Volunteer’s Week Celebration

31st May 2017 Callum Jones 0

Torfaen Voluntary Alliance is holding a coffee and cake afternoon on Wednesday 7th June at 1:30pm to celebrate volunteers and the amazing work they do. If you would like to nominate a group, that you feel has made an outstanding contribution to their community, please let callum@tvawales.org.uk know of your nomination or contact us on 01495 742420. Please join us for cake and coffee on the 7th and come and find out more about volunteering and how you can get involved. We look forward to seeing you.

Awards for All Wales Welcomes Applications from Priority Groups

24th May 2017 Callum Jones 0

Awards for All Wales Welcomes Applications from Priority Groups The Big Lottery Fund has added three groups to its priorities list for Wales. Awards for All is a National Lottery funded programme operated by the Big Lottery Fund throughout Wales. Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for local voluntary and community organisations, schools, community and town councils and health bodies in Wales to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. Earlier this year, the Big Lottery Fund added the following groups to its priorities list for Wales: New organisations. Organisations with an annual income of less than £15,000. Organisations run by people from black and minority ethnic communities, including refugees, asylum seekers and travellers. The grants are intended […]

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Gwent Supporting People Regional Consultation Event & Service User Engagement Website Launch

24th May 2017 Callum Jones 0

On Thursday 20th June 2017 we are holding the first ever regional service user consultation event to coincide with the launch of the Gwent Supporting People Service User Engagement Website, the first of its kind in Wales! We would like to invite organisations to have stands promoting their services at this event, which is being held at Pontypool Active Living Centre (PALC) from 1pm to 3:30pm, with set up of stands from 12 o’clock. This will be an excellent opportunity for service users and providers to engage with each other. Please note that spaces are limited, so stands will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to take advantage of this exciting opportunity, please respond to peta.daniels@newport.gov.uk by Tuesday 6th June […]

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Dementia Awareness Week

15th May 2017 Callum Jones 0

Dementia Awareness Week is 14th – 20th  May  –   See The Alzheimers Society website to learn more:  Click here Torfaen has a dementia roadmap: Click here

An Introduction to Online Fundraising

9th May 2017 Callum Jones 0

Lauren Swain, Localgiving’s South Wales Development Manager, is offering free training for local groups around online fundraising, as well as sharing about Localgiving’s new programme in Wales. Through the support of the Big Lottery Fund, Localgiving can work with 250 local community groups across Wales over the next two years to help diversify their income through online fundraising. It is an entirely free opportunity, which includes the following: A year’s free Localgiving membership (usually £72) for charitable groups Access to gift aid on all donations (an extra 25%), whether they are registered charities or not A free package of training and 1:1 support in online fundraising £200 matchfunding for every group that signs up to the programme, making that first ‘ask’ easier Opportunities to access […]

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Torfaen Youth Led Grant

5th May 2017 Kyle 0

Torfaen Youth Grant aim to support a range of small volunteering projects and activities, led and carried out by young people, with applications selected and recommended by a panel of young people aged 14-25. Last year the Youth Grants Panel funded five youth led projects in Torfaen: Blaenavon PACT Youth Panel used the money to decorate the Doorway Youth information centre, whilst helping upskill youth with practical skills. Torfaen Changing Minds used the money to help run peer support groups for young people with mental health Issues. Tofaen Young People’s Forum used the grant money to promote the Youth forum work with leaflets and flyers and to help with recruitment. Torfaen Travelling Young Enterprise used the grant money to help continue to run the Torfaen Travelling […]

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Severn Area Rescue Association Station Open Day

5th May 2017 Callum Jones 0

This years the SARA Lifeboat and Mountain Rescue Centre at Chepstow will be open to visitors on Sunday 18th June.. Apart from “State of the Art” rescue equipment there will be  a lifeboat launch demonstration and “participation … Steep Ground” rescue skills…  Fundraising stalls, Ice Cream and Barbecue Burgers  too. A day out for the contingency specialist and the family. Parking for over 200 cars, Courtesy of 1st Battalion the Rifles.

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