Let’s celebrate safely together

Food Standards Agency reminds communities how to serve up safe food at street parties There’s only a few days to go until Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee during the long Bank Holiday weekend (2-5 June 2022). If you’re not sure where to start when planning your street party or event, the Food Standards Agency… Continue reading Let’s celebrate safely together

Enhancing Community Health and Wellbeing Through Food

Gwent local authorities are looking at how to amplify the amazing work done by groups such as yours. The aim is to understand the depth of community support within the region and explore ways in which they could be enhanced. To do this they need knowledge from the people delivering that support today, to that… Continue reading Enhancing Community Health and Wellbeing Through Food

Making the case for longer term funding

Alison Pritchard, Sustainable Funding Manager at WCVA, looks at the recent move to longer-term grants by Welsh Government and what this means for voluntary organisations.   At the start of April, Jane Hutt MS, Minister for Social Justice, announced that Welsh Government will now be providing longer-term grants. This is a positive change for the… Continue reading Making the case for longer term funding

Your chance to shape the first ever National Safeguarding Training Standards

Consultation is now underway on Wales’ first ever National Safeguarding Training Standards. Developed in line with the Wales Safeguarding Procedures, the draft standards have been designed to help make sure everyone in Wales who needs it gets consistent and high-quality safeguarding training. Specifically, the project will ensure that: organisations incorporate the standards for practitioners into… Continue reading Your chance to shape the first ever National Safeguarding Training Standards

Your guide to organising a street party

What sort of events does this guidance apply to? This is about the sort of street parties that groups of residents get together to arrange with their neighbours. The main differences between a small private street party and other public events are listed below. Street parties Other public events Only for residents/neighbours Anyone can attend… Continue reading Your guide to organising a street party

GamCare Women and Gambling-Related Harm Training

Working together to raise awareness, address stigma, and reduce gambling related harms experienced by women WOMEN AND GAMBLING Gambling-related harm can be very hidden and the signs, such as debt, depression and anxiety, may not immediately suggest that gambling is the cause. Women make up over 80% of affected others who call the National Gambling… Continue reading GamCare Women and Gambling-Related Harm Training

Volunteers’ Week 2022 – Come celebrate with us

📅 Tuesday 7th June @ 2:00pm📍 The Log Cabin (Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Folly View, Pontypool NP4 8BU) The time is fast approaching to celebrate the hard work of all volunteers with Volunteer’s Week 2022! We’ll be hosting an Afternoon Tea to say thanks for all the hard work of volunteers across Torfaen. 👉 Nominate yours to… Continue reading Volunteers’ Week 2022 – Come celebrate with us