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Posted on August 22, 2014

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Posted on August 22, 2014


1pm to 4pm,

Conway Road, Colwyn Bay

Basic Computer Skills, Internet and Email

Learn how to get online and use a computer confidently!

For more information, please contact:

Fran Graham 01492 534091/523849

Email: francesgraham@cvsc.org.uk

Mary Brown 01492 531996/07717543131

Spread the word

Posted on August 21, 2014

Did you find our Financial Inclusion Awareness Raising Session beneficial? Do you know of any colleagues who might benefit from attending too? If so, please encourage them to sign up to one of our sessions. A booking form with a list of all future dates is attached, and there are still spaces available for our September sessions.

These are the last sessions that will be offered by the project, so don’t let your colleagues miss out!

If you have any queries, please contact the Financial Inclusion Together Team on 01824 712370 or email financial.inclusion@denbighshire.gov.uk

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CVSC need YOUR help!

Posted on August 20, 2014

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We are gathering support and information for a funding application for a growing need within the community. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Please follow the link to fill in a questionnaire


CWVYS Appoint Keith Towler as Chair

Posted on August 12, 2014


The Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS) is delighted to announce that Keith Towler (Children’s Commissioner for Wales) was elected as its new Chair at its recent Annual General Meeting. He will take up his post when his term of office concludes at the end of February 2015.

Speaking of his appointment as Chair, Keith Towler said:
The youth work sector in Wales plays a pivotal role in enabling children and young people to reach their potential and to play an active part in society. But all too often the service is undervalued and is seen as a soft target. As the new Chair of the sector’s umbrella organisation, I’m looking forward to offering some solid strategic support and securing for voluntary youth services across Wales the recognition they deserve.”
Wayne David MP for Caerphilly and President of CWVYS said he was “absolutely delighted that Keith had agreed to become CWVYS Chair. After being Children’s Commissioner in Wales, Keith will bring to his position in CWVYS a wealth of experience and an in-depth understanding of the voluntary youth service provision which is needed for children and young people”.

For further information contact Paul Glaze, Chief Executive, CWVYS on 02920 47398 or paul@cwvys.org.uk

St David Awards

Posted on August 12, 2014

Welsh Government would like to highlight an opportunity to nominate individuals or groups to the Welsh Government St David’s Day Awards for Wales 2015.  Nominations can cover a range of categories for recognition for those who are, or have been, actively engaged in supporting communities within Wales.

The St David Awards are dedicated to rewarding and exalting the achievements of people from all walks of life in Wales. The awards celebrate and recognise inspirational and exceptional people.

All the information on how to nominate an individual or group is available on the St David Awards website,http://stdavidawards.org.uk/ along with main selection criteria,  tips, guidelines, sample nominations and frequently asked questions etc.

Nominations take place between July 21st and October 28th 2014.

The Awards Ceremony takes place on March 19th 2015, with winners being chosen from each category.

The nine award categories are as follows:

  • Bravery
  • Citizenship
  • Culture
  • Enterprise
  • Innovation and Technology
  • International
  • Sport
  • Young Person’s Award
  • The First Minister’s Special Award (chosen by the First Minister of Wales)


Application for Third Sector Nomination to A Community Health Council

Posted on August 4, 2014

The Welsh Assembly Government is seeking to appoint volunteer members to the North Wales CHC. CHCs are the public’s independent ‘watchdog’ of the National Health Service in Wales. They represent the public interest and play an important role in influencing the way that health services are planned, delivered and improved.
CHC members are volunteers and their role is to act as the eyes and ears of patients and the public, listening to their concerns and working with the health service to improve the quality of patient care. Please see below for information on how to apply:

Vol application form NEW

Application-form-Third-Sector-Nomination English

CVC advert

Monitoring Form

Third Sector Application Guidance Notes English

Third Sector Information for Applicants

Third Sector Nom Protocols

Third Sector Role Descrip and Personal Spec

Heritage Lottery Funding Surgery, 24th September 2014

Posted on July 25, 2014

At the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) we know that some community and voluntary groups are nervous of filling in grant application forms. This is why we offer a one-to-one advice service where you can meet officers and talk through your project and the process of applying for a grant.

We have a clear heritage focus but that doesn’t just mean old buildings.  It can also include history and heritage reflected through communities, people’s memories and stories, and working with young people to explore ideas of identity and place.

Sally Roberts, Development Officer at HLF, will be available between 9.30 and 16.30 at the CVSC Offices, 8 Riviere’s Avenue, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7DP on Monday 24th September 2014.

If you would like to book a slot, please contact Emmelia Booth on 029 2034 3413 or emmelia.booth@hlf.org.uk

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Community Consultation – Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm

Posted on July 24, 2014

DONG Energy has submitted planning applications for the offshore and onshore consents for the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm. The Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm will be located west of the existing Burbo Bank operational wind farm in Liverpool Bay.

DONG Energy will commit to a Community Benefit Fund (“the CBF”) worth up to £250,000 each year for the lifetime of the project if the wind farm is built. The final value of the CBF will be subject to the final scale of the project, which will be determined in Spring 2015.

DONG Energy has appointed GrantScape to carry out local consultation to seek views from all stakeholders on how the CBF should be set up and delivered.

Please see www.grantscape.org.uk/bbecbf for further information.

Call for Evidence – Review of the role and functions of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Posted on July 24, 2014

Please see request below from Dr Mike Shooter regarding his review of the role of the Children’s Commissioner in Wales which has been forwarded by Children in Wales.  Here is a link to Welsh Government website setting the context

“As you may know, I have been asked by the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty to undertake a review to the role and functions of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales. Wales was the first UK country to have such a commissioner, with the office being established in 2001; mine is the first review of the office since its establishment. The current Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler, has previously called for and has welcomed this review.

My review will focus on six key areas:

  1. the role and functions of a Children’s Commissioner for Wales;
  2. the impact that the role has had;
  3. the suitability and effectiveness of the underpinning legislation;
  4. accountability and governance;
  5. value for money; and
  6. accessibility.

In December I will provide the Welsh Government with a report and recommendations across these six areas. To achieve this I will meet a range of people across Wales and beyond to listen to and seek to understand their views and perspectives on the Children’s Commissioner. I would like to hear from as  many people as possible. With this in mind, I am  issuing my ‘Call for Evidence’.  This is intended to provide an opportunity to gather a range of in-depth information. Alongside the Call for Evidence, and as an alternative or supplementary option, we have also developed an online survey. The survey will consist mainly of yes/no questions with an option to expand on answers. Please feel free to use either – or both – engagement tools, as you see fit.

Children and young people are, of course, vital to the review. Two separate versions of the survey have also been specifically designed for different age groups (although it is of course open to children and young people  to complete any of the other surveys). It would be great if you could encourage children and young people to feedback to us. If you work with children and young people you may wish to conduct your own workshop and to let us know how that goes. All documents are downloadable. I have also recently awarded a contract to deliver a large number of workshops for children and young people across Wales. Further details will appear shortly.

I would be grateful if you could circulate the Call for Evidence to your stakeholders. Please help ensure that voices are heard so I can make recommendations that build on and strengthen the role of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales.

You can complete the Call for Evidence here.”