Weekly E-Bulletin

Issue 30 - Friday 7th November 2014

Training at AVOW

To book onto any of these courses, visit www.avow.org/training-booking/, call us on 01978 312556 or email communitycourses@avow.org.

All courses will take place at Ty Avow, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham, LL11 1ND unless stated otherwise

  • Welsh Language Measure - Tuesday 11th November, 2014 - £5 per person
    • The training aims to provide participants with an overview of the emerging Welsh Language Standards and the potential implications for those delivering contracted services to the council
  • Food Safety Level 2 - Wednesday 19th November, 2014 - £45 per person
    • The training aims to provide participants with a grasp of the importance of food safety and an understanding of how to control food safety risks.

10% discount on training courses for members

AVOW Making a Difference (MAD) Grant

In 2013 AVOW celebrated 25 years of helping the third sector in Wrexham.

Throughout that year AVOW raised funds just over £10,000 which has been distributed to third sector organisations and community groups through this Grant scheme. Due to its success, AVOW have continued to raise funds and are now in a position to offer a grant for projects that will make a difference to people in Wrexham County Borough.

The Make a Difference Grant is currently accepting applications. Download an application form by clicking here. Email all completed application forms to info@avow.org

Click here to download the guidelines

Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Can you make a real difference to children and young people’s lives in Wales? Can you ensure they are listened to on issues affecting them? Can you represent them so they have the best opportunities to live a full and healthy life? Could you be the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales?

Wales was the first country in the UK to establish a Children’s Commissioner. The Commissioner is the independent champion of children’s rights. The Children’s Commissioner safeguards and promotes the rights and welfare of children and young people in Wales, makes a difference to children and young people’s lives and makes sure Wales is a country where children and young people are respected, valued, listened to and supported to lead safe and happy lives.

For further details and to apply go to http://wales.gov.uk/publicappointments or for queries contact the HR Helpdesk on 029 2082 5454 or email hrhelpdesk@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Winter Well Being Grant

The Health Board is inviting applications from Third Sector Organisations for grant funding to Promote Good Health and Wellbeing during the Winter Months (1st December 2014 to 31st March 2015).

Applications are welcomed from all Third Sector Organisations including Organisations currently in receipt of funding from the Health Board. However, funding will not be awarded for services currently funded by the Health Board.

There is no minimum amount of funding that can be applied for however, applications for funding should not exceed £7,500 per division.

To obtain an application form contact Rachel Owen at Rachel.Owen6@wales.nhs.uk or telephone 01745 4488586 ext 2544


All applications should be submitted electronically to Rachel Owen at Rachel.Owen6@wales.nhs.uk. Applications should be submitted no later than 17.00hrs on 14th November 2014 any applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Frank Hennessy and Friends are coming to Bwlchgwyn

With guest appearance from Poet "Les Barker"

Raising money to keep open Bwlchgwyn Village Hall

Bwlchgwyn Village Hall

Stryt Maelor, Bwlchgwyn, LL11 5UY

  • Saturday November 29th, 7.30pm
  • Bar and Nibbles - Raffle - Doors open 7.00pm
  • Tickets £5: from Ann Ankers (01978 752710) or The Kings Head pub (01978 752960) and at the door.
LimeLight productions presents Dickens of an Evening

Written & Directed by Peter Read

As we watch Dickens celebrate with his friends there are all the elements of Christmas celebratons. Visitations from ghosts, haunted men, Christmas trees coming to life, plus festive joy.

Acton Community Resource Centre - Saturday 22nd November 6.30pm - Tickets: £6 Adult | £4.50 OAP | £3 Child

BOX OFFICE: Tel. 01978 298858 | 01978 351315 or Acton Community Resource Centre.

Ladies Night Fashion Show

F&F Clothing by Tesco - Hosted by Friends of Bwlchgwyn

Bwlchgwyn Village Hall - Door open at 7pm - Thursday 13th November 2014

Various stalls including accessories, beauty products & pampering. Waxing & massage available.

Tickets are £5 in advance from class reps or £7 on the door - Includes a glass of wine & nibbles. You can also purchase tickets from bwlchwynfriends@outlook.com.

Please also note we have a fully licenced bar

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Do you have any upcoming news or events? Email gavin.thomas@avow.org with information.


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