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  

Talk Communities

26th October 2016 Kyle 0

The Welsh Government is determined to deliver more and better jobs through a stronger, fairer economy. We are committed to improving and reforming public services and building a united, connected and sustainable Wales. We are keen to hear views from as many people as possible about a new approach to building resilient communities across Wales, supporting and enabling them to prosper. The new approach focuses on three priority areas of Employment, Early Years and Empowerment. By prioritising in this way, we want to create communities that offer children the best start in life, communities that are ready and able to work and communities where the voices of local people are heard clearly when decisions are made. As well as asking for your views on how […]

Able Radio – Volunteers Needed

19th October 2016 Kyle 0

Based in Upper Cwmbran, Able is a unique project for adults with autism and learning disabilities. Creativity underpins all activities in their large facility which includes radio studios and designated activity zones. Staff support service users in developing their skills and confidence. Opportunities exist for focussed volunteers to get involved in all aspects of operations. Volunteering at Able offers a genuine chance to improve the lives of people by providing guidance and support in their chosen activity. There are currently three areas offering a volunteering opportunity. This includes art/crafts, sports and media. You will already have some experience in one of these fields and prepared to share your skills. With a clean criminal record, you will have a sense of fun but sensitive to the […]

Torfaen Youth Grant 2016

13th October 2016 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. The GwirVol 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: Communities First areas and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. Young people with physical or learning disabilities. Requests for up to a maximum of £1000 will be considered. All funding received must be spent by the end of February 2017. Closing date for applications is 11th November 2016. Application Form can be downloaded here For more information contact Kyle Thomas […]

Torfaen Santa Appeal

7th October 2016 Kyle 0

Once again Christmas is fast approaching and our thoughts turn to the young people in Torfaen who are experiencing poverty and have no contact with their families. The Santa Appeal has been run by Torfaen Social Services for the past ten years.   This has been a tremendous success, thanks to the generosity of all those who have participated in this appeal. Once again we are appealing for donations of a Christmas gift, which will make Christmas special for those children and young people who might otherwise miss out. If you would like to participate and spread a little joy this Christmas please call us on either 01633 647538 or 01633 647539.  Our lines will open from Monday 24th October 2016. If you would like to […]

TCBC – Volunteer Mentors Wanted

7th October 2016 Kyle 0

Whatever your skills and experience, and however much time you can offer, we have a volunteering opportunity for you. You will receive support and training if you need it, and you will make a real difference to the lives of care leavers. We are looking for volunteers aged 18 plus who can spare some of their free time to mentor young people who are care leavers. We are looking for reliable, trustworthy, energetic and enthusiastic individuals who can help enable a young person to reach their potential.  This could include but is not exhaustive to; educational outcomes, employment opportunities, independent living skills, health and wellbeing support etc etc. Benefits to you Enhanced psychological and behavioural well-being Enjoyable experiences with mentees Learning a new skill Ongoing […]

#ifyougoigo – helping Torfaen women be more active more often

4th October 2016 Kyle 0

Torfaen’s Sports Development have just launched a new campaign to encourage more women to be more active more often. Over the next few months we’ll update you on activities that women can get involved in including a pilot programme to take inactive women on a journey to being more active. In the meantime can you like or follow the social media sites and take a look at the inspiring video linked below! https://www.facebook.com/ifyougoIgo/ https://twitter.com/Ifyougo_Igo

Nuffield Foundation’s Children and Families Grant Programme – October Deadline Reminder

13th September 2016 Kyle 0

Through its Children and Families programme, Nuffield Foundation funds research and innovation projects relating to child welfare and development, and child protection. The Nuffield Foundation’s Children and Families programme funds projects to help ensure that social policy and the institutions governing family life in the UK are best adapted to meet the needs of children and families. The Foundation is currently accepting outline applications until 1 October 2016. Charitable or non-profit making (including research institutes and universities) based in the UK can apply for grants to support research in the following areas: Child Welfare and Development Exploration of the factors affecting children’s welfare and cognitive and social development, and the institutional responses that may be appropriate. Child development beyond the early years through to adolescence, […]