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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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Torfaen Youth Grants Panel

3rd May 2017 Kyle 0

NOW RECRUITING! Volunteers Age 14 – 25 WHERE? Torfaen Voluntary Alliance, Portland Buildings, Commercial St, Pontypool NP4 6JS 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.  For more information contact : kyle@tvawales.org.uk or 01495 742475  

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Dewis Cymru – Torfaen Drop in Session

1st February 2017 Kyle 0

Dewis Cymru is the place for information about well-being in Wales Dewis Cymru has information that can help you think about what matters to you, along with information about local organisations and services Gwent services are currently being added to the information portal with the official launch in March.  Make sure that your services are on the portal when it is launched and if you have not already done so, why not join us at the drop in session for Gwent, detailed below:   DROP IN SESSION – 22nd February 2017 Torfaen Voluntary Alliance are hosting a drop in session for Dewis Cymru in Gwent. Dewis is an online directory of health and wellbeing related services that are available for people living in Wales. If you’ve […]

Torfaen Voluntary Alliance – Information, Assistance and Advice event

31st January 2017 Kyle 0

Torfaen Voluntary Alliance is hosting an event. Information, Assistance, and Advice 10th March 2017 PONTYPOOL ACTIVE LIVING CENTRE 10.00AM – 4.00PM Are you a community group, voluntary group or charity? Do you have information you would like to share? Have you considered social enterprise development, or working co-operatively? Would you like people to see what you do or what you have to offer? If you answer YES to any of the above, then be a part of it with your own: Information/Showcase Stand And/or, take the opportunity to provide a project demonstration. Guest Speakers Cllr Anthony Hunt, Leader of Torfaen County Borough Council. Joelle Campbell, Business Advisor, Social Business Wales Dewis Cymru – Citizens Portal Finale to launch week of Dewis Cymru – Information website. (Presentation […]

Rural Community Development Fund

22nd December 2016 Kyle 0

The Rural Community Development Fund (RCDF) offers grants which are primarily aimed at LEADER Local Action Groups and other community-based organisations. The grants will provide investment funding for a wide range of activities to help meet local needs and strengthen communities so that they can grow and thrive. Key areas for support will include: drawing up of community / village development plans investments in small scale infrastructure including renewable energy investments in ICT including broadband and digital inclusion improving access to services such as childcare, rural transport and  financial advice investments in recreational, tourist infrastructure and activities to improve health and quality of life. Information on the Rural Community Development Fund Live Periscope Event Important: You must ensure you complete the appropriate Criteria and application […]

Alzheimer’s Society Cymru Volunteer: Local Representative

19th December 2016 Kyle 0

Alzhiemer’S Society Cymru would like you to be based in one of the following areas: Caerphilly, Newport, Torfaen, Monmouthshire or Blaenau Gwent. Activities will vary depending on the needs and priorities of your locality, however are likely to include some of the following: * Attending a range of meetings with a wide variety of external agencies as a representative of the Society, in particular local health and social care bodies, CCG’s, GP groups, lay scrutiny groups and any dementia specialist subgroups as they develop * Linking to local Dementia Action Alliances and/or Dementia Forums * Linking to Dementia Friendly Communities developments * Making contact with elected representatives to promote the Society’s work and raise issues relevant to the local constituency * Linking to local groups, […]

What can Torfaen Voluntary Alliance do for you?

26th October 2016 Kyle 0

What can Torfaen Voluntary Alliance do for you? Provide up to date and relevant information to the Third Sector Provide advice and support Promote Health and Wellbeing within our communities. Torfaen Floating Support – Supporting People. Core services Payroll Members account management support Funding and applications – including budget planning Informative website Funding opportunities on TVA’s website Governance and good practice Policies and procedures HR Support and Advocacy Access to Legal Advice Recruiting volunteers Promote volunteering and opportunities Millennium Volunteers sign up and certificates Volunteer management Designing and/or printing – leaflets, posters, booklets, tickets Set-up of social media – Facebook and Twitter Website design Publicising – your event, recruitment, etc. Meeting rooms and use of I.T. and printers TVA Networking events  

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