BBC Children in Need are going to be running a funding surgery in Torfaen.

15th February 2018 Thomas Boor 0

BBC Children in Need to run funding surgery in Torfaen Organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people can attend local upcoming event to find out more about applying for BBC Children in Need funding Organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people across Torfaen are invited to attend a funding surgery to discuss a project proposal and obtain advice on its eligibility for funding at the Community Room, Torfaen Voluntary Alliance Office, Pontypool, NP4 6JS at 10.00am – 4.00pm on Tuesday 13th March 2018 organised by BBC Children in Need in collaboration with Torfaen Voluntary Alliance. Those interested in applying for an appointment should contact Anne Evans on or 01495 742452. BBC Children in Need supports projects that work with disadvantaged children and […]

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Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme – ‘Celebrating Women in Wales’

7th February 2018 Callum Jones 0

Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme – ‘Celebrating Women in Wales’ Under the Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme, we will provide grants of between £500 and £20,000 to third sector organisations, community organisations and community groups, for projects and/or events which will mark the 100th anniversary.  For details about the grant scheme, please visit:

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Care Careers Event at Coleg Gwent Pontypool Campus

1st February 2018 Callum Jones 0

Coleg Gwent would like to invite you to a Care Careers Event at Coleg Gwent Pontypool Campus on Monday 5th February,  10.30am – 3.00pm. If you are interested in working in the health sector, this partnership between Coleg Gwent, Aneurin Bevan Health Board and My Care My Home will offer students and the local community the chance to meet with care employers. You will be able find out about current vacancies, paid placements, as well as courses relating to health sector careers, including Physiotherapy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social and support work, Healthcare assistant roles and Medicine. Exhibitors at the Pontypool Care Careers event will include: Coleg Gwent Aneurin Bevan Health Board My Care My Home Q Care Allied Healthcare New Directions – Social Care team Cardiff University University of Worcester Job Centre Plus Bron Afon University of the West of England (UWE) […]

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Gwent Third Sector Volunteer Management Network Event

31st January 2018 Callum Jones 0

  Description This is our latest networking and learning event for anybody who works with and supports volunteers across Gwent. We will focus on updates for the sector with presentations fromtwo key note speakers: Fiona Liddell, Volunteering Development Manager at Wales Council for Voluntary Action will be show-casing the exciting new all-Wales volunteer management digital platform; you will have a chance to see a practical demonstration of the system, and find out how it will help you in recruiting, supporting and managing your volunteers and opportunities. This platform will be replacing the current Volunteering Wales website and it is vital that organisations in our region have the opportunity to be ready for this important change in Wales. Anna Bezodis, Governance Specialist, will take you through the legal requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will […]

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Cyfannol Women’s Aid Job Vacancies

23rd January 2018 Callum Jones 0

Children & Young People’s Support Worker   £20,500 (rising to £21,500) • Permanent (subject to continuation of funding) • 37.5 hours per week • Torfaen This post provides specialist support to children and young people living in our refuges and in the community who are affected by Domestic Abuse and/or are at risk of entering abusing relationships.  Support Worker Temporary (approx. 6 months) • £20,500 • 37.5 hrs/week • Monmouthshire To provide specialist support, information and guidance to women and their children affected by Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence living in refuge. Deadline for applications is 2nd February 2018 at 12pm The above roles are exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1. Registered Charity No: 1045890 – […]

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Happiness Pulse Survey

22nd January 2018 Callum Jones 0

Torfaen Public Services Board has launched a Happiness Pulse survey.  The simple online survey will give you a happiness score and tips on how to be happier and links to organisations that can help. The Well- being of Future Generations Act 2016 has led public services in Wales to think long-term, work better with people and communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined-up approach. Public Service Boards are implementing this with the publication of Well-being Plans in May 2018. The Happiness Pulse survey will tell us a story about Torfaen, what individuals and communities are doing, how they are feeling and what they need to thrive. The information can then be used to inform the PSB’s Well-being plan. Take […]

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Public Spaces Protection Orders (dog controls)

22nd November 2017 Callum Jones 0

Torfaen council is asking residents to have their say on changes to dog controls in the borough. Currently it is an offence to fail to remove dog fouling on any land to which the public has access, or to allow dogs onto school grounds, designated play areas or marked sports pitches. Dogs are also excluded from the lapwing breeding area near Garn Lakes Nature Reserve in Blaenavon. Under a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) failure to remove dog fouling would remain an offence, but the current dog exclusion zones would be revised to reduce the number from around 250 to 150. School grounds, designated play areas, marked sports pitches and the lapwing breeding area would remain exclusion zones but many of these areas will […]