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Read our latest report "Transport fit for future generations"

Our new report – Transport fit for Future Generations – demonstrates how the Well-being of Future Generations Act should be used to consider solutions to solve problems such as congestion by identifying far reaching and ambitious solutions which will improve the well-being of both current and future generations.

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Fine tune your skills

Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) offers an extensive range of training courses and briefing sessions. Sessions are charged at very reasonable rates, discounted for charities and voluntary groups and on offer at the moment include...

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Are you over 60 and live in the Vale?

You are entitled to a discount on many of our courses. Discover a new hobby and make new friends. We have over 250 courses to choose from, many starting this September. Find a course near you; Cowbridge, Llantwit Major, Wick, Barry or Penarth.

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Have Your Say Survey

As part of the Welsh Government’s Play Sufficiency duty they expect all Local Authorities to carry out an investigation into the time and space children and young people have for playing or hanging out in their local area. As part of this process, a survey is being rolled out nationally, which we are also undertaking locally to help us to build a picture of what it’s like for children playing in the Vale of Glamorgan (and Wales).

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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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Improve your skills through GVS’ support

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) 1 Day Course Preparing a Sustainable Funding Strategy; Diversity Awareness Training; DBS Checks & Safer Recruiting; Get Ready to Tender; How to raise funds (for your charity) using Facebook; Social Media Marketing: How to Profit in a Digital World; How to use Twitter Workshop (the basic complete guide); How to help get local press publicity for small voluntary groups in the Vale; Community Fundraising; Recruiting, Selecting and Managing Volunteers; Partnership Working – Is it for you?; Data Protection (the basics)

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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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How to raise funds (for your charity) using Facebook

In this workshop you'll learn how to use Facebook's new tools that will help you raise funds for your charity. You'll be shown how to set up fundraising campaigns plus add the 'Donate' button to your Page, Posts and Videos. Donors will then be able to donate money directly to your charity via Facebook. You'll receive 100% of all donations as Facebook doesn't currently deduct any fees.

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