The Wales Report – BBC General Election debate

Posted on March 23, 2015

On the evening of Wednesday 29 April, The Wales Report will be hosting a General Election political debate in Llandudno, on behalf of BBC Wales.

They are now accepting applications from members of the public who would like to attend as part of the audience. The debate will be hosted by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and members of the audience should be between 16 and 24 years old (25 at a push).

The application form can be accessed through the following link: http://bit.ly/1Bz2FmT

 

CVSC announced to administer £19m Gwynt y Môr Community Fund

Posted on March 18, 2015

Gwynt y Môr £19m community fund marks double milestone and moves closer to opening!

Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm have announced a £570,000 donation to the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) in North Wales and the appointment of Community and Voluntary Support Conwy (CVSC) to administer its £multi-million Community Fund.

The substantial funding package for the RNLI will support a new rescue support vehicle to be based at St Asaph and pay for the training of all volunteer crews along the North Wales coast for the next five years.

In a separate arrangement, Community and Voluntary Support Conwy (CVSC) has been appointed to manage applications, award grants and, potentially loans, to community projects in North Wales from the rest of the £19m fund.

Gwynt y Môr is the world’s second largest offshore wind farm, located more than eight miles off the North Wales coast.

Giving details of the two announcements this morning at Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station, RWE Innogy UK’s Gwynt y Môr Project Director, Toby Edmonds said: “The £19m Gwynt y Môr Community Fund will provide an opportunity to make a significant, long term and positive impact on sustainable development in Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire and I’m delighted that today’s announcements move the fund a step closer to officially opening for applicants.

“Using a portion of the Gwynt y Môr Community Fund for the next five years we have formed a new partnership with the RNLI to provide a Rescue Support Vehicle, based in North Wales, which can be deployed to incidents, across the region. The vehicle will be of great assistance to the RNLI’s Flood Rescue Team, should they be called upon to assist communities in the event of devastating flooding. The funding will also support the training requirements of RNLI volunteers from Llandudno, Conwy, Rhyl and Flint lifeboat stations.

“Through this partnership we look forward to continuing our work with the RNLI which has played a crucial part in the emergency response plan during the offshore construction of the wind farm. As Gwynt y Môr moves into its operational phase we are delighted to be showing our thanks to the RNLI with this legacy.”

Matt Crofts, RNLI Community Lifesaving Delivery Manager said: ‘Partnerships such as this are vital to the RNLI; we are so very grateful to have been chosen as benefactors. Training is the essential ingredient that turns our volunteers into lifesavers, but this kind of training is expensive. As a charity which relies on voluntary contributions and legacies, this most generous donation will fund the training of the RNLI’s voluntary crew off the north Wales coast for five years.

‘Our volunteers deserve the very best training and this donation will ensure the successful delivery of training on the coast for many years to come. This training keeps our crews at high levels of competence and ensures their safety when launching to save lives at sea.”

Commenting on the appointment of CVSC to administer the rest of the £19million Gwynt y Môr Community Fund, Toby Edmonds, added: “CVSC is experienced in local funding delivery, demonstrating huge enthusiasm for what the funds can achieve and a strong commitment to ensure it helps support the delivery of strategic aims, as well as linking with and complementing existing funding provision and priorities in the area.

“We are looking forward to working with CVSC to develop the details of the application and decision-making process to allow the first round of awards to be made later this year.”

The Chief Officer of CVSC, Wendy Jones said: “We are thrilled to have won the contract to manage the Gwynt y Môr Community Fund. Working in collaboration with our colleagues in Denbighshire Voluntary Service Council and Flintshire Local Voluntary Council, we are confident that the benefit of this fantastic investment will be felt across the communities in the coastal areas of Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire, and will have a lasting effect on the strategic objectives of the area.”

Information on how to apply for the Gwynt y Môr Community Fund, its area of benefit and the sorts of project that will be eligible for funding will be widely publicised in due course.

Gwynt y Môr is a greater than £2billion shared investment between RWE Innogy, Stadtwerke München GmbH, and Siemens(1) and, once fully operational, will be capable of generating enough energy from home grown wind sources to power the equivalent of approximately 400,000 homes(2) – around a third of the total number of homes in all of Wales.(3) It comprises 160 Siemens 3.6 megawatt (MW) turbines, two offshore substations, 161 inter-array cables, four export cables, an 11km onshore underground cable route and a new 132kV/400kV onshore substation near St Asaph.

For more information about Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm visit the website: www.rweinnogy.com/gwyntymor

Welsh in the Workplace

Posted on March 18, 2015

Come along to this very basic and friendly session, intended as encouragement for frontline staff and for them to find out how your organisation can make quick and easy progress towards recognising the importance of and integrating the Welsh Language into your service.

Delegates will learn the very basics of how to:

answer the phone
make daily greetings
provide personal details
enter into simple conversion

Does your organisation have a Welsh Language Scheme?

Are you aware of Welsh Language legislation?

Want to find out how you can increase your staff’s ability to meet your obligations?

Then do come along to this session delivered by James Berry of WEA Cymru, in conjunction with CVSC.

When: Friday 17th April 2015, 9.30 to 12.30

Where: CVSC Offices, 8 Riviere’s Avenue, Colwyn Bay LL29 7DP

Cost: £10 CVSC Members, £20 Wider Voluntary Sector, £40 Statutory and Private

Please call 01492 534091 or email mail@cvsc.org.uk to book your place, remembering to let us know of any specific requirements you may have.

CVSC Job Vacancy, Play Development Worker

Posted on March 17, 2015

CVSC has employed Conwy’s Principal Play Officer since October 2009. The Play Development Worker post will report directly to the Principal Play Officer and provide additional capacity to work with community groups, volunteers, schools and other organisations in order to provide more quality opportunities for play.
For an informal chat or for further information please contact Millie Boswell, Principal Play Officer by phone on 01492 523841 (direct dial) or email millieboswell@cvsc.org.uk
Closing date for applications is Thursday 2 April 2015

Play Development Worker Job Description

Background information

Application form

Armed Forces Day

Posted on March 13, 2015

A military themed event for the whole family 
 
20 June 2015 – 10am-5pm 
Parc Eirias, Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay 
 

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

http://www.senedd.assembly.wales/mgConsultationListDisplay.aspx

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.

http://www.senedd.assembly.wales/mgListCommittees.aspx?bcr=1

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

Questionnaire

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

take our surveyWe would love to hear from you.

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