Tuesday, 9 July 2019

WCVA Newsletter w/c 8th July '19


Sustainable funding report launched by WCVA

A new report from WCVA outlines the need for creative collaboration across sectors to ensure sustainable funding streams for voluntary organisations in Wales.
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Funding latest

Heritage Horizon Awards

Grants from £5,000,000 are available to organisations for transformative heritage projects relating to landscape and nature and heritage at risk.

The Peter Cruddas Foundation

Grant funding is available for projects to benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people.

The Bodfach Trust

Grants are available to charities involved in five areas: affordable housing, care for the elderly, helping young people, preservation of old buildings, and supporting green spaces and public parks.

Third sector news

Awards offer core funding and free training for charities

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide core funding, training and national recognition for charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing.

Return of Sustainable Academy Awards Wales

The awards ceremony celebrating Wales’ burgeoning sustainability and green energy sectors is back for its second year, hosted by Cynnal Cymru and RenewableUK Cymru.

Beekeeping provides eco-friendly income for families in Somaliland

Fifty families from Somaliland will be supported to establish profitable apiaries by selling honey locally and exporting beeswax to Wales, thanks to funding from the Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa programme - administered by WCVA.
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Advice and guidance

Charity Governance Code toolkit for small charities

New Charity Governance Code tool for charities with an income under £100,000

Charity Commission Fraud Guidance

With a total annual income of over £69 billion, the charity sector is vulnerable to fraud and financial crime.

Training and Events

Substance Misuse Survey



We are looking for the views of people living with, or supporting people living with a substance misuse problem. Please take a few minutes to complete our online survey.

Substance Misuse Survey

Welsh Ambulance Service Carers Event



Thursday 18th July 10.00-3.00

The Red House, Old Town Hall, High St, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8AE

The Welsh Ambulance Service wants to understand what you need and expect from them when using the services they provide.

Come and meet WAST, talk to their staff and participate in workshops that will help shape how they deliver services to carers across Wales.

To help you attend, help with transport and respite care for people you care for, can be arranged. Refreshments and a light lunch will also be provided.

To book a place, or for any further information, please email PECI.Team@wales.nhs.uk or phone 01792 311773

There is also have a carers survey available online at https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/WAST-CARERS/ 

This survey aims to help WAST understand carers needs and expectations better, so that they can improve the experience of carers when they need to use Ambulance services.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Rhaglen Llesiant Gogledd Powys


North Powys Wellbeing Programme


RCM welcomes publication of five year Maternity Vision for Wales




The Welsh Government have launched a five year vision for Maternity Care in Wales (2019-2024).

The vision aims to ensure that ‘pregnancy and childbirth are a safe and positive experience and parents are supported to give their children the best start in life’. 

The Welsh Government aim to achieve the vision through the following five principles of maternity care;

  • Family centred care.
  • Safe and effective care.
  • Continuity of carer.
  • Skilled multi-professional teams.
  • Sustainable quality services.

Commenting, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Director for Wales, Helen Rogers said; “The RCM very much welcomes the launch of this vision for maternity services in Wales and its encouraging to see clear actions and responsibilities outlined within the vision.

“Leadership development has also been included as a priority and we are pleased with that, as we know this is key to developing and delivering safe, high quality maternity services.

“The commitment to providing electronic maternity records for all pregnant women in Wales is important and will towards improving communication between all health care professionals, ensuring  important details are not missed and in turn improving safety.

 “There is also a strong emphasis on personalised care which will enable better choice for women in Wales particularly, when it comes to place of birth and in line with NICE guidance, low risk women will be given the choice of all four birth settings and given information about local birth outcomes to support  their decision making.

“Putting women at the centre of their own care and allowing them, to make informed decisions about their pregnancy and birth is crucial.

“The commitment to continuity of carer – that is women seeing the same midwife or small group of midwives throughout and after their pregnancy – is very important as the evidence shows that women have a safer and better pregnancy and birth when they get this continuity.

The RCM supports plans to develop an all Wales multi-disciplinary working group which when developed will support the implementation of continuity of carer models across Wales.

 “What is important now is that we have right amount staff with access to the right training, to support the safe delivery of this ambitious maternity vision for women and their families,"in Wales.”

For a copy of Maternity Care in Wales - A Five Year Vision for the Future (2019-2024) call 0300 200 7487

North Powys Wellbeing needs your opinion.



On behalf of the Powys Regional Partnership Board, Powys Teaching Health Board, Powys County Council and Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations are seeking the views of residents across north Powys on ways to improve health and wellbeing services.

The North Powys Wellbeing programme is a once in a generation opportunity to improve health and wellbeing across north Powys. Central to achieving this is the development of a state of the art new facility in Newtown connected to a number of community wellbeing hubs to offer more services locally and bring the latest technology and training to mid Wales.

There's a ‘drop in’ session planned for Tuesday 16 July, 2pm - 7:30pm in Welshpool Library, and will be an opportunity for local residents to share their valuable insights and experiences of health and wellbeing services in north Powys today, and what services could look like in the future.

For further information please contact the Programme Office at powyswellbeing.north@wales.nhs.uk and follow Powys Wellbeing on social media @PowysWellbeing and @LlesPowys