Weekly E-Bulletin

Issue 23 - Friday 5th September 2014

Apologies in advance - there will be no E-Bulletin next Friday (12th September).

Frantic Ignition

Are you male? Aged 16-20? Want to create risk taking energetic theatre?

We are looking for the next generation of performers - have you got what it takes?

Free Workshops

  • Tasters:
    • 15th September 2014, Coleg Cambria and new Dance (Wrexham)
    • 17th September 2014, Gower College (Swansea)
    • 18th September 2014, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (Cardiff)
  • Trials:
    • 27th September 2014, The dance house, WMC (Cardiff)
    • 29th September 2014, Coleg Cambria and New Dance (Wrexham)

12 young men will be chosen to form The Ignition Company, come to London and create a show in a week!

Sign up now! - text 07813 439 706 / Visit franticassembly.co.uk/ignition.

Demonstrating impact: An introduction

1 October 2014 (0.5 Days)

  • Venue: AVOW, Ty AVOW, Wrexham (LL11 1ND)
  • Trainer: Bryan Collis
  • Aims:This course will introduce the idea of impact, and show how it relates to performance management or aims and outcomes. It will enable participants to see how their impact can be demonstrated and what sort of impacts they wish to concentrate on in their work
  • Content:This course will build on participants' understanding of impact and how to demonstrate it, using exercises which show how you can capture ' impact statements' and the sort of evidence you need to be able to demonstrate your impact
  • Learning Outcomes:The participant will:
    • Understand the different ways impact is talked about
    • Be able to see how demonstrating impact fits into their work
    • Understand the information needed to demonstrat impact.
  • Who this course is for:This course is for people who have no experience of measuring or demonstrating impact but wants to improve the way they describe the outcomes or changes or results that their work produces. Beginner

For more information and to book, visit the WCVA website.

Disabled Access Questionnaire

Wrexham County Borough Council is seeking the views of people with mobility issues and their use of taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (PHV). This will help them to understand service users experience and identify areas for improvement. If you wish to complete this brief questionnaire this will help WCBC to plan services for the future.

Please fill in this questionnaire about your use of taxi’s and private hire vehicles

Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Open to Applications

Grants of between £500 and £2,500 are available to registered charities and not for profit organisations that are based in areas in the UK where Tesco has stores.

Funding is available to provide practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit health, sustainability or opportunities for young people. Projects that may receive support include the following:

  • Improving diets and encourating healthy eating
  • Involvement in sport and physical activity
  • Education and training programmes
  • Support to vulnerable and disengaged groups
  • Learning programmes for young people with disabilities
  • Reducing food waste
  • Local eco initiatives that contribute to global environmental impact, such as energy reduction, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, water conservation.
  • Projects that encourage sustainable living, such as reducing environmental impact and promoting social benefits.

The deadline for applications is 21 September 2014 (midnight).

Click here for more information and how to apply

Advance Brighter Futures AGM


Advance Brighter Futures (ABF) is a local mental health charity established in 1992, each year the organisation has provided services to hundreds of people in the county experiencing the effects of mental distress. We provide a range of mental health support services including lifestyle coaching, group activities, and a range of talking therapies. The philosophy of Advance Brighter Futures is very much centered around improving the quality of life experienced by its service users, as well as the volunteers involved in the projects.

Followed at 7.30pm by Quiz Fundraiser with Mal “Magic” Morris & his not so magic Helper

Interested in learning more about ABF as a Volunteer or Trustee then why not come along to the AGM.

Community groups urged to apply for cash seized from criminals

A new scheme is being launched to hit villains where it hurts them most – in the pocket – to help community groups in North Wales

Money seized from criminals will be used to create a pot of money available to organisations which help tackle anti-social behaviour and combat crime and disorder.

A total of £42,000 will be up for grabs – with £3,000 apiece for two groups in each county and £6,000 available for a group that operates across North Wales.

Visit our website for more information

Crossroads Care North Wales name change

Local Charity Crossroads Care North Wales officially changed its name to ‘Carers Trust North Wales, Crossroads Care Services’ on 4 August 2014. The Charity has been providing desperately needed respite breaks to carers in North Wales for over 35 years.

Alison Jones, general manager, said: “As we are a network partner of the Carers Trust, the largest provider of comprehensive carer support services in the UK, we felt it would now be more appropriate and less confusing to follow their branding. I’d like to stress that our services will remain unchanged and we will continue to reach and support as many carers as possible in North Wales, this will always be our primary aim. We help carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing and support them so they do not feel isolated. We can provide the special quality of care that gives carers the peace of mind to let someone else care for their family member or friend.

I would urge any carer who would like to access our services or who would like more information on what we can offer, to contact us at our central office in Colwyn Bay on 01492 516435 or to visit our website: www.nwcrossroads.org.uk

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