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Third Sector responses sought on South Wales policing budget 2018-19

The Commissioner’s budget plans rest on a 5% increase in the precept which means an increase of £10.91 per year or 3p per day for a band D property. Whilst nobody wants to increase the charge, people want to live and work in safe communities. The consultation asks 5 questions (as set out below) and responses are needed by 28th December 2017.

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Free publicity for GVS Members

We would like to offer member groups the opportunity to publicise their organisations through our Vista magazine (next edition due out in January with the deadline being 1st January 2018), e-bulletins and website.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

I appreciate that many schools and other organizations may be focussing on preparations for Christmas at the moment, but now is also a good time to be thinking about the resources that you may wish to order from the HMD Trust, for your commemoration.

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Know your locals

"I know that many small charities do not have the time or resources to promote their work or shout about their impact. So maybe this is what we, sector activists, should do"

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Christmas Wrapped Up At The Memo

Santa’s Grotto, Christmas party nights, festive crafts, films and traditional pantomime, there’s a full season of festivities lined up at the Memo Arts Centre, Barry this Christmas - we’d love to see you soon!

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Cowbridge Art Society Winter Exhibition is at the Old Hall, Cowbridge

Cowbridge Art Society Winter Exhibition is now on at the Old Hall, Cowbridge. The artists have been busy preparing their entries for weeks and can now breathe a sigh of relief that they are finally completed! If you are are planning to visit, the exhibition runs until December 19th and can be viewed during standard Old Hall opening hours, including most Saturdays.

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Coffee and a Chat at Barry Library

Come along to Barry Library every Friday morning from 11am – 12pm for a coffee and a chat. 50 pence charge - includes biscuits! All welcome. Come along and make new friends or meet up with old ones.

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Disability Wales workshops

Disability Wales are inviting disabled and non-disabled women in Wales to attend their upcoming workshops. They will be a chance to discuss how you feel you are represented within society, create campaigns ideas and key messages aimed to challenge stereotypes and improve the aspirations and confidence of disabled women.

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Safeguarding Under the Act

This Briefing Session will explore what the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act says about safeguarding and what it means for Third Sector providers.

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GDPR: A chance for charities to change with the times

While most of the focus on GDPR has been on commercial businesses, it’s worth noting that charities are not exempt from controversies surrounding data privacy either. The Information Commissioner’s Office has recently handed out several fines to a number of reputable charity organisations for swapping or selling donor lists containing confidential information. As a result, the charity sector needs to understand and prepare for these changes.

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Amelia Trust Farm Christmas Dress Down Day - Get Involved!

ABOUT OUR CHRISTMAS DRESS DOWN DAY At the end of November 2017 we will be taking part again in the BIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE 17. Our CHALLENGE is to raise £12,000 in total through online donations. The money raised will go towards our ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY work with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.

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Getting your organisation’s data cleaned up ready for GDPR enforcement

It’s not long until GDPR is in full motion, so getting your data in line is an essential measure for keeping on top of compliance. Making sure any data you acquire is organised and in-line with regulations is key. Unorganised data puts you at risk of wasting your charity’s money, gaining negative publicity, or even breaking the law. Book a place on a Vale briefing session.

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