BBC Children in Need – Funding surgery

Posted on February 17, 2015

CVSC & DVSC are pleased to announce that a day of pre-booked appointments has been organised in collaboration with BBC Children in Need. Groups serving Conwy & Denbighshire will be able to apply for a 30 minute appointment with James Bird, a BBC Children in Need grants officer, to discuss the eligibility and potential of a project proposal.

Groups that wish to apply must be available anytime between 10:00 and 17:00 on 20th March 2015 – confirmation of the actual appointment time will be advised to successful applicants by 18th March 2015. There will be a maximum of nine appointments available on the day.

To apply for an appointment please forward an outline of your project proposal (no more than one side of A4), preferably by e-mail, to

Applications must be received by 16th March 2015.

For further information, click here.

Consultation Bulletin

Posted on January 17, 2015


Please find the link below for the latest edition of the WCVA weekly Consultation Bulletin for your information.

Weekly Consultation Bulletin

For National Assembly of Wales current consultations click here

For further information about completed consultations from the Committees below is the link that takes you straight to a list of the Committees and each Committee page has information about all the work they are currently undertaking.

CVSC need YOUR help!

Posted on October 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


Wales without Poverty? Take part in the Bevan Foundation questionnaire!

Posted on June 19, 2014

Everyone will be familiar with the idea of eradicating child poverty by 2020 and of the very real challenges of achieving this target in the current climate. Few of us have ever stopped to think about what a Wales without poverty might actually be like. As part of a UK-wide project, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation is working with the Bevan Foundation to explore what living with low or even no poverty would mean. An article providing more detail on the project is in the current Network Wales.

To gather views, the Bevan Foundation is running an online questionnaire and partnering with other organisations to run a limited number of focus groups. The aim is to spark debate and engage as many people as possible in Wales. This is an excellent opportunity for the third sector to contribute to and help shape this important debate.

The online survey is at

If you are interested hosting or facilitating a focus group using the questionnaire as a template please contact Victoria Winckler at the Bevan Foundation on 0845 180 0441.

Young Inspector Recruitment

Posted on December 13, 2013

Young inspectors recruitment

Do you know/work with a young person who would like to have their say?

Do you know a young person who would like to inspect services for young people and families?

This is a great opportunity Conwy Council are eager to recruit more young people ready for the training in January and are asking if you could speak with the young people you work with and display the flyers within your service, feel free to send out to anyone working with young people who you feel may be interested. Flyers here.young inspectors 2013 flyer

Beat Cymru Anti Stigma Campaign

Posted on November 29, 2013

Beat Cymru’s anti-stigma campaign, which uses the theme ‘Everybody Knows Somebody – eating disorders are more common than you think’, aims to raise awareness of these serious mental illnesses, challenge myths and misunderstanding and signpost available help and support.

People with eating disorders typically have low self esteem and a very poor sense of their own worth. They can be strongly influenced by those widely held views that an eating disorder is a fad or a phase or a silly diet gone wrong and that can prevent them from seeking treatment promptly.

Manon, 24: “It is widely believed that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. This is not true! I didn’t choose to become anorexic.  Major misconceptions about eating disorders are widespread. These myths can lead to stigma, making it difficult for some individuals to seek and accept treatment.   I believe that my initial reluctance to acknowledge that I was suffering from anorexia stemmed from a fear that I would be labelled as an immature and attention seeking schoolgirl, easily influenced by the airbrushed celebrities depicted in the media. Exposure to such images can certainly impact a person’s body image and stimulate pressures to look a certain way, but they cannot cause an eating disorder.” We know the sooner someone gets the help and treatment they need, the more likely they are to make that recovery. That is part of the reason why challenging stereotypes is so important. Mental illness still carries a stigma, and eating disorders perhaps more so than many. Challenging those views, calling for increased awareness and more compassionate understanding of this complex, serious illness is a key part of Beat’s work.”

The Beat Cymru team will be going into workplaces and schools across Wales talking to people about eating disorders and challenging myths and misunderstanding.

More information:

Fit for funding

Posted on April 1, 2013

moneyAre you looking for funding?

Do you have a good idea but are not sure how to fund it?

We can help identify appropriate sources of funding, but we will need some details from you.

Complete a CVSC Funding Enquiry form. Click here.

Access the Finding and Getting money information sheets below for more information on developing a fundraising strategy, applying to funders and specific funding for projects.

Information Sheets:

Finding and Getting Money

Are we getting it right?

Posted on November 6, 2009

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We want your views and comments about CVSC and the services we offer – go here to take the survey

The survey should only take around 10 minutes to complete!

Working with our Partners

Posted on October 18, 2009

partnersPartnership working is a core aim of CVSC.
Find out about the range of partnerships and projects that we are involved in.

Training Opportunities

Posted on October 18, 2009

trainingJoin us on our low cost, local training courses and benefit from friendly and approachable trainers.

Keep an eye on our blog posts and events listing for details of the latest courses.