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

 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 13 August

Council News

1. Bee hives are back in Bute Park after 60 years – and you can buy the honey!– Bee hives in Bute Park once supplied honey to the wealthy Bute family and their guests in Cardiff Castle but over 60 years have passed since honey was last produced in the city centre park. Read More Here.

2. Cardiff’s anti-bullying awards are now open for nominations – Nominations are now open for Inspire Awards 2017, Cardiff’s honours to recognise those who take a stand against bullying. Read More Here.

3. Cardiff International White Water is commended for work with war vets– MP Stephen Doughty visited CIWW to commend the centre as a finest centre of excellence assisting injured war veterans within the community. Read More Here.

4. Dewis Cymru helps retirement complex residents get more active – Residents in a retirement complex have become more active thanks to an exercise class organised through Dewis Cymru. Read More Here.

5. Keeping Cardiff on the move – 14,054 Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) were issued for parking violations and 29,234 PCNs for driving illegally in bus lanes, stopping in a yellow box junction or on zig zag lines in the first quarter of this financial year. Read More Here.

6. Queen’s Commonwealth Games Baton Relay heading to Cardiff – Sixteen specially-chosen baton bearers from Cardiff will take part in the 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay when it arrives in the city in September. Read More Here.

7. Recycling Information– The recycling communication team will be out and about across Cardiff in the next fortnight, to discuss the new ‘If it didn’t grow, it’s not coming in’ campaign. Click here for details of where they can be found. The purpose of this campaign is to remove unwanted items from the garden waste collection. The team will also be able to answer any further questions about the world of recycling and waste management. Please feel free to share with your networks.

8. Love Where You Live Campaign moves into Ely – The Blitz Team has moved into Ely this week to remove litter, clean gullies and open spaces and fix pavements as part of Cardiff Council’s Love Where You Live Campaign. Read More Here.

News

9. Index eNews/eNewyddion Mynegai– Please click here for more information.

10. What’s On August –If you know someone who has a learning disability, please let them know. There are lots of different groups for people to get involved with. Please see attached Cardiff People First’s What’s On for August 2017 for more information.

11. Cardiff Youth Service Shout Out – Please see attached for the latest issue.

12. Insight into Action: The Lessons of the Doorstep Sport Club Programme – Insight into Action tells the story of the 340 community organisations that came together to understand the lifestyles and ambitions of 100,000 young people living in disadvantaged areas. The 340 used that insight to shape a sporting offer that was right for their neighbourhood. This is a useful source of good ideas and interesting ways of looking at issues in community sport and sport for good. Click here for more information and to read the full report.

13. Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) August Update – Please click here for the latest training, news and opportunities from C3SC.

Grants/Funding

14. Bids now open for £150m Warm Homes Fund – National Grid and Affordable Warmth Solutions are now inviting bids to the new £150million Warm Homes Fund. All eligible organisations are invited to apply including those who have not yet submitted expressions of interest. The Warm Homes Fund will be awarded over three years and used to address some of the issues affecting fuel poor households and has been established by National Grid to help supplement traditional funding streams. It is open to bids from local authorities, registered social landlords and their partners in England, Wales and Scotland. The bids may involve contributions from partners but the lead bidder must be a local authority or registered social landlord and the funding will be paid directly to them. It is broadly split in to three categories focusing on urban, rural and health-related solutions.

Affordable Warmth Solutions are inviting eligible applicants to enter bids for the first round of funding. Full documentation and further instructions are now available here.

Due to a high level of interest, before entering a bid please take note of the following:

  • This is the first of three rounds of bids, each of £50million. The second will be launched in Spring 2018, and the third in Spring 2019.
  • Projects must demonstrate their ‘readiness to go’ and be able to commence delivery of measures this fiscal year. Please bear in mind that if you bid for funding this year and are unable to deliver, this may disqualify your organisation from benefitting in the future. You should carefully consider whether you should bid now or wait until a later round of funding.
  • Bidders must be able to demonstrate that third party funding is in place. Again if you need time to have this agreed, you should consider waiting until the next round of funding.
  • The bid must be led by a local authority (LA) or registered social landlord (RSL). Other organisations may be involved as part of consortium bids, however they must make any approaches directly to Las or RSLs. This process will not be facilitated by the fund.
  • Bids must be able to demonstrate compliance with the qualifying measures.

Affordable Warmth Solutions are inviting eligible applicants to enter a bid in the scheme by 12 noon on 8 September 2017.

15. Welsh Government Announces Grants for Promoting the Welsh Language through Technology – The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has announced details of a new fund for creative projects that will increase the use of the Welsh language.

The Cymraeg 2050 Grant is a £300,000 initiative which aims to fund innovative, short-term schemes that promote Welsh language usage. This will include funding for organisations that have new ideas for creating and promoting technology which supports the use of Welsh.

Funding is being provided with the objective of increasing the visibility of the Welsh language in all communities. It is also envisaged that projects will aid understanding and enhance opportunities for strengthening bilingual customer services.

The scheme will promote opportunities for communicating in Welsh in face-to-face settings, in the workplace or through digital platforms. This is a key element of the new Welsh language strategy: Cymraeg 2050: a million Welsh speakers. In particular, it aims to support efforts to increase people’s daily use of the language and has a target of increasing the number of Welsh speakers to reach one million by 2050.

The new fund will be open to organisations from most sectors, and it is not limited to current grant holders. The Welsh Government is especially keen to receive applications from new applicants wishing to promote the Welsh language to new audiences. Click here for more information. The application process is open until 22 September 2017.

16. LandAid Grants Programme to Re-Open 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. 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.

LandAid 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. Applications will be accepted from 14 August 2017 (10am) to 15 September 2017 (5pm).

17. NatWest Announces Support for New Welsh Farmers – NatWest Bank has revealed details of a new programme to support new entrants to the farming sector in Wales. The initiative will help bank customers who are entering the farming industry through the provision of specialist one-to-one support.

The programme is expected to help in the region of 40 new businesses in Wales each year and address some of the issues faced by farmers, as outlined in a survey which the bank commissioned last year. These issues include the inability to embrace new farming models and access to funding and varying levels of business skills.

NatWest will deliver face-to-face banking support through its team of relationship managers to new entrants for three years as part of the new scheme. The bank’s network of Business Growth Enablers will also act as a hub, bringing external experts and new entrants together to provide support through education, day-to-day advice, strategic planning and thought leadership. Click here for more information.

18. Nesta Launches £50,000 Inventor Prize to Realise Innovations that will Improve Lives – Nesta’s new Inventor Prize is intended to inspire and harness the potential of the UK’s home-grown inventors and stimulate user-led innovation. The Prize aims to identify and support the country’s best inventions that will help make people’s lives better. The Prize is athematic, and therefore it is open to projects that relate to any issue, providing the end-product has the capacity to improve lives, thereby helping to tackle a social issue affecting the UK.

In November 2017, a panel of judges will select 10 finalists to each receive a grant of £5,000, coupled with bespoke mentoring to develop their products. The overall winner of the Inventor Prize will be announced in September 2018 and they will received a £50,000 grant to realise their innovation. Two further promising products will receive runners-up prizes in the form of grants of £5,000 and £15,000.

The scheme is open to individuals and small organisations based in the UK. It is targeting individual inventors, teams or companies that may struggle to otherwise access resources and support. To be eligible, entrants will need to have a working model and be able to show that their invention will help to tackle an important societal issue.

The Prize will seek to:

  • support the development of selected products;
  • build the capacity of prize participants (inventors); and
  • champion and raise the profile of the lone or small scale inventor

Nesta is looking to support both physical and digital products that can make the lives of people in the UK better. It should be clear how the product is achieving this aim (how it tackles issues faced by people in the UK, from energy and the environment, jobs and the economy, to public health, education and ageing, for example). Click here for more information. The Prize is now open to entries until 11pm on 22 October 2017.

19. BBC Children in Need’s Curiosity Fund Accepting Applications from Across the UK – The £2.5 million Curiosity Fund is provided in partnership between BBC Children in Need and the Wellcome Trust in order to use the power of exciting and engaging science activities to create change for children and young people experiencing disadvantage in the UK.

To be eligible for grants of up to £10,000 projects should use exciting and engaging science activities to encourage young people to be curious about the world around them and inside them, making a positive difference to their lives: building confidence and self-esteem, developing life skills and expanding horizons.

For the purpose of this grant beneficiaries are deemed to be disadvantaged if they have:

  • An illness, experience distress, abuse or neglect
  • Any kind of disability
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties
  • Lived or are living in poverty or situations of deprivation

Eligible projects should not focus upon ‘teaching’ science in a more fun and hands-on way than children and young people might experience at school. Children and young people should have their curiosity stimulated and be empowered to ask questions that are relevant to them, by encouraging them to use their own expertise and experiences.

Grant activities should take place between January 2018 and September 2018. It is anticipated that up to 20 organisations will receive a grant in the first funding round. Organisations that miss this round may be able to apply again in September 2018 when the second round is expected to open for applications.

To be eligible for funding, applicants should have a track record of working with disadvantaged children and young people aged up to 18. Applicants do not have to be experts in science or even have delivered science activities before to participate.

Organisations that already hold grant funding from Children in Need or the Wellcome Trust are eligible for funding. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 22 September 2017.

20. HLF Parks for People – Application Deadline Approaching – The Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Parks for People funding helps to conserve the heritage that makes both historic parks and cemeteries special, and it gives local people a say in how they are managed in the future. Projects improve people’s wellbeing and knowledge of their area, and make communities better places to live, work and visit.

Applicants need to show that the local community values the park or cemetery as part of their heritage, and that they are already actively involved in its management. Not-for-profit organisations and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations can apply including local authorities, charities, trusts, community interest companies, social enterprises, parish councils, voluntary organisations and community groups.

Grants of between £100,000 and £5 million are available to support the following:

  • Landscape design layout
  • Surviving or lost historic features or buildings
  • Natural heritage including priority habitats and species
  • Archaeological sites, earthworks or features from an earlier phase of design
  • Collections of plants, trees, objects or documents
  • Cultural traditions such as stories, festivals, fairs and crafts
  • People’s memories and experiences of the park or cemetery
  • The history associated with individual features such as memorials or veteran trees.

There is a two-round applications process. Applications can be made at an early stage of planning in order to get a good idea of whether the project will receive funding. The second round application will require greater detail and must be received up to 26 months after the first round decision. There are usually two deadlines each year for first-round applications.

Click here for more information. The second 2017 deadline for first-round applications is 31 August 2017 (12pm).

What’s on?

21. Cardiff Neighbourhood Watch Association – The next meeting of Cardiff East Neighbourhood Watch Association will be held on Monday 14th August 2017 at Llanishen Rugby Club at 7pm. The guest speaker will be from the Air Ambulance Service who will talk about their work in the area. It is hoped that some PCSOs from various regions of Cardiff will be present at the meeting from 6:30pm so that members will be able to speak to them on a one to one basis about any issues they have in their area. Vision 21 will be providing the buffet. Vision 21 is a charity which helps to train adults with learning difficulties. To help with catering arrangements for the buffet, would you please contact Majorie Ford by Friday 11th August by on marjorie.ford@ntlworld.com or telephone 20620545. Please advise how many people will be with you.

22. Dewis Cymru Well-being Website– Dewis Cymru will be running a promotional campaign to residents in Cardiff and the Vale over the next couple of weeks. They will provide information on the Council Staffnet, external website and lots of social media posts and tweets. Dewis Cymru will also be holding stands in Council offices and in the libraries. Please see attached leaflets for more information.   Welsh Dewis Cymru is a one-stop online directory for wellbeing in Wales. Well-being covers so many areas including social care, health, leisure, learning, housing, training, community based activities, social groups, money etc. and would fall within your remit in some way. Dewis Cymru also covers all ages, so please promote Dewis to the people you work with, use it yourself and provide feedback if you can (good or bad as the site is constantly being developed and improved), and make sure YOUR SERVICE or ACTIVITY is included on the site.

It is easy to add your information and here are some instructions. If you would like help with this or for more information, please contact Becky Wickett on rwickett@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

23. Bee Well Cardiff: Connecting the Dots to Create a Green and Pleasant Cardiff – A conference will be held on the 9th of October from 9am to 4pm with the aim of bringing together people from across Cardiff who are working to enhance the city in which we live and work. Please click on the attachment for details of the agenda. For a link to tickets, please click here.

24. Summer Plans – Please find attached a list of events being held over the summer season and which police will be involved in.

Health

25. Two Day Sex-ual Health C-Card Training 2017 Schedule– Please find information regarding the schedule for the Two Day Sexual Health Awareness & C-Card Training during 2017. Please share this information onto any organisations that may be interested in delivering the C-Card Scheme in Cardiff. Please see attached for full schedule and booking details.

26. 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 the attached document for more information.

Job Vacancies

27. South Riverside Community Development Centre Ltd (SRCDC) – Cardiff: Circa £35,000 a year pro rata – An exciting opportunity for a professional to represent and lead the organisation through a challenging period. SRCDC is a voluntary organisation based in Riverside, Cardiff. We are looking for a Director to lead the dedicated staff team in meeting the current challenges and identifying opportunities following the ending of the Communities First programme in March 2018. Ideally you will have voluntary sector experience, knowledge of fundraising, networking and experience of managing a small organisation.

Full details of the Job and Person Specification are attached.

28. Children’s Commissioner for Wales is Recruiting! – The Children’s Commissioner for Wales is a recruiting a participation officer to join our team in Swansea. The closing date for accepting applications is Sunday, 13 August. Click here for more information.

29. ACI Flexible ESOL Provision Tutor/Support (2 x 1 FTE) – Based in Cardiff. These are full time, temporary posts until the end of March 2018, with a possible extension until the end of March 2019 with a salary range of £22,600 - £28,213. Please find the role profile for this post and an application form attached. If you are interested in applying for this post, please complete the application form attached, and return to Jenn Jones by 9am on Thursday 17th August.

30. All Communities Engaged (ACE) Cardiff: Manager for The Learning Club – 18 hours a week, £25,000 p.a. pro rata Cardiff Bay.

ACE Cardiff, the charity, is a developing story. Formed in 2006, our free homework club for children and young people in south Cardiff opened its doors in February 2010. Since then over 470 young people have been registered and more than 250 adults – many teachers or aspiring teachers – have offered their skills or just volunteered with us. We also run a growing and successful programme of ESOL classes. We are now at a level where we require a Manager for The Learning Club.

You will have worked – and enjoy working – with young people, ideally in an educational environment, in the third sector. Any experience that you have had of running a project and managing people would also be of value.

You will be educated to a good standard and any additional relevant training or qualifications would be a bonus.

The employment contract will initially be for one year but renewable subject to funding being available.

We believe strongly in equality for all. Appointment will be based solely on skill, experience and references.

To apply and to request an information pack contact John Lomond, Administration Officer, by email to johnl@acecardiff.org.uk or on 02920 471241

Volunteering Opportunities

31. Upcoming Litter Picks across Cardiff – Please see below the litter picks planned for the next couple of weeks, everybody is welcome!

  • 12th August, 10am – Keep Cathays Tidy – Meeting in Coop Car Park on Cryws Road
  • 12th August, 10:30am – Keep Roath Tidy – Meeting at the Post Office on Albany Road
  • 16th August, 10am – Llanishen and Thornhill Litter Pickers – Meeting at Llanishen Leisure Centre
  • 17th August, 10am – Love Where You Live and ACE – Meeting at Cwrt-Yr-Ala Road and Woodlands Park Drive – Linking in with Caerau Blitz
  • 19th August, 10:30am – Keep Roath Tidy – Meeting at the Post Office on Albany Road
  • 21st August, 10:30am – Keep Cyncoed Tidy – Rhydypenau Park at 10:30
  • 22nd August, 10am – Whitchurch PACT – Coryton McDonalds

Click here for more information / Welsh Version

Training and Workshop Opportunities

32. Free Part-Time Access Course from The Open University in Wales – Do you know learners who would like to take the first steps into higher education? To open up higher education, The Open University in Wales is offering a number of free places on the People, Work and Society Access Course for people living in Communities First and other priority areas in Wales. This project is funded by the three Reaching Wider partnerships in Wales.

After completing the Open University course, students will be able to either continue their studies with The Open University or will be guaranteed an interview at one of the partner institutions. Places for this project are limited so please pass the course information on to any learners who may want to apply as soon as possible. Eligibility criteria apply. Learners will need to live in Communities First areas or other priority postcodes. Those who aren’t eligible for this project, but are on a low household income may be able to secure funding for study with The Open University.

Apply now

If you live in south west, mid or north Wales: please provide some key information in the form available here and the team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility and provide you more information on this project.

If you live in south east Wales (Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Bridgend): please contact firstcampus@southwales.ac.uk

The course starts in October 2017. For further information please see the attached document or email: wales-partnerships@open.ac.uk Please see the attachment for more information.

33. Community Food and Nutrition Skills Course: Agored Cymru accredited (Level 2, 3 credits) – Please see attached flyer for an upcoming nutrition training for community partners.

34. The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme – Do you know someone who is 18-30 years old and interested in starting their own business? We have FREE information sessions on the 10th and 17th of August, in Cardiff, where you can find out more about how The Prince’s Trust can help. Please see attached poster for more information on how to get in touch.

 

 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 30 July

Council News

1. Building homes for the future– A vision for developing connected communities and building homes for the future has been outlined in Cardiff Council’s Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Business Plan for 2017/18. Read More Here.

2. Inspire Awards – The Inspire Awards celebrate the children, young people and adults who have the courage and strength of character to stand up for and/or befriend others who are being bullied, taunted, isolated and ignored by others. Nominations are now open for the 2017 #InspireAwards! Get involved and nominate someone who stands up against bullying. Read More Here.

3. ‘What can I take to a Household Recycling Centre?’Find out Here

4. ‘If it didn’t grow, it’s not coming in’ is launched across Cardiff– A city-wide campaign aimed at preventing garden waste contamination has just been launched! Read More Here.

5. Five off road motor vehicles recently seized in joint operation – Driving off road motorbikes and quads that are not registered with the DVLA on roads or parkland is illegal and enforcement action is taking place. Cardiff Council and the South Wales Police have been working in partnership to stop and seize off road motor vehicles which are causing a noise nuisance to local neighbours. Read More Here.

6. Fun Start Playgroup is Cardiff’s first Healthy and Sustainable Preschool – Fun Start Playgroup is celebrating becoming Cardiff’s first preschool to complete the Cardiff Healthy and Sustainable Preschool Scheme. The scheme is funded by Public Health Wales and run through Cardiff Council’s Education Service. Read More Here.

News

7. Word On The Street – The StreetGames Network has once again been busy changing lives, not only by creating amazing sport and physical activity experiences for young people but securing funding to feed them during the summer. The July edition of Word on the Street! is now available here.

8. Meic: Rights & Citizenship News Click here for the latest news from Meic

9. Cardiff Children, Young People and Families Network News – Please see the attached for more information.

10. Press Release: Pop-up community garden features at Royal Welsh Show – Please click on the attachment for full details.

11. Shout Out Newsletter – Want to know what the young people of Cardiff have been up to? Please find attached the latest edition of the Shout Out Newsletter which has great articles on young people getting actively involved in making Cardiff an even greater lace to live, work and play!

Grants/Funding

12. UK Government’s Inshore and Inland Rescue Boat Grant Fund Launches for 2017/18 – The UK Government launched the £5 million Inshore and Inland Lifeboat Grant Scheme in 2014 to support charities running local lifeboat and rescue services, helping those in danger on and around inland and inshore waterways.

Now in its fourth year, the scheme has reopened for applications from UK registered charities which already operate an inland/inshore waterway rescue boat/lifeboat within the UK.

The £1million allocated for 2017/18 will be split as follows:

  • 5-10% of this supports the administration of the Fund
  • The rest is available for grants to eligible charities.

There is no minimum or maximum grant. In 2016/17, awards ranged from £324 to £42,000 and the average award was £13,502.

There is no minimum or maximum grant. In 2016/17, awards ranged from £324 to £42,000 and the average award was £13,502.

New criteria for 2017/18 includes:

  • Applicant organisations must contribute 10% towards the (ex-VAT) cost of items funded.
  • Applicant organisations must provide a letter of support from its tasking authority.
  • Training costs will not be supported.

Charities can use the grants to purchase items which will support their lifesaving and rescue operations, including assets and equipment like life rafts, life jackets and safety equipment. This could include investing in capital equipment (such as lifeboats, flood rafts or off road vehicles), which have already been used in rescue operations, or for the maintenance of their existing equipment, or the purchasing of new equipment for crews, such as personal protective equipment. Please click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 6 September 2017 (midnight).

13. The City of Cardiff Council Culture Bursary– The Council is pleased to announce the Culture Bursary scheme is now open for applications for 2017/18. The Culture Bursary is open to young individuals aged 14-25 seeking support for arts coaching/training, travel and accommodation expenses, unpaid or low income (i.e. expenses only) secondments or internships. Average grant awards are in the region of £500 although in exceptional circumstances applications for more will be considered. Please click here for full details.

Applications are invited throughout the year and will be assessed on a rolling basis until the budget is expended.

We aim to notify applicants the outcome of their applications within 6 weeks of receipt.

Applications and supporting documents should be returned to Arts Development, St David’s Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1AH

Please pass on information about the scheme to your clients, colleagues, students, family and friends and anyone else you think might benefit from the scheme.

14. Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund: Imminent Deadline – The Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund is provided by the Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association (GIMA). GIMA established the fund to help support the drive for innovation within the UK gardening industry.

GIMA is keen to encourage new entrants to the industry and has put together a package of support to enable them to navigate the industry. The aim is to support the launch of innovative, never before seen products for the gardening market.

The winner will receive a grant of £6,000 to fund the following:

  • Free exhibition space at GLEE, the UK’s garden retail trade show, to the value of £2,000
  • Support with design, development, manufacturing or marketing costs
  • Business consultancy with an industry expert
  • GIMA membership for one year
  • ACID (Anti Copying in Design) membership for one year
  • Free promotion around the GLEE trade show
  • Free half-page advert in the GIMA New Product Digest publication

The grant is open to anyone, whether they have set up in business or not. This could include designers, inventors, small businesses or start-ups with annual turnover of up to £50,000. Products can be in varying stages of development and readiness for market. Click here for more information. The next deadline for receipt of applications is 11 August 2017.

15. Comic Relief Launch Active Ageing Grants Programme (UK) – The new Active Ageing: Creating Change in Communities initiative is providing £1.5 million of funding in order to engage older people aged 65 and over from ‘harder to reach’ groups to get involved in opportunities which use their skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to their communities.

Registered and un-registered community based organisations and partnerships across the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man can apply for grants of between £40,000 and £80,000 to support projects, initiatives and activities which primarily focus on benefitting older people, specifically those older people who do not usually participate in volunteering or social activities because they are from a disadvantaged community, or face barriers to participation. Comic Relief is also interested in supporting activities which will have a wider benefit for the community in which they are taking place.

To be eligible for funding, projects should:

· Meet at least one of the following outcomes:

- Older people improve their mental health and wellbeing

- Older people increase the quality and quantity of their social connections

- Older people develop an enhanced sense of purpose and empowerment

· Provide creative, fresh approaches to engage beneficiaries in social action activities which bring people together and help to improve their lives and solve problems that are important to their communities. This may include activities around campaigning and fundraising as well as volunteering, all of which can create a double benefit for communities and the older person themselves. For the activities to have positive benefits for the older people involved, they should:

- Provide meaningful roles with opportunities for social interaction and leadership

- Ensure that older people are recognised and valued for their contribution.

· Make older people feel valued and enable them to be creative and productive. To do this, activities might focus wholly on older people, or use a broader community or intergenerational approach. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they really understand the needs of their community, the role that older people can play in catalysing social change and make the case that they can deliver.

Comic Relief expects to award grants to between 15 and 25 projects. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 29 August 2017 (midday).

16. Cardiff Youth Led Grants Award 2017-2018 – The Cardiff Youth Led Grants Panel would like to invite you to apply for the new 2017-2018 award available for your youth projects. Please see attached the poster, guidance and supporting application attached. Your submissions can be sent to the CYLG Dropbox account via this link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/KEMT1xECHdPmLiC8I4fD

what’s on?

17. Cardiff Rivers Group 150th Event! – This Sunday 30 July will be Cardiff Rivers Group 150th Event! To celebrate this milestone, they will be tackling River Ely and Plymouth Great Woods. Click here for full event details.

18. HSBC City Ride comes to Cardiff on Sunday 6th August – If you are interested in taking part in this event please sign up here.

19. Goldies Cymru Singalong – Wednesday 6th September from 10:30am to 11:30am at Llandaff North & Gabalfa Hub. Please see attachment for more information.

20. Street Games Multi-Sport Festival – Thursday 3 August 2017 from 10am to 3:30pm. Please see attached flyer for more information.

Health

21. Two Day Sexual Health Awareness & C-Card Training – Please find attached information regarding the schedule for the Two Day Sexual Health Awareness & C-Card Training during 2017. It would also be appreciated if you could forward this information onto any organisations that may be interested in delivering the C-Card Scheme in Cardiff.

22. NHS Screening Information – Breast Test Wales is returning to Pentwyn/Pontprennau. Women will be invited to attend for breast screening at the static centre at 18 Cathedral Road, Cardiff from end of July, 2017 until end of September, 2017.

Women aged between 50-70 who are registered at the St David’s Medical Centre and Pontprennau Medical Centre will be sent an invitation in the post. Women over the age of 70 can telephone Breast Test Wales on: 029 2039 7222.

Please help to raise awareness of the breast screening service by sharing the attached information with your contacts and networks. To find out more about the NHS screening programmes and for links all accessible information, please visit the website here. The Screening Engagement Team are available to deliver screening talks/training, support events and supply free screening resources. Please get in touch if you need help in any way or complete the attached information request form to order screening resources.

Volunteering Opportunities

23. Volunteering Opportunity: Caerau Hillfort – Please find attached information on volunteering opportunities available at Caerau Hillfort. Opportunity is not limited to those in Ely and Caerau and is open to those across the city.

24. Boombox Caerdydd is looking for Volunteers – 100 volunteers are needed to put on their dancing shoes for nature and be part of a new film from the team behind spiders-web art installation TAPE in Bute Park. The film and their friends and family will all be invited to. To find out more please click here.

Training and Workshop Opportunities

25. Into Work Training Timetable– Please find attached the into work advice service training timetable for August. Courses are predominantly running in the centre of the city throughout the summer. If you have any clients interested in booking a place on a course, please contact intoworkadviceservice@cardiff.gov.uk or call 029 2087 1000 or alternatively drop in to your local hub. Please feel free to share with colleagues, clients and partners.

26. Sleep training for parents and professionals – Please see attached flyer for sleep training for parents and professionals. Its half days training run by Scope (in conjunction with ADHD Cardiff) for parents and professionals to learn and share together. It will be held at Wilcox House, Cardiff Bay and lunch is provided. The workshop shares best practise on what works in improving sleep hygiene and has been well received across Cardiff. Please help spread the word as there are still places available – it’s free of charge and booking is made via info@adhdcardiff.co.uk  

 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 9 July

Council News

1. Council’s Capital Ambition to make its mark on the world stage– Cardiff has an historic opportunity to become a truly great world capital, according to Cardiff Council’s leader. Read More Here.

2. Safe place for a cuppa and a chat – Cardiff Library Service is offering a warm welcome to its Dementia Café at Central Library Hub. Read More Here.

3. Velothon 2017 returns to South Wales – The Velothon is returning to the streets of South East Wales on July 9th. This year, there will be a 110km and a 140km race and both events will start and end in Cardiff. Read More Here.

4. Cardiff Council Leader Huw Thomas aims to tackle poverty & inequality as part of new five-year plan Read More Here

5. New Community Living Scheme – A new scheme which aims to provide sustainable homes to enable older people to live independently in the community for longer has been launched. Read More Here.

6. Cardiff is Summer – Delicious food from around the World, a sandy beach, funfair rides for all the family and adrenaline fuelled sailing make Cardiff Bay the only destination you need this Summer! Read More Here.

7. Fire Safety in Council high rise blocks in Cardiff – Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London, there is naturally concern about high rise safety in the city. Read More Here.

News

8. Summer Sun and Time Credit Fun Read More Here.

9. Girls Together Newsletter Please click on the attachment to read the latest newsletter from Girls Together.

10. Helping keep vulnerable adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia safe: The Herbert Protocol – Useful information from the South Wales Police on helping vulnerable adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Read More Here.

11. Sport Cardiff Club Directory– A new online club directory will be launched soon on the Sport Cardiff Sports Hub website. If you would like your club to be included in this, please follow the link here to register your club details.

Grants/Funding

12. Ffilm Cymru Wales Announces New Round of Audience Access Fund – The Film Agency for Wales provides a range of financial assistance for film exhibitors in Wales. The principal aim of the Audience Access Fund is to support the core activity of specialist film exhibitors who are committed to presenting films of a specialist, cultural or non-mainstream nature. A total of £170,000 in funding will be available during 2017-18 through the Audience Access Fund. Each application is limited to a maximum award of £20,000 per annum and in all cases, any offered funding will be capped at 75% of the total budget. The balance should include cash partnership funds, but can additionally include in-kind support. From 2017, the Audience Access Fund is open to all exhibition venues, festivals and those wishing to provide a film offer in Wales that offers collective viewing experience to welsh audiences.

Assistance is aimed at organisations that can demonstrate a commitment to programming of a specialist, cultural, non-mainstream nature, delivering venues and projects in Wales that contribute to Welsh audience development. Click here for more details. The next deadline for receipt of applications is 21 July (2017 Round One).

13. Scottish Power Foundation Opens for Applications from Great Britain – The Scottish Power Foundation, a registered Scottish charity operating independently of Scottish Power, offers funding to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations based and working across Great Britain. Grants of between £25,000 and £250,000 are available for projects addressing the following themes:

  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of environmental protection
  • The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science
  • The prevention or relief of poverty and the relief of those in need by reason of disability or other disadvantage
  • The advancement of citizenship and community development

Priority will be given to projects that address one or more of the following objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • No poverty
  • Good health and wellbeing
  • Quality education
  • Clean and sustainable energy
  • Reduced inequalities
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Climate action
  • Life on land

The fund is expected to be highly competitive so applicants are advised to read the guidance notes carefully before deciding whether or not to apply. Grants are available for one year only. Subsequent funding rounds in the same year will be primarily for grants of less than £25,000. Click here for more details. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2017 (1pm).

14. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) IMPACT Awards 2018 Open to Applications (UK) – The IMPACT Awards are an annual scheme, funded by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as part of the company’s commitment to promoting community health and wellbeing. The Awards are organised and managed in partnership with the King’s Fund, a leading independent health charity working to improve health and social care.

The Awards recognise and reward small to medium-sized charities in the UK that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. Charities must have an annual income of between £80,000 (an increase from the previous £25,000) and £2.5 million (an increase from the previous £2 million). Applicants must target community health needs in the UK and have a track record of achievement in this area.

Up to ten winners will receive £30,000 unrestricted funding with one overall winner receiving £40,000. Winners will also receive free training and development valued at up to £6,000, a specially commissioned professional film and photographs along with publicity and press support. Up to ten runners-up will receive £3,000. Click here for more details. The deadline for applications is 22 September 2017 (5pm).

15. Local cause applications open: spread the word – Apply to be a Co-op local cause by clicking here. Applications must be completed by 8 August 2017.

16. Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund Opens for Round 3 – The Greggs Foundation’s Community Projects Fund provides grants of up to £2,000 to not-for-profit organisations across Great Britain for projects or for equipment for people in need at the heart of local communities. Projects can support a variety of people:

  • Disabled or suffering chronic illness
  • Living in poverty
  • Voluntary carers
  • Homeless
  • Isolated older people
  • Other demonstrable significant need

Eligible projects should also be able to demonstrate that they have achieved at least one of the following Key Performance Targets for their beneficiaries:

  • Decreased social isolation
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Improved resilience/coping mechanisms
  • Improved life skills
  • Improved opportunities

The Local Community Projects Fund is administered by seven charity committees throughout Great Britain. Please note that the programme is over-subscribed and there is huge competition for the grants available. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 29 September 2017.

17. Community Chest Grants– The deadline for submitting grant applications for the July round is Monday July 10th so please make sure you submit your application by Monday! Further deadlines for this financial year are October 9th and January 1st. Each Club or organisation can apply for a grant of up to £1,500 each financial year. Please click here for more information.

What’s on?

18. Cardiff River’s Group Next Meet Up – On Sunday 9th July the Cardiff Rivers Group will be making a return to Radyr Weir (by the new hydroelectric plant). There’s always plenty to do in and around this area, so it’ll be a combination of river & feeder stream clearing (I spotted a shopping trolley at the foot of the weir the other day), Himalayan balsam pulling (lots!), and a general litter pick. Click here for more information.

19. Lone Parent Event- The Taff Housing Association are holding a free event aimed at lone parents and job seekers will be held on Tuesday 11 July from 10am to 2pm. Please see attached flyers for more information. Lone Parent event & Training

20. Summer family learning programme at St. Fagans National History Museum and National Museum Cardiff – A series of workshops and activities for community groups will be offered throughout the summer holidays. They will be happening on Wednesdays at St.Fagans and on Fridays at the National Museum of Cardiff. Please see attached for more information. Fun Day - National Museum. Poster - National Museum. Fun Day - St. Fagans. Poster - St. Fagans.

21. Time Credit Networking Day – July 13th @ Caerphilly Miners Centre from 10am to 12:30pm. Click here for more information.

22. Free 50+ Arts Workshop, 13 July – Please see the attached for more information.

23. Street Games Multi Sport Festival 3rd August 2017 @ Principality Stadium – The Street Games Multi Sport Festival is less than a month away so please book your places asap, there are already over 1500 people booked to attend already so don’t miss out. Please view attached poster for more information.

Health

24. Invitation to display health and wellbeing projects on GP Practice TV screens– Public Health Wales would like to continue its invitation to 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.

Job Vacancies

25. CF Vacancy for Deputy Cluster Manager– The Communities First project are recruiting a Deputy Cluster Manager on a fixed term contract until the end of February 2018. To apply for the role, candidates will need to submit their CV along with a covering letter outlining why they are applying for the role to kate.griffiths@ccha.org.uk before 1700 on Wednesday 12th June.

Please find attached the Job Description/Person Specification and if you wish to discuss the role in more detail please contact Su Wade, Cluster Manager. The role is being advertised internally & externally.

Training and Workshop Opportunities

26. Sport Cardiff Workshop Opportunity – Please see the following link available here for a workshop Cardiff Met University are delivering for Welsh Gymnastics. This workshop is aimed at any sport and any club. There is the option to attend in person or by live streaming. The deadline for registering is Monday July 10th.

27. SW Police Black and minority ethnic (BME) Recruitment Event 2017: Police Officers, PCSOs, Special Constables, 10am to 11am Thursday 27th July @ Charles St JCP– The SW Police are running a Certificate in Knowledge of Policing course specifically for Black and minority ethnic (BME) customers* interested in joining the Police Force as a part of the Recruitment process. Please check your caseloads and refer any BME customers interested in joining SW Police as a Police Officer to a GIS session at Charles Street Thursday 27th July at 10am to 11am.

Black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented within the Force, SW Police also welcomes applications from BME applicants for PCSOs and Special Constables.

Please feel free to invite customers interested in these posts to the 2017 Recruitment Event at Charles St to discuss the job roles and support available with the recruitment process. Please book via the EA Newsletter SW POLICE or contact Amy on 02920 428582.

*Customers must have been resident within the UK for a minimum of 3 years with indefinite leave to remain, fluent English and No Criminal Record/Cautions.

 

 

 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 2 July

Council News

1. Cardiff Story is nominated for family friendly museum award– Cardiff Story Museum has been shortlisted for a Family Friendly Museum award! Read More Here.

2. Improving bilingual services with the Welsh Language Standards – An overview of Cardiff Council’s compliance with the Welsh Language Standards for 2016-17 will be considered by full Council next week. Read More Here.

3. Hub volunteers win national volunteering award – A team of volunteers who help citizens of Cardiff in the Community Hubs have picked up a national award for their efforts. Read More Here.

4. Students- if you’re moving out, then get it out! (Or you could get a penalty of up to £100) – Get it Out for Cardiff (GIOFC) is the annual end of term waste, recycling and charity collection scheme, set up to ensure that moving out at the end of term is stress free and leaves our communities clean and tidy. The scheme includes a re-use and charity collection of unwanted items, so when you clear out, donate it! Read More Here.

5. Travel advice for the Justin Bieber concert Read More Here.

News

6. Latest Vision 21 News Please click here for more information.

7. Peas Please Update Please see attachment for an update on the Peas Please initiative that Food Cardiff is helping to deliver from a Welsh perspective. You may also be interested to look at the draft commitment framework available here.

8. Launch of new initiative to aid Welsh community growing – Tyfu Fyny (Growing Up), a new initiative to boost community growing and local food projects in Wales, was launched on Friday 23 June at a unique gathering for community gardeners and farmers at Ffarm Moelyci near Bangor. There’s been a huge boom in community growing in Wales over the last few years, led by an interest in issues such as future food security, climate change and health and well-being. There are now more than 400 community growing groups in Wales, according to the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, which has set up the Tyfu Fyny initiative with funding from the Welsh Government’s Rural Communities – Rural Development Plan 2014-2020. Among the stand-out features of Tyfu Fyny will be an emphasis on getting Welsh business involved – research suggests businesses that work with community projects not only benefit from better staff morale and improved team work, but also has significant impact on a business’s reputation and ability to attract investment.

There will also be intensive support and mentoring for Community Supported Agriculture, where local communities buy shares in working farms, and care farming – where farms are used as therapy spaces. Click here for more information.

9. Welsh Ambulance Service Info Burst – Please see attached information sheet

Grants/Funding

10. REC Programme 2014-2020: Action Grants to Prevent and Combat Gender-based Violence and Violence Against Children – The Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC) promotes and protects specific individual rights and freedoms that derive from European Union law. REC promotes gender equality, rights deriving from citizenship of the EU, children’s rights and Roma inclusion; and funds projects aimed at combating all forms of discrimination and racism and fighting violence against women, young people and children. This Call for Proposals aims to prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children by funding targeted, practical projects, ensuring maximum tangible and demonstrable benefits and impacts on the lives of beneficiaries.

The priorities are as follows:

· Prevention of gender-based violence (GBV)

· Protection and support for victims of gender-based violence and violence against children, including through tackling under-reporting and promoting multi-disciplinary cooperation among relevant professionals.

· The coordination and/or adaptation of support services for sexual and gender-based violence to include refugees and migrants (children, women, LGBTQI persons, young men and boys), in particular to ensure their recovery from such trauma.

· Treatment of perpetrators, in order to prevent reoffending

· National coordinating frameworks or action plans for violence against children (supporting Member States and other actors).

The total budget for the call is €12.706 million. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 14 November 2017.

11. DG Digital Single Market: Call for Proposals to Develop and Demonstrate Learning and Assessment Technology – The Digital Single Market highlights the urgent need to fill missing key skills gaps and prepare the EU workforce for change. The overall objective of this Call for Proposals is to develop and demonstrate a Europe-wide learning and assessment technology. The proposed solution should integrate and improve the development of non-cognitive skills by testing and piloting them for effectiveness in various learning and training contexts. The preparatory action will consist of the development and deployment of a technological platform integrating online services, which will incorporate the following modules and services:

· Competence mapping of non-cognitive skills

· Tailored learning roadmaps for enhancing the learners’ non-cognitive skills via educational services and/or solutions (including specific open educational resources)

· Mechanisms for measurement/assessment/credentialisation (e.g. by certificate and/or badge) and recognition of the new learning and skills.

Funding is available for the following activities:

  • Prototyping, deployment and testing/validation actions
  • Conferences, seminars
  • Awareness and dissemination actions
  • Actions aiming at the creation and improving of networks, exchanges of good practices
  • Studies, analyses, mapping projects
  • Research activities

Activities should start no later than January 2018 and be completed by 30 June 2019. The budget for the co-financing of projects is €1 million. The European Commission expects to fund one proposal. Click here for more information. The deadline for proposals is 5 September 2017.

12. Deadline Reminder for Welsh Government’s Section 64 Grant Fund 2018-2021– The Welsh Government is currently accepting applications from national voluntary organisations under Section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968. National voluntary organisations that are registered charities with a track record of working in the mental health are eligible to express their interest in the funding which will be available to deliver national projects that support the Government’s Together for Mental Health priorities.

Grants are available to support projects which complement and enhance those services provided to mental health service users, their families and carers by the public sector and existing Third Sector work in Wales, as well as projects which promote mental health wellbeing, holistic care and tackle stigma and discrimination. The funding will support revenue costs for projects taking place between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2021.

The total amount of section 64 funding available is £917,000 each year between 2018/19 and 2020/21. Around 10 projects per year will receive funding. The grant levels have not been provided. Please click here for more information. The deadline for expressions of interest is 30 June 2017 (6pm).

13. New Local Government GBER Scheme: Support for Sports, Multifunctional and Local Infrastructure Projects Scheme – Following requests from a number of local authorities, the WLGA has registered a further GBER scheme – Welsh Local Government Support for Sports, Multifunctional and Local Infrastructure Projects Scheme. The scheme can be found on their website here.

14. Eaga Charitable Trust: Possible Penultimate Round – The Eaga Charitable Trust, an independent grant giving trust founded by Eaga, now Carillion Energy Services, provides financial support for work that contributes to understanding and addressing the causes and effects of fuel poverty.

The Trust reports that as it approaches its Silver Jubilee, its funds are reducing and its future is uncertain. If it does not identify new sources of funding itself, this is likely to be the Trust’s penultimate round of grant-giving. The 2017 focus is on health, well-being and social cohesion, including the behavioural aspects of measures to improve energy efficiency and increase access to low-carbon technologies.

Grant applications will be accepted for work based in the UK and other EU countries only. The subject of research needs to demonstrate direct relevance and application to UK fuel poverty policy. All types of organisations and individual research consultants are eligible to apply for grants of up to £25,000. There is no minimum or maximum length of grant although projects usually last between one and three years. Please note that there is limited funding for grants and the competition is strong. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 28 July 2017.

15. Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme Opens for Round 3 – Using money from the 5p levy on carrier bags in Greggs shops, the Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants scheme aims to improve people’s lives by improving the environment. Groups that missed the second round have three months to apply to the third round. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects in England, Wales or Scotland that deliver a real benefit to the environment that address one or more of the following:

  • Improving the local environment
  • Insuring involvement of local communities
  • Delivering a sustainable and measurable difference
  • Supporting people in need

The funding can be used to cover the purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities. Click here for more information. The next deadline for applications is 29 September 2017.

16. Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving 2017: One Month Left to Apply – Skipton Building Society has been offering the Grassroots Giving scheme since it was set up in 2013 to celebrate the Society’s 160th anniversary. This year, there are 164 pots of £500 to give away to support the development of local grassroots groups from across the UK.

Grassroots Giving aims to support small community groups which might not normally attract any sort of funding. Organisations should show a real commitment to their local community and enhance the lives of the neighbourhoods they are running within. Groups should have an annual net profit of less than £10,000. Grants of £500 are available for projects that are able to demonstrate a lasting impact that can show they will be helping to build a legacy for the community. The winners will be chosen by a public vote after being shortlisted. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2017.

What’s on?

17. Cardiff People First ‘What’s On’ for July 2017Please see attached newsletter for more information.

18. GrandFest is coming to St Fagans: National History Museum 09 July 2017- GrandFest, the Royal voluntary Services’ celebration of the skills older people can pass on to younger generations is coming to St Fagans. The GrandMakers, crafts people over 70 years old, will be conducting free Masterclasses during the day. The event is free, and is taking place on the 9th July, from 11am to 5pm. So if you fancy learning to quilt, have always yearned to bake your own bread or want to know more about wood turning, the Grand Makers will be on hand to show you how. Please note – spaces for each class will be limited and must be booked in advance via the GrandFest website.

Training and Workshop Opportunities

19. Free 50+ Arts Workshop – Ageing Well in Wales in partnership with the National Museum of Wales will be organizing this workshop on the 13th of July in Cardiff beginning at 10.30am. The workshop is free but booking is essential. Please phone (029) 2057 3240 to reserve your spot. Please see attachments for more information, flyer also available in Welsh.

20. Cardiff Met Summer School for Adult LearnersPlease click here for more information.

21. New employability programme JETS– The new JETS (Jobs, Experience, Training and Support) programme was recently launched in the CCHA and targets CCHA tenants who are experiencing unemployment or in-work poverty. Please view attached flyer for more information.

22. Prince’s Trust-Fairbridge ProgrammePlease find attached details of the next Prince’s Trust-Fairbridge Programme, which commences in Cardiff on 17th July. Workshop. Workshop (w)

Welsh Ambulance Service News.   What's on July 2017

Girls Together Newsletter.

Have Your Say

23. Cast Your Vote: Education Development Board for Cardiff- Third Sector Representative June 2017– The deadline for expressions of interest to become the Third Sector Representative on the Education Development Board for Cardiff closed on Friday, 23 June 2017. Expressions were received from more than one person and therefore a vote is required to elect the Representative. Click here for more information.

 

 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 18 June

Council News

1. Celebration of Cardiff Street Photography at the Pierhead– An exhibition exploring Cardiff street photography past and present has just opened at the Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay. Read More Here.

2. Great Get Together at the Cardiff Story Museum for Jo – A free family fun day is to be held at The Cardiff Story Museum inspired by MP Jo Cox and her belief that we have more in common. Read More Here.

3. Highest footfall ever recorded in Cardiff on June 3rd – The UEFA Champions League Final attracted the highest ever number of people into Cardiff city centre – smashing the previous record by almost 44,000 people. Read More Here.

4. Ramadan Iftar – breaking fast- Community celebration – Councillor Ali Ahmed and member of the Muslim community have invited everyone in Cardiff to join them at two special events to celebrate Ramadan Iftar, breaking fast. Read More Here.

5. Work begins on first phase of Cathays Regeneration Project – Improvement works to Ruthin Gardens will start at the end of the month as part of the Cathays Regeneration Project after funding was secured via the Landfill Communities Fund scheme. Read More Here.

6. Theatre group bring history of Flat Holm Island to life – A theatre company from Porth will be entertaining visitors to Flat Holm Island with an interactive show that brings the unique heritage to life. Read More Here.

7. Mind Hub SuccessPlease see attached infographic for some useful information on the performance of the Mind Hub which was created for young people by young people.

News

8. Vehicle Online Shopping Fraud – Fraudsters have been advertising machinery for sale on various selling platforms online. The victims, after communicating via email with the fraudster, will receive a bogus email which purports to be from an established escrow provider (a third party who will keep the payment until the buying and selling parties are both happy with the deal). These emails are designed to persuade victims to pay upfront, via bank transfer, before visiting the seller to collect the goods. The emails also claim that the buyer (victim) has a cooling off period to reclaim the payment if they change their mind. This gives victims the false sense of security that their money is being looked after by this trustworthy third party, when in fact it is not and the money has gone straight to the fraudster.

Protect yourself:

  • When making a large purchase such as a new car or machinery, always meet the seller face to face first and ask to see the goods before transferring any money.
  • If you receive a suspicious email asking for payment, check for spelling, grammar or any other errors and check who sent the email. If in doubt, check the feedback online by searching the associated phone numbers or email addresses of the seller.
  • Contact the third party the fraudsters are purporting to be using to make the transaction. They should be able to confirm whether the email you have received is legitimate or not.
  • False adverts often offer vehicles or machinery for sale well below market value to entice potential victims; always be cautious. If it looks too good to be true then it probably is.

If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk, or by calling 0300 123 2040.

9. Latest Vision 21 News Please click here for the latest news from Vision 21.

10. Cardiff Children, Young People & Families Network (CCYPFN) Please click here for the latest news.

Grants/Funding

11. National Poetry Competition Now Open – Original poetry entries are welcome from across the world for this year’s National Poetry Competition. The competition is one of Britain’s top single poem competitions. Each poem entered is judged anonymously. This competition is administered by the Poetry Society; a charity that champions British poetry both at home and overseas. There will be ten prizes for this competition in total. These are as follows:

  • First prize: £5,000
  • Second prize: £2,000
  • Third prize: £1,000
  • Seven commendations: £200

Click here for more information. The deadline for this competition is 31 October 2017, before midnight.

12. Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund Launches Round 1 for 2017 – This is the second year of the £10 million five-year fund which was set up to support community based organisations that provide information about how to get and use smart meters, especially for those who may face barriers to getting a smart meter. The fund is being administered by the Charities Aid Foundation. This year there will be two application rounds with grants of between £500 and £5,000 being made available to not-for-profit organisations such as charities, clubs, social enterprises, residents associations and parish councils. Projects funded in round one must start on or after 7 August 2017 and be completed by 1 December 2017. A second application round is expected to open in August and close in September. Applicants are, however, strongly encouraged to apply to round one. Click here for more information. The deadline for Round 1 applications is 19 July 2017 (5pm).

13. AHF Launches Heritage Mortgage Scheme for the UK – The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF), an independent charity, encourages and supports the work of organisations dedicated to the preservation and renewal of buildings of architectural and historic significance which have failed to find a viable re-use on the open market. Through the new Heritage Mortgage Scheme the AHF is offering mortgage-style loans of between £150,000 and £500,000 over terms of between 10 and 20 years (30 in exceptional circumstances) to assist registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to acquire buildings, or provide working capital for restoration projects. Click here for more information. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered on a quarterly basis.

What’s on?

14. National Neighbourhood Watch Week (17th June to 25th June) – Below are a list of locations and times where events are being planned for National Neighbourhood Watch Week for those interested:

Date

Location

Time

Saturday 17th June

Pughs Garden Centre, Radyr, Cardiff

10am to 1pm

Monday 19th June

Western Leisure Centre, Cowbridge Road West, Ely, Cardiff

10am to 12:30pm

Tuesday 20th June

Asda, Coryton, Whitchurch, Cardiff

2pm to 4pm

Wednesday 21st June

Channel View Leisure Centre, Grangetown, Cardiff and
IKEA Cardiff Bay

10am to 12pm

And

2pm to 4pm

Thursday 22 June

Whitchurch RFC, Samuels Crescent, Whitchurch, Cardiff

*See attachment for more information

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Friday 23 June

Ely Hub, Cowbridge Road West, Ely, Cardiff

10am to 12:30pm

Saturday 24 June

Whitchurch Library, Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff

10am to 12:30pm

NB. The participants on the evening of the 22nd June are South Wales Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, British Transport Police, Age Cymru, Victim Support, Telecare Cardiff, Welsh Water, Keeping Children Safe on Line, Curleylocks Locksmith and Neighbourhood Watch.

15. Get Into Work – Please see attached flyer for more information.

16. Grow in Your CommunityPlease see attached flyer for more information.

17. Goldies Cymru Poster – First Monday of every month from 1:45pm to 2:45pm. Please see attached flyer for more information.

18. Time Credit Networking Event- Help us Co-Produce Time Credits – Join in on July 13th @ Caerphilly Miners Centre. Please click here for more information.

19. Cardiff Castle Event: Joost! 1& 2 July: Book your early bird tickets before 26 JunePlease click here for more information.

20. Film Club and Gardening GroupPlease find attached flyers for this month’s film club on Tuesday 21st at Oldwell Court and also information on a gardening afternoon also happening at Oldwell.

21. Women in Sport Week – Sport Cardiff are hosting 7 days of FREE activity next week through the Girls Together programme in support of Women in Sport Week 2017.

Please find attached flyers for more information.

Health

22. NHS Screening Information – Breast Test Wales is returning to Whitchurch. Women will be invited to attend for breast screening at the static centre at 18 Cathedral Road, Cardiff from beginning of June, 2017 until the beginning of October, 2017.

Women aged between 50-70 who are registered at the following surgeries will be sent an invitation in the post. Women over the age of 70 can telephone Breast Test Wales on 029 2039 7222. Please see attached flyer for more information.

23. Continuing the Conversation: Proposed Changes to Mental Health Services for Older People and Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation Services – Please see attached a document detailing proposed changes to mental health services for older people which have come about as a result of extensive consultation with the community and relevant stakeholders. The Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) discussed and approved the changes at its meeting on 25th May. The attached correspondence provides information on the actions now being taken. It includes feedback received during engagement and how the UHB responds to the issues raised.

24. Independent Professional Advocacy for Adults in Cardiff & Vale – The Golden Thread Advocacy Programme is working to support commissioners and providers to implement new advocacy duties under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act. A short service user and citizen engagement programme is being conducted on behalf of Cardiff and Vale Councils to inform commissioning of a new Independent Professional Advocacy service for Adults which is due to commence in April 2018. The engagement programme includes a focus group in Barry on 15 June (further information attached). For further information click here.

Job Vacancies and Opportunities

25. Cardiff Women’s Aid: Marac Coordinator– There is a vacancy available for a Cardiff MARAC Coordinator as soon as possible, to be based within Cardiff Bay Police Station. Please find attached the Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form for this post. This post is initially funded until the end of March 2018 with the possibility of extension. The post is open to being offered as a secondment. It is an expectation that line manager agreement will be sought prior to application. Deadline for applications is midday on 19th June 2017. Please send completed applications to: nicola.jones2@cardiff.gov.uk titled ‘MARAC COORDINATOR APPLICATION’. Those candidates that have been selected for interview will be notified via email by 4pm on 22nd June. Interviews will take place on 27th June. Unfortunately, no alternative date for interview can be arranged. If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact Amanda Seed, Services Director, Cardiff Women’s Aid on 07760664938 (up to Friday 9th June) or contact Nicola Jones, Domestic Abuse Coordinator 07976 892147.

Please note that this post requires enhanced vetting and Police checks.

Volunteering Opportunities

26. Football Volunteers Needed Now Click here for more information.

Have Your Say

27. Men’s Sheds Cymru: Consultation for Cardiff – Men’s Shed Cymru Project which has sheds run by local men all over Wales and tries to tackle loneliness and isolation, raise health awareness and generally improve social inclusion for men. If you know of any other loneliness/isolation or men’s specific projects in your area that the Men’s Shed Project could overlap with or communities that might benefit from a men’s shed – maybe within a very urbanised community, a minority community or older/retired men with time on their hands please feel free to take part in the consultations below (whichever is relevant):

A consultation for professionals and organisations - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/65B9WHC

A consultation for individual men - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6TVW73B

 

 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 11 June

Council News

1. Babies Remembrance Service at Thornhill Crematorium – A special Babies Remembrance Service is to be held at 11:30am on June 25 in the Wenallt Chapel at Thornhill Crematorium. Read More Here.

2. Crackdown on crime online – A Cardiff window cleaner who sold counterfeit designer goods on his Facebook account has been ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work, pay £200 in costs and has had £500 in cash confiscated by city magistrates. Read More Here.

3. Cardiff Council statement on story about the homeless – Council leader on what the authority does to help the homeless. Read More Here.

News

4. FRAUD ALERT: Smishing – Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing – is an activity which enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message. Smishing uses your mobile phone (either a smartphone or traditional non-internet connected handset) to manipulate innocent people into taking various actions which can lead to being defrauded.

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received information that fraudsters are targeting victims via text message, purporting to be from their credit card provider, stating a transaction has been approved on their credit card.
The text message further states to confirm if the transaction is genuine by replying ‘Y’ for Yes or ‘N’ for No.
Through this method the fraudster would receive confirmation of the victim! ’s active telephone number and would be able to engage further by asking for the victim’s credit card details, CVV number (the three digits on the back of your bank card) and/or other personal information.
Protect yourself:
• Always check the validity of the text message by contacting your credit card provider through the number provided at the back of the card or on the credit card/bank statement.
• Beware of cold calls purporting to be from banks and/or credit card providers.
• If the phone call from the bank seems suspicious, hang up the phone and wait for 10 minutes before calling the bank back. Again, refer to the number at the back of the card or on the bank statement in order to contact your bank.
• If you have been a victim of fraud or cybercrime, please report it to Action Fraud at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or alternatively by calling 0300 123 2040

5. New Developments under the Community Covenant– The new Contact website is now live and can be found here: www.contractarmedforces.co.uk. Contact is a group of charities working with the NHS and the Ministry of Defence. The new website aims to make it easier for the military community to find support with their mental wellbeing.

6. Microsoft Tech-Support Scammers Using Wannacry Attack to Lure Victims – Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

One victim fell for the scam after calling a ‘help’ number advertised on a pop up window. The window which wouldn’t close said the victim had been affected by WannaCry Ransomware.

The victim granted the fraudsters remote access to their PC after being convinced there wasn’t sufficient anti-virus protection. The fraudsters then installed Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, which is actually free and took £320 as payment.

It is important to remember that Microsoft’s error and warning messages on your PC will never include a phone number.

Additionally Microsoft will never proactively reach out to you to provide unsolicited PC or technical support. Any communication they have with you must be initiated by you.

How to protect yourself

  • Don't call numbers from pop-up messages.
  • Never allow remote access to your computer.
  • Always be wary of unsolicited calls. If you’re unsure of a caller’s identity, hang up.
  • Never divulge passwords or pin numbers.
  • Microsoft or someone on their behalf will never call you.

If you believe you have already been a victim

  • Get your computer checked for any additional programmes or software that may have been installed.
  • Contact your bank to stop any further payments being taken.

7. Wedding Services Fraud – With the upcoming ‘Wedding Season’, and for those individuals who are considering making plans for next year and beyond, you should be aware of the potential risks of fraud involved. According to ‘bridesmagazine.co.uk’, in 2017 the average wedding cost spend is approximately £30,111. This will be paid out to multiple vendors, including; photographers, caterers, reception venues and travel companies, to name a few. Many of these services will require booking at least several months in advance and you may be obliged to pay a deposit or even the full balance at the time.

Being aware of the potential risks and following the below prevention advice could minimise the likelihood of fraud:

  • Paying by Credit Card will provide you with protection under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, for purchases about £100 and below £30,000. This means that even it a Company goes into liquidation before your big day, you could claim a refund through your Credit Card Company.
  • Social Media- Some Companies run their businesses entirely via social media sites, offering low cost services. Whilst many are genuine, some may not be insured or may even be fraudulent. There are a few things you can do to protect yourself:
  • Ensure you obtain a physical address and contact details for the vendor and verify this information. Should you experience any problems, you will be able to make a complaint to Trading Standards or consider nursing via the Small Claims Court.
  • Ensure you obtain a contract before paying money for services. Make certain you fully read and understand what you are signing and note the terms of cancellation.

Complete research on each vendor, ensuring you are dealing with a bona fide person or company. Explore the internet for reviews and ratings and ask the vendor to provide details of past clients you can speak to. You should do this even if using companies recommended by a trustworthy friend or source.

For services such as wedding photographers, beware of websites using fake images. Look for inconsistencies in style; meet the photographer in person and ask to view sample albums. If you like an image from a wedding, ask to view the photographs taken of the whole event so you can see the overall quality. Remember, it something appears too good to be true, it probably is!

8. Cardiff University Community Gateway Newsletter Please click here to read full newsletter.

Grants/Funding

9. Upcoming Deadline for ESF Sustainable Employment Proposals Call in Wales – The Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) is looking for innovative and/or targeted proposals to tackle poverty through sustainable employment in Wales. A total of £43 million is available across Wales (£21 million in West Wales and the Valleys and £22 million in East Wales) for operations that target individuals who are ‘long term unemployed or economically inactive’ with one or more of the identified complex barriers to entering the workforce. Eligible proposals should undertake the following:

  • Activities to work with individuals who are amongst the hardest to reach in society to enable them to engage with the labour market, possibly for the first time.
  • Activities to work with individuals to encourage employment as a route out of poverty.

WEFO would generally expect proposals to be no more than three years in duration, and proposals will be expected to clearly add value to existing activity delivered by the public and private sector. There is no restriction on the type of organisation (private, public or VCSE sector) that can submit a proposal.

Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.

10. Upcoming Deadline for ESF Small Scale Renewable Energy Proposals Call in Wales – In order to support the objective to increase the number of small scale renewable energy schemes established in both West Wales and the Valleys and East Wales, the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) is looking for proposals that will demonstrate the ability of a community to produce its own energy source and manage it through a smart grid application. Approximately £14 million of EU funds (£10 million for West Wales and the Valleys, and £4 million in East Wales) is available for small scale community renewable energy proposals. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.

11. The Environment Now Accepting Applications from Young People (UK) – Managed by the National Youth Agency, the Environment Now programme is funded by O2 and the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and is part of the ‘Our Bright Future’ programme. Grants of up to £10,000 are available for young people between the ages of 17 and 24 years for projects that use digital technology to find innovative solutions to pressing environmental issues. This could be, for example, improving energy efficiency, reducing waste, or recycling. Click here for more information. The next deadline for shortlisting applications is 14 July 2017. There will be another cohort after this deadline so applications will still be open.

What’s on?

12. Alzheimer’s Society Activities for JunePlease view the attachment for the latest Cardiff and the Vale Monthly Update for June./OSM-Community-Council/UserFiles/Files/Cardiff North 11 June/21. T.K.Maxx poster July 2017.pdf

13. Widening Access, Cardiff Metropolitan University: Summer School – Summer School is Here! Over three weeks in July and with over 300 places available on almost 30 different courses across the Llandaff campus, Summer School at Cardiff Met is the highlight of the adult learning calendar. There are lots of courses to try this year including Arty Party, Journalism, Environmental Health, Psychology, Complementary Therapies, Ceramics, Public Health, Philosophy, Islamic Finance and so much more. Click here for more information.

14. Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens: There are still spaces available on the following free events. If interested please sign up using the links below:

· All Wales Gathering, 23-24 June: This year’s All Wales Gathering will take place at Ffarm Moelyci, near Bangor. The gatherings are a great way to meet people from other growing projects, hear what’s happening around Wales and what opportunities there are for growing projects and to learn new skills. This FREE event is funded by Welsh Government through the Tyfu Fyny programme and will include workshops on growing, enterprise, social prescribing, accessing land and planning advice as well as practical sessions on making willow hurdles, foraging and a tour of the remarkable Ffarm Moelyci. We’ve listened to feedback from past events and made sure there’ll be plenty of time for socialising too, with a mid-summer dinner, campfire and tales from story-teller extraordinaire Dafydd Davies Hughes all planned. To book your place please click here.

Making an income from community growing projects: Visit to Field Days Organic 8th July: Are you involved with a community growing project that is interested in raising funds from producing goods or providing services? This first visit under our new Tyfu Fyny programme will explore how Field Days Organic produce a range of vegetables, plants and related items for sale in order to build the sustainability of their project. We will also see how the project derives income from successfully supporting vulnerable people in a nurturing and therapeutic environment. The visit will provide time and space to discuss and develop your ideas with colleagues from the community growing sector. For more information about Field Days Organic, please visit the Innovate Trust website and to book your place on the visit click here.

15. C3SC Big Advice Day: Funding and Open for Community Funding Portal – The Big Advice Day on Tuesday 20th June is being held at Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) as part of Small Charity Week. The hope is to being small charities and non-profit organisations together with Third Sector Development Officer’s to provide free advice and a 1 to 1 session on funding searches via Open 4 Community funding portal, to assist with funding applications, grants opportunities and any other advice or guidance organisations may require. The event is FREE, see further details below:

Date: Tuesday 20th June 2016

Time: 10:30am to 4:30pm

Location: C3SC, First Floor, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF24 5EY

If you would like to book an hour 1:1 session, please email: thoria.m@c3sc.org.uk

16. Mosque Support HelpLine – The Mosque Support Help Line is available for Mosques to provide advice and support on all matters, including security, safety and management. View their website here.

17. International Yoga – Please join in to celebrate with a FREE Yoga Workshop from Minu Mandora and Sujatha Thaladi. Venue: Shree Kutchi Leva Patel (SKLP) Samaj, 9 Mardy Street, Cardiff, CF11 6QT. 7pm to 8pm. For more details, please call Sujatha on 02921 321073/02920 026157 or email info@mentorring.org.uk

Job Vacancies and Opportunities

18. Cardiff Women’s Aid: Marac Coordinator– There is a vacancy available for a Cardiff MARAC Coordinator as soon as possible, to be based within Cardiff Bay Police Station. Please find attached the Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form for this post. This post is initially funded until the end of March 2018 with the possibility of extension. The post is open to being offered as a secondment. It is an expectation that line manager agreement will be sought prior to application. Deadline for applications is midday on 19th June 2017. Please send completed applications to: nicola.jones2@cardiff.gov.uk titled ‘MARAC COORDINATOR APPLICATION’. Those candidates that have been selected for interview will be notified via email by 4pm on 22nd June. Interviews will take place on 27th June. Unfortunately, no alternative date for interview can be arranged. If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact Amanda Seed, Services Director, Cardiff Women’s Aid on 07760664938 (up to Friday 9th June) or contact Nicola Jones, Domestic Abuse Coordinator 07976 892147.

Please note that this post requires enhanced vetting and Police checks.

19. Job Armed Forces Covenant Liaison Officer– Rhondda Cynon Taf Council are seeking to employ a dedicated individual for this unique post within the Council to ensure that delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant is strengthened within Rhondda Cynon Taf and across 3 neighbouring local authorities which are the City of Cardiff Council, Merthyr Tydfil Council and the Vale of Glamorgan Council. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served, and their families, are treated fairly. Community covenants complement, at a local level, the Armed Forces Covenant. The successful applicant will be required to travel between the areas, with your main base being the Rhondda Cynon Taf offices in Clydach Vale, Tonypandy. Further information and application process can be found here.

20. ITV Apprenticeship: ITV News Cymru (Cardiff) – ITV Cymru Wales has been providing award-winning news and current affairs programmes for more than 50 years. Its flagship news programme, Wales at Six, reaches a half a million viewers a week and thousands more connect online to get the latest, breaking news from Wales’s most popular commercial broadcaster. Its apprentices work full time from Monday to Friday although over time the junior journalist may shadow colleagues who work shifts which include earlies, lates and weekends. Successful applicants will work alongside industry professionals to provide support to the news and programmes teams in Wales. You can choose from:

ITV News Journalist

Workinig with a talented team of journalists and learning how to generate and produce news stories for ITV News Wales and on its digital platforms. By the end of the apprenticeship you’ll know how to identify a story, carry out the necessary research and interviews, appreciate more about how to write a story for social media and start to understand the ethics and law in relation to News. Qualification: Creative & Digital Media: Media Creation, Production and Craft Support (Diploma, Level 3).

ITV News – Team Assistant

As a team assistant, apprentices will support the Production Co-ordinator and the news and programmes team with a wide variety of tasks such as booking travel and accommodation and dealing with post. They will assist with setting up meetings and production tasks as required. Previous apprentices in this role have progressed into production areas. Qualification: Creative & Digital Media: Media Creation, Production and Craft Support (Diploma, Level 3).

For more details please check the ITV Careers Facebook page to help you choose which role is right for you. You may also follow us @ITVCareers Twitter and @ITVentrycareers on Instagram for more Apprentice tasters and useful info.

The programme will start on the 11th September 2017, followed by a three week placement at Pinewood Studios Wales. Applications close on Sunday 25th June 2017.

Training and Workshop Opportunities

21. Get into Retail with TK Maxx – The Prince’s Trust will be running its annual Get in to Retail with TK Maxx next month. If you have any 16-25 year old’s interested in a customer service facing role, please see the attached poster for more details.

22. Adult Community Learning Summer School – The Adult Community Learning Summer School has now been launched, please see attachments for more information of courses available and times. 1 and 2

23. ASPIRE: Introduction to Higher Education: A Summer School for refugees, asylum seekers and forced migrants: 3rd July to 10th August, 2017– This pioneering collaboration is jointly organised by the Welsh Refugee Council and Cardiff University, with funding generously provided by the Pears Foundation. The Summer School is designed to provide refugees and asylum seekers with a taste of University life in the UK, and is absolutely free of charge to participants. Modules will be available in the following subjects:

  • Intensive Academic English
  • Introduction to Public Service Interpreting for Health
  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Peer Counselling and Mentoring

In addition, the programme will include tours of Cardiff University, talks from admissions tutors providing guidance on the University application process, and a mini-graduation ceremony on the 10th of August. Please find the flyer and application form attached. If you are intending to apply for the Summer School, then please do so as soon as possible. It is anticipated that places will fill up quickly and spaces allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. The application deadline is 5pm, Monday the 19th of June 2017. Applications may be submitted digitally to iona@wrc.wales, or in hard copy c/o Iona Hannagan Lewis, 120-122 Broadway, Cardiff CF24 1NJ. Please do distribute this information to your networks, and share with anyone you feel may be interested.

24. Mosque Management Training – Faith Associates offers Mosque Management support through its bespoke Management Guide for Mosques & Islamic Centres (Click here for more information) as well as a two day Mosque Management Leadership training which is delivered across the UK ( Click here for more information).

25. Prince’s Trust-Fairbridge Programme – Details of the Prince’s Trust-Fairbridge Programme which commences in Cardiff on 3rd July and 17th July is attached. A ‘Taster Session’ for these will be held on Tuesday 20th June (at 11am), when young people and referrers are welcome to come along and find out more. These opportunities may also be suitable for young people, who are currently leaving Year 11 in schools, who would benefit from the programme support, before they undertake further college or school studies in September. Do you know a young person that would benefit from attending the Prince’s Trust? You can now refer online via its website: www.princes-trust.org.uk

Volunteering Opportunities

26. GoodGym Offer of Help – GoodGym is a group of runners who try to get fit by doing good. They run in groups from central Cardiff on Tuesday evenings to help out local community groups, charities, public spaces and schools in the Cardiff area. You can find out more about how they work on their website here. Basically, if you have a physical task that you need extra hands for – they will help you out! The team are currently looking for tasks for their group of runners to complete. The task can be anything physical that the volunteers can work on for approximately 30/45 minutes. Examples of tasks they can help out with include:

  • Gardening, weeding and clearing parks or open spaces
  • Moving heavy furniture or items
  • Painting, sanding or decorating
  • Tidying communal areas
  • Setting up for events
  • Helping out with the building or ponds at local schools
  • Sorting out food at local foodbanks
  • And loads more!

Volunteers would be really keen to help out with projects. Help is completely free and it’s amazing how much difference can be made in the time given.

Have Your Say

27. An opportunity to speak up on advocacy in Cardiff and the Vale Please find attached (also available in Welsh) information about a focus group on advocacy. The event will be held on Thursday 15 June 2017, 10:30am to 12:30pm, the Glamorgan Suite, The Memo, Gladstone Road, Barry CF62 8NA. Free refreshments! Travel, access and replacement care costs can be paid to those who attend. The event has been organised by Age Cymru and the Co-Creating Healthy Change Project at Diverse Cymru. It is aimed at members of the public and no specialist knowledge is needed by those who attend. Places are limited and must be booked. Please ring Shelagh on 029 2036 8888 ext 255 or email shelagh.maher@diverse.cymru to book a place or if you would like further information. When booking please also let Shelagh know if you have any access or dietary requirements.

28. Carer’s Engagement Event Invite – The Cardiff and Vale carer engagement- feedback event will take place on the 15 June 2017, at City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff from 11am to 3pm. If you do wish to book to attend, please return the completed form by the 7th June 2017 to wales@carers.org (spaces are limited). Please see booking form attached.

 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 4 June

Council News

1. UEFA Champions League– As you are aware, Cardiff will host the UEFA Champions League Finals between June 1 – June 4, which is a significant coup for the city and the wider region, with an estimated economic benefit of approximately £45 million.

The women’s final will take place at Cardiff City Stadium on June 1st and the men’s final will take place at the National Stadium for Wales (Principality Stadium) on June 3rd. The city has vast experience of hosting prestigious events but this will be the largest we have staged to date, as the men’s final is the biggest sporting event in the world in 2017.

The Council has been working closely with the Football Association for Wales, Welsh Government, South Wales Police and transport operators for many months to ensure these events are successful and safe for everyone to enjoy. All of the information on all aspects of the event has been uploaded onto the following website – http://www.faw.cymru/cardiff2017/

Due to the necessary security arrangements, there will be road closures in place. In Cardiff Bay, these will run from Midnight on Wednesday May 31st, through to the early hours of Sunday morning.

In the City Centre, roads will be closed from Midnight on Friday June 2nd until the early hours of Sunday morning. All the road closures can be viewed through the following web link - http://www.faw.cymru/cardiff2017/local-knowhow/travel-transport-changes/road-closures/

Cardiff will be very much open for business during this weekend, but if you live locally we strongly advise you walk, cycle or use public transport to get around the city and please allow extra time for your journey.

There will also be a UEFA Champions League Festival in Cardiff Bay. The best days to visit are on Thursday, Friday or Sunday and all the available information on the festivities is available through the following web link - http://uefa.to/2qBOBYq

2. Cardiff launches new app to keep people safe during major incidents – A new app, designed to keep residents and visitors to Cardiff safe in the event of a major incident such as a significant fire, flooding or an act of terrorism, has been launched. Read More Here.

3. Councillor walks part of The Great Wall of China for charity – A Cardiff Councillor has just returned after walking 22 miles of the Great Wall of China for charity. Read More Here.

4. Leader and members of the Cabinet elected – At the Annual Meeting of Cardiff Council, the Leader and members of the Cabinet were elected. Read More Here.

5. New Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor of Cardiff announced – Long-standing Cardiff councillor Bob Derbyshire has become the 113th Lord Mayor of Cardiff. Read More Here.

6. Over £105,000 raised for Cancer Research Wales – Cardiff’s outgoing Lord Mayor has announced that during the year in office over £105,000 was raised for her chosen charity Cancer Research Wales. Read More Here.

7. Cardiff city centre Tourist Information Centre to re-open – The Tourist Information Centre (TIC) in Cardiff city centre is re-opening next week. Read More Here.

8. Off to see the Queen! – The lady who saved Canton Library is going to London to see the Queen. Read More Here.

9. Bute Park closures UEFA Champions League – A map of the area which will be closed to the public in Bute Park around the Champions League. Read More Here.

10. Students rewarded for being Environmental Champions! – An award ceremony was held at the Mansion House last week to recognise the work done by some of Cardiff’s student and community volunteers. Read More Here.

11. UEFA Champions League finals: changes to Friday waste and recycling collections – If you live in Heath, Whitchurch, Rhiwbina, Llanishen or Lisvane, please check your waste collection date changes due to the UEFA Champions league finals in Cardiff this week. Log on to: http://socsi.in/J9Gpm

News

12. Smishing Fraud Alert – Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing- is an activity which enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message. Smishing uses your mobile phone (either a smartphone or traditional non-internet connected headset) to manipulate innocent people into taking various actions which can lead to being defrauded. The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received information that fraudsters are targeting victims via text message, purporting to be from their credit card provider, stating a transaction has been approved on their credit card.

The text message further states to confirm if the transaction is genuine by replying ‘Y’ for Yes or ‘N’ for No. Through this method the fraudster would receive confirmation of the victim’s active telephone number and would be able to engage further by asking for the victim’s credit card details, CVV number (the three digits on the back of your bank card) and/or other personal information. Protect yourself:

  • Always check the validity of the text message by contacting your credit card provided through the number provided at the back of the card or on the credit card/bank statement
  • Beware of cold calls purporting to be from banks and/or credit card providers
  • If the phone call from the bank seems suspicious, hang up the phone and wait for 10 minutes before calling the bank back. Again, refer to the number at the back of the card or on the bank statement in order to contact your bank.
  • If you have been a victim of fraud or cybercrime, please report it to Action Fraud at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or alternatively by calling 0300 123 2040

Grants/Funding

13. Veolia Environmental Trust Reopens for Applications – The Veolia Environmental Trust offers grants of up to £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 Girlguiding buildings
  • Outdoor spaces, including public parks, nature reserves, community gardens, footpaths, bridleways and cycle-paths
  • Play and recreation, including

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 next deadline for stage one applications is 31 August 2017 (12 noon).

14. Brand New Sports Programme: Persimmon Healthy Communities – Persimmon Healthy Communities supports sport for young people in England, Wales and Scotland. From May to December 2017 the team at Permission are giving away 30 monthly donations of £750 each to purchase sports kits and equipment for teams and individuals aged 21 and under. In January 2018, its 30 businesses will choose one entry to go forward into its national competition. The national prize is a massive £200,000 for you, your club or team. There will also be two runners up prizes of £50,000 each and 27 finalist awards of £5,000 each. Apply today! Click here for more information.

What’s on?

15. Adult Community Learning Summer School – The Adult Community Learning Summer School has now been launched. Please view attachments for more information.

Job Vacancies

16. Travelling Ahead are Recruiting! – Travelling Ahead are developing a Wales-wide Advice and Advocacy Service to empower Gypsy, Roma and traveller communities (children, young people and adults) across Wales to access their rights, address inequalities and tackle discrimination. The team are looking for suitably experienced people to join the team:

  • 1 x Engagement Officer (West Wales) 22 hours per week
  • 1 x Engagement Officer (North Wales) 30 hours per week

Salary: £23,998 - £27,668 pro rata Closing date: 7th June

Interview dates: 13th June (West Wales) and 22nd June (North Wales)

Job Description in English

Application pack from www.trosgynnal.org.uk email: hr.admin@trosgynnalplant.org.uk or telephone: 029 2039 6974. For an informal discussion, please contact Trudy Aspinwall, Team Manager on 0778841260.

17. Cardiff Women’s Aid: Marac Coordinator– There is a vacancy available for a Cardiff MARAC Coordinator as soon as possible, to be based within Cardiff Bay Police Station. Please find attached the Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form for this post. This post is initially funded until the end of March 2018 with the possibility of extension. The post is open to being offered as a secondment. It is an expectation that line manager agreement will be sought prior to application. Deadline for applications is midday on 19th June 2017. Please send completed applications to: nicola.jones2@cardiff.gov.uk titled ‘MARAC COORDINATOR APPLICATION’. Those candidates that have been selected for interview will be notified via email by 4pm on 22nd June. Interviews will take place on 27th June. Unfortunately, no alternative date for interview can be arranged. If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact Amanda Seed, Services Director, Cardiff Women’s Aid on 07760664938 (up to Friday 9th June) or contact Nicola Jones, Domestic Abuse Coordinator 07976 892147.

Please note that this post requires enhanced vetting and Police checks.

Training and Workshop Opportunities

18. A few spots left on the Fairbridge Programme There are a few places left on the next Fairbridge Programme, which starts in Cardiff next Monday 5th June. Information and a Referral Form are attached.

19. Get into Retail with Marks & Spencer – The Prince’s Trust will be running 2 Get into Retail programmes with Marks & Spencer. This course is open to 16-25 years olds (NEET). Key details are in the posters attached.

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 07 May

Note: Any attachments are numbered according to their News Item Numbers

Council News

1. Station Road in Llandaff North will close this weekend for resurfacing work– Resurfacing work will take place outside the new Lidl Store on Station Road in Llandaff North this weekend. To allow for this work to take place, there will be a road closure on Station Road from the junction with Hilton Place to the junction with Bridge Road/Gabalfa Road between 7.00pm and 11.00pm on Saturday May 6th and again on Sunday May 7th between 9.30am until 11.00pm. Road signs and a diversion will be put in place via Bridge Road, onto Cardiff Road, A48 Western Avenue, Merthyr Road, Northern Avenue and Pendwyalt Road, onto Park Road, then Kelston Road and onto Heol Don. The Council would like to thank the public for their patience, as we continue to improve the highway network for residents across the city.

News

2. Directory of Services for Older People in the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff Please find attached a directory which contains information on support and advice for older people.

3. ECLP will no longer hold Employment Drop-ins at the Hubs – ECLP Communities First will no longer be holding employment drop-ins at Rumney Hub, Llanrumney Hub, Pentwyn Leisure Centre, St Mellons Community Education Centre or Llanedeyrn Powerhouse Hub. The will continue to support the community with their employment related needs on an appointment only basis. Please pass this information onto your networks and if anyone should arrive for the drop-in. Drop-ins will stop as of week commencing 08/05/2017. For more information please telephone 02920 778128 or email: ECLP@c3sc.org.uk

4. Cardiff and Vale Sustainable Education Network Please click here for the latest updates from the Cardiff & Vale Sustainable Education Network.

5. Launch of Girls Circle – Girls Circle is a brand new sister organisation to Full Circle Education, supporting girls and young women across England and Wales. Read More Here.

Grants/Funding

6. EaSI Progress Programme- Call to Support Upskilling Pathways Open – The Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (EaSI) has published a Call for Proposals for awareness-raising activities to support the successful implementation of the European Council Recommendation on Upskilling Pathways. Upskilling Pathways facilitates the access of low skilled and/or low qualified adults to flexible pathways for enhancing their literacy, numeracy and digital skills and/or progressing towards a higher qualification and re-engaging them in learning – as part of a New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment, one of the ten priorities of President Juncker’s Political Guidelines and as part of the European Commission’s New Skills Agenda for Europe.

Applicants must be public entities in charge of national or regional policies and actions for upskilling adults. Any co-applicants must be public or private entities (profit-making or non-profit making) involved in the organisation, financing or provision of services such as skills assessment, validation, education and training and guidance targeted to adults.

The total estimated budget for the co-financing of projects is €1 million for up to 80% of eligible costs. The indicative level of grant requested should be between €250,000 and €1 million. The European Commission expects to fund between one and four proposals.

Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.

7. Deadline for 2017 Enterprising Britain Awards Imminent – The Government is backing Enterprising Britain 2017; a nationwide competition to find the most entrepreneurial places in the UK, where enterprise is creating employment opportunities and transforming communities. The initiative encourages innovation, competitiveness, growth and jobs. Entries are being invited under the following categories:

  • Promoting Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Building Enterprise Skills
  • Improving the Business Environment
  • Support for Exporting

The prize package includes the following:

  • Use of the Enterprising Britain logo for the 2017 winner’s marketing and publicity materials.
  • A certificate of recognition, to be presented to all category award winners at an Awards Ceremony in November.
  • National and international recognition of the winner’s achievements.

Two winners may be put forward as UK entries into the European Enterprise Promotion Awards.

The competition is open to UK public authorities and organisations working in partnership with them, e.g. National organisations, towns, cities, regions and communities as well as public-private partnerships between public authorities and entrepreneurs, educational programmes and business organisations. Click here for more information. The deadline for receipt of applications is 6pm on 3 June 2017.

8. £10,000 F Factor Competition for Tech Savvy Young Entrepreneurs – 2017 Round Open (UK) – The F Factor Competition was set up to celebrate ten years of the Founders Forum. Through a pitching event taking place in the summer, the contest will award funding for exceptional ideas for apps, games or technology businesses. The aim is to empower young people who might not otherwise have access to inspirational investors or world-class technology experts.

Entrants must be aged between 14 and 25 (inclusive) on 31 August 2017. Entrants will not be judged on their CV or what they have achieved in the past. They just need to have the start of a business idea for apps, games or technology businesses. Entrants might be still at school or university in the UK. Click here for more information. Entries can be made until 19 May 2017.

9. Rosa Launches Voices from the Front Line Grants Scheme – Rosa’s Voices from the Front Line Grants Programme is designed to support women’s organisations to promote their fight for gender equality in the UK through charitable advocacy work. The programme aims to:

  • Support advocacy and influencing work across any one of Rosa’s four pillars
  • Amplify the voices of individual women at the frontline of grassroots work in the UK
  • Support work which can, long-term, tackle the underlying causes of a problem and create change
  • Nurture talent

One-off grants of between £500 and £2,000 are available to voluntary and community women’s sector organisations in the UK for projects which:

  • Stimulate debate and amplify women’s voices
  • Raise awareness of one or more of Rosa’s four pillars
  • Influence the public, policy makers, media and/or government
  • Change behaviours, attitudes or policies

Funding can be used to cover costs relating to increasing the skills, capacity and credibility of women who wish to challenge gender equality and promote awareness and change. Creative approaches are encouraged.

It is expected that up to 25 projects will be supported in 2017/18. Although it is not required to be a registered charity, the applicant’s activities must be charitable, legal and for the benefit of women. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 15 June 2017 (5pm).

10. Skipton Building Society Launches Grassroots Giving 2017 – Skipton Building Society has been offering the Grassroots Giving scheme since it was set up in 2013 to celebrate the Society’s 160th anniversary. This year, there are 164 pots of £500 to give away to support the development of local grassroots groups from across the UK.

Grassroots Giving aims to support small community groups which might not normally attract any sort of funding. Organisations should show a real commitment to their local community and enhance the lives of the neighbourhoods they are running within. Groups have an annual net profit of less than £10,000. Grants of £500 are available for projects that are able to demonstrate a lasting impact that can show they will be helping to build a legacy for the community. The winners will be chosen by a public vote after being shortlisted. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2017.

What’s on?

11. DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK – A range of activities will be taking place from Sunday 14th to Saturday 20th May to raise awareness on dementia and work towards making Cardiff a Dementia Friendly City.

a) St. Edward’s Forget Me Nots Event– The Forget Me Not Café and Support Group will be holding a Dementia Friendly event every Tuesday starting 2nd May from 2pm to 4pm to provide a friendly and welcoming environment suitable for people with memory problems and their carers, for people recovering from strokes, or people who feel isolated and vulnerable. For more details please see attached flyer.

b) Dementia Friendly Screenings- Tinted Lens: A Festival of the Mind, Memory & Ageing- Wednesday 17 May, 2017. Chapter’s Dementia Friendly screenings are a great opportunity for people living with dementia to enjoy a film in a relaxed friendly environment. The screenings are shown without adverts and have slightly brighter lighting throughout the auditorium. The screenings are open to everyone. For more information please view the attached flyer.

c) Alzheimer’s Society Cymru – Please find attached list of events and activities for Cardiff and the Vale, May 2017.

d) Marie Curie Focus Group Session – Marie Curie are holding a focus group to better understand the needs of people with dementia, their families and supporters at 2pm on Wednesday 17th May, 2017 @ 2pm at Social Care Wales, South Gate House, Wood Street, Cardiff, CF10 1EW. The focus group will look at the needs of people with dementia and their carers and families. The information gathered will be used to make recommendations to Marie Curie about the changes needed to service provision to improve access for these groups. For more information and to confirm your attendance or to get more information, contact Monica Reardon on telephone: 029 2042 6025 or email: monica.reardon@mariecurie.org.uk

e) Cardiff Central Library Dementia Awareness Week Activities/EventsPlease see attached posters for details on events being held at the Central Library.

12. Young Carers Showcase EventPlease find attached an invitation for a Young Carers Showcase Event at The Senydd on 17th June 2017 sponsored by Bethan Jenkins AM.

13. Rock n Roll Night– On Saturday May 20th, Cardiff People First and Night Out present ‘Kitty’s Rock N Roll Night’ at Llandaff Rugby Club from 8pm to 10:30pm. The event is planned and run by members of Cardiff People First, a charity for people with learning disabilities, with help from the Arts Council Of Wales Night Out Scheme. The night features a 5 piece band performing a host of rock n roll classics. Everyone is welcome! Tickets are £8 and available online at www.eventbrite.com and from Cardiff People First by calling 02920 231 555, or emailing cardiffpeople1st@btconnect.com

14. Cardiff People First: ‘What’s On’ May 2017Please find attached full details of events and activities on in May.

15. Cardiff Rivers Group Next Event! – Cardiff Rivers Group will be returning to Trenchard Drive for its next campaign to clean up the area and Make a DIFFerence! Please click here for full details.

16. Rubicon at The Pavilion – As part of the Gwanwyn Festival 2017, Rubicon in collaboration with choreographer and artist Terry Beck (USA), invite you to attend and witness a uniquely original performance – ‘Harbour’ by a cast of mature dance enthusiasts from South Wales. With Guest performances by Nuwave, Llanrumney Ladies and an additional work entitled ‘Pier Tree’ created by Paul Davies. Please find attached invite.

2:45 – 3:30pm Performance

3:30 – 4:30pm Light Buffet & Beverages

Please RSVP by Friday May 19th.

17. Cardiff Race for Life 2017 – The Cancer Research UK Race for Life is coming to Cardiff on Saturday 16th July with 5K and 10K events available to enter. Why not enter today to raise money for this great cause? You can walk, jog or run your way around the course. Sign up today here.

18. Girls Rugby with the Capitals – The Capitals Girls rugby sessions have now started and are providing a great opportunity for girls to take up the game. Girls with all abilities and experience are welcome to come and join. Why not pop along to one of the sessions listed below at Llandaff North RFC, 42 Radyr Road, Llandaf North, CF14 2FU:

U9’s: Thursday 5-6 Open session: 6th April 9:30 – 11:30

U11’s: Thursday 6-7:30 Open session: 6th April 12:30 – 2:30

U13’s: Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 Open session: 7th April 9:30 – 11:30

U15’s: Thursday 6 – 7:30 Open session: 7th April 12:30 – 2:30

If you are interested please contact Capitals Coordinators via email: rugbycapitals@hotmail.com or follow them on Twitter for more information and updates @RugbyCapitals

19. Creating age-friendly communities – Find out how you can make where you live and work more age-friendly. Come along to this FREE event where you will find out how to get started and learn from other communities. It will take place on Monday 22nd May, 2017 from 11:30am to 4:30pm at The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1BH. Please see attached flyer for more details.

Health

20. Invitation to display health and wellbeing projects on GP Practice TV screens– The team at Public Health Wales continue 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 the attached document for more information.

Job Vacancies/Opportunities

21. 2017 Kick Off Trainee Sports Reporter Scheme– Are you a budding sports reporter? Or someone who is passionate about sport who would like to learn more about sport reporting? The 2017 Kick Off Trainee Sports Reporter scheme is OPEN for applications for 2017 and there’s a summer placement up for grabs at Radio Wales. You can apply and find more information at www.bbc.co.uk/kickoff and applications close on 8 May. Please feel free to share far and wide and spread the word!

22. New Job Opportunity at YMCA Cardiff – Please see attached job advertisement for a new position at YMCA Cardiff. For more information, please contact enquiries@ymcacardiff.wales

23. Opportunity: Third Sector Representative for Children & Young People: Cardiff & Vale Regional Partnership Board – There is an opportunity available to become a third sector representative on the Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board to represent third sector organisations that work with children and young people. The Partnership Board has been created under part 9 of the statutory guidance of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014. For more information please see the terms of reference. For more information on Partnership Boards under the Act please click here or visit the Hub on the Social Care Wales website here. For more information on the role, please click here.

If you would like to apply to be a representative, please complete all sections of the expression of interest form and return to admin@c3sc.org.uk with the subject ‘C&V Regional Partnership Board’ by 5pm on the 17 May 2017. If you would like to discuss the opportunity in more detail please contact Sheila Hendrickson-Brown or Rachel Connor via email or call 029 2048 5722 or 01446 741706.

Training and Workshop Opportunities

24. The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme – Do you know someone who is 18-30 years old and interested in starting their own business? Please see attachments for more information.

25. Youth Theatre Workshops – Fio Theatre Company has an ongoing Youth Theatre Workshops which are currently running based in both Cardiff and Merthyr. It would like to offer interested people the opportunity to engage your young community in getting involved with these and would really appreciate efforts. These workshops are aimed at young people ranging from all ages, with one group aimed at 7+ years and the second at 12+. During these facilitated workshops the young people are able to explore improvisational skills and activities, enabling them to be creative around new ways of thinking, reflecting on the community and what being part of a community is, as well as discovering their identity and finding their own voice. For more on the Fio Theatre Company please click here.

26. C3SC Training Courses for May 2017 – Please click here for full details of the latest training courses available in May from the Cardiff Third Sector Council.

Volunteering Opportunities

27. Volunteering Opportunities, Training, Development and Wellbeing – NewLink Wales are providing a range of Volunteering programs and packages for those interested. Please click here for more information. NewLink also offers other training packages for both professionals and volunteers via their website. NewLink are looking to get more people into volunteering, and can provide both training and opportunities for volunteering positions.