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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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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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GDPR - All You Need to Know

June 28th 10am - 12 noon Cost: £15 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. The new legislation impacts on all aspects of voluntary sector activity from marketing to fundraising, from HR to IT, and all organisations need to take steps to prepare.

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How to help get local press publicity for small voluntary groups

This is a Briefing session opportunity for voluntary groups operating in the Vale to obtain knowledge and tips for writing and formatting press releases straight from the professionals, the Editors themselves. GVS has limited spaces for up to six people to attend this session which is priced at just £5 per person on Thursday 19 July from 9.30am – 11am.

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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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Got a green idea? Renew Wales is for you!

ProMo-Cymru is supporting the delivery of the Renew Wales developed by Development Trusts Association (DTA) Wales and funded through Big Lottery. your group is based in Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan or Bridgend and are interested in exploring environment ideas around growing, recycling, energy, conservation etc, we can help you out at no charge!

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Sad news with Don Read passing away

GVS is sad to report that Don Read sadly passed away last week. Don was a huge supporter of GVS (formerly VCVS) and his wife Margaret volunteered for us as a Chair/Trustee for over 20 years. He will be sorely missed. If you would like to know funeral arrangements please contact Mark Stillman at GVS, tel: 01446 741706.

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Local Charity and Community Group Sustainability Report 2017/18

On Thursday the 26th April 2018 we released our third annual Local Charity and Community Group Sustainability Report. This report found that local charities and community groups in the UK are stretched to breaking point. Over recent years, cuts and austerity measures have increased the burden on local charities and community groups. Many groups are now facing a trade-off between the quality and the durability of their services.

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Learn about digital safety in an accessible way

Innovate Trust has been running a digital safety training project to encourage digital inclusion, safety and engagement with technology supported by Cardiff Third Sector Council liaising with Glamorgan Voluntary Services through the Hau Third Sector Fund 2017 in partnership with Cardiff Council and the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

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Help us protect community transport

In February 2018, the UK Government launched its consultation on the use of section 19 and 22 permits following a change to how it thinks EU regulation 1071/2009 on PSV operators should be applied in England, Wales and Scotland.

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GDPR Update - The Data Protection Fee

On the 25th May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. In addition to GDPR the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 also come into force. The Charges and Information Regulations specify the new fees that will come into effect from 25th May 2018.

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