DIARY MARKER: Conwy People’s Partnership Network meeting – Meet the Commissioners

Posted on July 30, 2015

The next Health Social Care and Wellbeing Network (incorporating the Children & Young People’s Partnership Network) is on 24 September, 2pm Colwyn Bay Cricket Club, Rhos on Sea.

The Local Authority Commissioning Team is keen to develop its working relationship with the sector, for example, by discussing issues and concerns with them, discussing the impact of legislative developments, associated training needs etc.  Rather than setting up a separate forum, it has been suggested that the Health Social Care & Wellbeing (HSCWB) Network be used.

If you are a third sector organisation (working with children and/or adults) already receiving funding from the Local Authority or may want to learn more about future funding/commissioning arrangements, this meeting is for you or a representative from your organisation.

There will still be an update from health, including information about events they are planning, and the usual opportunity to network.

More information to follow when the agenda has been finalised.

The Welsh Language Commissioner’s new service for third sector and private sector organisations.

Posted on July 10, 2015

The home of our service is the Hybu micro-site: www.welshlanguagecommissioner.org/hybu here is a summary of our work:

1.    To present charities and businesses with the advantages of working in Welsh and English. This is demonstrated through our research and video clips.

2.    To provide practical support for organisations through our various guidance documents, our proof reading service and our practical training courses

3.    To present the Welsh Language Progress Plan – an opportunity to assess your current provision through a questionnaire and produce and implementation plan

4.    The micro-site is a portal for wider support from the Commissioner’s officers.

 

From now on the Welsh Language Commissioner’s Promotion and Facilitation team will be transferring third sector organisations from implementing Welsh language schemes to the Welsh Language Progress plan system. The new system builds on the foundation of your language schemes by helping you to set clear, practical and measurable targets that work towards results. Many of you will have already been implementing Welsh language schemes, others have not fully completed the process.

This is an invitation to meet with myself or a member of the Promotion and Facilitation Team in order to guide you through the process of committing to a Welsh Language Progress Plan.

 

Why should you do this?

·         On the basis of our research with a range of third sector organisations assessing their experiences of implementing Welsh language schemes, the Progress Plan system is more practical and purposeful system that should lead towards results.

·         The system was prepared with the principles and requirements of the new Welsh language Standards in mind.

·         As the Standards come into force, the expectations on the organizations that fund you will change. This is a way for you to prepare for the changess that may affect you.

·         PQASSO for Wales which was launched on 10 June in order to strengthen quality in the third sector in Wales includes clear statements in relation to the need to consider the Welsh language and prepare a Welsh Language Progress plan in order to do this effectively.

 

I shall look forward to hearing from you in order to arrange a meeting to advise you on committing to a Welsh Language Progress Plan. In the meantime please take a look at our website.

Yours sincerely

 

 

What is a trustee, and how can you become one?

Posted on June 16, 2015

 

Being a trustee

The answers to those questions and more can be found in the WCVA 2 minute video about trusteeship.

 

New Environment (Wales) Bill

Posted on May 26, 2015

 

The Environment (Wales) Bill will put in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.

Further information below –

http://gov.wales/topics/environmentcountryside/consmanagement/natural-resources-management/environment-bill/?lang=en

Animation

https://youtu.be/jS6QBJg9AFg

Financial Inclusion and Tackling Poverty Together E-module

Posted on May 21, 2015

E-learning is here!

You can easily access the E-Learning module through denbighshire.learningpool.com and click on “Third Party Registration” on the right hand side.

Then select “Financial Inclusion” for the directorate and CVSC for the organisation.

It is entirely flexible and you can complete it in sections, at your own pace.

Please find a poster, FAQ sheet as well as some informal practical pointers below for your guidance.
Please do take this opportunity to take advantage of this excellent learning to ensure you and your organisation are best placed to signpost or refer to appropriate agencies supporting communities.

Some practical tips from CVSC Volunteers

Financial Inclusion and Tackling Poverty Together

FAQs

Conwy Community Facilities

Posted on April 7, 2015

Are you looking to hire a local facility for a meeting, community activity, or maybe even a party?
If so, look no further than our brand new online directory!

Featuring the same detail as the previous paper brochure but with the added benefit of real-time information, your new online community facilities brochure contains the details of over 80 facilities, so you’ll be sure to find a suitable venue for whatever event you are looking to host.

Do you have a community facility that you would like to see included in this section? Or perhaps you manage a facility already included, and would like to make an update to your existing entry?

For enquiries of this nature please fill in this form and contact:

  • Jan Smith
    Senior Development Officer
    Community & Voluntary Support Conwy
    Tel: 01492 523846
    Email: jansmith@cvsc.org.uk
  • Garry Knight
    Community Development support Officer
    Conwy County Borough Council
    Tel: 01492 575737
    Email: garry.knight@conwy.gov.uk

 

www.conwy.gov.uk/communityfacilities

 

If you wish to add your facility or make any amendments please complete and submit the following Form.

Amendment Request Form

Current Consultations

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

CCBC Have your Say consultation – link below

http://www.conwy.gov.uk/sectionextra.asp?cat=5036&Language=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!