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EYST Stakeholder Newsletter

Welcome to our latest Stakeholder Newsletter which is a regular monthly round-up of useful information for the ethnic minority voluntary and community sector in Wales, including information on funding opportunities, training, jobs, boards and development, as well as important updates from the Welsh Government. We also plan to feature important news or projects from the sector, so do send us anything you would like shared to
Hope you enjoy this read and we’d also love to hear your feedback on ways to improve. Thank you

Coronavirus - All of Wales
is at alert level 0 

Wales continues to remain at alert level zero, however this does not mean that we should stop what we can to keep Wales safe. The following is still recommended:

As of Monday 15th November, you must show the NHS COVID PASS to enter theatres, cinemas and concert halls if you are over 18.

Information taken from here:


Pebble Grants from Rank Foundation

Applications are now being accepted for Pebble Grants which provide funding of between £250 and £4,000 to small UK registered charities and recognised churches for projects where the total cost is less than £150,000.

The project must be for the benefit of UK residents, including but not limited to citizens, long-term residents and asylum seekers. 

Funding can be used for either:

  • capital costs, such as funding for fixed, one-time expenses incurred on the purchase of land, building work, refurbishment, and equipment;
  • or short breaks where funding is targeted towards annual respite breaks for disadvantaged young people, and short-term activities or programmes.

Applicants must have an annual income of less than £500,000 and already raised a third of the total costs.

For more information, see here.

The Hedley Foundation invites applications before its next review

The Hedley Foundation are inviting applications from small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

The Foundation typically makes around 250 awards of up to £5,000 each year for initiatives that benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers. Occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved.

Applications should be received at least 6 weeks before the next review meeting on the 26th January 2022.

For more information, see here.

7stars Foundation supporting the vulnerable

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to charitable organisations supporting challenged and vulnerable young people under the age of 16 in the UK.

Funding is available for projects which support young living in areas of deprivation and socioeconomic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Projects should address a lack of provision, and provide immediate support. Examples of support could include recreational trips, mentoring programmes, and counselling sessions.

The next closing date for applications is the 31st January 2022 for a March funding review.

For more information, see here.

Disability Wales supporting candidates into local elections for next year

The Welsh Government is inviting applications to its Access to Elected Office Fund, which supports disabled candidates seeking election in next year’s local government elections.

The fund, delivered by Disability Wales, will pay for the additional costs of practical support to allow disabled people to overcome barriers and fully participate in the political process. This could include equipment, personal assistance such as sign language interpreters, travel or training.

In addition to support for council candidates, the pilot is also available for those seeking election to community and town councils in the 2022 local government elections.

For more information, see here.

Asda Foundation - Investing in Spaces and Places Grant

The Asda Foundation has launched a new grants programme to help small grassroots organisations improve local community spaces and places across the UK. 

Funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 is available to help with building repairs, building improvement/development, and/or outdoor improvement/development for properties which the community organisations either own or lease. 

Costs could include materials, tradespeople, and equipment purchases/rental. Funding will be awarded on a regional basis, with 50% match funding required.

Groups should contact their local Asda store’s Community Champion to discuss their project.

Nominations will be made by each local Champion by the 9th January 2022.

For more information, see here.


Become a Champion with Time to Change Wales
In partnership with EYST Wales, Time to Change Wales (TtCW) aims to end mental health stigma in Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities. TtCW wants to improve knowledge and understanding about mental illness, and most importantly of all, get people talking about mental health.

That’s why, we’re looking for Champions who can volunteer some time aside to share their stories, thoughts and experiences to help break the stigma and show it’s okay to not be okay. This can be through blogging for example, with the option to remain anonymous.

Those interested will be required to take part in 2x half-day training sessions to learn how they can take their experience further to help those in need of it.

The next set of training dates are as below:
17th + 18th November @ 9:30am-12:30pm via Zoom *

* Champions who wish to deliver anti-stigma presentations will be offered a further day's training, once we are able to meet face-to-face. This will be for Champions who wish to deliver talks to businesses and organisations to share their own story of stigma and discrimination.

To take part and become a Champion, please get in touch with
Young people encouraged to have their say on CJIW's Anti-Racism Delivery Plan!!

As part of commissioned research work, we are holding 5 online Zoom focus groups in November for ethnic minority young people aged 16-25 in Wales to take part in.

The purpose of these focus groups is for young people to comment on the draft Anti-Racism Plan that Criminal Justice in Wales have created. At the sessions, researchers part of EYST Wales will present the plan and gather opinions from attendees.

We have regional focus groups, but young people can take part in ANY Zoom session that works for them.

Here are the dates, times and joining links:

Wrexham EYST Focus Group: 5-6pm on 16th November

Register here:

Newport EYST Focus Group: 5-6pm on 19th November

Register here:

Cardiff EYST Focus Group: 5-6pm on 23rd November

Register here:

Swansea EYST Focus Group: 5-6pm on 26th November

Register here:

All Wales/open EYST Focus Group: 5-6pm on 29th November

Register here:

If young people are unable to attend the focus groups, there is an option to complete a national survey instead to share their views on the Criminal Justice in Wales' Draft Anti-Racism Delivery Plan. 

There are 3x prize raffles: £100 Amazon voucher, £100 Love2Shop voucher, Free Haircut from SlickFades (this prize is Cardiff-based).

Versus Arthritis to host an info-session on Fibromyalgia 
Versus Arthritis will be hosting 2 information sessions in early December on Fibromyalgia.

The session will cover:
  • Fibromyalgia and associated symptoms
  • The impact Fibromyalgia can have on a person and their life
  • Self management and Pain management tips
  • Overview of support available in West Wales
This event is for people with arthritis as well as agencies, organisations and others that want to find out more about this condition and the work of Versus Arthritis. This is part of a series of condition specific information sessions.

Registration is via Eventbrite:

1st December 2021 :  Fibromyalgia Information Day - Hywel Dda. 1st December Tickets, Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 10:30 AM | Eventbrite

2nd December 2021 : Fibromyalgia Information Day - Hywel Dda. 2nd December Tickets, Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

Swansea: A Human Rights City - Survey
Swansea Council are encouraging as many people as possible to take part in a short survey with the aim of Swansea becoming a Human Rights city. 

Involving people in becoming a Human Rights City and what it means for Swansea is key to making a real difference. This survey will help the council understand what people already know about Human Rights and what should be the priorities for Human Rights in Swansea.

Access the short survey here

If you require the survey in an alternative format, for example easy read or large print, please email Rhian Millar at
Nominations open for the Betty Campbell MBE Award!
This year, the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru welcomes the Betty Campbell MBE award for the first time. This new category commemorates Betty's work for inclusivity within education, thus celebrating those continuing the great and important work.

You can head here to nominate. The closing date for nominations is midnight on Tuesday 23rd November.

Nominations are cast towards an individual, team or school for demonstrating an excellent awareness of the importance of inclusive education as part of a society that confronts and addresses racism, and can evidence the delivery of clear outcomes.


2 exciting roles arise at Children in Wales
2 exciting roles has arisen to join Children in Wales, please see below:

Development Officer (Children Act – C&YP Strategy Project)
- 21 hours/week

Fixed Term until August 2022 (with potential for extension)

This vacancy contributes towards raising awareness, knowledge and understanding amongst children, young people and professionals of the legislative changes being introduced by the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Act 2020. The individual will have the passion, drive commit in promoting children's rights.

Based in: Cardiff / Homeworking
Salary: £32,878 per annum (Pro rata)
Closing date: 23 November 2021

For further information, please contact

Development Officer (Participation)
- 28 hours/week

12 month fixed term

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Young Wales team, to develop and implement the Children in Wales’ policy and public education work. The successful candidate will enable children and young people to participate effectively and have their views heard.

Based in: Cardiff / Homeworking
Salary: £32,878 pro rata
Closing date: 16 November 2021

For more information, please contact
StreetGames Wales are appointing a new Head
There is an exciting opportunity to join the StreetGames team in Wales as their new Head of Doorstep Sport and Network Engagement.

This new role will be developing new approaches to embedding Doorstep Sport in the work of a range of different partners, supporting the Network, and being a key member of the senior management team in Wales. The role will also have responsibility for scaling and implementing new Doorstep Sport approaches in line with StreetGames’ Healthier, Safer and More Successful ambition, as well as engaging the Network in a range of ways to ensure StreetGames are meeting needs of their community.

The full job advert can be found here: Head of Doorstep Sport and Network Engagement Wales | StreetGames

Applications close at 9am on Monday 22nd November 2021.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th November 2021.

4 community roles with Amgueddfa Cymru!
Not one, but 4 community engagement roles have opened at Amgueddfa Wales, based on their commitment to reflect the communities they represent; and a recognition that this is important for change to occur.

The following roles are being recruited:

Project Manager, Decolonising Collections
Permanent Contract, 35 hours per week
Grade E £27,474.75 – £33,618.54 per annum

Community Events Officer
Permanent Contract, 35 hours per week
Grade D £23,916.92 – £30,009.27 per annum

Senior Learning Officer
Permanent Contract, 35 hours per week
Grade E £27,474.75 – £33,618.54 per annum

Community Exhibitions Coordinator
Permanent Contract, 35 hours per week
Grade E £27,474.75 – £33,618.54 per annum

Please visit here to read more about the roles themselves.

The closing date for all roles is: 26th November 2021.
Please give HR Officer, Angelica Winter a call on 02920 573346 (between 9am and 5pm) if you would like to find out more, or e-mail
Fixed Term and Secondment opportunity with Welsh Government
Welsh Government are recruiting for a Senior Executive Officer. This is a fixed term appointment with secondment opportunity.

The successful candidate will be expected to take high levels of responsibility for specific areas of work, for leading and managing teams and their workloads, and for delegating tasks. SEOs contribute significantly to the thinking and decision-making which takes place in policy development, strategy and business planning. In doing so they will work closely with senior managers. They may also have significant responsibilities for internal and external stakeholder and customer management and liaison.

Based in: Pan Wales, other location
Salary: £40,100 - £47,470
Closing date: 18th November 2021, 4pm
You can apply through the civil jobs portal. Visit for more opportunities with Welsh Government.
Rooftop Garden Development Officer vacancy at Race Council Cymru
Race Council Cymru are looking to contract an on-site Development Officer to lead work on their newly installed rooftop Pallet Garden. The role will oversee the Rooftop Garden and lead community engagement gardening sessions with a focus on education, wellbeing, support and sustainability while creating a safe, welcoming and accessible space for all of their visitors. 

A fee of £1800 will be offered based on 150 working hours. (Flexible hours to suit.) This role is project-funded until 31 March 2022.

The deadline to apply midnight 30 November 2021.
Get in touch or apply by email to in a blog, your availability and outlining why you would like to be contracted for this role.

For more information, see here.
Numerous vacancies at The CAE Wales
Swansea-based, The CAE Wales are a community centre that aims to inspire, support and promote disadvantaged BAME communities. To continue this mission of supporting and meeting the needs of BAME people in Wales, 3 vacancies have opened.

The following roles are being recruited:

Project Manager (Climate Action)
16 hours per week - 2 year contract - £10.65/hour

Employment Support Officer (SWIRAS)
20 hours per week - 3 year contract - £14/hour

Project Manager (SWIRAS)
20 hours per week - 3 year contract - £15/hour

The closing date for all roles is: 30th November 2021.
Please email with a CV and cover letter to apply. For more information on the roles, please visit:


Victim Support is encouraging people to report hate crime as soon as it occurs. Their online reporting tool is now available in 16 languages.

In addition, Victim Support also offer a service of arranging and paying for an interpreter to support victims of hate crime and answer any questions or concerns they may have after the crime. See here.

More information can be found at:

Please circulate as hate crime is never okay and there is help available.


This month's spotlight is on We Are Wales

We Are Wales is a collaborative project between EYST Wales, Promo-Cymru and Race Alliance Wales, showcasing the selfless commitments Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals made during Covid19 to support their communities in Wales.

More specifically, we are spotlighting our 4 citizen journalists: Onismo Muhlanga, Shazia Ali, Martin Williams and Lauren Clifford-Keane. They captured really important stories while reconstructing the Welsh narrative that can often be misconstrued in the media when concerning identity.

Additionally, we would also like to spotlight and thank our contributors and heroes for their achievements during a challenging time. They are: Nelly Adam, Nkini Pulei, Dan De’Ath, Faith Walker, Farah Allibhai, Elif Erdem, Susana Escalante, Hazel Lim, Shirley Au-Yeung, Carlos Ibarra Rivadeneira, Lil Saunders, Rizah Al Jiboury, Atreyee Saha, Shaz Abedean, Gulnahar Begum, Nizar Dahan, Danielle Webb, Andrew Ogun, Tariq Khan, Naseem Syed, Coffee and Laughs.
Please visit to view all the stories that make up Wales...We Are Wales and We Are Proud 😊
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