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Tell us about your community venue or room in Torfaen
20Oct

Tell us about your community venue or room in Torfaen

If your organisation or venue has a room for hire we’d like to know about it.  Our members often request rooms for meetings, events or for a specific purpose and if we know this, we can signpost them your way.   We’re looking for all community venues across Torfaen, so no matter how big or… Continue reading Tell us about your community venue or room in Torfaen

Knowledge Hub available for free support across the third sector
20Oct

Knowledge Hub available for free support across the third sector

Knowledge Hub gives voluntary organisations in Wales easy access to a range of online information, networking and learning. Third Sector Support Wales partners have launched a new bank of online information and learning resources for the voluntary sector in Wales. Knowledge Hub is an easy to use tool to help voluntary organisations upskill, learn and… Continue reading Knowledge Hub available for free support across the third sector

Have you heard of the Gwent Police Herbert Protocol?
20Oct

Have you heard of the Gwent Police Herbert Protocol?

Are you currently supporting a vulnerable person in your family, neighbours, workplace with Dementia, Alzheimer’s or with limited mental capacity? Have you heard of the Gwent Police Herbert Protocol? The Herbert Protocol is a risk reduction tool to be used in the event of an adult with one of these conditions goes missing. It is named after… Continue reading Have you heard of the Gwent Police Herbert Protocol?

Putting your organisation into the spotlight
19Oct

Putting your organisation into the spotlight

We want to put a spotlight on some of the amazing organisations here in Torfaen. If you’re one and want to be featured, please get in touch. We would like to offer member groups the opportunity to publicise their organisations through our #WordFromTheThird channels. If you are interested, please send us your news, or complete… Continue reading Putting your organisation into the spotlight

Eastern Valley Foodbank return to face to face activity
18Oct

Eastern Valley Foodbank return to face to face activity

Please be aware that Eastern Valley Foodbank have returned to face-to-face operations,   This means that all five locations will reopen as a drop-in centre where customers may pick up their food parcels and get guidance and support with debt, budgeting, and benefits advice.   You must schedule an appointment through your support worker or… Continue reading Eastern Valley Foodbank return to face to face activity

Governance Health Check available to all members
18Oct

Governance Health Check available to all members

Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

Beyond COVID-19: Keeping your charity safe from fraud
17Oct

Beyond COVID-19: Keeping your charity safe from fraud

This webinar on ‘beyond covid-19: keeping your charity safe from fraud’ was presented as part of international charity fraud awareness week 2020. The session highlighted what fraud and cybercrime could look like in the future from a range of different charity perspectives – small charities, large charities, counter fraud and finance professionals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHT5v_j76dk The Charity… Continue reading Beyond COVID-19: Keeping your charity safe from fraud

New website launched to protect the voluntary sector from fraud and cybercrime
15Oct

New website launched to protect the voluntary sector from fraud and cybercrime

The Charity Commission has launched a new charity fraud website designed to give the voluntary sector information, advice and practical tools to fight fraud and stay safe from harm. The new website is part of a joint initiative between the Charity Commission and the Fraud Advisory Panel, ahead of this year’s Charity Fraud Awareness week, which will take… Continue reading New website launched to protect the voluntary sector from fraud and cybercrime

COVID-19 ‘survive’ and ‘thrive’ grants now open
14Oct

COVID-19 ‘survive’ and ‘thrive’ grants now open

Voluntary organisations can now apply for pandemic funding through a new phase of the Third sector resilience fund for Wales. The Third sector resilience fund (TSRF) has provided unique support to 235 voluntary organisations in Wales since April 2020. However, charities and other voluntary groups are facing existing and new challenges as they deal with the ongoing… Continue reading COVID-19 ‘survive’ and ‘thrive’ grants now open

What will you be doing to celebrate Trustees Week in Torfaen?
14Oct

What will you be doing to celebrate Trustees Week in Torfaen?

Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

Torfaen Community and Volunteer Awards 2021 – Celebrating the outstanding achievements of the last year
11Oct

Torfaen Community and Volunteer Awards 2021 – Celebrating the outstanding achievements of the last year

More than 170 people came together on Saturday 2nd October to celebrate the first ever Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards at Pontypool Active Living Centre.

Awards Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of older people in communities across Wales
08Oct

Awards Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of older people in communities across Wales

Organised by Age Connects Wales, the inaugural Older Person’s Awards will be launched to celebrate the achievements of older people in communities across Wales.

Community litter picking hubs re-open!
08Oct

Community litter picking hubs re-open!

Keep Wales Tidy’s community litter picking hubs have now re-opened all across Wales. They allow individuals, community groups and businesses to borrow litter picking equipment to clean up their local area, completely free.

Volunteers celebrated for going above and beyond in pandemic
28Sep

Volunteers celebrated for going above and beyond in pandemic

Preparations are well underway for this year’s Torfaen Community and Volunteer Awards.

Taking place on 2 October 2021 at Pontypool Active Living Centre, the event will recognise the voluntary contributions made by groups, individuals and businesses across the county borough during the pandemic.

Transport to Health Project Awards Its First Grants
21Sep

Transport to Health Project Awards Its First Grants

Over £11,000 given to help residents in Torfaen and Powys get transport to vital health appointments The ABUHB funded Transport to Health project has awarded its first cash grants to two successful applicants. Age Connects Torfaen and Llanwrtyd Wells Community Transport both applied to enhance their existing services to help passengers attend health settings in… Continue reading Transport to Health Project Awards Its First Grants

Transport to Health in Aneurin Bevan Grant Fund
20Sep

Transport to Health in Aneurin Bevan Grant Fund

A new project has been set up to support community transport to hospitals and other NHS premises across the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area. Transport providers can apply for grant funding available through the ‘Transport to Health’ project from Monday 19th July 2021 to support the growth and development of accessible and inclusive transport.… Continue reading Transport to Health in Aneurin Bevan Grant Fund

GDPR Toolkit

A GDPR toolkit is now available for download. You can access the documents on One Drive here: GDPR Toolkit Cymraeg English The toolkit is a package of GDPR templates and guidance that organisations can use to create their own policies and procedures. The toolkit includes: Privacy notice template  Data Protection policy template Data Protection Impact… Continue reading GDPR Toolkit

WCVA Third Sector Resilience Fund Phase 3 now open
13Sep

WCVA Third Sector Resilience Fund Phase 3 now open

The new phase of the fund will provide ‘survive’ and ‘thrive’ grant funding of up to £50,000 for voluntary organisations that are facing existing and new challenges as they deal with the ongoing effects of COVID-19. Applications are open to any eligible voluntary organisation in Wales, and there is support available to help organisations make… Continue reading WCVA Third Sector Resilience Fund Phase 3 now open

All Wales Forum
03Sep

All Wales Forum

We want to put a spotlight on some of the amazing organisations here in Torfaen. If you’re one and want to be featured, please get in touch. Name of organisation: All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers of People with Learning Disabilities Where are you based: Cardiff What areas do you cover:  Wales What services… Continue reading All Wales Forum

Natural Resources Wales launches consultation on tackling environmental crime
03Sep

Natural Resources Wales launches consultation on tackling environmental crime

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is reviewing its Enforcement and Sanctions Policy, which will make how it tackles environmental crime in all its forms easier to understand and more accessible to the public. The updated policy clarifies how NRW engages with individuals and businesses to educate and encourage compliance through good working practices which put the… Continue reading Natural Resources Wales launches consultation on tackling environmental crime

Welsh Government further extends measures to protect businesses from eviction
31Aug

Welsh Government further extends measures to protect businesses from eviction

Businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will now be protected from eviction until 25 March, 2022, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has announced. As part of a package of interventions the Welsh Government is making to support businesses, the moratorium against forfeiture for the non-payment of rent will now be further extended. It was originally… Continue reading Welsh Government further extends measures to protect businesses from eviction

Mind Our Future
31Aug

Mind Our Future

Mind Our Future is a £10 million grant programme to put young people in the lead so that they can imagine and create a more resilient and mentally healthy future for young people in Wales. Its focus and aims have been co-designed with the Young People in the Lead Team, a team of young people from… Continue reading Mind Our Future

No changes to Covid rules in Wales
27Aug

No changes to Covid rules in Wales

First Minister Mark Drakeford is urging people in Wales to get vaccinated and keep taking familiar steps to help address rising coronavirus cases. It comes as he confirms there will be no significant changes to Covid rules in this 21-day regulations cycle. Three weeks ago Wales moved to Alert Level Zero. This removed legal restrictions… Continue reading No changes to Covid rules in Wales

Hate Crime Awareness Grant
26Aug

Hate Crime Awareness Grant

West Gwent local authority areas (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, and Caerphilly) have been provided additional funding from Welsh Government to raise awareness and plan activities during hate crime awareness week (HCAW). Local Authorities across West Gwent would like to further support local community networks to challenge and respond to hate crime and invite bids from community… Continue reading Hate Crime Awareness Grant

Lloyds Bank Foundation – Funding deadline looming
19Aug

Lloyds Bank Foundation – Funding deadline looming

Although LBF have a rolling programme open, charities need to apply by 10th September 2021 so we can guarantee them a decision this calendar year if they need one.  Applications can come in after this, but they will go to our panels in 2022.  A reminder on our eligibility: 2 year, unrestricted grants of £50k for charities with a… Continue reading Lloyds Bank Foundation – Funding deadline looming

Engineering Training Programme
21Apr

Engineering Training Programme

Engineering Training Programme Thank you for landing on our page. Here you will find information relating to all things engineering in Torfaen. #EngineeringWhat? What do you think of when you hear the word ‘engineering’? It could be large scale buildings, bridges, roads or the art of making things. We’re on a mission to share information… Continue reading Engineering Training Programme