Delivering new affordable homes - Plans to acquire 30 brand new homes in an area of the city with high levels of housing need will be discussed next week.

The Council is considering entering into a contract with Cadwyn Housing Association to acquire 30 new build flats on Courtenay Road in Splott. Cabinet will consider recommendations for the Council to enter into a contract with Cadwyn Housing Association at its next meeting on Thursday, October 12. More information is available here.

 

2. The leaf fall blitz street cleansing team - Street cleansing teams will be sweeping the leaves from the city's streets from Monday (October 9th) onwards. The teams target areas of the highest footfall and leaf fall in each ward once a fortnight and will prioritise ‘hotspot' areas which are at risk from flooding. The majority of leaves fall from trees during November but the dedicated team will work from October 9th until the end of December. More information, including dates is available here.

 

3. Proposed school holiday and inset day changes up for further discussion - The idea of moving schools holidays in Cardiff is set to be referred to the Welsh Government for consideration under plans put forward in a report to the council's Cabinet.

The suggestion was first debated by Cardiff Council in July 2016, when it was noted that the cost of a holiday is disproportionally more expensive when schools are off. Click here for more information.

 

4. Cardiff Council draws up ambitious multi-million pound school plan for the city - The council's current round of investment, match-funded by Welsh Government through the 21stCentury Schools Programme, is due to be completed by 2019. Planning is underway to pump additional multi-million pound funds into Cardiff schools, in a second phase of investment that will run until 2024. Click here for full details.

 

5. ‘Not in our city, not in our communities, not to our children' - Hundreds of people, from organisations working across the UK, have gathered in Cardiff's City Hall as part of a shared commitment to tackling child sexual exploitation. The organisations joined Cardiff Council in forming the Cardiff Child Sexual Exploitation Professional Interest Group in 2015, and this meeting is the group's largest to date. Click here for full details.

 

6. Portable Solar Technology to power island buildings and Council vehicles - Pioneering work that allows power to be generated from portable solar fields is being carried out at Cardiff Council’s Lamby Way depot and on Flat Holm Island. Click here for full details.

 

News

7. C3SC update – C3SC’s October newsletter is out. You can check it out here to find out what’s going on in the organisation, details about upcoming events, how to get involved and more.

8. C3SC in Cardiff North - For more information on C3SC in Cardiff North, click here.

9. Tackling Slavery – South Wales Police are working to tackle slavery in society and have produced an informative poster to help you recognise if you or someone you know has been a victim of slavery, as well as what you can do about it. Please see attached poster for more information.

 

Grants/Funding

 

10. Ffilm Cymru Wales’ Audience Access Fund Accepting Bids for Round 3 - The Audience Access Fund 2017-2020 is aimed at projects that will engage existing audience members as well as broaden the market to attract new people, with the goal of making audiences more inclusive. Grants of up to £20,000 for up to 75% of the total budget are available to all exhibition venues, festivals and any other organisation wishing to provide a film offer in Wales that offers collective viewing experience to Welsh audiences. Fund is particularly keen on applications from underrepresented groups. The deadline for Round 3 applications is 21 November 2017 (5pm). Click here for more information.

 

11. Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund – Round 2 to Open Shortly - The Community Radio Fund, managed by Ofcom with funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, offers two funding rounds each year. The second round for 2017 is scheduled to open on 11 October to radio stations that are not-for-profit, run by local people for local people about local issues. Click here for more information.

 

12. C3SC Free funding event - Wednesday 18th October 2017 9:30am - 2:00pm, Butetown Community Centre, Loudoun Square, Cardiff CF10 5UZ. Several funding organisations will be at the event and a light lunch will be provided. For more information about the event, please contact Thoria.M@c3sc.org.uk or visit the C3SC website.

 

13. Aviva Community Fund deadline – The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding for an important cause in your community. The deadline to submit your application is 10th October at midday. You can find out more and apply on their website.

 

What’s on?

14. Girls Together - Girls Together’s latest newsletter is out! Check it out for all their latest news and updates, as well as opportunities to get involved and details of upcoming events.

15. Fun Palace with Cardiff Story Museum – 7th/8th October 10am – 3pm.  Free event providing various arts, craft and science activities including medieval crafts, learning about bug/insect species and exploring the history of the Iron Age. Venues - Castle Arcade and Cardiff Story Museum.

16. Invitation to Bawso Annual Lecture: End trafficking: A discussion on Human Rights – Please see attached for details of a lecture with the theme of ‘End Trafficking: A Discussion on Human Rights’, Friday 13th October 2017, 3:30pm to 6pm. This is a FREE event but spaces are limited. RSVP to: publicity.event@bawso.org.uk by 10th October 2017.

17. Vision 21 Halloween Disco – Friday 3rd November 6pm – 9pm, Sbectrwm, Bwlch Road, Fairwater, CF5 3E. Please see attached flyer for more information.

18. WasteLess dinner – Lia’s kitchen are hosting a WasteLess dinner on 14th October 7pm – 11pm at The Littleman Coffee Shop. The dinner is dedicated to Dr Tom Wollam, a waste reduction champion who sadly passed away in 2007. Tom was not deterred from hands on waste research by his condition cystic fibrosis and in memory of this, the event will be raising funds for others affected by this condition. The menu will be finalised the day before the event as it will be designed around food donations received near the time. A sample menu can be viewed and tickets booked here.

19. Dementia Friendly Concert – Royal College of Music & Drama are hosting a Dementia Friendly Concert on 10th November at 1:15pm. Tickets are £6 in advance and £8 on the day. Please click here for more information about the event, as well as information on what a Dementia Friendly Concert is.

 20. Maes Y Coed Craft Fayre – 25th November 10am – 1:30pm, Maes Y Coed Community Centre, Heath. Maes Y Coed Community Centre are hosting a Christmas Craft Fayre, where you’ll be able to support local artists, buy local products as well as helping you get ready for Christmas in style. Please see attached flyer for more details.

21. Wear Red Day, Show Racism the Red Card – 20th October. Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racism education charity looking to raise awareness and donations to help deliver           anti-racism workshops to young people and teachers. Please click here for more information about how to get involved in the day and details of how to register for a Wear Red Day supporters pack. 

 

Health

22. Cardiff People First - Disability is not inability. An organisation run by people with a learning disability. They support each other to make their voice heard, as well as learning about life and trying new activities. Click here to find out about upcoming events and activities.

23. Mindfulness Without Borders – Mindfulness Without Borders are hosting a 10 week Mindfulness stress reduction course for women from Refugee and BME communities. The course will be held on Tuesdays 1pm – 2:30pm from 17th October at Cardiff Yoga Studio, St Peters Street. Please see attached flyer for more information, or contact Ariana on 07590254011 or info@mindfulnesswithoutborders.co.uk.

24. Welsh Ambulance Service – Welsh Ambulance Service’s latest newsletter is out. Click here  for all the latest updates and events, including an opportunity to get involved in shaping their future Dementia strategy.

Job Vacancies

25. Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale - Volunteer Manager for Community Volunteer Support Programme based in Llanishen with work in the community. Key aspects of the role include recruiting volunteers and ensuring they feel able to support each other, as well as taking the lead on service delivery. Click here to find out more about the role or feel free to contact Mathew Coffin 07870 974395 for an informal discussion.

26. British Red Cross - Syrian Resettlement Development Officer, UK flexible location. The post holder will be supporting the development of our responses to the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement (SVPR) Scheme across the UK, working towards ensuring the highest quality services are enabling vulnerable clients arriving through the scheme to effectively integrate as individuals and families into their local communities. Click here for more information about the role.

 

27. The WOW Women’s Film Club - Project Coordinator /Manager, based in Cardiff. WOW Women’s Film Club and Gentle/Radical are looking for a Project Coordinator to work with them and key partners to coordinate and manage their Big Lottery funded pop-up film programme for diverse communities and BME women across South Wales. Click here for more information or contact Rabab Ghazoul on 0775 9933311 or rabab@gentleradical.org.

 

28. St David’s Shopping Centre – Various job opportunities are currently available at this very popular shopping centre in Cardiff City Centre. Click here to find out more information.

 

Volunteering Opportunities

 

29.  Litter pick Llanedeyrn – Keep Wales Tidy will be litterpicking the Coed Y Gores estate/woodland, Llanedeyrn on 13th October between 10:00 – 12:00. They will be meeting on the grass verge opposite St Phillip Evans RC Primary School. Any queries, please contact Gareth Davies on 07824 504809.

 

30. Maes Y Coed Community Garden - Do you like gardening or would like to learn? Our Community Garden group meets every Saturday from 10am. We are a friendly mixed age group of local people who maintain our veggie garden at the back of the Centre. We are also building a garden to the side of the Centre to provide a relaxed seating area. If you’d like to know more, come along one Saturday or email darren@myc.wales.

 

Training and Workshop Opportunities

 

31. C3SC training –

·         Gaining a Legal Structure (How to Incorporate)

·         Getting Fit for Fundraising

·         Being a Trustee

·         Planning and Writing Successful Funding Bids

Click here for more information on any of the above courses, as well as booking and viewing all available courses.

32. Prince’s Trust Fairbridge Programme – Prince’s Trust is holding a taster day on 24th October at 11am for their new Fairbridge Programme. The programme is open to individuals 16-25 years old who are not in employment education or training (NEET). The programme offers a wide variety of activities as well as qualifications and employability skills. Click here for more information.

 

33. Physical Literacy in the Primary Phase Training - The University of South Wales are running a one-day event supporting Physical and Creative Development in the foundation phase and the recommendations as outlined in the Health and Wellbeing area of learning and experience. Outcomes of the day will help you to deliver inclusive, high quality child-centred physical experiences as well as many other skills. The event will be held on 6th November 9am – 4pm at USW Newport City Centre Campus. For more information please contact Jonathan Moody on jon.moody@southwales.ac.uk or 07801627195.

34. SWGfl Online Bullying Training Events - Welsh Government have released training dates relating to Online Bullying. The session will try to help you define online bullying and understand the current legal situation. It will also explore trends in technology and how these may be used to bully others. The training sessions will be held in various locations across Wales. Click here to view event dates and venues, and to book onto this training.

Have Your Say

 

35. Green City Events needs your help! We want to grow the Green Squirrel project and would love to know your thoughts. The survey takes less than 5 mins and if you complete it you'll be in with the chance of winning a Green Squirrel goody bag!

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NTQQFFP

36. Physical punishment of children - Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children recently launched the #TalkParenting campaign with the aim of learning more about people’s practical understanding of the current law and to identify any concerns about how a change in law would be implemented.

Those with parenting responsibilities, and others with an interest, are invited to take part in an online conversation on social media and also provide views via a survey about parenting, discipline and accessing support on the Welsh Government website.

 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 1 October

Council News

1. Employment Services and Building Resilient Communities Survey – On 14th February 2017 the Welsh Government confirmed that Communities First will be phased out by 31st March 2018 and outlined a new approach that will be taken to tackling poverty across Wales.

Some funding is available to provide employment service and to build Resilient Communities. Cardiff Council would like to engage with as many people as possible about the way forward. We have set out a proposal for a city wide Employment Service based on need and not restricted by post code. We would like your views on this. We also want to hear about people’s experience of the Communities First Programme and what gaps there will be after it closes. We also want to know how people would like to get involved with local activities and projects and how they could influence and shape the communities they live in. The consultation will be launched on 6th September and will run until the 4th October. We want to encourage as many people as possible to take part so will be running a series of community engagement sessions alongside job club activities in Hubs and other community buildings. The results from the consultation will help inform both the employment services proposal and the use of the new funding going forward and will be used to inform a report that will go to the Councils Cabinet in November. To take part online please follow the links below:

Welsh: Cymraeg: Arolwg Gwasanaethau Cyflogaeth a Chymunedau Gwydn

English: Employment Services and Building Resilient Communities Survey

Please feel free to circulate this information within your community and social media networks. If you require any further information please contact Louise Bassett on email: lbassett@cardiff.gov.uk

2. Statement regarding the terrorist attack at Parsons Green – Following the arrest made in Cardiff this morning relating to the Metropolitan Police’s ongoing investigation of the Parsons Green terrorist attack, Cardiff Council would like to thank the community for their patience and support whilst the investigation continues. We understand the concern members of the public may feel when activity of this nature occurs in their locality. We would like to reassure the public that Cardiff stands together with partners across Wales and the UK to confront any threat to our communities.

More information regarding support for those affected by the Parsons Green attack is available here. Anyone with any information at all relating to the investigation to call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321, to help the police with their extremely difficult job. In emergency, always call 999. If you see anything suspicious, please report it. If you have any concers regarding local community tensions following this incident, please contact the Community Cohesion Coordinator, Siân Sanders via email: sian.sanders@cardiff.gov.uk or phone 07805302246.

3. Shared celebrations as work begins on two new primary schools for north Cardiff – The turf has been cut on the site of two primary schools in north Cardiff, signalling the start of work to build a brand new home for both Gabalfa Primary School and Ysgol Gymraeg Glan Ceubal. Read More Here.

4. Road closures for the Cardiff Half Marathon– Cardiff Half Marathon will take place on October 1st and with an anticipated 25,000 people set to compete in the event – Cardiff is expected to be exceptionally busy. To set up and dismantle the race village for the event, there will be road closures. Read More Here.

5. Men to lead the way in domestic violence campaign – In less than a month, men of all ages will proudly don a pair of women’s shoes and descend on the Welsh capital to show their support for the campaign to eradicate violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence. Read More Here.

6. Cardiff and vale Integrated Autism Service launch – The Cardiff and Vale Integrated Autism Service was officially launched at County Hall in Cardiff this week. Read More Here.

7. Build complete at Cardiff’s innovative shared school and college campus – An event has been held at Eastern Community Campus to mark completion of the exterior building work on a brand new home for Eastern High school and Cardiff and Vale College. Read More Here.

8. Road closures in Cardiff Bay between 3:15pm and 4:15pm on Monday (October 2nd) Read More Here.

9. A guide to applying for a school place in Cardiff – Starting primary school or moving from primary school to secondary school is an exciting time for children and parents. Read More Here.

News

10. New Trinity Centre Website – The Trinity Centre’s new website was recently launched and contains information which reflects the good work carried out by various organisations at the Trinity Centre as well as work carried out in partnership with the centre. You can visit the website here: www.trinitycentre.wales

Grants/Funding

11. Wayra Fair by Design Tech Accelerator for Start-ups Addressing the Poverty Premium: Deadline Extended – Wayra Fair by Design is an acceleration programme which will support start-ups seeking to tackle the poverty premium – where people from low-income households pay higher prices for essential goods and services such as energy, insurance, borrowing, transport and food. Start-ups accepted to the programme will receive the equivalent of £70,000 in cash and business services, including working space at and access to investors, mentors and coaches – and also potentially to a global audience through business development opportunities with Telefonica. Start-ups and entrepreneurs seeking to develop an ethical tech start-up in the UK may apply. The funder is looking to attract start-ups that can demonstrate the potential to scale and to reduce aspects of the poverty premium – whether these are energy, finance, insurance, digital exclusion, or geo-based. Click here for more information. The deadline for submission of applications has been extended to 9 October 2017.

12. Heart Research UK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Grants Opens for Wales – The Healthy Heart Grants scheme is a result of a partnership between the Heart Research UK (HRUK) and the SUBWAY franchise. The money for the grants is raised by SUBWAY staff and customers through in-store fundraising and collection boxes located throughout the UK. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available for not-for-profit organisations that have a new and innovative project designed to promote heart health and to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities. The scheme does not support general healthy lifestyle projects. Projects must focus on, and actively promote, heart health or reduce the risk of heart disease for the duration of the project. Grants are available in specific regions at certain times of the year. Applications are currently being accepted from organisations in Wales. Click here for more information. The application deadline is 14 November 2017.

13. Centre for Social Justice Awards: Imminent Deadline – The Centre for Social Justice is looking for community-based charities and voluntary groups that are preventing poverty or helping people and families caught in damaging situations, to turn their lives around. The Awards aim to celebrate and reward some of the best initiatives from throughout the UK that are enabling people to find a sustainable way out of the situations they are in. Groups should be addressing the causes of poverty, not just the symptoms. Each winning organisation will receive a cash prize of £10,000. The 2018 categories are:

· Social Resilience

· Responsible Business

· Education, Employment and Skills

· Family

· Social Enterprise

Grassroots charities and voluntary organisations from local communities throughout the UK can apply. To be eligible, applicants must be based in the UK and have an annual turnover of less than £3 million. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications to the 2018 Awards is 13 October 2017 (5pm).

What’s on?

14. Forget Me Nots at St Edward’s Church – Every Tuesday 2pm to 4pm at St Edward’s Schoolroom. Please see attached flyer for more information.

15. Dementia Friendly Performance at Sherman Theatre this autumn– Please find below details of Dementia Friendly performances at Sherman Theatre this autumn. Sherman 5 can support transport and a ticket reduction. Tickets are free if you are attending for the first time and are eligible to join Sherman 5. There is more information on Sherman 5 here.

· The Cherry Orchard 13 + A Play, Saturday 28 October @ 2pm: A radical reworking of Anton Chekovs play, places the action in early 80s Wales, at the dawn of another revolution – the Thatcher regime. This regime swept away the post-war consensus and created the country we live in today.

· The Wind in the Willows 7+ Family Production, Friday 15 December @ 7pm: Meet Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad and join them on an adventure of a lifetime. Based on Kenneth Grahame’s classic book, The Wind in the Willows offers delightful Christmas entertainment packed with live music for all of the family.

16. Free Creative School Holiday Club– Click here for more information.

17. Travelling Ahead: All Wales Advice and Advocacy Service – Working with Gypsy, Roma & Traveller young people, families and communities across Wales to provide advice and support on your rights and forums to provide a stronger voice. Please see attached flyers for more information. a) b) c)

18. Invitation to Bawso Annual Lecture: End trafficking: A discussion on Human Rights – Please see attached for details of a lecture with the theme of ‘End Trafficking: A Discussion on Human Rights’, Friday 13th October 2017, 3:30pm to 6pm. This is a FREE event but spaces are limited. RSVP to: publicity.event@bawso.org.uk by 10th October 2017.

Health

19. Alzheimer’s Society Cymru Upcoming Activities October 2017 to March 2018 – Please see attached flyers for more information.a) b)

Job Vacancies

20. Into Work: ESF Adult Employment Mentors – The Into Work Advice Service are currently recruiting for ESF Adult Employment Mentors, to work on the EU funded project Journey 2 Work. The project will look to replicate the Communities for Work programme but in Non-Communities First areas funding is for 3 years. More details of the jobs can be found here. For more information please contact Hayley Beynon Brown on 02920 871233.

21. Care & Repair Cardiff and the Vale – Vacancy for Project Administrator: 35 hours per week, £18,525 to £19,500pa (subject to review).

You will assist the Agency in the administration of a range of practical projects from receipt or referral to completion of works and payment. This is a demanding role and you will need to have good organisational and communication skills with the ability to work on your own initiative and manage complex workloads.

For further details and an application form, please telephone 02920 473337 between 9:00am to 4:30pm. You can also request an application pack by email to careandrepair@crcv.org.uk Applications to be returned by Friday 13th October 2017. Interviews to be held on Tuesday 24th October 2017.

22. SWYDD WAG Vacancy: Cardiff Team Around the Family: Helpline and Visitor Practitioner – Team Around the Family in Cardiff are looking for a suitably experienced person to join this friendly, positive, dynamic tea, to work on our telephone advice line and associated visiting service. You will deliver telephone case consultation, signposting, advice to professionals, families and home visits to families in Cardiff. Please click here for more information. Details also available in Welsh here. Applications close midday 5th October.

Volunteering Opportunities

23. Environmental Champions – Please click here for more information.

Training and Workshop Opportunities

24. UPCOMING GET INTO PROGRAMMES

· Get into Digital– Please find attached a poster for the next Get into Digital programme being hosted by Tramshed TECH. It will be a 3 week programme covering the many aspects of the digital world. The course is open to 16-30 year olds (NEET). Key details can be found on the poster.

· Get into Security – Please find attached a poster for the forthcoming Get into Security opportunity with the Prince’s Trust for 18-30 year olds which will take place at Cardiff City Stadium, Leckwith Rd, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF11 8AZ. The Taster Day (selection day) is scheduled for Wednesday 25th October. Any young person referred should want to work in the Security Industry which includes Retail, Stewarding, Car park attending, Door supervising, Hotels etc. Anyone applying must be comfortable in big crowds and confident. They must also possess one of the following forms of photo identification: Passport, Driving License or Original Birth Certificate.

· Get into Construction – Please find attached a poster for the next Get into Construction programme in partnership with Lovell Construction and Cadwyn Housing. The Prince’s Trust will be running a 3 week programme covering the many aspects of the construction world. The course is open to 18-24 year olds (NEET) who LIVE IN A CARDIFF POSTCODE, key details are on the attached posters.

· Get into Retail – Please find attached a poster for the next Get Into Retail programme in partnership with Marks & Spencer. The programme will run for 4 weeks and is open to young people aged 16-25 not in employment, education or training and living in South East Wales.

25. Place2Be Accredited Courses: Counselling Skills for Working with Children – Registration for the Place2Be Level 2 and 3 accredited programmes for working with children is now active as per the attached flyers. The 8-week Level 2 Programme will run on Fridays from December 17 till mid-February 2018. While the Level 3 Programme runs from March till mid-July 2018. Anyone interested in finding out more can book a place on one of the three upcoming Taster Days on 6th and 20th October and 20th November.

26. Into Work Training Timetable – Please see attached Into Work training timetable for October.

27. The Sprout Digital Academy – The Sprout Digital Academy course – 5 free sessions on video, radio and online journalism starting next Thursday (5th October) in Butetown Pavilion, Eastmoors Youth Centre and Wales Millennium Centre. Course aims, learning outcomes, and course specifications are in the attached word document. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 24 September

Council News

1. Employment Services and Building Resilient Communities Survey – On 14th February 2017 the Welsh Government confirmed that Communities First will be phased out by 31st March 2018 and outlined a new approach that will be taken to tackling poverty across Wales.

Some funding is available to provide employment service and to build Resilient Communities. Cardiff Council would like to engage with as many people as possible about the way forward. We have set out a proposal for a city wide Employment Service based on need and not restricted by post code. We would like your views on this.

We also want to hear about people’s experience of the Communities First Programme and what gaps there will be after it closes. We also want to know how people would like to get involved with local activities and projects and how they could influence and shape the communities they live in. The consultation will be launched on 6th September and will run until the 4th

2. Trails of the Unexpected: Ten Cardiff locations lined to Roald Dahl– Roald Dahl – voted the UK’s favourite author to mark World Book Day in 2000 – was born of Norweigian parents in Llandaff on September 13, 1916. We have compiled a list of Cardiff’s top ten locations linked to Roald Dahl. Read More Here.

3. Ladies footwear needed for men to ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ – Cardiff Council in partnership with Cadwyn Housing Association is appealing for donations of ladies shows, sized eight and above. Read More Here.

4. Cleaner Greener waste vehicles Plans for a new fleet of cleaner and greener waste vehicles which will collect the city’s waste and recycling materials will be discussed by Cardiff Council’s Cabinet next Thursday (September 21st). Read More Here.

5. Cardiff’s first Cycle Superhighways could be built by 2021– Cyclists in Cardiff could be pedalling along the city’s first Cycle Superhighways by 2021 according to a report mapping out Cardiff’s vision to become a world class cycling city. Read More Here.

6. 11,000 new city homes by 2022 – A Cardiff Council report has revealed how more than 11,000 new homes are anticipated to be built in the city over the next five year. Read More Here.

7. Experts gather to discuss causes of rough sleeping – City centre businesses will hear from sector experts on homelessness in the city at an event designed to explain the causes and issues around rough sleeping in Cardiff. Read More Here.

8. New report highlights significant issues affecting Cardiff Rivers – The report will be heard at the Council’s Cabinet meeting on Thursday 21st September and will raise various recommendations to improve the quality of rivers and watercourses in Cardiff and the wider South East Wales River Basin. Read More Here.

9. Cardiff Council goes up again in performance rankings – Cardiff Council continues to improve in the annual local authority performance rankings. Read More Here.

10. Working to become Dementia Friendly – A new scheme to support organisations, local businesses and community groups to become more dementia-friendly has been introduced in the city. Read More Here.

October. We want to encourage as many people as possible to take part so will be running a series of community engagement sessions alongside job club activities in Hubs and other community buildings. The results from the consultation will help inform both the employment services proposal and the use of the new funding going forward and will be used to inform a report that will go to the Councils Cabinet in November. To take part online please follow the links below:

Welsh: Cymraeg: Arolwg Gwasanaethau Cyflogaeth a Chymunedau Gwydn

English: Employment Services and Building Resilient Communities Survey

Please feel free to circulate this information within your community and social media networks. If you require any further information please contact Louise Bassett on email: lbassett@cardiff.gov.uk

11. Council signs ethical employment code of practice – Cardiff Council has formally signed up to the Welsh Government’s Code of Practice for ethical Employment in Supply Chains. Read More Here.

12. A fresher’s guide to staying safe in Cardiff – Fresher’s week brings thousands of new students to Cardiff ready to embark on three years of hard work, study and the occasional night out. Read More Here.

News

13. About Dewis Cymru – Dewis Cymru is a website that provides residents with a one-stop-shop for information on a range of well-being services, activities and support available to them and their families. It allows users to access information on services in areas such as health, care, benefits, money management, clubs, activities and support available to them and their families. It allows users to access information on services in areas such as health, care, benefits, money management, clubs activities and support for families.

The website directory currently has 1,500 wellbeing resources registered with Dewis Cymru. It is designed to help residents find what they need without going to a professional or calling for help. Visitors to www.dewis.wales can select the category they are interested in and a range of advice and links to services is available. It is also possible to use a postcode to search by location to find a particular service or activity in a specific area. And if you have a service that helps people with their well-being, you can add your details to Dewis Cymru, no matter how big or small you are, or whether you’re volunteers.

To find out more, log on to www.dewis.wales

14. Cardiff Child Friendly City: CCYPFN September Newsletter Click here for the latest from the CCYPFN.

15. Green City Autumn News and Events – Click here to read more.

Grants/Funding

16. BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme: First 2018 Deadline – The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is accepting applications for large grants of over £10,000 to support projects for up to three years. Not-for-profit organisations in the UK can apply if they are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through:

· Illness, distress, abuse or neglect

· Any kind of disability

· Behavioural or psychological difficulties

· Living in poverty or situations of deprivation

Organisations must be working to combat this disadvantage and make a real difference to children and young people’s lives. Organisations that already hold a grant from Children in Need can apply for further funding providing the current grant is coming to an end within the next 12 months. Applicants will need to be able to provide convincing evidence of the difference the grant has made to the lives of the disadvantaged children and young people the organisation has worked with. Click here for more information. The closing date for applications is 16 January 2018 (midnight).

17. Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme Extended Until 2020– The Government has confirmed its commitment to the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme which will continue until 2020 with no changes to the funding criteria or the general application process.

Provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the scheme makes grants towards the VAT incurred in maintaining and repairing listed buildings which are primarily used for public worship, or which are listed places of worship owned by or vested in a number of specified organisations which look after redundant places of worship.

The scheme has an annual budget of up to £42 million. Applicants can submit one claim with a value of between £500 and £1,000 (excluding the VAT paid) in any 12 month period. In addition, any number of claims for eligible work to the value of £1,000 or more (excluding VAT) may be made. The fund:

· Applies only to repairs, maintenance and alteration works to listed buildings that are used principally as places or worship and listed places of worship owned by or vested in a number of specified organisations which look after redundant places of worship.

· Applies to listed places of worship throughout the UK which are included on the public registers of listed buildings kept for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

· Applies to listed places of worship of all religions and faith groups.

· Only accepts applications made in arrears.

· Only accepts claims where invoices are submitted within 12 months of the invoice date.

There are no changes to the eligibility criteria or application process. Click here for more information. Applications are accepted at any time until March 2020.

18. LandAid Grants Programme Extends Closing Date for UK Applications – LandAid, the property industry charity, allocates more than £1 million each year to ‘outstanding’ small-medium sized charities in communities throughout the UK. The organisation’s vision is to see a world in which no young person is homeless. LandAid has extended the application period for its grants programme by two weeks.

The funding is for projects that are in line with LandAid’s 2017/2020 strategy and are one of the following types of capital building work:

· Refurbishment, conversion and extension of existing buildings – of empty properties and also not previously empty properties.

· New building – using traditional methods built on site or using precision construction built off site in factories.

Land Aid will consider refurbishment building projects that cost up to £15,000 per bed space, where that cost covers the bedroom and also a related proportion of communal areas. UK organisations with charitable objectives are eligible to apply. This includes registered charities, registered societies, community benefit societies, ‘pre-commencement societies’, industrial and provident societies. Those with a strong track record and working in major UK cities are of a high priority. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications has been extended from 15 September to 2 October 2017 (5pm).

19. Creative Europe: Support to Festivals Call Open to Applications – The 2018 Support to Festivals Call is open to European entities (private companies, non-profit organisations, associations, charities, foundations, municipalities/Town Councils, etc.) established in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme and owned directly or by majority participation, by nationals from such countries.

Only applications submitted by eligible entities organising audio visual festivals in countries participating in the MEDIA Sub-programme will be accepted.

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at €3.2 million. The EU financial contribution will take the form of a lump sum of between €27,000 and €75,000 according to the number of European films in the programming. The Agency expects to fund 75 proposals.

Click here for more information. The applications deadline for activity starting between 1 May 2018 and 31 October 2018 is 23 November 2017.

What’s on?

20. International Day of the Girl 2017 – You are invited to join and celebrate International Day of the Girl 2017 with an exciting event at the Senedd, Cardiff Bay on Friday 13th October. The event will mark the official launch of Girls Circle, and will include the release of research findings of the Full Circle Education Solutions which looked into the experiences of girls across Wales. The Children’s Commissioner for Wales will also be presenting, as well as girls and young women sharing their views about what it’s like to grow up in Wales. The event will be held from 10-12pm with lunch to follow; please see the attached for more information. You’re welcome to bring both girls and boys, but we suggest aged 11+, due to some of the themes being discussed. Please book a ticket for each young person attending for catering purposes. Places are free but must be reserved in advance using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-day-of-the-girl-2017-tickets-36797011853 There are also a limited number of spaces available for organizations wishing to have a stand to engage with attendees; to reserve one please contact Nikki Grant on 02920437877.

21. Inspire Awards– 4 weeks until nominations close for 2017 Inspire Awards. Please take a look at the categories and nominate those in any Cardiff school or community project who deserve recognition. Please click on the links below to nominate!

English: https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Schools-and-learning/Schools/Cardiff-Against-Bullying/inspire-awards/Pages/default.aspx

Welsh: http://www.caerdydd.gov.uk/CYM/preswylydd/Ysgolion-a-dysgu/Ysgolion/Caerdydd-yn-Erbyn-Bwlio/gwobrau-ysbrydoli/Pages/default.aspx

22. An invite to the matinee of Twist: Friday 29th September at 1pm Sherman Theatre – Sherman 5 are inviting individuals and groups to a performance of Twist at the Sherman Theatre on Friday 29th at 1pm. Tickets are £5 and the performance lasts 60mins. A link to the Theatre Centre website and more information on this production can be found here: http://www.theatre-centre.co.uk/shows/2016/twist/

Lunch will also be served from 12.20 to 12.45pm and lunch is likely to be a meat or vegetarian curry. Sherman 5 can offer free transport for you or your groups. If you would like the lunch please contact Guy O’Donnell on 02920646982. Free transport can be arranged to pick you up at 11:30am. This offer is through Sherman 5 based at Sherman Theatre. Sherman 5 offers support for new attenders who face barriers/disadvantage. In order to access this offer you/your members need to be eligible to join Sherman 5 Theatre. There is more information available here.

23. Share Cardiff: Circle Gathering 001 – What does sharing, solidarity and the new economy mean for you? Are you interested in sustainability, active citizenship, civic life and participatory culture? Let’s start the conversation… #connect ‘communicate ‘collaborate #buildcommunity

Click here to learn more. or on any of the social media links below to find out about events happening in Cardiff:

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sharecardiff/

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sharecardiff/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/130363327702178/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharecardiff

24. The launch of time Credits in Cardiff North – Time Credits are excited to invite you to the official launches of the new Time Credit programme in the North of Cardiff, specifically in Rhiwbina, Thornhill and Llanishen.

During these launch events, we are hoping to draw in all members of the community, businesses, organisations and community groups to come and see what Time Credits can do for the area and how to get involved. There will be a brief introduction to the programme, followed by music and food and an opportunity to have a go at many ways in which you could earn and spend your Time Credits locally. The events promise to bring people together for some fun and informative activities, and showcase the difference Time Credits can make.

10th October @4pm – Rhiwbina Baptist Church

18th October @4pm – Thornhill Primary

23rd November @4pm – Coed Glas Primary

Full details can be found within the flyer attached.

25. Special Event: Private tour of Thornhill Crematorium on Wednesday 27 September – Click here for more information.

26. European Day of Languages – Please see attached flyers for more information. Also available in Welsh.

27. New Date for Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope Documentary – The ACE Support Hub is organising a series of screenings of the documentary. The next screenings will be on Thursday 28th September at the Riverfront Theatre in Newport. The screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A session. If you would like to attend please register here. For more queries please contact ACE@wales.nhs.uk

Health

28. Taking Action on Dementia this World Alzheimer’s Day

There are nearly 50 million people with dementia worldwide and this number is set to treble by 2050. September21st is World Alzheimer’s Day, a day to reflect on the global dementia challenge and also to focus on the step we can all take to support people with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society are working with organisations to help drive forward awareness and action of dementia worldwide. Find out more here and a few of the initiative being carried out below:

· Memories with Grandma – To mark this World Alzheimer’s Month, the Alzheimer’s Society has launched its brand new Dementia Friends animation for young people. ‘Memories with Grandma’ has been created to offer schools and youth organisations an engaging way of teaching young people about dementia. Watch the animation here.

· Making Dementia Friends more Accessible – 25 September to 1 October is National Inclusion Week. The Alzheimer’s Society are committed to making Dementia Friends as accessible as possible and have recently launched a British Sign Language version of their online video. You can watch a sneak peak of it here.

· 7 things not to say to somebody with dementia– Good communication can be key to helping somebody to live well with dementia. A poor choice of language can be both hurtful and frustrating for a person living with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society has put together this list of phrases to avoid. Seven things not to say.

· Young people taking action – Every week on social media the Alzheimer’s society share some of the great actions that young people are taking after becoming Dementia Friends. Check out more young people’s actions here.

· Carers Information and Support Programme – The Alzheimer’s Society runs a carers information and support programme often referred to as CrISP, see more details here. The Alzheimer’s Society would like to pilot this course initially, specifically to carers from the South Asian Community. With a view to developing the tools and resources so the course design can be adapted, so that it meets the specific needs of people from BAME backgrounds across the whole community. As a first step, interested carers and organisations are invited to join an advice group, which can review the existing course/resources and to make it fully accessible to people from a South Asian Background. Please see the attached flyer for more information. If you can help with this process, or you are aware of others who may be interested please contact Anne Mears-Rees on 02920 434 975 or email anne.mears-rees@alzheimers.org.uk

Volunteering Opportunities

29. Volunteer Cardiff Drop In Sessions – Please see attached flyers, also available in Welsh for more information.

Training and Workshop Opportunities

30. Into Work Training Schedule – Please see attached flyer for more information.

Have Your Say

31. National Assembly for Wales Consultation: Emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people – The National Assembly for Wales’s Children, Young People and Education Committee are currently undertaking an inquiry into the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people in Wales. As part of this inquiry, the Committee would like to collect the views and experiences of both pupils and education professionals on the support available for young people in schools and colleges:

Children and young people survey (age 11-18)

English: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YPCAMHS

Cymraeg: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PICAMHS

Educational Professionals survey

English: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/EPCAMHS

Cymraeg: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GPACAMHS

The survey focuses on the support currently available for students as well as for those working in schools and colleges to deliver this support. The Committee want to understand the services that are offered at the moment and whether anything can be improved to better support young people. For further information and questions please contact Sally Jones on 0300 200 6119.

32. C3SC Survey: What’s Next? Life after Communities First – Communities First is a Welsh Government funded programme to tackle the causes of poverty in certain areas of Wales. Cardiff has 4 clusters which each include 2 or more areas of Cardiff. Last year it was announced that the programme will be phased out by March 2018. C3SC (Cardiff Third Sector Council) need your help to find out what your community needs. Whether it’s more things for young people to do, more access to education, or support for your community group – Tell us what you need. The information gathered will help us to design new projects that will benefit you and your community. This is your chance to have a real say in the kind of community you want to live in. You can also be in with the chance of winning a £50 voucher for the shop of your choice. Take the survey here.

 

 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 17 September

Council News

1. Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland on sale now– The summer may only just be over, but thoughts are already turning to the city’s premier winter attraction and the opening of Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland, with tickets on sale now (cardiffwinterwonderland.com). Read More Here.

2. Travel advice for Heavyweight World title clash in Cardiff on October 28 – In a fight expected to attract a huge global audience, Anthony Joshua will take on Kubrat at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Read More Here.

3. Cardiff Castle to Host LEGO Roald Dahl Hero for Roald Dahl Day – Six favourite Roald Dahl child heroes are poised to appear, in stunning locations across the UK, in the form of unique LEGO brick builds to mark Roald Dahl Day – the global celebration of the world’s number one storyteller. Read More Here.

4. Dubai Success for Welsh Fin Tech Firm– A Cardiff Council-backed Welsh financial technology firm has become the only UK company selected to join a first of its kind accelerator programme in Dubai. Read More Here.

5. Cardiff Council achieves Gold and Bronze at RSPCA Awards – Cardiff Dogs Home and Cardiff Council’s Emergency Management Unit have won RSPCA Cymru awards for their efforts to improve animal welfare. Read More Here.

6. Digital Conference and Exhibition at the Tramsheds– The biggest digital conference held in Wales will take place at the Tramsheds in Grangetown on September 18th and 19th. Read More Here.

7. 200 plus calls to Council about storm damage – The Council has received more than 200 calls on Storm Aileen which caused damage across the city last night blowing over trees and branches. Read More Here.

All news items listed above and more can be found on the Cardiff News Room Website here.

News

8. Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) September Update Click here for the latest news from C3SC.

Grants/Funding

9. Triangle Trust 1949 Fund Open to Applications (UK) – The Triangle Trust provides funding twice a year through its Development Grants programme: one round is held for organisations working with carers and the other round is for organisations working with the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders. Applications are currently being accepted for work with the rehabilitation of offenders for ex-offenders.

Grants are available for up to £80,000 over three years with a maximum of £35,000 in the first year. The amount requested each year is expected to taper down as applicants develop other sustainable income streams.

Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies that are working within the UK and have a UK office are eligible to apply. The Trust particularly welcomes applications from organisation working in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. For this round, organisations must have a constitutions whose primary purpose is to support the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 2 November 2017 (noon).

10. Comic Relief Launches Thriving Not Just Surviving: Young Men and Mental Health– The new £1.75 million fund is for work with vulnerable and disadvantaged men, aged between 11 and 20 years, who are experiencing mental health problems. Comic Relief is focusing on this age groups as 50% of adults who experience mental health problems present symptoms in their teens. It is expected that approximately 20 grants will be awarded across the UK. Grants of between £100,000 and £150,000 are available for up to three years’ work in the UK.

Priority will be given to applications which:

· Have consulted and plan to co-design activities with young men to ensure their needs and interests are met effectively.

· Are working with young men from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities or those with co-occurring learning disabilities and mental health problems.

· Use activity based interventions as a tool of engagement and/or that are psychologically informed. Applications using the arts and sports as well as social and cultural activities will be considered.

· Promote and recognise the power of peer support and positive role models and incorporate these into their interventions.

· Ensure activities are carried out in non-stigmatising locations.

· Applications will be accepted from specialist mental health and/or youth organisations with particular interest in organisations that are based in the community in which they work. Partnership bids are welcome. Only one proposal per applicants can be submitted. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 13 October 2017 (midday).

11. Arts Council of Wales: Creative Collaborations: Imminent Deadline – Creative Collaborations is part of the Experiencing the Arts Fund which is joint funded by the Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales. The Fund aims to provide children and young people with opportunities to engage with arts and cultural activities as a routine part of their wider learning experience.

Applications will be considered either from a school or from an arts/cultural organisations. To be eligible, there must be clear evidence of partnership and collaboration between the school, or schools, and arts organisation(s).

There are two options for funding:

· Creative Collaborations Tasters (grants of between £5,000 and £7,000)

· Creative Collaborations Projects (grants of between £5,000 and £25,000)

These are two more opportunities to apply. Those that miss the September deadline have until January 2018 to apply. Click here for more information. The next deadline for applications is 25 September 2017 (5pm).

12. Aviva Community Fund Opens for UK Entries – The Aviva Community Fund offers grant funding to voluntary and community organisations for projects that will make a real difference to local communities. Applications will be accepted from not-for-profit organisations or groups working for the good of their community, which have been in existence for at least six months and have an income of £1 million or less.

To be eligible, projects must make a positive difference to people’s lives and address at least one of the following categories, which are new for 2017:

· Health and wellbeing

· Skills for life

· Inclusivity

· Community support

The Community Fund operates like a competition, and all projects will be put forward to a public vote. Applicants are, therefore, encouraged to widely promote their projects and gather as much support from their local community as possible.

Projects can be entered under four levels of funding:

· Up to £1,000

· Up to £5,000

· Up to £10,000

· Up to £25,000

Groups have an increased chance of winning if an insurance broker or financial adviser submits their entry and supports them, as there is an additional set of awards especially for projects submitted by brokers and financial advisers. The public will be able to vote for their favourite projects from 24 October to 21 November 2017. Click here for more information. The deadline for entries is 10 October 2017 (12noon).

What’s on?

13. Cardiff Rivers Group – For its next event, Cardiff Rivers Group will be making its annual trek to the Forest Farm, to help the Park Rangers clear reeds in their wetland ponds, as well as a general litter pick of the area. The main activity will be to improve the habitat of the pond by clearing the reeds. This entails ‘wet’ volunteers pulling out the reeds out by the root and throwing them at someone near the edge of the pond. From there the ‘dry’ volunteers on the bank will rake and gather the reeds and stack them at an appropriate location to rot down to form new habitats for the wildlife. Please click here for full details.

14. Supporting Age Positive Week– Age Positive Week is Age Cymru’s annual celebration of all that’s positive about ageing. Being age positive is a crucial part of creating an age friendly Wales so why not celebrate positive ageing? Be part of Age Positive Week between Sunday 1 October and Sunday 8 October. Click here for more information about Age Positive Week.

If you have your own event planned please let Age Cymru know by clicking here.

15. Age Positive Public event Tuesday 3rd October Chapter Arts Centre, Canton Cardiff – Click here for more information.

16. Support this year’s Samaritan’s Purse Appeal – Would you be interested in joining the appeal this year? It’s very simple, you just fill a shoe box with goodies for those who wouldn’t normally receive anything at Christmas time. Boxes must be sent in no later than 13th October. Please pass to anyone you may think would like to take part in this appeal. It is a great appeal as it brings lots of joy to children around the world. To find out more about the appeal visit: www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk

17. Vision 21 Superhero Disco Click here for full details.

18. Spice Time Credits Launch Events – Spice Time Credits are holding three launch events for the new Cardiff North project. You can find the dates, times and locations for these events in the following link. The team at Spice would also love to offer you the chance to get involved with the launch events, and of course you can earn time Credits doing so.

How to get involved:

Volunteer:

Volunteer at one of our Launch Events for a chance to earn Time Credits and to be a part of your community.

Roles Include:

Refreshment Stall Holders

Cycling challenge helpers in Thornhill and Llanishen

Time Credit Stall Helpers

Group Stall Helpers

Registration Stall Holders

Event Set Up Helpers

It is likely we will have more roles available closer to the date

Hold a Stall

If you’re part of a community group, hub or business within Rhiwbina, Thornhill and Llanishen you can hold a stall at our Launch Event. By doing so, you can raise awareness of your work within the community, build community relationships and feel a part of something special! You can also earn time credits for your contribution to your community but volunteering your time holding a stall.

19. Carers Group and Film Buffs – The next film buffs event will be on Tuesday 19th September at 6:30pm. This week it will be showing ‘Eric and Ernie’ – the story of Morcombe and Wise. Please see attached poster for more details.

20. Pentwyn Blitz Community Litter Peak – To tie into the deep clean of Pentwyn taking place on the week commencing 25th September, along with The Pentwyn Pickers we have organised a community litter pick on Thursday 28th September, starting at 10:30 at the entrance to The Hawthornes. It would be great if you could join. Here is a link for more information and to share with friends and contacts: http://www.keepcardifftidy.com/events/pentwyn-blitz-community-litter-pick/ also available in Welsh here: http://www.cadwchcaerdyddyndaclus.com/events/sesiwn-casglu-sbwriel-cymunedol-yn-y-pentwyn/ or see attached flyer.

Job Vacancies

21. Age Connects: Discharge Support Officer Team Leader – 35 hours, Salary: £22,472

Main Purpose of the Job – To develop and coordinate the role of Discharge Support Officers (DSO) who work within the Integrated Discharge Service (IDS) in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan uHB settings in partnership with Health and Local Authority colleagues.

To ensure the service delivers an effective interface between ward areas and the IDS in line with Local Council and Health Board guidance whilst retaining impartiality. Please see attached for full job description.

Training and Workshop Opportunities

22. Cardiff UpRising Leadership Programme: RECRUITMENT– Become a leader in your community. Are you aged 19-25? Want to transform your community for the better? This nine month part-time programme will start in mid-October, and fits around work, study and other commitments. Participants will:

· Take part in Leadership Retreat Days

· Attend weekly Knowledge and Skills sessions with key experts from a variety of industries

· Run their own social action campaign on an issue that they care about

· Be individually matched with a coach and professional mentor

· Meet and build relationships with the UK's most senior leaders

· Get a first-hand insight into different sectors on a local and national level

· Graduate to become part of our Emerging Leaders Network (ELN)

Eligibility:

Applicants must be aged 19-25 and live, work or study in Cardiff. Applicants must have a passion to make a positive difference in their community.

To apply please click here: www.uprising.org.uk/apply

Key dates:

Recruitment is open from August - 9th October 2017

Assessment Centres are currently scheduled for the evenings of 3rd and 18th October

Programme runs - late October 2017 - July 2018

Please see the attached document for more information.

23. ADHD Cardiff Sleep Training – Sleep training for children with Scope Cymru. Saturday 23rd September from 10am to 1pm. Please see the attached document for more information.

24. Upcoming Enterprise Programmes Prince’s Trust – Please find attached the upcoming dates for the Enterprise programmes that will be delivered in Cardiff and Newport between September and November. Also if you know anyone aged 18-30 years old and interested in starting their own business please click here or see the attached flyer for more information.

Have Your Say

25. Employment Services and Building Resilient Communities Survey – On 14th February 2017 the Welsh Government confirmed that Communities First will be phased out by 31st March 2018 and outlined a new approach that will be taken to tackling poverty across Wales.

Some funding is available to provide employment service and to build Resilient Communities. Cardiff Council would like to engage with as many people as possible about the way forward. We have set out a proposal for a city wide Employment Service based on need and not restricted by post code. We would like your views on this.

We also want to hear about people’s experience of the Communities First Programme and what gaps there will be after it closes. We also want to know how people would like to get involved with local activities and projects and how they could influence and shape the communities they live in. The consultation will be launched on 6th September and will run until the 4th October. We want to encourage as many people as possible to take part so will be running a series of community engagement sessions alongside job club activities in Hubs and other community buildings. The results from the consultation will help inform both the employment services proposal and the use of the new funding going forward and will be used to inform a report that will go to the Councils Cabinet in November. To take part online please follow the links below:

Welsh: Cymraeg: Arolwg Gwasanaethau Cyflogaeth a Chymunedau Gwydn

English: Employment Services and Building Resilient Communities Survey

Please feel free to circulate this information within your community and social media networks. If you require any further information please contact Louise Bassett on email: lbassett@cardiff.gov.uk

26. C3SC Survey: What’s Next? Life after Communities First – Communities First is a Welsh Government funded programme to tackle the causes of poverty in certain areas of Wales. Cardiff has 4 clusters which each include 2 or more areas of Cardiff. Last year it was announced that the programme will be phased out by March 2018. C3SC (Cardiff Third Sector Council) need your help to find out what your community needs. Whether it’s more things for young people to do, more access to education, or support for your community group – Tell us what you need. The information gathered will help us to design new projects that will benefit you and your community. This is your chance to have a real say in the kind of community you want to live in. You can also be in with the chance of winning a £50 voucher for the shop of your choice. Take the survey here.

 

 

 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 10 September


Council News

1. 1947: a day of celebration marks the 70th anniversary of the handover of Cardiff Castle to the people of Cardiff– In September 1947, Cardiff was given the greatest gift ever when the 5th Marquess of Bute presented Cardiff Castle and its parklands to its citizens. To mark the 70th anniversary of this remarkable event, the Castle will be taking a trip back to the 1940’s. Read More Here.

2. New outreach service offers advice in Foodbanks across the city – A new service to help some of the city’s most vulnerable citizens is being delivered by Cardiff Council. Read More Here.

3. Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland on Sale Now – The summer may only just be over, but thoughts are already turning to the city’s premier winter attraction and the opening of Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland, with tickets on sale now (www.cardiffswinterwonderland.com). Read More Here.

4. Road Closures during Tour of Britain event – Cardiff will host the final stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain Cycle race for the first time ever on Sunday, September 10th. During the eighth stage of the Tour of Britain Cycle race, cyclists will be travelling from Worcester and will enter Cardiff from the east. This will involve a rolling road closure from 2pm along Wentloog Avenue, Lamby Way, Rover Way, Ocean Way, East Tyndall Street and Herbert Street. All residents who live on roads which are affected by the race have been sent a letter about the road closures, advising them that these will be put in place from 5am in the morning but access will be maintained for residents up until the race begins at 2pm.

To set up and take down the infrastructure for the event, there will be road closures in the Civic Centre from midnight on September 9th until 9pm on September 10th. This will involve the following roads being closed: Museum Avenue, City Hall Road, King Edward V11 Avenue, College Road and Gorsedd Gardens. Full details here.

All news items listed above and more can be found on the Cardiff News Room Website here.

News

5. Warm Home Discount (WHD) 2017/2018 Please find attached the new WHD amounts leaflets, this replaces all other leaflets regarding the WHD.

6. South Wales Community Messaging:

· Phone scam to elderly – Cardiff Police have received a number of complaints from elderly residents who had telephone calls from unknown persons stating they owed money and were in financial trouble if they didn’t ring back. Some stated they were from HMRC. THESE CALLS ARE A SCAM. Please do not ring back or give your bank/personal details over the phone. Any such incidents report to Police.

· HMRC Telephone scam – Two complaints have been received recently regarding scam telephone calls. The calls were made using 0161 354 7110. The call informs the receiver that they are in trouble for tax evasion and tells them to make a call to a number provided. It is a scam that has been used over the last 12 months. Please be vigilant and DO NOT give personal details over the phone.

7. Bullies Out! NewsletterClick here to read their latest news bulletin.

8. Willows Learning Lounge Autumn Newsletter Please find attached a list of activities and events at Willow’s High School’s Learning Lounge this term. Contact Nat on 02920 414 243 or natalie.kendrick-doyle@willows.cardiff.sch.uk for more information.

9. Inspire Awards 2017 – Get Everyone Involved, Share, Nominate, Celebrate! 4 weeks until nominations close for 2017 Inspire Awards. Please take a look at the categories attached and nominate those in any Cardiff school or community project who deserve recognition. To nominate please click here. And for Welsh here.

Grants/Funding

10. National Churches Trust Relaunches Grant Programmes for 2018 – The National Churches Trust offers funding for projects that are in line with its aims which are:

· To help maintain the UK’s heritage of church buildings and to enhance their ability to serve local communities

· To promote the benefit to communities of church buildings and to inspire everyone to value and enjoy them.

Applications are currently being accepted to the following grants programme:

· Community Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 for projects that have an estimated cost of at least £25,000 (including VAT and fees). The grants are for projects which introduce facilities to enable increased community use of places of worship. All types of community projects will be considered, but should include toilets or catering facilities.

· Repair Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 to help with the cost of urgent and essential structural repair projects with estimated costs of at least £100,000 (including VAT and fees).

In addition there are micro grants of £2,000 for churches awarded a National Churches Trust Community Grant to set up a social action project that meets the needs of local people.

Churches, chapels and meeting hours in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that are open for worship and which are part of a denomination belonging to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland are eligible to apply. Applications from both listed and unlisted places of worship are welcomed. Priority will be given to Baptist and Presbyterian/Church of Scotland denominations as well as to projects in North East England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Click here for more information. The next deadlines for applications are 30 October 2017, 5 March 2018 and 2 July 2018.

11. Skills and Opportunities Fund: Round 2 Opens for UK and Ireland – The Skills and Opportunities Fund was set up in 2015 by the Royal Bank of Scotland in support of organisations that help people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves, skills that will enable them to get into work or start a business, now or in the future.

Projects must be able to meet the priorities set for their region and focus:

· On a disadvantaged community within the UK or Republic of Ireland

· On one or more of the following themes:

- Enterprise and entrepreneurship

- Financial capability

There is approximately £1.25 million available for round two. The maximum grant is £35,000 or 20% of the applicant’s previous year’s turnover. The upper limit of turnover is £10 million. There is no turnover restriction for schools or colleges. No more than 25% can be spent on capital costs, which are a fixed one-time expense incurred on the purchase of land, building, construction and equipment.

Applications will be considered from not-for-profit organisations, such as a charity, social enterprise, or community group as well as from state-funded schools and colleges.

To be eligible, applicants must:

· Be based in either the UK or Republic of Ireland

· Be able to demonstrate experience of working in and or with disadvantaged communities

· Be able to demonstrate experience in measuring impact of the projects

· Have a turnover of less than £10 million or be a state funded school or college, and have been trading for at least two years.

· Be able to complete the project within 18 months of the award.

Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 22 September 2017 (noon).

12. Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales: Invest Programme Open – The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales provides funding to enable charities and CIOS in England or Wales to break or prevent the cycle of disadvantage.

The Invest Programme’s funding will support longer terms core or direct delivery funding for charities which are delivering clear outcomes as a result of their work with people aged 17 years and older who are experiencing multiple disadvantage through one or more of the following transitions points:

· Offending

· Children and young people leaving a care situation

· People moving from community based or institutional care for mental ill health

· Unemployment

· Homelessness/vulnerably housed

· To independent living for those with a learning disability

· From dependency on alcohol, drugs, gambling

· From an abusive or exploitative relationship – domestic violence

· From trafficking or sexual exploitation

· To UK settlement – refugees and asylum seekers

· To parenthood for young parents

· Those taking on caring responsibilities

· For older people losing independence

The only exceptions are young people who are under 17 years of age and young parents or looked after children and disabled young people moving into independent living.

Funding is available for core organisational costs which are related to the day to day running or the charity. Consideration will only be given to requests for core costs where over 50% of the charity’s work and expenditure meets the Foundation’s criteria. Funding is also available for costs associated with the direct delivery of the charity’s work.

Grants are available for between £10,000 and £25,000 per year for two or three years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for a further period of up to six years in total.

There is a two-stage application process.

Click here for more information. The deadline for initial applications to the Invest programme is 22 September 2017.

13. Joseph Rowntree Charitable trust’s UK Grant Programmes: December Deadlines – The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is currently accepting applications for projects involving removing problems through radical solution, and not simply about making problems easier to live. Generally, the Trust funds work is about addressing the root causes of problems rather than delivering services or alleviating immediate needs and recognises that change can take many years to achieve. As a result, the Trust is willing to take the long view and to take risks.

Applications are accepted under the following priority areas:

(i) Peace and Security to support a transition towards:

· The use of ‘soft’, rather than ‘hard’ power as a first line of response to conflict within society and around the world.

· The de-legitimisation of violence as a tool for responding to conflict, securing interests or projecting power.

· A culture of human rights and non-violent problem-solving, promoted at all levels of society.

(ii) Power and Accountability: to support people to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are responsive and accountable to wider society and aligned with the long-term public interest.

(iii) Rights and Justice: to promote racial justice and equality of opportunity as a basis for a harmonious multi-racial, multi-ethnic society in the UK.

(iv) Sustainable Future: to develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm

(v) Northern Ireland – to fund work which will contribute as a strategic level to the ongoing transformation of the Northern Ireland conflict.

Click here for more information. The deadline for applications for Power & Accountability, Rights & Justice, Northern Ireland, Sustainable Future and Cross Cutting applications is 4 December 2017 (12 noon). The deadline for Peace & Security applications is 10 December 2017 (12 noon).

14. 2017 Aviva Community Fund – The 2017 Aviva Community Fund opens on 12 September, with even more chances than ever before to win. Do you know a local community organisation that could use some funding for a project? It could be the project you voted for last year or another project altogether. Start spreading the word to all the good causes close to your heart now to give them a head start! Click here for more information.

15. Comic Relief’s Core Strength: Local Communities Grants Programme Opens – This programme offers grants to help cover the day to day costs of small locally led and based voluntary and community sector groups that are doing ‘much needed’ work in their local communities.

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 (depending on the local community foundation) are to be used to support groups that can evidence a sustained beneficial impact on people’s lives who are excluded or disadvantaged. This may be through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality or gender. Priority is to be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and are undertaking actions to address these needs.

To be eligible, applicants must:

· Have an annual income of £100,000 or under for the last full financial year

· Have been running activities for at least 12 months

· Be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area

· Have limited access to other sources of income

· Clearly define the need they are addressing

· Clearly demonstrate the benefit of their activities to local people

· Illustrate how they aim to deliver social outcomes

· Provide clear evidence that the services they provide are inclusive to all

It is anticipated that this will be a very competitive programme. This programme is being managed by UK Community Foundations and each area has a local Community Foundation that will administer and manage these grants. Groups should visit their local Community Foundation website to find out how to apply and the application deadlines.

Each local Community Foundation will have different deadlines throughout the year. Click here for full information.

16. Cardiff Council’s Cultural Projects Scheme 2017/18 – The Cultural Projects Scheme is for discrete cultural projects that meet the corporate priorities of the Council and contribute towards the delivery of the arts service that values excellence, collaboration and community cohesion.

Projects must demonstrate clearly how they will meet at least one of the following objectives:-

1. engage with the disadvantaged communities of the 4 Communities First clusters

2. specifically engage with young people aged 18-25 years who are not in employment, education or training

3. support a programme of opportunities for apprenticeships, trainee schemes and work experience placements for young people

4. support community engagement by bringing different groups together within the community

Priority areas for projects in 2017/18

We particularly welcome applications for activities which reach participants and audiences in the four Communities First Clusters of Cardiff:-

1. Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown – BRG Cluster

2. Ely, Caerau and Fairwater – Cardiff West

3. Splott, Tremorfa, Adamsdown and Roath – STAR Cluster

4. Llanrumney, Pentwyn, Rumney, St Mellons and Trowbridge – Cardiff East

Applications are invited from between £3,000 - £5,000. The scheme is open to arts organisations, as well as individuals sponsored by an arts organisations, and further details are available by emailing or telephoning: Arts Development Office/ 029 2087 8513/4 artsdevelopment@cardiff.gov.uk

Please pass on this notice to anyone you think might be interested in submitting a proposal. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 12.09.2017

17. 2018 International Dylan Thomas Prize Open to Applications – The International Dylan Thomas Prize is an annual competitive award provided in partnership by the Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea University to recognise and reward literary talent in young authors.

The prize will be awarded to the single author who has written the best literary Work – a commercially published original volume of English language poetry, collection of short fictional stories, fictional novel or novella, radio script or screen play.

The main prize for the winner is £30,000. Each short listed entrant will receive a Runners-up Award of £500.

Entry is open to all authors of any nationality who are aged between 18 and 39. The winner will be announced at the final awards ceremony in Swansea, Wales on 10 May 2018. Click here for more information. The closing date for entries to the 2018 Prize is 6 November 2017.

18. Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications for 2018 Projects – The Veolia Environmental Trust offers grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 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 Party Contribution. The funding is available for capital improvement projects at a single site with discrete start and end dates.

Projects should fall under one of the following categories:

· Community buildings and rooms, including community centres, village halls, community spaces within religious buildings, and Scout or Girl Guiding buildings.

· Outdoor spaces, including public parks, nature reserves, community gardens, footpaths, bridleways and cycle-paths.

· Play and recreation, including play areas, skateparks, multi-use games areas, sports grounds, pavilions and changing rooms.

Constituted not-for-profit organisations can apply as long as their project is located within five miles of a Veolia Environmental Services facility. This could be a landfill site or a civic amenity site, or a transfer station or depot – as long as it is operated by Veolia.

Click here for more information. The closing dates are:

· 30 November 2017 for projects taking place between 26 March 2018 and 25 June 2018.

· 1 March 2018 for projects taking place between 26 June 2018 and 23 September 2018.

19. Royal British Legion’s External Grants Programme Open to Applications – The Royal British Legion offers grants of up to £50,000, though smaller applications are encouraged, for specialised projects or services for serving and/or ex-Service personnel and/or their families that are not already being provided by the Legion and that are in line with the Legion’s funding priorities.

To be eligible, applicants must be based in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and be working on a project that will directly benefit ex-Service personnel and/or their families.

Two funding streams are available:

Service Delivery projects must address at least one of the following themes:

· Employment and training

· Support for families

· Homelessness and outreach

· Supporting the elderly

The typical grant award is not likely to exceed £50,000. The Legion is not inviting applications for multi-year funding at this time. Applications will only be considered for ‘one off’ payments however continuation funding may be applied for in following years.

Capacity Building funding is intended for organisations supporting the Armed Forces community. Any costs can be considered providing the applicant can demonstrate how it will enhance capability and/or capability to support Legion beneficiaries. The typical grant value is £100 - £10,000. Click here for more information.

There are two different closing dates for applications:

· 15 September 2017 for Capacity Building applications.

· 10 November 2017 for Service Delivery applications.

20. The Lleisiau Bach Little Voices Team Opportunity for groups and organisations – The Lleisiau Bach Little Voices team at the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People are recruiting groups/organisations for 2017-18 in their new Big Lottery-funded project- Little Voices Being Heard. It is open to groups/organisations who are working with children and young people (-18) with additional barriers to participation: (children living with disability, excluded from ‘mainstream’ or at risk of poor mental health and well-being). Click here to find out how your group or organisation can benefit. Deadline for applications: 1st October 2017. For further information visit www.lleisiaubach.org

What’s on?

21. GoodGym Runs – Good Gym is a group of runners that run to do good. The aim is to get fit by doing physical tasks that benefit our communities. It is open to new members and tasks that runners can get involved in. Please click on the following link to see how GoodGym Cardiff has made an impact so far: https://www.goodgym.org/areas/cardiff/reports. You can also read a few Coach Runs stories here.

22. Monthly Gardening– Every 2nd Saturday at Colchester Avenue Allotments. See attached flyer for more information, also available in Welsh.

23. Heath Community Litter Pick– The Love Where You Live team and Heath Residents Association have organised a community litter pick, this Saturday 9th September, starting in Llwynfedw Gardens. Llwynfedw Gardens Park is situated just off Caerphilly Road, down the side of the Cooperative shop in Birchgrove Shopping Centre. The meeting point will be by the bowling green. It would be great if you could join. Here is a link for more information and to share with friends and contacts: http://www.keepcardifftidy.com/events/heath-residents-association-litter-pick/

24. Age Positive Week 2017 Please find attached an invitation to the Age Positivi-Tea Party at Chapter Arts Centre to celebrate Age Positive Week 2017.

25. Invitation to launch of the Cardiff and Vale Integrated Autism Service – Please find attached an invitation to the launch of the Cardiff and Vale Integrated Autism Service. This will take place in County Hall, Cardiff from 10:00 to 1:30 on Wednesday 27th September and will include a Ministerial visit, a market place of service providers and refreshments.

26. Libraries Dementia Friendly City – Come to the Dementia Café at Cardiff Central Library Hub held on the first and third Thursday of every month from 11am to 1pm. Please see attachments (also available in Welsh) for more information.

Health

27. Invitation to display health and wellbeing projects on GP Practice TV screens – Public Health Wales continues to invite partners to send PowerPoint slides for display on GP practice TV screens to raise awareness of public health messages and/or signpost patients to local relevant community activities in order to help improve health and wellbeing. This is an ongoing initiative and the screens are updated monthly. Please see attached document for more information.

28. Alzheimer’s Society Cymru: Cardiff and the Vale Monthly Update September 2017 – Please see the attached for more information.

29. Carers Support Group – This group is specifically for those who are currently caring for someone with dementia either in their own home or in a residential home. The aim is to provide support to family members within their caring role and for carers to share their experiences and feelings. Talks and workshops are also provided within these sessions on subjects that will be of interest to carers. The talks will take place between 7pm and 8pm leaving time for carers to spend time together talking informally. The current carers support group is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Oldwell Court, Ty Gwyn Road, Penylan, Cardiff CF23 5DA. Please see attachment for more information.

30. Breast Screening – Please see attached flyers for information on breast screening sessions for women registered at Llanrumney Medical Centre, Rumney Primary Care Centre and Cyncoed Medical Practice.

31. Two Day Se*xual Health C-Card Training – Please find attached information regarding the schedule for the Two Day Se*xual Health Awareness & C-Card Training during 2017. Please feel free to forward this information onto any organisations that may be interested in delivering the C-Card Scheme in Cardiff.

32. Event for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – National Museum Cardiff are hosting a free two-hour workshop ‘On the seashore’ for people living with dementia and their carers in September. On the seashore is a free creative workshop and will be held on Friday 15 September 2017 from 10am to 12pm. During the workshop you will get the chance to meet some of the Museum Scientists and explore the museum’s marine collections, including the skeleton of a young Humpback Whale who was washed ashore near Barry in 1982. You will also get a chance to take part in an art activity inspired by the collections. The workshop is FREE but booking is essential. Please call (029) 2057 3240 to arrange.

33. Admiral Nurse Service – The Royal British Legion is launching its Admiral Nurse Service across South Wales. Currently limited to Neath Port Talbot/ Cardiff/ The Vale of Glamorgan/ Lower RCT and Caerphilly. Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who give expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families living with dementia to help them cope. They are registered nurses and have significant experience of working with people with dementia before becoming an Admiral Nurse. For more information on the initiative in South Wales please contact:

The Admiral Nurse Service South Wales

The Royal British Legion

18/19 High Street Cardiff, CF10 1PT

Ph: 0333 011 4497

Job Vacancies and Volunteering Opportunities

34. Opportunity: Third Sector Representatives for the Cardiff and Vale Safeguarding Board’s Sub Groups– Are you a Third Sector organisation that operates across Cardiff and/or the Vale of Glamorgan? Do you want to have a say at a strategic and operational level around safeguarding? There is an opportunity available to become a third sector representative on a number of the Cardiff and Vale Safeguarding Board’s Sub Groups. These sub groups work to the Cardiff and Vale Safeguarding Boards for Adults and Children with their work having a direct impact on Safeguarding across Cardiff and the Vale. Click here for full details.

35. Job Vacancy: Sessions Youth Workers ACE Cardiff – ACE (Action in Caerau & Ely) are looking to recruit two Youth Support workers who will deliver and develop volunteer led activities in Fairwater and Pentrebane. With a sound understanding of youth work principles the posts will work closely with volunteers and partners to develop youth activities at these locations. For more details please click here.

36. Job Vacancy: Age Connects Home First Support Service – Age Connects Cardiff & Vale has some job vacancies if you know of anyone who might be interested:

· Senior Home First Officer (Support Worker) – 35 hours, £19,161

· Home First Officer/s (Support Worker) hours negotiable at £9.25 per hour

Click here for full details.

Training and Workshop Opportunities

37. C3SC Training Courses: September and October 2017– Please click here to view the latest training courses available.

38. Free Training Courses from the WOW Women’s Film Club– The WOW Film Club will be hosting two FREE training courses in September for women. Details of the two training courses are as follows:

· Conflict Resolution Workshop, led by the Alternatives to Violence Project Wales (AVP)

What will the course cover?

Over a weekend, AVP will lead an interactive workshop to train women in powerful and effective ways to deal with conflict in daily life. Participants will work in pairs, and small and large groups and take part in a series of group activities and exercise, learning how to deal with pressurizing situations from work situations, to family tensions, to inter-personal relationships.

Where & When?

The training course will be held from the 15th -17th of September, in The Wyndham Street Centre, Machen Place, Riverside, Cardiff CF11 6EQ

In order to attend, you must be able to commit to all three days.

Friday, 15th September: 6.30pm – 9.00pmSaturday, 16th September: 10am 5pmSunday, 17th September: 10am 5pm

The workshop is FREE requires a deposit, £20 waged £10 unwaged / in part-time employment, which will be returned to you once you have completed the course.

There will be a crèche provided on site if you have small children, but we ask that you make this known when booking your place.

· Technical Ambassadors Workshop, in partnership with Film Hub Wales

What will the course cover?

This workshop offers women the opportunity to learn how to technically set up and use projection and screening equipment to run our pop-up film events. We are keen to develop a group of confident technicians with the skills to set-up and use a projector, learn how to screen films in a pop-up setting, and fix any technical problems that may crop up during film screenings. We hope that this training will lead in the future to more paid opportunities within the WOW Film Club for female film technicians.

Where & When?

This is a half day course that will take place on Friday 22nd of September, from 10:30am-1pm at the Riverside Warehouse, 56 Machen Place, CF11 6EQ

The training is FREE and no deposit is required and a creche will be available for those with small children, but we ask that you confirm when registering your place.

How to book

To register your place on either or both of these courses, or for more information please contact Radha by emailing: radha@gentleradical.org or by phoning: 07539076680

39. Regen Communities Vulnerable Customer Workshops – This autumn Western Power Distribution (WPD) and Regan will be running two sessions for community groups on how you can collaborate with WPD to support vulnerable customers. Participants will receive an information pack on engaging vulnerable groups with the Priority Services Register (PSR), smart energy, smart meters and energy saving measures. Book your free place HERE for the half day workshop on 13th September from 1 to 4pm in Cardiff. For more information please contact Olly on ofrankland@regensw.co.uk

Have Your Say

40. C3SC Survey: What’s Next? Life after Communities First – Communities First is a Welsh Government funded programme to tackle the causes of poverty in certain areas of Wales. Cardiff has 4 clusters which each include 2 or more areas of Cardiff. Last year it was announced that the programme will be phased out by March 2018. C3SC (Cardiff Third Sector Council) need your help to find out what your community needs. Whether it’s more things for young people to do, more access to education, or support for your community group – Tell us what you need. The information gathered will help us to design new projects that will benefit you and your community. This is your chance to have a real say in the kind of community you want to live in. You can also be in with the chance of winning a £50 voucher for the shop of your choice. Take the survey here.

41. Employment Services and Building Resilient Communities Survey – On 14th February 2017 the Welsh Government confirmed that Communities First will be phased out by 31st March 2018 and outlined a new approach that will be taken to tackling poverty across Wales.

Some funding is available to provide employment service and to build Resilient Communities. Cardiff Council would like to engage with as many people as possible about the way forward. We have set out a proposal for a city wide Employment Service based on need and not restricted by post code. We would like your views on this.

We also want to hear about people’s experience of the Communities First Programme and what gaps there will be after it closes. We also want to know how people would like to get involved with local activities and projects and how they could influence and shape the communities they live in. The consultation will be launched on 6th September and will run until the 4th October. We want to encourage as many people as possible to take part so will be running a series of community engagement sessions alongside job club activities in Hubs and other community buildings. The results from the consultation will help inform both the employment services proposal and the use of the new funding going forward and will be used to inform a report that will go to the Councils Cabinet in November. To take part online please follow the links below:

Welsh: Cymraeg: Arolwg Gwasanaethau Cyflogaeth a Chymunedau Gwydn

English: Employment Services and Building Resilient Communities Survey

Please feel free to circulate this information within your community and social media networks. If you require any further information please contact Louise Bassett on email: lbassett@cardiff.gov.uk