Effective Governance

Posted on February 1, 2016

Thursday 25th February 2016
9.30 – 12.30
Colwyn Bay Youth Centre
Douglas Road
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7PE

Are you Fit for the Future?

Come along to this informal and friendly session to find out the principles of good and effective governance and how you can best attract funding.
This session will be particularly useful and informative for Chairpersons as it will include advice on chairing meetings effectively.

Cost £15 Member, £20 Wider Voluntary Sector, £40 Private & Statutory

Please contact us to book your place on 01492 534091 or email mail@cvsc.org.uk


Dewis Cymru

Posted on January 19, 2016

We are writing to you about the Dewis Cymru initiative. (www.dewis.cymru, www.dewis.wales)

As you may know, Dewis Cymru provides a central location online for anyone in the community who is looking for information and assistance about health, social care and wellbeing nationally, from sources within the public and third sector organisations across Wales.

The Dewis initiative began in North Wales and is now being rolled out nationally for the whole of Wales, in line with The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, which comes into effect in April 2016.

This excellent and developing network is available to you as an organisation to promote your work and involvement in the community with no cost to you, and the information that you provide will then be accessible for everyone throughout Wales.

If you have not registered with Dewis, you are invited to do so, by clicking on the link above and following the steps to provide information about the services that you offer. (See attached document with information on how to get started) If you are already part of the network, please take a few moments to log in and check that your details are current.

For more information about Dewis, or if you require any assistance in logging in and setting up your account, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Also if you know of any services within your network or community that should be advertised and included on Dewis, please pass on this message or let us know.

With grateful thanks,

DEWIS facilitators :

Ali Ussery – alisonussery@cvsc.org.uk & Lesley Brown – lesleybrown@cvsc.org.uk

TEL. 01492 534091

Quit for Them Campaign

Posted on January 19, 2016

‘Quit For Them’ is a campaign targeting parents and grandparents, and encourage and support as many people as possible to quit smoking.

Co-created with children and young people in North Wales, Quit for Them is designed to offer easy and effective solutions to help parents and grandparents to quit smoking. And signpost smokers to cessation services which include pharmacy and Stop Smoking Wales as well as supporting people who want to try and quit independently. The campaign uses social media and online advertising supported by some outdoor media and print.

Quit For Them Campaign Guide

CVSC Annual Report 14 – 15 now available to read online

Posted on January 6, 2016

We are pleased to share with you CVSC’s 2014/15 Annual Report.

The winter edition of CVSC’s magazine is here!

Posted on December 21, 2015

Read online (below) or download here: Winter 2015 Magazine

Financial Inclusion and Tackling Poverty Together E-module

Posted on October 23, 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


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 –




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




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

Amendment Request Form

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