News: Transport for Wales urges cardholders to not delay and apply for their new bus pass

Transport for Wales is reaching out to cardholders who haven’t applied for their new bus pass yet and highlighting the importance of applying for a new card as soon as possible to continue to enjoy the benefits of concessionary travel.

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Funding: Track 2000 – Community Resource Services Grant Legacy Fund

If you are a registered small-medium size charity, community or voluntary group or small social enterprise based in South Wales only with an income of £500,000 or less, Track 2000 can fund your project/organisation with up to £35,000 for revenue and capital needs.

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Funding: ICO Privacy innovation grants

This research feeds into the ICO’s own policy thinking and must benefit the people of the UK. The deadline is 5pm 10 March 2020.

Full guidance and criteria are available in the ICO website at

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News: The Prince’s Trust – Get Into Construction

March sees the start of the next Prince’s Trust Cymru Get Into Construction programme with ARC Training Co.

This is a 2-week programme for young people aged 18-30 that will run from Monday 23rd March – Friday 3rd April 2020 in Cardiff.

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Free First Aid Sessions from British Red Cross

The British Red Cross are currently running fully-funded first aid sessions for different community groups. The Adult Education team work with organisations and community groups (volunteers and service users) who support people that are facing higher risks of needing first aid in particular crises.

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News: Additional £500,000 to support Town and Community Councils in Wales

The Community and Town Council sector in Wales is set to receive up to £500,000 in additional Welsh Government funding to help strengthen their financial management and governance, Local Government Minister Julie James has announced today.

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News: Summer Playscheme paid work

Torfaen Play are looking to recruit experienced playworkers to provide rich and varied play opportunities within community playschemes. They are looking to recruit for both the Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire Playschemes.

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News: ‘Have your say’ on transport in South East Wales

The South East Wales Transport Commission has launched ‘Have your Say’ an online survey to gather ideas and suggestions for tackling congestion on the M4 and improving transport across the region.

The commission was established by Welsh Ministers last year to consider ways to tackle congestion on the M4 and surrounding roads. The commission has been asked to look at alternatives to the relief road. It will put forward a broad package of recommendations that include road, bus, rail and active travel.

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Funding: Round five of Welsh Government’s Wales and Africa grant scheme is open!

Applications are now open for Welsh Government’s flagship initiative enabling organisations across Wales to access funding for projects which contribute to Wales’ delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

They are seeking applications from groups with the passion and determination to help contribute towards the scheme goals, making a real difference to the communities they reach.

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