Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Glaxo Smith Kline Impact Awards open for applications

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding and training and development for charities doing excellent work to improve people's health and wellbeing. They are funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King's Fund. The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million. 
The 2019 GSK IMPACT Awards are now open for applications. View the guidelines and access the application form >
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 20 September 2018

Free Activity Sessions for Carers in Merthyr Tydfil

Coed Lleol are running free weekly activity sessions for adults in Merthyr Tydfil, aimed at getting people outdoors, learning new skills, and meeting new people.

One of our target groups is Carers. Providing something for people who could do with some time to themselves, doing something fun outside the home on a regular basis.

 Sessions are on Tuesdays from 10 until 1.

Attendees must be over 24 and must have been outside of employment for 1

The sessions will run until Autumn, and then we will change to running them on a Wednesday. We are also able to run a bespoke program of 12 sessions if an existing group would like a program just for them at a location of their choice.  For further information click

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Looking for Funding??

VAMT will have a new, searchable Funding Portal available in September.  In the meantime, we have access to the Directory of Social Change's Trust Funding database.  Let us know the status of your organisation (CIO, Unincorporated Organisation, Registered Charity etc), what you are looking for funding for, how much it will cost and where you are based and we'll do our best to help you.  Contact Hilary at VAMT.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

PQASSO and PQASSO Essentials - Quality Assurance for the Third Sector

 Do you want to meet other PQASSO users from our growing PQASSO community in Wales? Then join one of our FREE network meetings.  
Who should attend?
  • Anyone involved in implementing PQASSO or using PQASSO Essentials in their organisations.
  • Perhaps you have just started using PQASSO or PQASSO Essentials in your organisation.
  • Or, for whatever reason, progress has stalled or lost momentum and you want to kick start it.
  • Or you are progressing well through your self-assessment.
  • Or your organisation has achieved the PQASSO Quality Mark.
Wherever you are in the process of implementing PQASSO or using PQASSO Essentials, we would love to see you at the network meetings.
The meetings will be an opportunity to:
  • meet other PQASSO and PQASSO Essentials users
  • share your approach and practice to implementing PQASSO and using PQASSO Essentials
  • learn from others
  • share ideas
  • share challenges
  • get support
  • ask questions 
When and where?
 5 July 2018, 9:30am-11:30am - Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services, Carmarthen
11 September 2018, 1:00pm-3:00pm - Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations, Llandrindod Wells 
 Next steps
To book your place please      Download a booking form
Contact Heledd Kirkbride, PQASSO Wales Officer - heledd.kirkbride@ncvo.org.uk | 07376 602320

Free Part-Time Access Course from the Open University in Wales

Certain conditions apply - for more information click here

Joint Housing Surgery 16 September hosted by Open Doors with Dawn Bowden AM

Open Doors are hosting a joint housing surgery on the 16th July with Dawn Bowden (who will be there from 2-3pm) and Shelter Cymru and MTCBC. It’s at the Crown and there will be a complimentary buffet for all attendees.

 We are particularly looking for private tenants but all residents welcome! If interested, please contact me at nazia@taipawb.org to book a place. Limited spaces!
For further information, click here