Torfaen Youth Led Grant aims 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. The Torfaen Youth Led Grants scheme aims to prioritise delivery of volunteering opportunities with and for a diverse range of young people (aged 14-25) and particularly: Young people from disadvantaged communities Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. Young people with physical or learning disabilities. Young people volunteering through the medium of Welsh Requests for up to a maximum of £1000 will be considered. Closing date for applications is Friday 4thOctober 2017. For more information contact Kyle Thomas on 01495 742475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Application form can be downloaded here.
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The Electoral Reform Society’s Missing Voices project was launched on 10th July. The project aims to have an honest conversation about voting and how people across Wales feel about politics. It will also examine the recent increase in political engagement and ask how we can sustain that. The Electoral Reform Society are aiming to talk to as many people as possible in the country, specifically looking to engage with people who don’t vote (or vote sporadically) and hear their stories. If you would like to be part of a focus group, or know of someone who would like to explore this topic, TVA are hosting a group: Date: 25th September Time: 11.00 am to 12.30 pm Venue: Torfaen Voluntary Alliance, Pontypool, Meeting Room 2 – […]
A further Expression of Interest window has opened. Grants are primarily aimed at LEADER Local Action Groups and other community-based organisations. The Rural Community Development Fund has been set up to enable for small-scale infrastructure projects to improve community cohesion in rural areas of Wales. The Fund is intended to support: Improvement or expansion of local basic services. Community transport and connectivity. Renewable energy projects. Village renewal and public amenities. For support towards drawing up development plans and protection and management plans, the maximum grant contribution will be no more than: 50% of eligible costs. A minimum limit of grant of £400 will apply. For support for studies and investments for maintenance, restoration and upgrading of cultural and natural heritage, the maximum grant contribution will […]
Torfaen Carers Centre are holding an EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) to discuss the future of the centre. The meeting will take place at Torfaen Carers Centre, 3 Central Mews off Crane Street, Pontypool NP4 6LY on Thursday 31st August at 11am. All are welcome.
Financial assistance is available to local groups for the development of sporting opportunities and physical activities in Torfaen. Objectives of Fund The aim of the scheme is to support sporting activities that: Encourage more people to be more active, more often. Raise the standard of existing activities. Grants of up to £1,500 are available. Match Funding Restrictions The applicant will be expected to make a contribution if the project total exceeds the maximum grant available. Who Can Apply Applications will be accepted from any group which holds a bank account in their organisation’s name. Examples of eligible groups include: Sports Clubs or Associations. Youth Clubs. Community Groups. Restrictions Grants are not available for: Primary / secondary schools arranging activities for their pupils. Individual members of […]
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Tenovus Cancer Care are looking for volunteers to support them on Saturday 12th August 2017 at Pontypool Market Fun Day, Pontypool, to help them raise awareness of Tenovus Cancer Care and to raise funds so that they can support even more people. What will I be doing? * Helping to sell raffle tickets and manning the Tenovus Cancer Care stand * Supporting with our bucket collections * Chatting with visitors about the charity and our services. What benefits can I expect? * The opportunity to gain experience in fundraising * The enjoyment of meeting new people and being part of our fundraising team at an event * The chance to seeing first-hand how our services support people in the local community *Reasonable lunch and travel expenses […]
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, has officially announced the former Deputy Chief Constable of Gwent Police, Julian Williams, as the new Chief Constable of the service. Gwent PCC Jeff Cuthbert made the announcement following a confirmation hearing for Julian Williams held by the Gwent Police and Crime Panel today (Tuesday August 1st 2017). Julian Williams was put forward as Mr Cuthbert’s preferred candidate to the Panel following his success at interview stage on June 6th 2017. He has been the Acting Chief Constable of Gwent Police since the beginning of July following the retirement of Jeff Farrar. The confirmation hearing held today concluded the appointment process which was initially delayed as a result of the UK General Election and the […]
The Big Lottery Fund has published updated guidance information for applicants to their Awards for All programme in Wales. The Big Lottery Fund is now offering grants of between £300 and £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations, schools and statutory bodies in order to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. To be eligible for funding projects must meet at least one of the following priorities: Bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities. Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities. Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage. Communities should be involved in the design, development and delivery of projects. Examples of eligible costs include: […]