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 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.

 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 16 April

Council News

1. All eyes on Cardiff for Greatest Show on Earth– It’s the biggest sporting show on earth this year – and it’s coming to Cardiff. A global audience of 200 million is expected to watch the UEFA Champions League Final live when it comes to the Welsh capital in June. Read More Here.

2. UEFA Champions League Finals: All you need to know Read More Here.

·         Traffic restrictions and road closures – The road closures for the men’s final on June 3 will be far wider than any event seen at the stadium before. There has been extensive planning to keep disruption caused by hosting the UEFA Champions League Final to a minimum. Read More Here.

·         UEFA Champions League Finals: Accommodation for Travelling Fans– With hotel rooms booked up, a camp site is being set up in Pontcanna Fields to ensure there is affordable accommodation for visitors coming to the city for the UEFA Champions League Finals. Read More Here.

3. Cup final glory for Cardiff Schools rugby team – Cardiff Schools U11s have taken the spoils in this year’s final of rugby’s prestigious DC Thomas Cup. Read More Here.

4. Are you a responsible dog owner? – A series of events aimed at promoting responsible dog ownership is being held in Cardiff this month. The awareness events are being staged at Roath Park on Wednesday, April 12, in Victoria Park, Canton, on Wednesday, April 19, and in Hailey Park in Llandaff North on Wednesday, April 26. All the events will run from 11am to 3.30pm. Read More Here.

5. Egg-citing things to do in Cardiff this Easter – Cardiff is the place to be this Easter with the widest range of things to do! Whether its traditional Easter egg trails, Minecraft gaming, family rafting or learning how to grow your own veg – there’s something for everyone in Cardiff this Easter. Read More Here.

6. Peter Lea primary gets creative – Pupils and staff at Peter Lea Primary School are taking part in the Welsh Government’s Lead Creative Schools £20m programme being delivered in partnership with the Arts Council of Wales. Read More Here.

7. Travel advice for Judgement Day this Saturday – With over 60,000 people expected at the Principality Stadium on Saturday – the Authorities are advising everyone to plan ahead as the transport network will be extremely busy. Cardiff Blues will be taking on the Ospreys at 2.45pm, followed by Newport Gwent Dragons playing the Scarlets at 5.15pm. Given this, there will be a full city centre road closure from 12.45pm until 8.15pm. Read More Here.

News

8. National Trading Standards issues bogus helpline scam warning – National Trading Standards is warning consumers about a new scam targeting those looking for help with printer problems. The warning comes after a rise in the number of cases seen by the National Trading Standards eCrime Team. The ‘printer helpline scam’ differs from most scams as it sees consumers contacting the criminals directly, after seeing fake ‘helpline’ numbers in online adverts placed on search engines or social media. Cases seen by the National Trading Standards eCrime Team have involved those behind the ‘helplines’ gaining remote access to people’s computers – under the auspices of helping them to resolve their technical problems – only for them to use this to steal personal information including bank account details and infect computers with malware. To report a scam please reply to this link.

9. The Index Newsletter  Click here to view the 21st edition of The Index newsletter from the Cardiff Family Information Service. Also available in Welsh.

10. Older People’s Commissioner for Wales Spring 2017 Newsletter Please view attachment for the latest updates.

11. Citizen’s Advice Opening Times – Please view attachments for the latest Citizens Advice Opening Times for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Grants/Funding

12. Heritage Lottery Fund Changes its Funding for Places of Worship in Wales – The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has issued a statement that from September 2017 it will no longer be providing funding for places of worship through its Grants for Places of Worship programme. Instead, HLF funding will be provided through the existing Our Heritage (grants of up to £100,000) and Heritage Grants (up to £5million) programmes. According to HLF, the changes are as follows:

·         Introduction of a faster, single-stage application for grants up to £100,000 rather than the two-stage process under Grants for Places of Worship.

·         Greater flexibility, allowing for a wider range of activities and capital works than under the current scheme, although projects that have a focus on much-needed repairs will still be welcomed.

·         100% of works and activities can be funded with no requirement for partnership funding

·         50% of the grant will be paid up front which will help the applicant’s cash flow.

Please click here more information on this fund. The remaining deadlines for new applications are 5 June 2017 and 21 August 2017.

13. Macmillan’s Supporting You to Help Others Grants – Deadline Looms – Macmillan Cancer Support has the overall aim of improving the lives of people affected by cancer, by providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. The Supporting You to Help Others grants programme can fund cancer self help and support groups and their activities and user involvement projects and associated activities. Applications are welcomed from groups and individuals that contribute to achieving Macmillan’s Inclusion Vision.

The funding is available as follows:

·         Start-up grants of up to £500 to support the start-up of a new self help and support project for people affected by cancer.

·         Development grants of up to £3,000 to improve the sustainability or increase the reach of existing self help and support groups or projects that have been established for 12 months or more.

·         User Involvement Grants of up to £3,000 to encourage the involvement of people affected by cancer in the design and improvement of cancer services.

·         Individual Development Grants of up to £500 to enable people affected by cancer to develop their skills and use their cancer experience to help support others affected by cancer.

A maximum of £500 for projects that have been running for less than 12 months.

A maximum of £3,000 for projects that have been in existence for more than 12 months.

There are two funding rounds left for 2017. Please click here for more information. The next deadlines for applications are 21 April and 4 August 2017.

14. Pink Ribbon Foundation Accepting Applications for 2017 – The Pink Ribbon Foundation’s mission is to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for revenue, capital or project costs.

The Foundation provides financial support to charities in the UK whose objects are:

·         To relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or have been affected by, breast cancer by providing, or assisting in the provision of, information, care or emotional, practical and financial support.

·         To advance public education in the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment, in particular but not exclusively by commissioning, or conducting, research into the caused, detection and treatment of breast cancer by disseminating the results of such research.

The Foundation welcome applications from all ethnic and minority groups. Please click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 26 May 2017.

15. Armed Forces Covenant Fund Launches Families in Stress Priority (UK) – The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is currently accepting applications to the Families in Stress priority of the £10 million per year Covenant Fund. Grants of between £20,000 and £300,000 for programmes of work lasting between two to three years are available. The funding is for projects that support families of serving personnel who are experiencing a significant stressful life event and would benefit from an intervention from a provider who can offer specialised, localised (or easily accessible) and immediate support. These life events could include: life-changing, bereavement, domestic abuse, relationship break-up, those subject to the civil or service justice system or mental health issues. Please click here for more information. The deadline for expressions of interest is 26 June 2017 (noon).

What’s on?

16. Dementia Awareness Week Is Coming – This Dementia Awareness Week, 14-20 May, Alzheimer’s Society is asking everyone to unite against dementia. You can help by planning Dementia Friends Sessions during the week. Last year Champions ran 1,643 sessions and created over 18,501 Dementia Friends. We want to beat that this year! Find out more by subscribing to the Dementia Friends e-newsletter here.

17. Design A Bandana Competition – The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is once again co-ordinating the Gypsy, Roma & Traveller (GRT) History Month 2017. Schools are invited to participate in its ‘Design-a-Bandana’ competition which is open to all Primary schools in Wales and culminates in a Gala even in June 2017. The Competition supports the National Literacy & Numeracy Framework and is open to all children with two entry categories available: Key Stage 1 entries and Key Stage 2 entries. This is the perfect way to celebrate big themes such as diversity and equality as well as an opportunity to explore history and culture in an exciting way. Be inclusive, be included, get involved! All participating schools will receive a ‘thank you’ letter and certificate of participation. Winning designs will be produced as a bandana for distribution by the Romani Cultural and Arts Company throughout 2017. Prizes for winners will be presented in June 2017. Click here for more information and entry details.

18. Wales Millennium Centre – The WMC have a £5 ticket offer to see Ockham Razor’s latest production in the Weston Studio. Details of the production can be found here. To access the offer, call the Ticket Office on 02963 6464 and quote CIRCUS to access discounted tickets.

19. Living Streets National Walking Month – Living Streets National Walking Month is back this May so please spread the word amongst your networks! It is hoped that Cardiff can support Living Streets’ National Walking Month this May, whether by tweeting about it, emailing your networks or encouraging people to #Try20 and rate their walks. Please see below more information on the campaign:

This year Living Streets is challenging you to #Try20 – that is walk for an extra 20 minutes every day. The charity for everyday walking would like you to think about how walkable your local streets are too. Living Streets know more people should feel the benefits of walking everyday journeys, so our cities, towns and villages need to be fit for walking. Whether that means pavements free of clutter, adequate lighting, and a good smattering of pedestrian crossings or green spaces – they want you to consider what makes a good walking environment. The charity believes walking is the solution to some of our biggest problems. This simple act helps us to all be healthier and feel happier, while brightening the environment and boosting local economies. Up to the mayoral and local elections in May, Living Streets is encouraging leaders in some of the UK’s biggest cities to make walking a priority to improve the health and happiness of everyone living and working there.

National Walking Month will also pay host to Walk to School Week (15-19 May) and Living Streets; annual fundraising event; Happy Shoesday (16 May). For more information visit: www.livingstreets.org.uk/nwm

20. Alzheimer’s Society Cardiff and the Vale Monthly Update: April 2017 – Please see attachment for full details of events happening this month.

21. Pudding Club – Eat puddings and help raise money for Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale. Please see attachment for more information.

Health

22. 2017 World Health Day campaign is focused on depression– Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends and the ability to earn a living. At worst, depression can lead to suicide, now the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds. Yet, depression can be prevented and treated. A better understanding of what depression is, and how it can be prevented and treated, will help reduce the stigma associated with the condition, and lead to more people seeking help. Time for Change is the first national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems. Click here for more information.

23. Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Over 41,000 people are diagnosed with Bowel Cancer every year in the UK, making it the fourth most common cancer. 94% of new cases are diagnosed in people over the age of 50 and 58% are diagnosed in people aged 70 or over. Bowel Cancer can affect any age with 2,400 new cases being diagnosed in people under the age of 50. 1 in 14 men (7%) and 1 in 19 women (5%) will be diagnosed with bowel cancer during their lifetime. Please click here for more information and support.

Job Vacancies

The Horn Development Association has two vacancies available both funded by the Big Lottery. Details as follows:

24. Employment Engagement & Assessor Officer –. For more information and to request an application pack please contact: info@hdacardiff.org The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 28/04/2017. Interviews will be held on the week ending 09/05/2017.

25. Volunteer Project Coordinator – For more information and to request an application pack please contact: info@hdacardiff.org The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 28/04/2017. Interviews will be held on the week ending 09/05/2017.

Training and Workshop Opportunities

26. Get Into Hospitality with Glamorgan County Cricket Club – Next month the Get into Hospitality programme with Glamorgan Cricket will be held and the course is open to 16-30 year olds (NEET). The course will include a Taster Day on 10th May followed by the main programme from the 15-26th May. Topics covered include:

·         Hospitality skills training, customer service training and employability skills workshop

·         First Aid and Food Hygiene qualifications

·         Work placements within the SWALEC stadium hospitality department

·         Job Opportunities at the Stadium

·         Travel reimbursed and lunch provided

Full details can be found in the attachments provided

27. Jacob Abraham Foundation: Suicide First Aid Training – This training is free and available to anybody over the age of 18 and provides 3 steps to Suicide Safety:

Step 1: Recognise Signs of Suicide

Step 2: How to Intervene Effectively

Step 3: Safeguarding someone at risk

Please see the attached for more information.

 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 9 April

Council News

1. Statement on Womanby Street– A City of Cardiff Council spokesperson said: ‘The Council recognises that music, particularly live music, is an important part of Cardiff’s city-centre appeal… There have been requests for the Council to examine and amend the Local Development Plan (LDP) to allocate Womanby Street as an area of cultural significance in music and performance arts.’ Read More Here.

2. Egg-citing things to do in Cardiff this Easter – Cardiff is THE place to be this Easter with the widest range of things to do! Whether it’s traditional Easter egg trails, Minecraft gaming, family rafting or learning how to grow your own veg – there’s something for everyone in Cardiff this Easter. Read More Here.

3. Waste collections this Easter – Waste collections will happen as normal on Good Friday but will be staggered by one day the following week to accommodate the Easter Bank Holiday Monday. Read More Here.

News

4. Outdoor Learning Wales Bulletin March 2017 – With spring edging its way towards us it is a great time to consider your outdoor learning programme for the coming year. Maybe you would like to take advantage of come CPD or accredited learning courses? Maybe you would like to get involved in an outdoor learning project with your local OLW group? Maybe you would just like to sit awhile and read some information and facts about the world? Whatever you decide, you will find lots to interest you in this month’s bulletin available here.

5. Cardiff Time Credits  Please click here for the latest news and updates about your local Time Credit network.

6. Welsh Ambulance Service Please see attached for a March Info burst from the WAS for March 2017.

7. Latest News from Girls Together – Please see below for the latest updates from Girls Together

·         Girls Together Adult Membership: To celebrate the first 12 months of the Girls Together campaign, the initiative has released its Girls Together Adult membership offer. This is a great opportunity for you to be one of the first people to get your hands on membership free of charge! Email today to apply for your free card which will allow you to access a number of incentives from some of Girls Together partners. To see the list of incentives, please click here. Membership cards are limited so please apply quickly by emailing: fbenningwood@cardiffmet.ac.uk

·         Archers Basketball: On Saturday 25th March, Girls Together coordinator Fay Benningwood experienced the first Archers Basketball game in the new Archers Arena at Cardiff Met. It was an edge of your seat experience which went through to the final buzzer providing an exhilarating end victory to the Archers. Click here to view a video of the event.

·         Free ‘Free Running’ Taster Session: This month Girls Together partnered with Fluidity Free Running academy to offer a Free Running taster session for Women and Girls. On Friday 24th March, 15 females too part in a coached taster session at Fluidity. The class provided an opportunity for participants to focus on strength, balance and coordination trying new skills in a safe and fun environment. Fluidity welcome females to participate in the current programme, but are also busy developing female specific classes. Click here to view a video of the event.

Grants/Funding

8. Millennium Stadium Charitable trust Regional Round Open (Wales) – The Millennium Stadium Charitable trust was established through an agreement between the Millennium Stadium plc and the Millennium Commission when the Stadium was built and it aims to improve the quality of life of people who live and work in Wales. Grants of up to £7,500 are available for not-for-profit organisations in Wales that have a remit to serve a region or local authority-wide area. Funding is available for projects in the following areas: Sport, The Arts, The Environment and The Community Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 1 July 2017 (12 noon).

9. Armed Forces Day Event Grant- Deadline Extended – Since 2009, Armed Forces Day has been marked annually with events large and small throughout the UK. This year the celebrations will fall on Saturday 24 June 2017, when a major national event will be held in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire and local events will be held across the UK. In support of this event, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is providing funding to help organisations and individuals in the UK host an Armed Forces Day event on or in the weeks around Saturday 24 June 2017. Local councils, organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals in the UK can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 (providing the MoD accounts for no more that 50% of the project costs). Click here for more information. The deadline for applications has been extended from 2 April to 30 April 2017.

10. Road Safety Trust Accepting Applications for May Deadline – The Road Safety trust, an independent charitable trust, works to support projects and research that will make the UK’s roads safer for all road users and reduce the numbers of people killed or injured on UK roads. The Trust provides funding to public and professional UK organisations, including charities and university departments, for projects that are innovative and will enhance the knowledge and practice of the road safety community. Grants of up to £100,000 are available over a period of up to three years to support projects that are innovative and will enhance the knowledge and practice of the road safety community. Applicants should be able to give a clear indication of their project’s benefit to road safety. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is 26 May 2017.

What’s on?

11. Dementia Friendly Screening of ‘The Time of their Lives’ @ Chapter Arts Centre, Monday 10th April 2017 @ 2pm – Tickets are £4.50 and include refreshments after the screening. Tickets are free for carers with a CEA card. More information is available on Chapter’s website here or please contact Ellie on ellie.russell@chapter.org 

12. Living Streets National Walking Month – Living Streets National Walking Month is back this May so please spread the word amongst your networks! We’re hoping Cardiff can support Living Streets’ National Walking Month this May, whether by tweeting about it, emailing your networks or encouraging people to #Try20 and rate their walks. Please see below more information on the campaign:

This year Living Streets is challenging you to #Try20 – that is walk for an extra 20 minutes every day. The charity for everyday walking would like you to think about how walkable your local streets are too. Living Streets know more people should feel the benefits of walking everyday journeys, so our cities, towns and villages need to be fit for walking. Whether that means pavements free of clutter, adequate lighting, and a good smattering of pedestrian crossings or green spaces – they want you to consider what makes a good walking environment.

The charity believes walking is the solution to some of our biggest problems. This simple act helps us to all be healthier and feel happier, while brightening the environment and boosting local economies. Up to the mayoral and local elections in May, Living Streets is encouraging leaders in some of the UK’s biggest cities to make walking a priority to improve the health and happiness of everyone living and working there.

National Walking Month will also pay host to Walk to School Week (15-19 May) and Living Streets’ annual fundraising event; Happy Shoesday (16 May). For more information visit: www.livingstreets.org.uk/nwm

13. Love Where You Live: Schools Competition – This competition aims at showing the people of Cardiff that you Love Where You Live by designing some posters that will be shown on litter bins and roundabouts around Cardiff. Imagine your artwork up on show when you are out and about! There are three prizes for three winning children and three categories to choose from:

  • Don’t throw litter when riding in a car
  • Pick up your dog poop when walking your dog
  • Cardiff is a lovely place to live and play

Or your whole class could win a prize! Make a video or presentation showing how your class is Keeping Cardiff Tidy. All prizes supplied by Cardiff International White Water. For more information visit www.ciww.com/ for more information on how to enter, have a look at the LWYL competition poster attached.

14. Easter Holiday Cycle Training Courses at Cardiff Council Road Safety Centre, Maindy – This course is aimed at children aged 9 – 12 yrs and will run from Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st April from 10am to 12pm @ a cost of £10 a child. Day 1 is on the playground and Days 2, 3 and 4 are on local quiet roads. Please view the attachments for more information.

15. Free Golf Taster Session: On Sunday 9th April, Girls Together will be offering a free taster session at Cardiff Golf Club (to reserve a space, email fbenningwood@cardiffmet.ac.uk ). The taster session will launch part of the New2Golf scheme at Cardiff Golf Club also starting in April. New2Golf is a 6 week programme designed to give participants benefits to encourage them to get hooked on golf quicker. The block of sessions usually cost £30 reduced to £25 with a Girls Together membership card. Cardiff Golf Club are also offering 10% off purchases from their Golf Shop so if you enjoy your 6 week programme you will be able to get yourself kitted out with all the latest gear.

16. Girls Together Netball Hubs: On Monday 3rd April, The Girls Together Back 2 Netball hubs started in Active Eastern (Eastern Leisure Centre). Junior classes are at 4:30 -5:30pm and will cater for ages 7-16 years. The group will be split into U10s and U16s for training. Adult sessions will be from 5:30-6:30pm and all sessions are charged at £3.50. No registration is necessary and all abilities are welcome. For more information, please email fbenningwood@cardiffmet.ac.uk. Enjoy being a participant? Why not train to be a coach? Welsh Netball currently have a new course calendar available, for more information please visit: www.ourwelshnetball.co.uk

17. Wheel Women Cycling Group: The Wheel Women cycling community continues to flourish and are especially excited to welcome the warmer weather and lighter nights! Rides have been scheduled from April – June offering beginner and intermediate routes. The group has recently linked with British Cycling to offer ride leader training which has up-skilled a number of new female ride leasers who will be helping Wheel Women to develop future new ride opportunities. To keep up to speed with the planned rides, please follow @Wheel_Women on twitter or email fbenningwood@cardiffmet.ac.uk

18. Girls Rugby with the Capitals: Girls Together is pleased to be supporting the Welsh Rugby Unions Girls Rugby offer delivered by Cardiff Capitals. Come and try out some of the free taster sessions this month. For more information and if you are interested in joining please email: rugbycapitals@hotmail.com or follow @RugbyCapitals on twitter.

19. Supporting Dimensions Cymru: Dimension Cymru offer personalised, creative support to achieve positive outcomes for people with complex needs and behaviour that can be challenging, supporting people to be active and valued citizens in their own communities through innovative projects. Sport Cardiff were thrilled to be asked to provide sports activities through the Girls together and disability Sport programme as part of a celebration event. Through previous work with the Pink Ladies (a group of disabled females), Girls Together had identified a need to operate specific opportunities within a small group environment to help females with disabilities be active. To support the Dimensions event we offered a Zumba session provided by Dance Fit Cardiff and a Badminton Session provided by Special Olympics Club Cardiff Shadows.

Health

20. Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week takes place this week, 3rd-9th April 2017: This annual campaign, now in its ninth year is an opportunity to raise awareness of male specific cancers – prostate, testicular and penile cancer – and to provide practical advice, support and information on the detection, diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.

The 2017 campaign will focus specifically on testicular cancer, risk factors and the common signs and symptoms.  If caught at an early stage cure rates of approximately 98% are usually possible.

Further information can be found at https://orchid-cancer.org.uk/ and here.

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

Job Vacancies

22. Vale of Glamorgan Council – Three vacancies are available at the Vale of Glamorgan Council please click here for more details.

23. Project Training Manager- Skills for Life– There is currently a vacancy for a Project Training Manager as part of the Skills for Life project funded by the Welsh Government through the Communities for Work (C4W) Innovation Fund and is delivered in partnership by SRCDC & Oxfam.

Oxfam are looking for a dynamic and experienced Project Manager with training and facilitation skills to lead the development and delivery of the Skills for Life project in Cardiff. Skills for Life is a training and mentoring project, delivered in partnership with South Riverside Community Development Centre, to provide holistic support for women to  move closer to obtaining sustainable, quality employment in Cardiff. The Skills for Life supports the Communities for Work Programme and is funded by Welsh Government and the European Social Fund. For details on how to apply and further information please visit the Oxfam jobs web site (ref: CAP0275) Closing Date: Midnight 17th April 2017

Training and Workshop Opportunities

24. Adult Community LearningPlease find attached  Learning for Life courses being offered in the coming weeks which includes a 10 week Kundalini Yoga course and Cooking Classes. Attachments

 

 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 2 April

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

Council News

1. Keeping Cardiff Moving– February’s figures for the Moving Traffic Offences Scheme have been revealed. The number of people caught driving illegally in bus lanes has reduced from 5,988 Penalty Notices in January to 5,668 in February. Read More Here.

2. ‘Under influence’ Cardiff Bay boater fined – A Cardiff boater has been fined after he admitted failing to have control of his vessel while under the influence of drink. Read More Here.

3. One-stop-shop for domestic abuse services – The City of Cardiff Council has agreed to work in partnership with the local health board to deliver a one-stop-shop providing domestic abuse support services. Read More Here.

4. Blackweir footbridge closed for parts of next week – Blackweir footbridge will be affected by temporary closures next week whilst inspection work takes place on the support cables and decking. Read More Here.

5. New independent living facility set to open – Work is nearing completion on a major refurbishment of a former children’s home in the north of the city. Read More Here.

6. Eastern Bay Link Road open in time for Champions League Final – The £57m Eastern Bay Link Road is set to open in time for the Champions League Final in June when more than 170.000 fans are expected to descent on Cardiff. Read More Here.

7. Cardiff Story Museum wins award – Cardiff Story Museum has been named Best Leisure and Tourism Venue at the Cardiff Life Awards. Read More Here.

8. Re-surfacing work on the A4232 will start this Friday (March 31) evening – Re-surfacing work will take place on the A4232 southbound from Junction 30 to the Pentwyn roundabout from Friday (March 31) until Tuesday morning (April 4). Read More Here.

News

9. Vision 21 News Read the latest news from Vision 21 here.

10. Wates Residential begins work on first 192 homes of Cardiff’s flagship housing programme – Developer, Wates Residential, has started work on the first 192 homes that form part of a flagship council development programme in Cardiff. Read More Here.

11. Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) March Update – Please click here for the latest news updates from the C3SC.

12. Guidance: Indecent images of children– The government has recently released guidance for young people to clarify the law around incident images of children and young people. Please click here for more information. This is a useful tool, as it is important that young people are aware of the law around this area. This document should not be used against children and young people. There are clear Policing policies that apply to make sure that young people are not unduly criminalised. However, the information could be used to support preventative work as well as supporting to change behaviour, however although this documents clarifies the law, it does not explore peer pressure, low self-esteem, confidence issues or relationships, all of which are all part of the wider issues around sexting.

In terms of sexting in schools and colleges: Responding to incidents and safeguarding young people: Click Here for More Information

13. Fair Trade Cardiff News– Excellent news from Fair Trade Cardiff regarding Cardiff’s renewed Fair Trade status. Read More Here.

14. Cardiff People First– What’s On April 2017, If you know someone who has a learning disability, please let them know about us. We have lots of different groups for people to get involved with. Please see attached for more information.

15. How One Woman is winning the fight against food waste– Read More Here

16. Cardiff Community Gateway Newsletter – Click here to view the full newsletter.

Grants/Funding

17. Arts & Business Cymru’s Culture Step Programme: 2017-18 Rounds Announced – CultureStep is an investment programme provided by Arts and Business Cymru with funding from the Moondance Foundation. Support is aimed at encouraging businesses in Wales to invest in the arts, or to increase their current investment in the arts through providing match funding for the business investment. The next submission deadline is 4 May 2017. Further rounds will take place throughout 2017-18. Click here for more information.

18. Comic Relief’s Community Cash Grants Programmes Open Across the UK – Comic Relief and Community Foundations across the UK are working together to distribute Comic Relief Community Cash funds to small groups working with vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. The funding is available to support community groups that are undertaking work that helps people of all ages feel more included in their community, builds their skills and increases their sense of achievement. Small local groups with an income of less than £100,000 that are run by local people and that are working in a disadvantaged or deprived area can apply.

Full details, including the application deadline, can be found on the websites of the individual community foundations. A list of the community foundations across the UK can be found on the UK Community Foundations website. Most community foundations have an application deadline of 5 May 2017.

19. 2017 Baldwins Kick Start Award Offers £20,000 to Young Entrepreneurs in the UK – Baldwins Kick Start is an annual award programme for young entrepreneurs who have a good idea and would like to start their own business. The programme was established by Baldwins Accountants to find and develop the ‘Youth Entrepreneurs’ of the future. Baldwins hopes to reach those young people who have talent, drive, ambition and ideas but who lack access to the necessary funding and business support needed to start up in enterprise. The programme has a total budget of £300,000 running over ten years. For more information or to apply please click here. Applications for the current round close on 31 August 2017.

20. Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Community Support Large Grants: April Deadline Reminder – Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country. In addition to providing a wide range of grants to Freemasons and their families, the Foundation also makes significant financial grants to charities which help people to live happy, fulfilling lives and to participate actively in society. The Community Support scheme offers large and small grants to charities registered in England and Wales that are working in the areas of financial hardship, health and disability, education and employability, and social exclusion and disadvantage. For more information please click here. The deadline for Large Grants enquiry forms are 13 April 2017, 14 July 2017, and 13 October 2017.

21. Energy Impact Awards Open to Applications – Prize funding is available to third sector, public sector and statutory organisations whose energy projects focus on fuel poverty and benefit vulnerable people in their local area. Funding for the Energy Impact Awards scheme is provided by National Energy Action (NEA), a fuel poverty charity, in partnership with British Gas to recognise innovation and best practice amongst agencies that run projects that tackle fuel poverty and benefit vulnerable people in England, Scotland and Wales. Three levels of prize funding are available:

  • First prize: £10,000 (one award)
  • First runner-up prize: £5,000 (two awards)
  • Second runner-up prize: £2,500 (two awards)

Successful applicants will also receive one full place to the NEW Annual Conference in Nottingham (11-13 September 2017) including travel and accommodation worth £650. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to showcase their project at the conference. Applications should show initiative and innovation by being creative and imaginative in their approach to helping vulnerable people. Preference will also be given to applications that demonstrate innovative ways of working with new and exciting technologies. The prize funding can be used for the enhancement of an existing project (as long as it is made clear in the application how the prize money adds value to it) or new projects that demonstrate innovative ways of tackling fuel poverty at a local level. For more information please click here. The deadline for applications is 19 May 2017.

What’s on?

22. Wales International Documentary Festival Equality and Diversity Day- Please find attached flyer for more information.

23. Restorative Approaches Family Engagement Project (RAFEP) All Wales Conference 7th June Llandrindod Wells (FREE) – The RAFEP is hosting a free All Wales conference on Wednesday, 7th June, 2017 at The Metropole Hotel & Spa, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5DY. Please see flyers for further details.

24. Dementia Friends Champion Session – If you are interested in becoming a Dementia Friend Champion, enabling you to deliver Dementia Friends sessions, please click on the link here for a Champion Training session taking place in Cardiff during May.

25. Prince’s Trust- Fairbridge Programme – Please find attached (B) details of the next Prince’s Trust-Fairbridge Programme which will start in Cardiff, on 18th April. A ‘Taster Day’ for this programme will be held on Tuesday, 4th April (at 11am), where young people and referrers can come along and find out more about the Programme. A Referral Form is also attached which can be completed and returned directly here.

26. ECLP Monthly Updates– Please see attached to find out what’s on and where in April 2017.

27. Oldwell Court Saturday Opening and Paid for Community Support Service– Please find attached leaflets for the Saturday opening of Oldwell Court. It is due to open on 22nd April with a taster day on 8th April. Referrals are now being taken – any questions give Helen De Abreau, day centre Manager ring – 029 20434972. Costs £40 per day. Also attached is the brochure for the Alzheimer’s Society paid for Community Support Service which is also taking referrals. Cost £18per hour. If you have any queries please give Julie Lever, Community Support Manager a ring – 029 20674209 see (a)

28. Easter Activity Days at Plas– Please find attached a poster for Easter activity days at Plas.

29. Art & Older People, Walking Rugby & Falls Prevention– The Arts & Older People Conference is being organised by the Arts Council Wales and will be held on Thursday 6th April at the Royal College of Welsh Music and Drama in Cardiff. The event will look at how arts activities can support the creation of age friendly communities. Click here for more details and to book a place. Tickets are £20-£30, but Age Cymru have a small number of free rickets available for people from voluntary or community groups. For more details please email emma.robinson@agecymru.org.uk

30. Rugby Initiative from Aging Well in Wales - Aging Well in Wales would also like to make you aware of a new walking rugby group that is running in the Rhondda area and interested in organising something in the Vale of Glamorgan. Details are attached.

31. Elderfit UpdatePlease find attached a flyer from Elderfit, who are currently looking for help in securing funding to expand their falls prevention work – please take the time to help them.

32. St Fagans Updates

(a) New ESOL Resources for St Fagans– Available Here, the resources cover 6 building at St Fagans, and all are designed to be self-led activities to be used by visiting groups of ESOL learners or similar wishing to discover the museum and the buildings. Please feel free to circulate and promote this initiative.

(b) What’s On At St.Fagan’s This Easter– Details of St. Fagan’s Public Easter Offer are included in their online news brief which can be accessed here.

(c)St. Fagan’s Arts Award– Please find attached information on the St.Fagan’s Arts Awards opportunity.

(d) St.Fagan’s Eisteddfod fundraising appeal committee– Please see attached for more information. Please feel free to circulate amongst your networks.

33. The Sprout Live at the Museum: Friday 7th April– You are invited to a youth-led live performance event. All details can be found on the attached flyers.

34. Alzheimer’s Society– Please find attached the latest updates for April.

35. Royal Life Saving Society Spring Clean Campaign– Next week sees the launch of the RLSS’ annual Spring Clean Awareness campaign. The campaign will run between 3-10 April 2017 and warns parents and people in charge of children, about the dangers of water in and around the home and garden. You can help support the campaign by: Sharing our press release on your website or social media channels (available online here from Monday 3rd April.)

Job Vacancies

36. Digital Inclusion Adviser, Digital Communities Wales Please click here for more information on the role. This role is a 2 year funded post. Closing date for applications is Sunday 9th March at 10pm.

37. Wales Co-operative Centre– There are two opportunities available please click here for more information.

38. Project Training Manager- Skills for Life– There is currently a vacancy for a Project Training Manager as part of the Skills for Life project funded by the Welsh Government through the Communities for Work (C4W) Innovation Fund and is delivered in partnership by SRCDC & Oxfam.

Oxfam are looking for a dynamic and experienced Project Manager with training and facilitation skills to lead the development and delivery of the Skills for Life project in Cardiff. Skills for Life is a training and mentoring project, delivered in partnership with South Riverside Community Development Centre, to provide holistic support for women to move closer to obtaining sustainable, quality employment in Cardiff. The Skills for Life supports the Communities for Work Programme and is funded by Welsh Government and the European Social Fund. For details on how to apply and further information please visit the Oxfam jobs web site (ref: CAP0275)Closing Date: Midnight 17th April 2017

39. Age Connects: Nail Cutting Service Coordinator Vacancy – The Main Purpose of the Role is to develop the Nail Cutting Service to become a profit making social enterprise and to manage the day to day delivery of the service through volunteer administrators and paid nail technicians

The successful candidate will have experience in developing projects, supervising people and the ability to demonstrate good customer service skills. They will either hold or be prepared to work towards a qualification in basic Foot Care to provide holiday cover for the nail technicians. They will be an excellent communicator and team player. Good organisational skills and marketing skills are also important in this role.

40. Age Connects: Nail Cutting Service Coordinator

For further information please contact Mathew Coffin Service Manager Mathew.coffin@ageconnectscardiff.org.uk Telephone: 07870 988 523 Application packs can be requested from Mathew or downloaded from our website https://www.ageconnectscardiff.org.uk/jobs

Application closing date: Monday 24th April

Interviews: 26th & 27th April

Project Start Date: June

Training and Workshop Opportunities

41. Adult Community Learning – Term 3 has a range of training opportunities and courses, please view the attachments to see full list..

42. Into Work Advice Service Training TimetablePlease find attached copies of the Into Work Advice Service Training timetable for April. Facilitators will be delivering a new and more work related ICT course focussed on the skills specifically related to employment. If you have any clients interested in booking on a course, please contact 029 20871000 or email intoworkadvice@cardiff.gov.uk. Alternatively clients can book on directly at job clubs and hubs across the city.

43. Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) Training Courses April– The team at the C3SC have a range of courses and training available in April. Please click here for full details.

44. Free Online Course: Exercise Prescription for the Prevention and Treatment of Disease – Learn how physical exercise can help patients including those with cardiovascular disease, mental health problems and cancer. Please click here for more details.

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 26 March

 

Council News

1. 10 things you need to know about the new bus interchange Read More Here.

2. 10-point plan to protect Cardiff in a post-BREXIT world – A ten-point plan to protect Cardiff’s economy, residents and public services in a post-BREXIT world has been revealed. Read More Here.

3. New outreach service to offer advice in communities – Funding for a new service to help some of the city’s most vulnerable citizens to deal with their finances has been agreed by the City of Cardiff Council. Read More Here.

4. New Floodlit 3G pitches in Cardiff parks – Two state-of-the-art 3G floodlit pitches have been installed in Trelai Park in the Caerau area of the city and in The Marl in Grangetown. Read More Here.

5. Event to mark launch of Disability Index – A special event has been held to mark the launch of an index which details services available for disabled children and young people in Cardiff. Read More Here.

6. Loan shark sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court – A loan shark was given a suspended prison sentence on Friday, March 17, after he lent thousands of pounds to vulnerable victims with massive repayment rates. Read More Here.

7. Driving the growth of the Welsh language through education – The City Council has confirmed its vision for Cardiff’s education system to act as a key driver to increasing the number of Welsh speakers in the city. Read More Here.

8. Director and company fined over unsafe hoverboards – A Director of a Cardiff company and his business have been fined more than £11,600 each after they sold hoverboards which breached safety regulations. Read More Here.

9. Palm Sunday Memorial Service – Join Cardiff Bereavement Services this Easter to remember the lives of those dear to us. Read More Here.

10. Work begins on first 192 homes of 1,500 for Cardiff – National developer, Wates Residential, has commenced work on the first 192 homes of the City of Cardiff Council’s flagship house building programme, which will see the development of 1,500 homes across 40 sites. Read More Here.

11. Supporting Cardiff employers to pay the real Living Wage – The City Council is encouraging to sign up to pay the Living Wage to help Cardiff gain recognition as a Living Wage city. Read More Here.

12. Coming to a restaurant near you…salad (grown in Bute Park by asylum seekers) – Salad leaves grown by asylum seekers, in the nurseries at Bute Park, will soon be appearing on restaurant menus around Cardiff after the City Council gave the green light to a new project. Read More Here.

13. Eastern Bay Link Road open in time for Champions League Final– The £57m Eastern Bay Link Road is set to open in time for the Champions League Final in June when more than 170,000 fans are expected to descend on Cardiff. Read More Here.

14. New independent living facility set to open – Work is nearing completion on a major refurbishment of a former children’s home in the north of the city. Read More Here.

News

15. Incident at Westminster: 22 March 2017 – In light of the terrorist attack that occurred at Westminster on Wednesday 22 March, a number of statements have been issued by the UK Government condemning the attacks, please view by clicking on the related links below:

In addition, there have been a number of individuals, communities and civil society groups speaking out against the attack. Below are several links to a few films from civil society groups which seek to show that communities are standing together:

16. New Cardiff Vale of Glamorgan Integrated Health & Social Care Partnership Website – The Partnership’s new website is now live at www.cvihsc.co.uk Please share with any of your teams/networks/through social media etc. A video showing the Regional Partnership Board talking about integration is also available here: http://www.cvihsc.co.uk/about/who-we-are/ The Partnership’s Annual Report and Population Needs Assessment will also be available on the site from the end of next week.

17. NEW Online Earn Tool – The team at SPICE are pleased to announce a new online tool highlighting where to earn Time Credits across Cardiff and the Vale. MyTimeCredits.co.uk lists a variety of ways that you can get involved in earning the other Spice Time Credit currencies in the region. So why not think about broadening your volunteering horizons and exploring the other local networks. If you have a Time Credit earning opportunity please let the team at Time Credits know. To see details of where Time Credits can be spent both regionally and nationally, please head here to explore the local brochures.

18. News from Cardiff Met Widening Access Click here for the latest news from Cardiff Met Widening Access

19. Cardiff Safer and Cohesive Communities Network Update Click here for the latest from the SCCN Network.

Grants/Funding

20. Water Works Grants: Improving Access to Free Drinking Water – The Children’s Health Fund is inviting organisations that want to improve access to free drinking water for the children and young people that they work with, or congregate in their spaces to apply for funding between £1,000 and £5,000.

The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 7th April 2017. The independent advisory board will meet in May to decide which applications will receive funding. Funding awards will be announced shortly after the meeting. For more information please visit: www.childrenshealthfund.org.uk/grants

21. National Churches Trust’s Project Development Grants: Deadline Extended – The National Churches Trust is currently accepting applications for this pilot scheme which is offering grants of up to £10,000 to help churches develop high quality sustainable repair and community projects. Places of worship of any Christian denomination can apply. Applications for buildings for all ages, listed and unlisted will be considered. The Trust has particular interest in 2017 in applications from the North East of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as from Baptist and Presbyterian churches.

Match funding of at least 50% of the funds required must be raised by applicants from their own reserves or other funders, or fundraising initiatives.

The next deadline for applications is 10 May 2017. Click here for more information.

22. 2017 Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards Open to Nominations – Since 2004, the nonfinancial Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards have recognised and rewarded groups and individuals in Wales who have made an outstanding contribution to their community. There are six categories for nominations:

  • Adult (25 years and over)
  • Young volunteer (under 25 years)
  • ‘Green’ volunteer (individual of any age who volunteers with an environmental organisation or project)
  • Trustee
  • Groups (two or more individuals, whether as an informal group or a formally constituted organisation).

Nominees must live in Wales, or undertake their volunteering work in Wales. Nominated groups must be based in Wales. The judging panel will select one winner and two runners up in each category who will receive an engraved trophy, and all eligible nominees will receive a certificate of commendation.

The deadline for nominations is 21 April 2017. Please click here for more information.

23. Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2017 Opens to UK Nominations – The Sport and Recreation Alliance’s annual awards are designed to highlight the breadth of work that is undertaken in the community sport and recreation sector. The awards have been running for over 20 years and offer exceptional clubs the opportunity to be recognised for the excellent work they do. This year, awards and prize money will be presented for the categories of:

  • Professional Community Programme of the Year Award – sponsored by The Professional Footballers’ Association.
  • Added Social Value Award – sponsored by Substance
  • Volunteering Award – sponsored by Join In.
  • Mental Health Award - sponsored by Hiscox.
  • Innovation Project Award.

Each of the five category winners will receive £1,000 to help boost their work. The deadline for nominations is 30 April 2017 (midnight). Please click here for more information.

What’s on?

24. Work Life Event Flyer – A job fair and engagement event will be held at the Cardiff City Stadium on the 31st of March, please see attachment for more details.

25. Spring Arrangements for Waste Collection- Please view attachments for more information.

26. Community Activities Fair: Tuesday 28th March, Cardiff City Hall 4pm to 8pm – Public services in Cardiff and the Vale are joining together to host a large activities event for those in the community who may feel socially isolated and wish to get back in touch with their community. Please view attachments for more information.a) and b)

27. Cardiff Rivers Group Click here for the latest event from the Cardiff Rivers Group scheduled for Saturday the 25th March.

28. Prince’s Trust Pop Up Shop Cardiff– Just under a week to go until the opening of the Prince’s Trust Pop Up Shop in the St David’s 2 shopping centre in Cardiff. Find more details here. Over the 4 day period there will be a fantastic opportunity for Young Entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses to the public.

The initiative is pleased to be able to offer Young People, Referral Partners and Staff places on a range of free business themed workshops that include:

  • Turn the Lights On – A positive approach to achieve your goals, Georgina Jones
  • Self-Motivation with Stifyn Parri of MR RPRODUCER
  • Simply Do – Ideas Accelerator – Making Your Ideas Happen – Josh Barnett & Lee Sharma
  • Prince’s Trust – Enterprise Taster Session with Hannah Medina/Gemma Parsons
  • Big Ideas Wales – Digital presence – Austin Walters

Full details are included in the attached notes and spaces on the business workshops can be booked by sending an email to: siwan.blockwell@princes-trust.org.uk See attachments for more information (Also available in Welsh).

29. Whizz-Kidz Free Event: 20th April with Disability Sports Wales – Please see attached flyer for an event on 20th April in partnership with Disability Sports Wales.

30. Free Easter School Holiday Club – This Easter holiday, Creative Choices will be hosting a FREE Creative School Holiday Club. Available to young people with learning needs 14-18 years. For more information please visit Creative Choices or if you would like to apply for a space, please contact Kylie Fuller.

31. Cardiff North Forget-me-not Performance: Saturday 22nd April – The Forget Me Not Chorus invites you to join in an afternoon of storytelling and song in our Cardiff North choirs performance of ‘Hands Over Time’ Saturday 22nd April, 2:30pm, Studio One BBC Studio, Llandaff, CF5 2YQ. Free entry! For more information visit: www.forgetmenotchorus.com

Training and Workshop Opportunities

32. C3SC Training Courses: April 2017 – The Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) has a range of courses available for the month of April. For full details please click here.

Volunteering Opportunities

33. Volunteers for The Learning Club – The Learning Club from the ACE Cardiff charity runs free homework clubs and works closely with others in south Cardiff. There is an ongoing need for volunteers who would enjoy working with children, helping them to achieve their academic potential. You may be considering a career in teaching or one that involves helping young people to grow in confidence. The time commitment can be as little as two hours a week, only when you can base your life’s other priorities. Out-of-pocket expenses are covered and relevant training is provided. In the first instance contact John Lomond, Volunteer Coordinator at johnl@acecardiff.org.uk or on 02920471241

Have Your Say

34. Time Credits Evaluation – Every year SPICE evaluates all of its projects nationally to better understand what earning and spending Time Credits means to its members. This feedback will help them to shape new projects, make current projects better, and better help everyone to co-design awesome local currencies. This year, all respondents to the Time Credit evaluation survey will be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad. The surveys take just five minutes to complete. Head here to complete the survey online. If you would like a paper copy please get in touch with Becky.


 

 

Cardiff North Weekly Update – Week Ending 5 March

Council News

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

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

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

News 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grants/Funding 

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

The three components of the programme are:

Funding:

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

·         Long-term repayment schedules

·         Funding tied to milestones in their business plan 

Business training:

·         Tailored to the specific needs of the selected social enterprises

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

·         Mixture of online and face-to-face training 

Mentorship:

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

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

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

For more information please visit: https://good.kitchen or contact joseph.gridley@kellydelifoundation.com 

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

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

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

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

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

·         First prize: £500

·         Second prize: £250

·         Third prize: £100

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

What’s on? 

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

Please confirm your attendance by Monday 6th March to Fateha: fateha.ahmed@raceequalityfirst.org.uk  

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

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

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

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

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

Health

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job Vacancies and Volunteering Opportunities 

26. Vacancy for Regional Community Cohesion Coordinator

Job Reference: RS50217169

Service Area: Resources

Grade: Grade 8

Salary: £31,288 - £35093

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

Working Pattern: Full Time

Closing Date: 09/03/2017

Apply Here | Click Here for Further Details 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep Roath Tidy https://www.facebook.com/KeepRoathTidy/?fref=ts are out most weekends if you want to join in.  

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

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

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

Training and Workshop Opportunities 

28. Child Sexual Exploitation training from Barnardo’s – Barnardo’s Cymru is running a second series of regional training events on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) with the Welsh Government on the online ‘Hidden’ education resource. Training is aimed at education practitioners in schools, local authorities, FE institutions and other key stakeholders working with 14-18 year olds. Some sessions have already taken place, but there is one remaining session in Newport University of South Wales, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP. Date: 9th March from 10am-1pm and from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. For further information please contact shelley.hughes18@wales.gsi.gov.uk or visit the website here. 

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

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

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

·         Paul Jenkins, 07717488539, paul.jenkins@princes-trust.org.uk

·         Geraint Daniel, 07793802945, Geraint.daniel@princes-trust.org.uk

·         Laura Stutins, 07956070405, laura.stutins@princes-trust.org.uk  

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

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

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

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

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

Have Your Say 

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