Information Drop-in Days

Posted on January 23, 2015

Come and see us at the Information drop in session, and obtain some excellent advice and guidance.
The sessions are taking place in Llanrwst and Conwy.

Llanrwst Drop In 11.2.15

Conwy Drop In 25.2.15

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.

Community Interest (CIC) Workshop

Posted on January 8, 2015

Community Interest (CIC) Workshop

Thursday 5th February 2015
1:00pm until 4:00pm

Kinmel Bay and Towyn Resource Centre,
Kinmel Bay, LL18 5BT

Costs: £10 each for CVSC/DVSC Members, £20 wider Voluntary Sector, £40 Private and Statutory

Please contact CVSC on 01492 534091 or e-mail to book your place,
remembering to let us know of any specific requirements you may have.


Recruitment and Retention of Volunteers

Posted on January 6, 2015

Please see below for information and a booking form for a Recruitment and Retention of Volunteers half day course taking place on 4th February 2015. Please return the booking form by 28th January 2015.

How Low and No cost Tech Tools can help organisations do more with less

Posted on January 5, 2015

Low and No cost ICT Tools for organisations - ConwyHow Low and No cost Tech Tools can help organisations do more with less


Organisations and community groups are so busy and have such limited resources, that knowing how technology tools can help save you time and money is something we all need.

Communities 2.0 are running a FREE event to show you some low and no cost tools that can help your group to manage everyday tasks. We will be looking at tools for;

· Communicating and Sharing Information

· Organising and Running Events

· Developing your Online Presence

· Holding Online meetings

· Consulting with your members
The workshop will be a full day with refreshments and limited to 1 place per organisation.


Bookings can be made at:

Heritage Lottery Fund – Funding Surgery

Posted on December 22, 2014

Heritage Lottery Fund – Funding Surgery

Tuesday 27th January 2015

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 at the CVSC Offices, 8 Riviere’s Avenue, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7DP on Tuesday 27th January 2014.

Places are limited and booking is essential. To book a place please email the Heritage Lottery Fund at or call 029 2023 4142

Conwy is a Priority Development Area for the HLF.  This means that we are keen to receive more grant applications from the area and help create opportunities for new heritage projects.


Community Health Councils in Wales: Consultation on proposed changes to the Regulations and Establishment Order

Posted on December 8, 2014

Views are sought on amendments to the current Regulations and Establishment Order which apply to Community Health Councils (CHCs) in Wales.

This is a result of recommendations made by Professor Marcus Longley in his 2012 report Moving Towards World Class?: A Review of Community Health Councils in Wales. Some of the proposed changes also reflect recommendations on the functions of CHCs made in other reports received during 2014.
End of consultation: 09/01/2015

The documents can be found at the attached link.


Feedback please to Wendy Jones

High Sheriff of Clwyd Community Awards 2015

Posted on December 5, 2014

The High Sheriff of Clwyd Awards were launched in 2013 to recognise individuals or voluntary/ community organisations or groups (with charitable aims) that have made an outstanding contribution to their respective communities.

The winners will be presented with their awards at an event to be held at Coleg Cambria’s Deeside Campus, Kelsterton Road, Connah’s Quay on Thursday the 26th March, 2015 at 6pm for 6.30pm.

  1. Subject to the following anyone may make a nomination for their area and/or Clwyd, including people who benefit from the individual or voluntary / community group’s activities.
  2. You can only make one nomination.
  3. Individuals cannot be nominated by a partner or family member or nominate themselves.
  4. An individual nominee must reside in one of the four Principal Areas and be over 18 years of age.
  5. The nominee (whether an individual or an organisation/group) must not be contacted or made aware that they are being nominated for an award.
  6. Personal details provided on the nomination form may be passed to partner organisations and to the media for publicity purposes. If you don’t wish for any information to be shared in this way or if you do not wish media organisations to contact the nominee or nominator please let the appropriate County Voluntary Council know as soon as possible.
  7. The Judges’ decision is final and they reserve the right not to make an award.
  8. Nomination forms and Guidance notes can be downloaded from the appropriate County Voluntary Council website or by post.
  9. The closing date for the submission of completed and signed nominations to the appropriate County Voluntary Council is noon on Friday 23rd January, 2015.

To nominate a group or organisation please follow the link below to fill out the online nomination form

Online Nomination form

Or download the nomination form and email it to or post it to us at:
8 Riviere’s Avenue,
Colwyn Bay,
LL29 7DP

Revised Child Poverty Strategy for Wales

Posted on November 17, 2014

The Welsh Government is consulting on a draft Revised Child Poverty Strategy for Wales.
Start of consultation: 06/11/2014
End of consultation: 29/01/2015
The Strategy sets out the Welsh Government’s approach to tackling child poverty and improving the outcomes of children and young people living in low income households.
Please follow the link for more details:

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