Archive for the ‘Communities’ Category

Living Wage Week 2018

Living Wage Week 2018 has been the biggest yet! From all the Living Wage team UK wide and Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales, we would like to say a huge thank you!  Wales Events Monday 5th November 2018 Our director Mari Arthur started off the week with a BBC Radio Cymru studio interview on Post Cyntaf to launch Living Wage Week in Wales. […]

#iwill week – Call for Businesses to Support Young People into Social Action

#iwill week runs between 12-16 November and is a fantastic opportunity for businesses in Wales to show their support for youth social action among 10-20 year-olds. This includes activities such as volunteering, campaigning and fundraising, all of which create benefits to businesses, to communities and young people themselves. At the core of the #iwill campaign […]

Real Living Wage Accreditation for Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has been officially accredited as a Real Living Wage employer. The news was announced by the Living Wage Foundation at the beginning of Living Wage Week 2018. Aberystwyth University is one of 174 employers in Wales who have now signed up voluntarily to pay the Real Living Wage. The Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University, […]

Carwyn Jones at the Living Wage launch

First Minister Carwyn Jones Announces Real Living Wage Increase To £9 In Wales

On Monday 05 November, Cynnal Cymru in partnership with Citizens Cymru launched Living Wage week in Wales with a breakfast launch at bigmoose in Cardiff. The new rates were announced, by the First Minister Carwyn Jones, who also received an awards for his Outstanding Contribution to the Living Wage in Wales. Speakers at the event […]

Green Drinks – celebrating entrepreneurial spirit!

On the 27th September we held our 5th Green Drinks networking event. Our wonderful hosts and Cynnal Cymru Member, United Purpose told a packed room about the work they are doing around the world to help communities develop resilience and new opportunities; improving health, developing jobs and prosperity and tackling the consequences of climate change. […]

Announcing….a new round of Volunteering Wales Grants!

A new round of Volunteering Wales Grants is launching on 12 September, with opportunities for project funding of up to £20,000 for activity from 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020. Volunteering Wales Grants is a scheme funded by the Welsh Government to promote and improve volunteering in Wales. The scheme is administered by Wales […]

Invest in Nature Cymru can help point you to resources, support and funding!

Invest in Nature Cymru (previously Environet Cymru) is a Welsh Government programme working to support any community group or third sector organisation wanting to start or develop an environmental project. They will continue to offer a free signposting and advice service and promote the amazing work of environmental and community groups through our digital network. However, they will have a new name – […]

Patricia Chinyama and her baby

How United Purpose is leading the way in community-led and grassroots innovations

This September we are delighted to be holding our fifth Green Drinks networking event in partnership with Cynnal Cymru member, United Purpose. This unique evening event will be held on 27 September in United Purpose’s headquarters in Cardiff from 17:30 to 19:30pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear about their work first-hand as well as […]

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Top Tips for creating an Award-winning entry for the new Sustainable Academy Awards

With only a few weeks left to apply for the Sustainable Academy Awards, we’ve put together a few words of encouragement and advice from one of our judges, to help you create that Award-winning entry. As always we are looking for outstanding individuals, projects or initiatives that are helping to deliver at least one of […]

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Welsh civil society launch open government manifesto

Guest blog from Jess Blair from the Electoral Reform Society, as part of the Open Government Network in Wales, led by ERS Cymru, WCVA and Cynnal Cymru.   If you could get Welsh Government to do one thing to be more transparent or engaging, what would it be? Especially if you knew the government had […]