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Y Bont successful to create a Family Funzone

Y Bont has been awarded a grant of £530,059 for the Y Bont's 'Family Funzone' The 5 year project will engage with disabled children and their families in Bridgend to reduce the challenges they face, in particular isolation and a lack of social opportunity, encouraging them to develop peer support amongst each other, build relationships and enjoy an active lifestyle through activities that include the whole family.

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Consultation open for third sector’s first Digital Code of Practice

Third sector organisations from across the UK have been invited to contribute to the UK's first Charity Digital Code of Practice which is due to launch in November this year. The code will aim to help charities improve their digital skills and increase their take up of digital activity and is being funded by Lloyds Banking Group and the Co-op Foundation. It will be voluntary and free to access, and the steering group is keen to hear from charities of all sizes as part of the consultation.

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Summer Fun at Amelia Trust Farm

Amelia Trust Farm has a jam packed programme of fun themed days planned this Summer holidays for all their little Farm friends and families. Don't miss out on their new programme of special days running most weeks during the school holidays

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Licence to Learn

License to Learn is a new and innovative programme, based around education and designed to help those with previous convictions to find their purpose. Rooted in theory, practice and experience License to Learn supports people to make the changes they wish to see in their life.

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Foosball table for sale

Rene Pierre Foosball Table for sale. Well used but in great condition. Very sturdy (will require at least 2 people to lift and a large van to transport). No missing pieces. These retail for around £1200 brand new. We are asking for £150 or nearest offer.

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Barry to host important Charity Conference in November 2018

The theme of this year’s conference is “A Matter of Trust” and will focus on what charities and other Third Sector organisations need to do to help increase or rebuild the trust of the public in the light of recent events and increasing scrutiny. Representatives from the Charity Commission and Geldards LLP will be in attendance along with Cllr. Leighton Rowlands – Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan.

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GVS to host important Charity Conference in November 2018

The theme of this year’s conference is “A Matter of Trust” and will focus on what charities and other Third Sector organisations need to do to help increase or rebuild the trust of the public in the light of recent events and increasing scrutiny. Representatives from the Charity Commission and Geldards LLP will be in attendance along with Cllr. Leighton Rowlands – Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan.

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Opening doors to low cost home ownership for first time buyers

With most first-time buyers needing approximately £30,000 for a house deposit, shared equity or low cost home ownership (LCHO) continues to be an affordable option as the first step on the property ladder. Newydd Housing Association, has seen over 20 low cost home ownership properties sold in the last three years, with these purchases being driven by 25 to 35 year olds.

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Do you need desk space in the Vale of Glamorgan?

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) has desk space available (from 1st September 2018) at its offices in the Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, Barry CF62 9DA. One desk is priced at £35 per week or £1500 per year with a total of six desks available. Included in this price are heating and lighting, access to a kitchen area, use of filing cabinets and bookcases and car parking.

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Staff changes at local charity, Y Bont

Local charity, Y Bont, has recruited a new CEO, Ann Sherwood. Ann has worked at a senior level for over 30 years helping small businesses and charities develop and grow, most recently for the past 10 years as Head of Income Generation for a Welsh charity supporting survivors of domestic abuse. Joining Ann at Y Bont as the lead for fundraising and marketing is local girl Paisley Thompson-Bailey. Paisley is a Marketing graduate with experience in retail and fundraising.

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Third Sector Support Wales Impact Survey

Third Sector Support Wales is a network of support organisations for the third sector in Wales, comprising County Voluntary Councils and Wales Council for Voluntary Action. Our shared goal is to enable to third sector and volunteers across Wales to contribute fully to individual and community wellbeing, now and for the future.

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