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Greater Gwent Citizen’s Panel

3rd November 2017 Callum Jones 0

Greater Gwent Citizen’s Panel The Welsh Government introduced the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act on 6th April 2016, bringing together several existing pieces of legislation. Welsh Government were keen from the outset to hear the views of citizens about the new law and how it is working, so a number of Citizen’s Panels have been developed  at a national and regional level. The role of the Citizen Panel is to collect, collate and pass on the views of people affected by the Act to the Welsh Government via the Regional Partnership Board. What is the Panel? The Panel was formed in July 2015 and meets every six weeks. The Panel is made up of representatives of citizen’s organisations from across the five localities of […]

Education Programmes for Patients

23rd October 2017 Callum Jones 0

Do you suffer with a Long Term Health Condition? Click here to find out more. Spaces now available on the below course starting in Pontypool. Click here for booking form. Town Venue Course / Event Name Day Time Dates Pontypool Pontypool Community Education Centre, The Settlement Six-Week Health and Wellbeing Course Tue 10.30am – 1.00pm 31st Oct – 5th Dec 2017

Torfaen Youth Grant now accepting applications!

29th September 2017 Callum Jones 0

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 kyle@tvawales.org.uk Application form can be downloaded here.     

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Missing Voices: You and Politics

12th September 2017 Callum Jones 0

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 – […]

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Welsh Government Invites New Applications for Rural Community Development Fun

21st August 2017 Callum Jones 0

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 […]

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