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Size of Wales a tree for Christmas

Size of Wales launch ‘A Tree for Christmas’ Campaign

Climate Change Charity, Size of Wales launches this years ‘A tree for Christmas’ campaign, helping to prevent deforestation and give the gift of a tree to a family in Uganda: Christmas is fast approaching and we are all getting ready to put up our Christmas tree and adorn it with twinkling lights and baubles. It’s […]

Sustain Wales Awards 2017 Winners Announced!

Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales announce the winners of the national Sustain Wales Awards 2017. Last night (30th November) Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales celebrated some of the leading organisations and individuals in Wales championing sustainability. The awards ceremony, sponsored by AM Llyr Gruffydd, took place in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay to an audience […]

The Journey of Volunteering – a Volunteers Perspective

As part of #iwill week, Georgina from Melin Homes shares her story of how volunteering helped her to develop her skills confidence and experience to land her first job with Melin Home. Cynnal Cymru member Melin Homes is a leading Housing Association in south east Wales providing affordable homes for tenants in South East Wales. As […]

Show your support for the #iwill campaign

#iwill is a UK-wide campaign aiming to make participation in meaningful social action, like volunteering, campaigning or fundraising, a normal part of life for young people aged between 10-20. Involvement in social action has been shown to create a double benefit- to communities AND young people by helping them to develop their skills and wellbeing. […]

Size of Wales MockCOP

Wales’ Young People Have Their Say About Climate Change In MockCOP Conference

On Friday 10th November, Welsh students took part in MockCOP, the mock United Nations climate change conference held in Ty Hywel. The conference, jointly organised by climate change charity Size of Wales and Welsh Centre for International Affairs and sponsored by Jenny Rathbone AM, gives Wales’ young people a voice and an opportunity to discuss the […]

Business Benefits of the Living Wage

Cardiff Business School welcomed a diverse panel of speakers including a partner from a Cardiff-based commercial law firm, a Labour Councillor, a Professor of Employment Relations and the University’s Chief Operating Officer in the latest of its Executive Education Breakfast Briefing series. The briefing, held during Living Wage Week, examined why employers choose to pay the Living […]

Living Wage new rate announced

Living Wage Week launch

On Monday 06 November, Cynnal Cymru in partnership with Citizens Cymru launched Living Wage week in Wales with a business breakfast at Capitol Law. Chris Nott, Senior Partner in Capitol Law and newly appointed Prince of Wales Ambassador for Responsible Business in Wales sponsored the event and spoke about how the living wage benefits individuals […]

Tidy Wales Awards

Finalists announced for Tidy Wales Awards 2017

Keep Wales Tidy, a leading environmental charity, is delighted to announce the shortlisted finalists for the Tidy Wales Awards 2017 which recognise groups who work tirelessly improving their local area. These unsung green heroes throughout Wales have inspirational stories to tell of how their volunteering has improved not only their local environment through reducing litter […]

Living Wage Wales

LIVING WAGE FOR WALES HOURLY RATE INCREASES TO £8.75

24% of workers in Wales are still earning less than the Living Wage for Wales. 15,117,264 in extra wages has gone into workers’ pockets in Wales since the voluntary movement started in 2011. The independently calculated rate reflects rise in cost of living  The Living Wage Foundation have today announced the new Living Wage for Wales of £8.75 […]

Third Sector Awards Cymru 2017 – Apply today!

Countless third sector groups all across Wales do inspirational things every day. If you know a group that deserves recognition for their achievements, nominate them for the Third Sector Awards Cymru 2017 and give them their moment in the spotlight. The WCVA Third Sector Awards Cymru promote, recognise and celebrate the hard work and great […]