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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 Judy@eyst.org.uk
Hope you enjoy this read and we’d also love to hear your feedback on ways to improve. Thank you
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Information taken from here: https://gov.wales/coronavirus

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Artemis Charitable Foundation offering grants

The Artemis Charitable Foundation makes donations primarily in four key areas: 

•    health
•    education
•    poverty
•    the environment.

The foundation offers initial grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to UK-registered charities. Donations may increase if a partnership is developed.

Preference is given to small- and medium-sized charities with an income of less than £2 million per year. The foundation prioritises organisations that are doing something different and projects that are sustainable and can be scaled up or replicated.

Applications are rolling year-round where Trustees meet at the end of each month to consider applications.

For more information, visit the website including how to apply.

Strengthening Communities Grant

The Henry Smith Charity’s Strengthening Communities is a grant programme to support community organisations in Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland who work within the most deprived areas of the UK.

The charity wants to fund organisations that enable:

  • People in the community to participate in activities which improve connectedness, opportunities and well-being
  • People who are excluded, vulnerable or facing other forms of hardship to have access to community-based services that support positive lasting change.


Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year are available for running costs. Organisations can request up to three years of funding.

Applications can be submitted at any time. There are no deadlines.

For more information, visit the website

People and Places: Medium and Large Grants

The National Lottery Community Fund is offering grants for voluntary or community organisations and public sector organisations’ in Wales. The grants are for projects where people and communities are working together to make positive impacts.

The People and Places programme has been divided into two sized grants. The medium grants are between £10,001 and £100,000 and the large grants are between £100,001 and £500,000.

The Fund is prioritising projects that are:

  • Supporting organisations to adapt and respond to new and future challenges
  • Supporting communities adversely affected by Covid-19
  • Supporting communities and organisations to become more resilient to help them to respond better to future crises.

More information about the medium grants

More information about the large grants

CONSULTATIONS & ENGAGEMENT  OPPORTUNITIES

Work with young people? Help participate in a #YouthVoiceSurvey!

Does your organisation work with young people to enable them to have voice and influence over issues that matter to them? Do you support young people to engage with others who are working in areas that affect their lives? Then we want to hear from you!

The Centre for Youth Impact is conducting a survey to understand how organisations support young people to influence the decision-making of others – those working across areas that affect young people’s lives or on issues that matter to young people. This is an opportunity for your organisation to share your views on what works, what barriers you are facing, and what support you think is needed support young people to have a voice.

The survey is part of the Centre’s Maximising Young People’s Voice and Power project, collaboratively funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, BBC Children in Need and the National Lottery Community Fund. The aim of the project is to generate better insight into the scale of youth voice practice in the UK, including understanding more about the activities that support young people to have their voices heard, and which young people are reached and engaged in this process (and conversely, which are not).
 
The data collected will be anonymised, collated and presented as a publicly available interactive resource, to support practitioners, funders and young people to understand the picture of youth voice practice across the UK. Your data will contribute to a national picture of youth voice, which can act as a springboard for improve the work that we are collectively doing in this area. 
 

The survey is running 01 June – 14 August. If you are an organisation who helps young people to engage in decision-making or supports them to influence others, then this survey is for you. To take part, please click here.

Versus Arthritis are delivering an info-session on Pain Management

LIVING WITH PAIN?

Join us and guest speaker Ben Lightowler (Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Pain Management) as we look at understanding pain, developing self-management skills and accessing further support. There will be an opportunity for questions.

Everyone is welcome.

To register, please use the link below:

Pain Management Information Session Tickets, Wed 20 Jul 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

IAITH Call-out for Project Support in Language Planning and Translation

IAITH: the Welsh centre for language planning is creating an online course on behalf of the National Centre for Learning Welsh. The course will give an overview of life in Wales and the Welsh language to individuals who are new to Wales. The course will be available in 5 languages, Pashto, Farsi, Cantonese, Ukrainian and Syrian Arabic. We are looking for support with this work, in particular:

 

· Professional level translators in the languages listed above

· Speakers of the languages above, who might be new to Wales or who have arrived in Wales during the last 10 years. These individuals will support IAITH staff to ensure that the course content is useful, interesting, and appropriate to the language communities considered in this project.
 

If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please contact siwan.tomos@iaith.cymru.

There will be a fee for the work. If it is not possible for individuals to receive money as payment, we can offer vouchers.

 

JOB + BOARD OPPORTUNITIES

Techniquest are recruiting for more Trustees

Techniquest is a leading Cardiff-based educational charity whose mission is to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement. Techniquest has recently undergone an exciting makeover to transform its Cardiff Bay centre and exhibit content to secure its place as a 21st century STEM sector leader.

We are now inviting applications to join the charity’s Board to help shape its priorities and future direction and to ensure it continues to be effectively led and managed. We are seeking suitable candidates who can support, offer guidance and expertise as well as an objective perspective on the three core pillars of our strategy: building Community, embracing Diversity and developing Partnerships.

We are committed to ensuring a diverse, balanced and inclusive Board governs the organisation — one which reflects and represents the communities we reach — and we encourage and welcome applications from all under-represented groups.

These are voluntary, unpaid positions and involve a minimum of 4 early evening meetings and 1 planning and strategy meeting per year; there is also occasional work and training outside these times and potentially serving on the Audit and Finance sub-committee.

The deadline for applications is 2pm on Thursday 28th July 2022. Go here for more information.
BBC Children in Need are looking for an Impact Officer!

BBC Children in Need are currently looking for an Impact Officer to support with grant making and management activity within the charity. This is a 12 month, part time contract based in Cardiff. 21 Hours, 3 days a week.

The successful applicant will play a significant role in Wales to meet the aims of the charity. You will be managing a geographical area and grant portfolio, working with local and national stakeholders to facilitate the development and delivery of solutions for change for children and young people.

BBC Children in Need exists to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. This role supports our mission to focus on funding and funding the inspiring ideas that change children’s lives.

The role is based in the new offices in Central Square, Cardiff.

The deadline to apply 24th July 2022. For more information, please go here

Chwarae Teg are recruiting

Chwarae Teg, an organisation commited to promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively are currently hiring for the following roles:
 

Communications Partner

Salary : £29,082

Working Hours: 35 hours per week

Location : Home-based

Contract: Fixed Term ending 31 May 2023

This role will play a central part in raising awareness within the media of the Agile Nation2 operation which has been managed by Chwarae Teg since 2015, and will close at the end of May 2023.   

There will be current and past case studies to highlight in the media along with some exciting activities around celebrating and building on the legacy of Agile Nation2. This will involve securing media coverage and using other written and broadcasting communications tools such as podcasts and blogs.

The deadline to apply is 09:00 on Friday 22nd July 2022.


Other vacancies at Chwarae Teg include:

  • Finance & Operations Admin Partner
  • Marketing Partner - Digital Content and Agency Management


For more information about the roles including how to apply, please visit http://www.chwaraeteg.com/careers

RESOURCES FOR THE SECTOR

In recent news, decorated Olympian Sir Mo Farah revealed the truth about his childhood where he opened up about his journey to the UK and his experience of trafficking. This went as far as adopting another child's name at the time, which in large part, became his identity. In this candid BBC documentary, a layer is shed on Mo's history and how that has affected him in the course of realising his identity, making sense of it and living with the impact of trafficking and being away from home and family. A story of 'Make or Break', we invite all to watch this documentary on what it means to be a child refugee, and how that ultimately shapes you. 

You can watch the documentary on BBC iPlayer here

SPOTLIGHT ON THE SECTOR

This month's spotlight is on Equal Power Equal Voice!

This month, we are spotlighting none other than Equal Power Equal Voice (EPEV) who were recently awarded Peer Network of the Year at the WalesOnline Diversity and Inclusion Awards held at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff. A mentoring programme supported by EYST Wales, Stonewall Cymru, Disability Wales and WEN Wales, EPEV aims to increase diversity and representation in public and political life in Wales.

Since its inception, the programme has engaged over 100 mentees who have dedicated time to learning about decision-making in Wales, how to become a Board Member and the skills it takes to represent what you stand for, all while undertaking 1-2-1s with their assigned mentor. Mentees note an increase in confidence and knowledge upon joining the programme. Now as EPEV look to recruit their next cohort of mentees, we feel that this accolade has cemented the legacy of the programme and how important partnership and collaborative working is particularly among cross-intersections. Well done to the EPEV team!

Learn more about EPEV at https://epev.cymru/
For the list of winners, please see the published article by WalesOnline
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