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Issue date: 28 May 2012
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Are you looking for funding?
If you are looking for funding for your organisation or project, WCVA can carry out a
funding search for its members on Grantfinder. Contact the Helpdesk on 0800 2888 329, or complete a funding enquiry form online here.

If you are a local organisation your county voluntary council (CVC) can provide funding
advice. If you need contact details for your CVC, click here.

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Contracts and tenders
Tenner social enterprise programme for schools seeks new home
Tenner, the social enterprise programme for school children, is inviting expressions of
interest from organisations that wish to take the programme over.

Tenner was founded by Enterprise UK in 2007 and aims to promote enterprise in schools.
It is an annual competition where tens of thousands of school children across the UK are
loaned a £10 note for one month and challenged to make money, make a difference and
give back. Its organisers had planned to run it in March 2012 but this proved impossible.

Instead, the trustees of Enterprise UK, which are the four main UK business bodies (CBI,
IoD, FSB and BCC), are ‘working to arrange the orderly wind down of the Charity’, but are
keen for the Tenner programme to live on. The concept of Tenner is at the heart of much
good fundraising and indeed business. Successful Tenner winners could well be
fundraising for charities in the years to come.

Responses to the invitation must be submitted to Bates Wells & Braithwaite by 17.00 on 15
June 2012.
(Source: UK Fundraising Weekly, 10/5/12)

Official name and address of contracting authority
Organisation: The Welsh Ministers

For the attention of: Lisa Daives, Project Officer, Communities Division, Rhydycar
Business Park, Rhydycar, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1UZ. Tel 03000 628 8659, email

Object of the contract
The case for statutory compacts between Welsh local authorities and the third sector
The Welsh Government wishes to commission research to help inform its decision on
whether to introduce a statutory requirement for Welsh local authorities to establish
compacts with third sector organisations in their area. A compact is a code of practice
setting out how public sector organisations, such as local authorities and Health Boards,
and voluntary and community groups, such as the county voluntary councils, will
collaborate with each other. The value of a compact is seen to lie in clarifying and
strengthening engagement between both parties, to mutual advantage.

To help inform the decision about whether to place a statutory requirement on Welsh local
authorities to form compacts with the third sector in their areas, and, if so, of what form and
content, the Welsh Government would like the study to answer a number of research

These are:

1. Are the claims made by Government and civil society organisations for the value of
   compacts with local government, particular in achieving more effective and cost
   efficient policies, programmes and public services, borne out by the evidence?
2. How should local compacts be worded to make them as effective as possible?
3. What factors in the implementation of compacts help to make them a success?
4. If a statutory requirement to have a compact were to be brought in, how could it be
   ensured that it would be implemented as intended by the Welsh Government and
   achieve maximum benefit? (If compacts are imposed by statute on unwilling parties, the
   net effect may be neutral or negative).
5. What evidence is there on the relative effectiveness of compacts constrained to
   particular shared goals or outcomes rather than having a broad focus?

Instructions to suppliers
The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this
procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal Tender documents and other information must
be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance
the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on: email:, phone: 0800
368 4850.

Reference number: C-216/2011/2012
Deadline date: 14 June 2012

Official name and address of contracting authority
Organisation: Caerphilly County Borough Council

For the attention of: Mr Michael O’Leary, Procurement Services, Ty Penallta, Tredomen
Park, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed CF82 7PG. Tel 01443 864705,

Object of the contract
Provision of Advocacy and Independent Visitor Services

This contract will be a collaboration arrangement for an Advocacy and Independent Visitor
Service for the following three authorities, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Torfaen County
Borough Councils with Caerphilly County Borough Council as the lead procurer.

The Children's Advocacy Service provision will be for the Directorate of Social Services,
Children's Services department at Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Torfaen Councils.

The Children and Young People's Partnership Advocacy Service Provision will be for the
CYPP departments at Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly Councils

The Independent Visitors Service Provision will be for the Directorate of Social Services,
Children's Services department at Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Torfaen Councils.

The purpose of the services is to provide Advocacy and Independent Visitor Services to
Children and Young People to support and protect Children within their families, working in
partnership with other organisations including voluntary sectors.

Instructions to suppliers
The collaboration arrangement will be undertaken utilising a two stage Open Procedure
consisting of Selection and Award.

The tender process for this arrangement will be undertaken utilising Electronic Tendering
system ( All potential providers must follow the
guidance attached to this advert to register on the system being used (Proactis Plaza).

Please note: registering on the portal does not give the Provider access to the tender

Once you have completed the registration process, (slide 15 of the attached document)
please email to express an interest in this framework agreement
and access will be given to the tender documentation.

Reference number: CCBC/PS1077/12/MO
Deadline date: 11 June 2012

Proactis buy4wales document (2644 Kb)

Official name and address of contracting authority
Organisation: Cardiff County Council

For the attention of: Craig Woolcock, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff CF10 4UW. Tel
029 2087 3738, email,

Object of the contract
UK – Families First
The County Council of the City and County of Cardiff (for and on behalf of itself, - South
Wales Fire and Rescue, South Wales Police, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board,
Cardiff Third Sector Council, Wales Probation Trust, Local Government and Communities -
Welsh Government)

Families First is a Welsh Government programme to fund the development of effective
multi-agency systems and support for families, particularly those living in poverty, that
recognises the specific needs of different families and the common requirement for
multiple agencies to provide holistic, integrated packages of support. The Welsh
Government requires local authorities to lead multi-agency partnerships in providing
Families First.

A key Welsh Government requirement of Families First is that it focuses on early
intervention, prevention and protection, as opposed to the remedial end of the spectrum of
need. This recognises that interventions at this end of the spectrum can reduce later
escalation of need, and also it is here where there is a need for greater service provision.

Click here for more information.

Reference number: 7066CCC
Deadline date: 25 June 2012 (12:00)

Official name and address of contracting authority
Organisation: Environment Agency for Wales

For the attention of: Mrs Anjali Wainwright, Ty Cambria, 29 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24
0TP. Tel 029 2046 6205, email,

Title of request for quote
Future funding for biodiversity
Please see specification and pricing schedule attached.

Closing date: 13 June 2012

Biodiversity Project (59 Kb)

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Arts and Kids Invest
Arts & Kids Invest is a new investment programme provided by Arts & Business Cymru
(A&B Cymru). Through the scheme, A&B Cymru aims to encourage new sponsorship and
grow established business engagement with the arts for the benefit of future generations in
communities across Wales. The focus of the programme is on children and young people
experiencing disadvantage. It will support projects that aim to combat this disadvantage
and make a real difference to young people's lives through engagement with the arts. The
deadline date for applications is Monday 18 June 2012.
(Source: Grantfinder Weekly Update Bulletin, 23/5/12)

BBC Performing Arts Fund: Community Music
The BBC Performing Arts Fund has opened for applications to its Community Music fund.
Grants of up to £10,000 are available to existing music groups of all kinds across the UK
so that they can carry out training, attract new audiences, encourage new members, and
raise their profile within the community. Applications will close on 29 June 2012 or when

500 eligible applications are received, whichever is the sooner. Full details of the BBC
Performing Arts Fund’s Community Music scheme are available at
(Source:, 23/5/12)

Working Well Design Challenge
The Design Council's new Working Well Design Challenge is a competition urging
designers and youth organisations to work together to boost digital products and services,
increasing education and employment opportunities for young people in the UK. The
programme will provide three teams with up to £50,000 each to cover design and
development costs. The deadline for receipt of applications is 20 June 2012.
(Source: Grantfinder Weekly Update Bulletin, 23/5/12)

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Network Jobs
WCVA’s latest edition of Network Jobs is available here. If you would like to sign up to
receive future copies please email or call the Helpdesk on 0800 2888

Free trustees’ guide to running charities
WCVA has launched an invaluable guide to help trustees run their charities and voluntary
groups. Entitled Faith and hope don’t run charities (trustees do), this third edition is full of
the latest advice and information to aid trustees in the day-to-day running of their
organisations. This packed volume covers subjects including strategic planning,
accountability, people and financial management and decision-making, and plenty more
You can download your FREE copy of Faith and hope here.

New Disclosure and Barring Service on its way
The Protection of Freedoms Act was passed into law at the end of May with the first
commencement orders enacting measures in the Act planned for early July. The legislation
includes the scrapping of the original Vetting and Barring Scheme and the creation of a
new Disclosure and Barring Service ‘to oversee a scaled-back barring regime focused only
on roles working most closely with vulnerable groups’

The Home Office are planning a series of events to explain the changes and WCVA
Criminal Records Unit will be holding a round of regional policy events in July to explain
the changes for the voluntary sector. Contact

Have you endorsed the National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales?
The National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales were endorsed by the Welsh
Government in March 2011. The Principles aim to offer a consistent approach and good
standard for public engagement across Wales. They were developed under the guidance
of Participation Cymru's Advisory Panel and in consultation with voluntary and public
sector organisations around Wales. Your organisation can sign up to them and use them
as a guiding document in your public engagement work by completing an endorsement
form and returning it to A list of organisations who have
endorsed the principles can be found here.

Environmental enhancement activities review – health and wellbeing impacts
The European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter are at
the beginning of a research project which will use a systematic review to explore the
evidence for health and well-being benefits of participating in environmental
enhancement/conservation activities.

A summary of the project can be seen here:

If you would like you be involved, have evaluations of the health impacts of your activities
or for further information please contact Ruth Garside, Senior Lecturer on 01872 258148,

Save the Children animation project - young people’s views wanted for
animation on experiences of discrimination
Save the Children want to hear young people’s views on discrimination for an animation
project. They are looking for young people aged between 16 and 18 who are not in
education, employment or training to take part in the project. They are particularly keen to
hear from young carers, BME / faith groups, young disabled people, young refugees,
young people in care and young care leavers.

The young people who take part in the project will be visited by an animation company who
will talk to them about their experience of discrimination, and these discussions will form
the basis of the story-board for the animation. After this, representatives from each group
will come together and take part in a residential where they will sketch out and develop the
animation. This is an amazing opportunity for young people to have their voice heard and
to learn new skills in animation design and production.

If you work with young people from any of the groups mentioned above and think the
young people you work with might be interested in taking part in this project, please
contact Rebecca Horder for an informal chat and more information. Contact, tel 029 2080 3272.

UK Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission
Appointment of a Welsh member
The UK Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission will be a new Advisory Non
Departmental Public Body, established to report on the progress the UK Government is
making towards improving social mobility and reducing child poverty in the United
Kingdom; and the implementation of the most recent UK, Scottish, and Welsh strategies.
The UK Government’s success in tackling this complex and wide-ranging issue will depend
greatly on the support provided by this Commission.

The UK Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission wishes to work with the devolved
nations to tackle child poverty in the UK. The Deputy Minister for Children and Social
Services has responsibility for leading this work in Wales and wishes to appoint a Welsh
Representative to the Commission to provide advice on the Child Poverty Strategy of
Wales and relevant policies / programmes helping to tackle child poverty in Wales.

Further details are available from here. The closing date for receipt of applications is 7
June 2012.

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Green news
Green News and Policy
Green Funding

News and Policy
Link to WCVA Climate Change Information

Read the latest blog from Environment Wales

Read the latest newsletter from Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales

Read the quarterly newsletter from

Read the latest from the Energy Savings Trust & sign up for the monthly E bulletin.

Read the latest from the Carbon Trust & sign up for E newsletters.

Read the latest newsletter from Keep Wales Tidy

Read the minutes from the last Climate Change Commission meeting

Contact Rita Singh to sign up to receive the new e newsletter from Community Energy
Wales - or check out their latest news at

Wales News

New plans for a sustainable Wales
New plans aimed at ensuring public services deliver long term and sustainable benefits for
the people of Wales have been launched by Environment Minister, John Griffiths. The
Welsh Government is seeking views on proposals for a Sustainable Development Bill
which would place a legal requirement on organisations delivering public services in Wales
to ensure their decision making is informed by sustainable development principles. The
proposals would also require organisations to report annually on how they have complied
with that duty.

Wales forges its own path with Active Travel Bill
Wales is set to lead the way in encouraging people to walk and cycle more with the launch
of the White Paper for the Active Travel (Wales) Bill. The Bill, which is a key transport
commitment in the Programme for Government, will make it a legal requirement for local
authorities to plan fully integrated transport networks. The key aim of the Bill is to see local
authorities enabling and encouraging more people to walk and cycle in Wales by
connecting key sites such as hospitals, schools and shopping areas with traffic free routes
and cycle lanes.

Green volunteering in Wales – building on good practice
Green volunteering is any volunteering activity which makes a positive environmental
difference in the community. It can take place in towns and cities, in the countryside,

indoors and outdoors, on the coast and waterways and could be as part of daily life or as a
holiday experience. Green volunteers can be involved in recycling or waste reduction,
climate change activities, leading nature walks or delivering educational talks.

WCVA has worked with some organisations in Wales to produce a publication, Green
volunteering in Wales – building on good practice, aimed at organisations and groups that
involve green volunteers in their work.

UK News

The Energy Bill is coming
The Queen has confirmed electricity market reforms will move forward this year, now
businesses and ministers need to make sure they work.

ThePeoplesPower - aiming to help people get cheaper and fairer energy
ThePeoplesPower is a UK website where people can sign up their household for the
cheapest electricity and gas. When 5000+ sign up, thePeoplesPower ask energy
companies, the large ones as well as the smaller ones, to give them their cheapest energy
deal. Initial contacts with some energy companies indicate that they may require between
10,000 and 20,000 households to get the best prices. Households will have 30 days to
decide whether to accept the offer. If they accept the price, then ThePeoplesPower will
pass on their details to the energy company offering the best deal, and all you need to do
is complete the agreement, just as you would if you switch suppliers. For more information,
please visit thePeoplesPower website.

Reports and publications

Carbon capture and storage: realising the potential?
Is the culmination of a two-year project funded by the UK Energy Research Centre
(UKERC). The report assesses the technical, economic, financial and social uncertainties
facing CCS technologies, and analyses the role they could play in achieving UK energy
policy goals. Its publication today follows the announcement earlier this month of a new
long-term strategy for CCS by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, including
the re-launch of the UK’s £1 billion competition to develop commercial scale CCS projects.

What people really think
Contrary to popular perception, people still widely support green action. In the face of
current economic challenges, there is a perception that the public no longer cares about
climate change, or living more sustainably. Media coverage perpetuates the argument that
environmental goals are at odds with what ordinary people want. But is this the truth?
Read the full policy insight at Green Alliance

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Please click here to see our Funding Resources for Climate Change Projects Information

Postcode Lottery Green Challenge - 2012 Round Open
The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is a contest that rewards inventions that
successfully combine sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity. The jury looks for

products and services that contribute to an eco-friendly lifestyle, directly reduce
greenhouse gas emissions and score highly on convenience, quality and design. The 2012
deadline for receipt of applications is 31 July 2012.

LIFE+ 2012 Call for Proposals Launched
The LIFE+ 2012 Call for Proposals has now been published. The following LIFE+ themes
are covered by this call:

   LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity
   LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance
   LIFE+ Information and Communication

The total budget available for this call is €276.7 million, of which €21,648,405 has been
allocated to the UK. At least 50 per cent of the available funding will be allocated to support
the conservation of nature and biodiversity. A maximum of 50 per cent of eligible costs is
available for projects, or exceptionally up to 75 per cent for proposals which target priority
habitats/species of the Birds and Habitats Directives.

The Commission has introduced an eProposal tool which must be used to submit
proposals in 2012. Project proposals should be validated and submitted to the national
authority, via the new eProposal tool, by 26 September 2012.

Water Efficiency Awards - 2012 Round Open
The Water Efficiency Awards are presented to those organisations in the public, private
and voluntary sectors in the UK that, through water-saving activities, are helping to
conserve precious resources. By increasing awareness, sharing good practice and
demonstrating that the implementation of water efficiency practices can be cost-effective,
the sponsor hopes to inspire other organisations to take action and use water wisely. The
deadline for entries is 30 June 2012.

If you would like to include anything in the next edition of ‘green news’ please contact
Jessica McQuade at WCVA:

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JRF Blogs & Publications
The following blogs and publications have been added to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
(JRF) website.

Experiences of forced labour in the UK food industry
What are migrant workers’ experiences of forced labour and exploitation in the UK food
Research by Sam Scott et al

Do you know where your food comes from? The shocking reality of #forcedlabour in the
UK food industry
We rightly ask more questions these days about where our food comes from, what it
contains and how it has been farmed. But new research suggests we should be as
concerned about people employed to pick, process and cook our food here in the UK.
Blog post by Louise Woodruff

On International Day Against Homophobia, what can care providers do to support older
gay people?
Today, International Day against Homophobia (17 May), challenges us to reflect on the
effects of ignorance and discrimination on all lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people. One
group that is often sidelined and forgotten is those who are older.
Blog post by Philippa Hare

Employment stats and under-employment: some context
There’s a lot of comment on the recent employment statistics on the blogosphere and
particularly on under-employment. Here’s a graph from our 2011 Monitor of Poverty and
Social Exclusion, which might give some useful context...
Blog post by Gordon Hector

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Consultation on the 2013 EU Citizenship Report "EU citizens - Your rights,
your future"
This public consultation by the European Commission is aimed at all EU citizens and
organisations. We want to know about any obstacles you might be facing in your daily life
as a European Citizen living, studying, working, shopping or simply travelling within the
EU. We would also like to hear your ideas about how to remove these obstacles and
further develop EU citizenship. The deadline date for responses is 9 September 2012.

A White Paper for Better Lives and Communities
The benefits of investing in homes and related services extend well beyond putting a roof
over someone’s head. A decent home that people can afford is essential to their ability to
live healthy, productive lives in safe, strong, inclusive and fair communities. It provides
children with the best possible start to their lives and the chance to realise their full
potential. Good homes can also reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which can help to tackle
climate change, exemplifying sustainable development in practice. The deadline date for
responses is 17 August 2012.

Consultation on a Separate Legal Jurisdiction for Wales
WCVA will be submitting a response to this consultation. If you have any comments that
you would like us to include in our response please email them to

A briefing can be found here

Currently, laws made in Wales, for Wales, still form part of the law of England and Wales.
This is because England and Wales share a single legal jurisdiction. This is not the case in
Scotland and Northern Ireland who have separate legal jurisdictions. There has been much
discussion about whether or not Wales should also be a separate legal jurisdiction. In
2011, the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones made a speech to the Legal Wales
Conference announcing the need for a public debate on the issue of a Separate Legal
Jurisdiction for Wales. The deadline date for responses is 19 June 2012.

Consultation on the draft document 'Together against stroke' a national
delivery plan for the NHS up to 2016
Stroke remains a top priority for Wales. Stroke has a devastating and lasting impact on the
lives of people and their families. It is estimated there are around 11,000 stroke events,
including 6,000 new strokes, per year in Wales. The draft delivery plan sets out the Welsh
Government’s vision for the population of Wales and what this means for NHS stroke
services. The deadline date for responses is 2 August 2012.

Consultation: Standards and the Welsh language: What are your views?
WCVA will be submitting a response to this consultation. If you have any comments that
you would like us to include in our response please email them to
The principal aim of the Welsh Language Commissioner, an independent organisation
established by the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011, is to promote and facilitate
use of the Welsh language. This will entail raising awareness of the official status of the
Welsh language in Wales and imposing Standards on organisations. This, in turn, will lead
to the establishment of rights for Welsh speakers.

The aim of this consultation on draft Standards is to provide an opportunity for anyone to
state their opinion on the Standards and what is to be achieved by way of Standards. The
Commissioner is eager to receive comments and opinions from organisations and the
general public on the draft Standards. The deadline date for responses is 11 August 2012.

Promoting Local Democracy: A Welsh Government White Paper
The Welsh Government intends to lay before the National Assembly for Wales the Local
Democracy (Wales) Bill. In line with the Welsh Government’s commitments to consult prior
to introducing legislation, this White Paper seeks responses to the proposed content of the
Bill together with other proposals designed to make improvements in relation to local
democracy. The deadline date for responses is 3 August 2012.

Consultation on proposals for a Sustainable Development Bill
WCVA will be submitting a response to this consultation. If you have any comments that
you would like us to include in our response please email them to
Environment and Sustainable Development Minister John Griffiths launches the Welsh
Government consultation on proposals to place sustainable development at the heart of all
activities and decisions of the Welsh Government and public bodies in Wales. The Minister
is inviting all interested parties to help shape the vision for a sustainable Wales. Proposals
include placing a legal requirement on all public services in Wales to put sustainable
development at the centre of everything they do, reporting annually on their progress; and
the establishment of a new independent body to provide advice and guidance to
organisations. The deadline date for responses is 18 July 2012.

Together for Mental Health - A Cross-Government Strategy for Mental Health
and Wellbeing in Wales
We are asking for comments on our strategy for the future of mental health services in
Wales. ‘Together for Mental Health’ is our new mental health strategy for Wales, covering
people of all ages. It aims to address the needs of people with mental health problems or a
mental illness, whilst also improving mental wellbeing. The strategy is intended to improve
outcomes for service users, carers and their families. We encourage the ‘recovery and
reablement’ approach, which aims to help people live independently and achieve their full
potential. The deadline date for responses is 31 July 2012.

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WCVA training
Wales Third Sector Research Network Annual Meeting
Other training

WCVA training
Price bands
A WCVA members
B Voluntary and community organisations
C Others

Planning and writing successful funding bids
Level: Advanced
Wednesday 13 June 2012, Aberystwyth

Trainer: Sustainable Funding Cymru        Duration: 1 day            Format: Training course

Aim: To provide participants with an opportunity to master new techniques to develop and
write successful funding bids.

The funding environment is becoming more and more competitive with most funders
receiving thousands of requests for support each year. It is therefore vital that your funding
bids stand out from the crowd! This training course will help you learn how to improve your
funding bids by adopting a structured approach to the planning and writing of your future

Who is this course for?
This advanced course is intended for experienced bid writers wanting to further develop
their knowledge and skills to produce compelling funding bids. It is not suitable for those
with little or no previous experience of grant funding.

Fees:         A £60         B £80         C £185

Strategic planning for public engagement
Tuesday 19 June 2012 - Forge Fach, Swansea

Trainer: Mandy Williams / Sarah Jones Duration: 1 day                Format: Training course

This one day course will help participants to develop a more strategic approach to public
engagement by identifying and developing the processes needed to implement a
consistent approach across the organisation. The course will look at strategic planning and
organisational development as two key elements to achieving more effective public

Target audience: Engagement officers and managers who need to develop a more
strategic approach to effective public engagement.

Fees:         A £125        B £155        C £185

Working with outcomes
Level: Beginner
Wednesday 27 June 2012, Llandudno
Thursday 5 July 2012, Neath Port Talbot

Trainer: Sustainable Funding Cymru         Duration: 1 day          Format: Training course

Aim: To provide participants with the knowledge, tools and techniques to use and practice
an outcomes approach to the planning, management and on-going development of their

In today’s economic climate, understanding and demonstrating your impact will not only
help you build good working relationships with funders but can also help you improve your
planning mechanisms resulting in more effective service delivery. This training course will
introduce you to the steps involved in planning, managing and developing an outcomes
approach to your work.

Who is this course for?
This introductory course is intended for those new to working with outcomes and
monitoring and evaluation systems. It is not suitable for experienced evaluation

Fees:        A £60           B £80         C £185

         ** Don't miss out, spaces still available - book now to secure a place!! **

Introduction to campaigning
13 June 2012 – Baltic House, Cardiff
20 June 2012 – Morfa Hall, Rhyl

Trainer: Michelle Matheron           Duration: ½ day (10am–1pm)     Format: Training course

Fees:        A £65           B £80         C £95

Introduction to payroll giving
Thursday 31 May - Science Park, Aberystwyth
Thursday 14 June – Baltic House, Cardiff

Fees:        £25 for voluntary and community organisations operating in Wales

Performance management
28 June Cardiff

Duration: ½ day (am session) 9.30am – 12.30pm                          Trainer: Hugh James

Fees:        A £65           B £80         C £95

To book on line please click on the course title or complete a booking form returning to or telephone the WCVA helpdesk on 0800 2888 329.

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Wales Third Sector Research Network Annual Meeting 2012

26 June 2012 at the Holiday Inn, Cardiff
Start time: 10:00
Finish time: 16:00
‘Citizenship in an age of austerity’
The main speakers are Professor Gareth Rees, WISERD and Dr Victoria Winkler, Bevan
Foundation. Discussion will include topics on Involving Civil Society: the state of the third
sector in Wales and health. To book a place contact Roberta Roberts by telephone on
01745 357579 or email

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Other training
Growing our woodlands in Wales
In association with the Forestry Commission Wales
Monday 9 July 2012, Parc Hotel, Cardiff
This conference will engage with the Welsh Government’s policy to significantly increase
the woodland cover in Wales from the present 14 per cent of the land area to 20 per cent
by 2030. Creating new woodland offers benefits to the people in Wales aside from helping
mitigate the impact of climate change. New woodland will consist of mainly native trees
and will provide additional wildlife habitat, improve the quality of our landscape and waters
and, at the same time, create useful timber products such as fuel and wood as a raw
material. For a full conference programme please click on the following link

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