Using the Volunteering Wales Website

Posted on September 24, 2015

Appointments are available at CVSC on Thursday October 1st for organisations seeking guidance on how to get the most out of the Volunteering Wales website. We can help you log in, edit your volunteering opportunities and update contact details.

Please contact us on / 01492 534091 to arrange a time.

Families First Small grants scheme and Social Services Small Grants Scheme 2016-2017

Posted on September 16, 2015

Families First funding application 

Family Support

If you are a small voluntary organisation or community group please contact Ann Westmoreland or for more information or help with your application ( 01492 574096, 01492 523849)

Funding criteria
We are looking for projects to be delivered in Conwy County Borough provide support to families with the following: bereavement, separation or divorce, mental health or domestic abuse. Funding of up to £5,000 for 1 year is available.

Families First Funding Guidance Family Support 2016-17



Social Care Small Grants (up to £5,000)
Closing Date: 16 November 2015
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Social Care Small Grants up to £5,000 are available for voluntary and community organisations which support the delivery of Conwy County Borough Council’s social Care aims. The funding is for trying something new, whether that’s a brand new project or a new way of doing something.

We want to work with local organisations to support people in our county, putting in place approaches and services which reduce their need to access statutory social services. Social Care in Wales is going through huge changes. The Social Services and Well Being Act 2014 placed a responsibility on Local Authorities to help people to avoid needing to access social care services.

To discuss your application please call 01492 574054 or email

Social Care Small Grants guidance 16-17

North Wales Directory of Services ‘DEWIS’

Posted on September 2, 2015

In September, the North Wales Directory of Services ‘DEWIS’ website will be launched.

This will aim to support the wellbeing of adults, by providing quality information from a comprehensive database of resources built from a network of social care, health, third and independent sector organisations.

DEWIS will help members of the public source information about organisations, services, groups, clubs, meetings and events that support people’s wellbeing in their area. DEWIS will become available across North Wales during the Autumn 2015 and then become available across Wales in 2016.

We would like to give you the opportunity to add your organisation’s information or services to the new directory. We really hope that you will get involved, and take the time to be part of DEWIS.

If you have any questions, please contact

Angela Delaney
01492 575169

Adding a Resource


Posted on August 12, 2015

CVSC have moved offices!

Our new address is:

7 Rhiw Road

Colwyn Bay

LL29 7TG

All of our telephone numbers and emails remain the same. Please use our main telephone number for the meantime though, until we all get settled.

Thank you!

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: 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 –


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 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


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
  • Garry Knight
    Community Development support Officer
    Conwy County Borough Council
    Tel: 01492 575737


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

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.

CCBC Have your Say consultation – link below