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Heritage Lottery Fund success for Victoria Square

After a busy spring and early summer compiling a detailed application to The National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund, Friends of Victoria Square (FoVS) are very pleased to announce that they have secured a £9000 award. The money is principally being used to undertake Tree and Biodiversity Surveys of the Square.

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The Worshipful Company of Weavers Benevolent Fund

The Fund's principal aim should be to support people in trouble, particularly young offenders and ex-offenders, and other disadvantaged young people. Preference is given to pump priming new projects, especially those which are innovatory and can serve as a model elsewhere. The next application closing date is 30th November 2019.

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One Stop Shop Carriers for Causes

Carriers for Causes grants are available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop. Grants, of up to £1000 will be available to support projects that ‘benefit local communities - helping to improve lives and local places’.

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The True Colours Trust

The Trust only funds registered charities or activities with clearly defined charitable purposes. Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects working to support disabled children and their families.

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Designed to Smile is 10!

This September, Designed to Smile (D2S), the national programme to improve the oral health of children in Wales, is celebrating its tenth birthday.

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Medicine Clinical Board celebrates its amazing staff

Medicine Clinical Board recently held its Celebration Event at University Hospital of Wales. The annual event celebrates the successes of Medicine Clinical Board staff and reflects on the challenges that have been faced and achievements that have been delivered.

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Men working at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board are being encouraged to take a stand against domestic abuse by stepping into a pair of women’s shoes.

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Sarah Davies: the first Macmillan professional to achieve Volunteer Management Quality Standard

Congratulations to Macmillan’s Sarah Davies, who is the very first Macmillan professional in Wales to be presented with the Macmillan Volunteering Quality Standard (MVQS). Sarah, who is an Information and Support Facilitator, received her award at presentation attended by staff and volunteers at the Macmillan Information Support Service in the University Hospital of Wales.

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Movement to Music Sessions

Stroke Association are starting Movement to Music sessions in partnership with Rubicon Dance on 12th September at Ely & Caerau Community Hub, Cardiff.

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