Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Comic Relief Community Cash - open for applications 24 March

Comic Relief and the Community Foundation in Wales are working together to distribute the Comic Relief Community Cash fund to Wales.

Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available for small, locally based groups or organisations across Wales that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives.

To find out more and apply, click here

Note: This fund will open on Friday 24th March and close on Friday 28th of April 2017 at midday

Call for Nominations - WCVA Volunteer of the Year Awards 2017

Enwebwch nawr - Gwobr Gwirfoddolwr y Flwyddyn 2017

Mae cannoedd o wirfoddolwyr yn ein cymunedau. Ydych chi’n adnabod unigolyn neu grŵp ysbrydoledig sydd wedi gwneud gwahaniaeth mawr i’ch ardal neu i fywydau pobl eraill?

Os felly, pam na wnewch chi eu henwebu ar gyfer Gwobr Gwirfoddolwr y Flwyddyn Cymru? Dyma’ch cyfle chi i helpu’r pobl hynod yna i gael y wobr y maent yn eu haeddu.

DYDDIAD CAU: 21 EBRILL 2017. I ddarganfod sut i wneud enwebiad, ewch i www.wcva.org.uk/voty


Nominate now – Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards 2017

There are hundreds of volunteers in our communities. Do you know of an inspirational individual or group that has made a real difference to their area or to the lives of others?

If so, why not nominate them for a Wales Volunteer of the Year Award? It’s your chance to get these remarkable people the recognition they deserve.

CLOSING DATE: 21 APRIL 2017. To find out how you can make a nomination, visit www.wcva.org.uk/voty

Job Vacancy with Drink Wise Age Well

Drink Wise, Age Well

Helping people make heathier choices about alcohol as they age

Direct Engagement & Support Project Worker

Salary: £21,057 - £23,935

Location: Office base at Pontypridd and covering the Cwm Taf area

Contract: Permanent, in line with funding (current funding to 31st March 2020)

For further details email richard.broadway@drinkwiseagewell.org.uk or phone 0800 161 5780.

For a full job specification and application pack for the post please apply via the Drugaid Cymru website:

or contact Catherine Guy (HR Assistant) on 01633 811960 for a paper application

Closing date: 6th April 2017 - Interview date 13th April

Yfed Doeth Heneiddio'n Dda

Helpu pobl i wneud dewisadau iachach am alcohol wrth iddynt fynd hŷn

                            Gweithiwr Tîm Cymorth ac Ymgysylltu Uniongyrchol

Cyflog: £ £21,057 - £23,935

Lleoliad: Swyddfa ym Mhontypridd ond yn gweithio ar draws ardal Cwm Taf

Contract: Parhaol, yn unol â chyllid (ar hyn or bryn tan 31ain o fis Mawrth 2018)

Am fanylion pellach e-bostiwch richard.broadway@drinkwiseagewell.org.uk neu ffôniwch 0800 161 5780.

Am becyn cais a manyleb swydd llawn a

Ewch i’r wefan ganlynol lle bydd rhaid i chi wneud cais drwyddi hi

Neu cysylltwch â Catherine Guy (cynorthwy-ydd Adnoddau Dynol) ar 01633 811960 becyn cais papur

Dyddiad cau: 6ed o fis Ebrill 2017 - Dyddiad cyfweld: 13eg Ebrill

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Third Sector - The New Generation Awards

Have you heard about Third Sector’s new Fundraisers: The New Generation awards?

The awards aim to shine a spotlight on the best up-and-coming talent in the sector and identify the fundraising leaders of tomorrow. Anyone can enter; as long as the person has worked in the fundraising sector for three years or less, they are eligible.

Best of all, the awards are free!

So if you think you have the best and brightest fundraisers on your team and want their talents recognised, or want to enter yourself visit
www.fundraisingweek.co.uk/networking/new-generation/ for more information.

The finalists will be invited to a free drinks reception hosted by Third Sector in London on Monday 22 May and will also feature in the May/June issue of the magazine.

The deadline for entry is 28 March.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Diary Marker - Funding Fair 12 May

Gerald Jones MP and Dawn Bowden AM  are hosting another funding advice surgery this year in Merthyr Town Football club on Friday 12th May from 11-2pm in Merthyr Town Football Club.
Further information to follow.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Mindfullness in Woodlands - a one day introduction 14 April Taf Fechan Nature Reserve


à Come and learn the skills of mindfulness practice in the tranquil natural setting of a local woodland. à Enjoy the benefits of mindful awareness and pick up new tools to apply the practice to your own life. à Experience yourself, your mind, body and heart, and the woodlands, in a refreshingly vital and direct way. à Learn some of the basic techniques of traditional woodland management and coppice craft in a mindful, calm and clear environment. 
 The day will include: 

à A brief introduction to the theory and principles of mindfulness à A series of nature-based meditative exercises designed to heighten and develop the tools of mindful awareness à Some basic instruction on the application of mindfulness to woodland management and green woodwork à Time for reflection, meditation, and nature contemplation in the context of a safe group environment 

 Sessions will run from 10 – 4.30, and will include break periods for tea and lunch. Some of the day will be held in silence, but there will be opportunities for discussion as well as independent learning. There will be exercises that are both physically active and co-operative, as well as periods of inward reflection. Participants are asked to bring their own weather-appropriate outdoor clothing (waterproofs, wellies, sunblock etc.) and a packed lunch, though tea and healthy snacks will be provided. 

Your tutor will be Gareth Fysh-Foskett, a former Buddhist monk who has spent much of the past decade living, working and meditating in woodlands. 

TO BOOK/FURTHER INFORMATION: Anna Stickland  actifwoodsmerthyr@smallwoods.org.uk   07765 213514 

Anna Stickland

Actif Woods Wales Woodland Mentor (Merthyr Tydfil)

Mob:  07765 213514

Twitter @ActifWoodsWales

Charity No. 1081874