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Motion Control Dance - support our campaign

We are currently fundraising to get a new sprung floor in our studio at the YMCA. Please can you support our campaign as it is going to cost £17,500 in total but we need to raise £5,000 in order to get match funding. We have also applied to others for grant funding so fingers crossed.

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Free Canon Pixma Inks

Would you like Canon compatible First Call Inks (recommended by Which? Magazine) C-550XLBK/551XLBK/C/M/Y/GY, i.e. 2black/1cyan/1magenta/1yellow/1grey. There are a few sets of these plus a couple of original Canon-551XLBK ink cartridges.

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Repair Café Wales

Repair Café Wales opens, supports and runs Repair Cafés across Wales. Repair Cafés (in its simplest form) are pop up events located across Wales on regular dates where you can get your broken household items repaired for free

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Webinar: Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant

Welsh Government has launched the next round of the Sustainable Social Services Grant for April 2020 onwards. The purpose of the Grant is to support Welsh Ministers' priorities of an equal relationship between people and practitioners; early intervention and prevention; and transforming the way people's needs for care and support are met. The closing date for applications is 2 September 2019.

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Are you Brexit ready? Session on 17th July

Aimed at organisations and individuals working within the community, this session will guide you through the Brexit process, update you as to where we are now and look at the implications for the Third Sector and our local communities. To book a place (cost is £15 per person)

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Gegin Fach would like to hear from you!

Vision 21 are planning to expand our cafe project, Gegin Fach. We are kindly asking customers past, present and potential if you could take 5 minutes to complete a survey for us to gather information to support the National Lottery Community Fund bid to go ahead with the development.

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South Wales Police are recruiting

South Wales Police are currently looking to increase job opportunities, especially from BAME community within the service. If you are interested in a career with the police please contact PCSO Rachel Ward on 07469 907903 for more information.

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Are you Brexit ready? Session on 17th July 2019

Have you considered the impact Brexit may have on your organisation? Is Brexit on your risk register and do you have a person responsible for Brexit? Aimed at organisations and individuals working within the community, this session will guide you through the Brexit process, update you as to where we are now and look at the implications for the Third Sector and our local communities.

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Penarth Friendship Café

All are welcome to attend the Friendship Café at Trinity Church, Stanwell Road, Penarth, CF64 3EN. Whilst all are welcome, this café will be a welcoming space for people living with dementia, their family, friends and carers.

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GVS Training programme 2019-2020 discounted rates for GVS members

Recruiting, Selecting and Managing Volunteers; Social Media Marketing: How to Profit in a Digital World; Social media good practice session for organisations including the benefits of using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; Getting fit for funding; How to use Twitter Workshop (the basic complete guide); How to help get local press publicity for small voluntary groups in the Vale; Being a Trustee; Taking minutes; An Introduction to Data Protection (including GDPR); Preparing a sustainable funding strategy; How to organise and run your AGM and Staff recruitment, selection and induction

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Cyber Threat Assessment: UK Charity Sector

A report from the NCSC that outlines the cyber threat that charities of all sizes now face. UK charities hold funds, personal, financial and commercial data (and other information) that is of interest or monetary value to a range of cyber criminals and other groups.

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The Invest in Nature Project is Coming to an end

After a brilliant 3.5 years of events, webinars, resources and engagement to support community action on the environment, the Invest in Nature (formerly Environet) service run by WCVA was closed on 31 March 2019. The service was made possible by Welsh Government funding that has now come to an end.

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Exciting times for Y Bont’s Family Funzone project

The Family Funzone project is a new project, adopting a whole-family approach, providing play opportunities for Disabled Children and their Siblings (aged: 4-11 year olds). We will be delivering fun, stimulating, interactive, child-led, indoor and outdoor play sessions during After-School Clubs (Term Time only), Saturdays, Playscheme during Easter and Summer.

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