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Being a Trustee Training – The Essentials

Are you a Trustee of a charity or a voluntary group or a charity? Perhaps you’re interested in setting up such an organisation and would like to better understand what the role entails. Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) has developed a short training session called ‘Being a Trustee – The Essentials.’

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The Archer Trust

Provides aid or support to a defined group of needy or deserving people, for instance those with physical or mental disabilities or the disadvantaged. Prefers to support organisations working in areas of high unemployment and deprivation.

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Bro Radio picks up four at National Community Radio Awards

Bro Radio, the local radio station for the Vale of Glamorgan has picked up four awards at the National Community Radio Awards. The station was recognised with eight nominees in the shortlist, which were whittled down from more than 425 entries submitted from community radio stations in every corner of the UK.

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Would you like a youth club in your Vale community?

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wales (BGCWales) are looking for members of communities in the rural Vale who think their community would benefit from a youth club or group for young people aged 11-18. We are also looking for dedicated volunteers who would like to gain new skills and have access to accredited youth work training by supporting the development of a club

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GVS Session - Get Ready to Tender

Tuesday 28th January 2020, 10am - 1pm, Llantwit Major, Cost £20 This session will be valuable to Trustees, Managers, Staff and Volunteers of organisations who may be considering tendering for the first time and want to get themselves "up to speed".

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Summer Fun – A Huge Hit at Amelia Trust Farm

Summer fun at Amelia Trust Farm was a big success this year, despite the roadworks on the five mile lane. “The roadworks on the Five Mile Lane have had an impact on our fundraising when there have been closures but thankfully visitors were able to reach us throughout the school holidays,” commented Karen Turnbull, Director.

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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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What is happening in your area?

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) has received funding from the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board for a one-year project to map the community groups, organisations and activities/services taking place in the Western Vale. We’d like you to tell us about local activities and community groups in the Western Vale to help us map what is available.

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Improve your skills through GVS’ support

GVS offer an extensive range of training courses highly relevant to the Voluntary Sector. Governance, funding, running an AGM, preparing a sustainable funding strategy, recruiting volunteers, supervision and appraisal, Introduction to GDPR and staff recruitment, seclection and induction all priced at £20 for GVS Members

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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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