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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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Coronavirus - Alert Level 0 for Wales 

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:

  • Get both of your jabs if eligible
  • Get tested and self-isolate if you have symptoms
  • Keep your distance where possible
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

As of Monday 11th October, people will be required to show the NHS COVID pass to prove that they are either fully vaccinated or have a recent negative lateral flow test to attend:

  • Nightclubs
  • Indoor non-seated events where 500+ people are mixing closely for prolonged hours
  • Outdoor non-seated events where 4000+ people are mixing closely for prolonged hours
  • Any event of more than 10,000 people

Read more here: https://gov.wales/coronavirus

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Pandemic Funding for Protected Characteristics
The Phase 3 round is now open for the Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) as part of the £2.4m of support announced by Welsh Government. Grant funding is available for voluntary organisations to help deal with the long after-effects of Covid-19 and beyond as we continue to navigate through existing and new challenges.

In this new phase, organisations that support people with protected characteristics will be prioritised along with those who have previously not received TSRF funding. This is to ensure a fair and just Wales.

The grant is split into two strands: Survive and Thrive, with up to £50,000 available as managed by WCVA's Social Investment Cymru team.

See here for more details, eligibility and how you can apply: https://wcva.cymru/funding/social-investment-cymru/third-sector-resilience-fund-for-wales/
Youth-Led Grants with AVOW
Applications are now open to apply to the Youth-Led Grants being offered by AVOW. The grant aims to support small volunteering projects and activities led and carried out by young people. This year, the grant is based on the seven Wellbeing and Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. You could be awarded up to £1000 for projects that include:
  • A Prosperous Wales;
  • A More Equal Wales;
  • A Wales of Cohesive Communities, and so on.
For more information on the grant and how to apply, please visit: https://avow.org/2021/09/30/youth-led-grants-2021-2022/ or alternatively, you can email volunteer.centre@avow.org
Community Grants for British Science Week 2022
This community grants scheme offers £500-1000 to help community groups run activities during British Science Week for people underrepresented in science. These people include those who are:
  • from ethnic minorities;
  • with low socio-economic status, including disadvantage through education and income;
  • with a physical or mental condition or impairment;
  • living in a remote or rural location (i.e. a settlement of less than 10,000 people);
  • girls and women*
*For community groups working with girls and women, priority is given to those working with at least one other underrepresented group.

Deadline to apply is by Monday 8 November, 5pm.
For more information, go to: https://www.britishscienceweek.org/about-us/grants/bsw-community-grant-scheme/

CONSULTATIONS & ENGAGEMENT  OPPORTUNITIES

The Wales Gene Park are inviting YP to join the Virtual Genomics Café
If you are a young person aged 16-25 interested in finding out more about health and genomics or are affected by a rare or genetic condition, you are invited to join the Young Person's Virtual Genomics Café

It is a free event, and will take place on Wednesday 20 October at  6-7:30pm.

The café will feature relaxed talks including:
  • “Eat to fit your genes” 
    Dr Maninder Ahluwalia, Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • “ADHD and depression – investigating genetic and social factors”  - Dr Victoria Powell, Cardiff University
Go to https://rb.gy/ew3mdi%20 to register for your place now!

You can read more about who Wales Gene Park are here.
Young people encouraged to design a Tshirt for Hate Crime Awareness Week!
9th to 16th October marks Hate Crime Awareness Week (HCAW).

To help raise awareness of hate crime, the Mid and West Wales Community Cohesion Team in partnership with Victim Support, have developed a “Design a Diversity T Shirt” Competition aimed at young people - notably KS2 pupils and youth groups within the counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.

Groups are kindly asked to consider delivering a short session on hate crime using the Victim Support Hate Crime module to allow young people to think about hate crime and why it is so unacceptable.

Following on from what they have learnt, young artists are encouraged to design an image on paper which celebrates diversity and understanding of different groups in our society. The winning school and youth group will receive a winning prize (£100). Alongside this, the winner will receive their design - printed onto a T-shirt!

The entry deadline will be 30th October 2021.
Good quality photographs should be e-mailed to Community Cohesion Officer Paul Davies padavies@carmarthenshire.gov.uk as a JPEG file.

Remember - the better quality the photograph, the better quality the design on the T-shirt!

JOB + BOARD OPPORTUNITIES

Gwent Police are now recruiting for Police Constables!
Gwent Police are committed to valuing difference and encouraging inclusivity within their organisation and the service they provide. One of the ways in which they ensure this is through having a workforce that reflects the communities in which it serves.

Gwent Police are thus recruiting for Police Constables and other job roles, and would particularly invite applications from individuals of diverse communities.


For more information, please visit their Vacancies page or if you have any questions regarding their positive actions initiative, please email Brian, Clare and Rima at Positive.Action@gwent.pnn.police.uk
Welsh Women's Aid is looking to expand their Services and Survivors Engagement team - 3 new roles!!
Are you passionate about working in a women-led membership organisation and supporting local violence against women services and survivors across Wales?

Welsh Women's Aid (WWA) are recruiting for a role dedicated to supporting its member service to improve their capacity and sustainability: Capacity Building Coordinator

WWA are looking for an effective problem-solver to provide targeted support to its members, helping them to strengthen their services and communicate their value externally, enabling them to access new funding opportunities. The individual will need to possess a good knowledge and understanding of the running of third sector. The role is flexible to meet a blended working approach of working from home and at the office based in Cardiff. Travel across Wales will be required.

Closing date: 12 noon, Tuesday 19th October

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WWA also have 2 new roles dedicated to supporting its member services and children and young people: Children and Young People Services Development Officer and Services and Quality Assurance Support Officer.

Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 21st October

For more information, visit https://www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/workwithus/ for an application pack, or email recruitment@welshwomensaid.org.uk
Swansea Uni is looking for Senior Project Advisor to help drive Race Equality!
An exciting opportunity has arisen with Swansea University to help drive culture change and ensure that equality ambitions are fulfilling the objectives set. The post is based within Swansea Academy of Inclusivity and Learner Success (SAILS) which drives inclusivity and equality for students across the University working with both staff and students.
 
Swansea University will thus be looking to appoint a SAILS Senior Project Advisor on a part-time basis (17.5 hours/week).This is a fixed term position until 31st July 2022, playing a critical role in providing effective equality support across campus.

Closing date: 7th November, 2021

For more information on the post including a downloadable job description, please go here.
For any informal inquiries, please get in touch with a.c.braddock@swansea.ac.uk
Cadwyn is looking for a Governance lead and more
New vacancies are available with Cadwyn - a community housing association based in Cardiff.

They are currently appointing for the following posts:

Supported Housing Manager 
Fixed Term until 31.3.2023 (subject to review at any time)
With a highly committed Supported Housing team, Cadwyn are looking for an experienced individual with the right values and energy to lead and develop the team. As the Supported Housing Manager, the right person will have the overall responsibility for running two projects: Nightingale House and Hafan, making sure that they are carried out as set.

Based in: Cardiff
Salary:£40,000
Closing date: 9am, Monday 25th October 2021
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Governance Lead
The appointed person for the role will report directly to Cadwyn's CEO. In ensuring that regulatory obligations are met, Cadwyn are keen to appoint an individual to ensure that the highest standards of governance are being achieved and maintained.

Based in: Cardiff
Salary: £32,943 - £36,495
Closing date: 5pm, Friday 22nd October 2021
 
For more information, please visit https://www.cadwyn.co.uk/work-with-us/current-vacancies/ to find out more about Cadwyn, the roles themselves and downloadable job descriptions. 
Become a Welsh Youth Parliament Member today!
EYST are pleased to announce that we are now a partner organisation with the Welsh Youth Parliament (WYP) and will be holding an internal election to find 2 people to represent EYST and WYP.

If you are a young person aged 11-17 (or know someone within this age range) that is passionate about making a difference in the community, we want to hear from you! Applications from those with diverse backgrounds and life experiences is particularly encouraged.

Deadline to apply: Sunday 29th October
For young people with a connection to EYST, please apply here: https://bit.ly/EYSTWYP-REP-APPLICATION

RESOURCES FOR THE SECTOR

As some of you may already know, this week (9th-16th October 2021) marks Hate Crime Awareness Week. Recently, Victim Support launched a paper on children & young people’s experiences of Hate Crime.
 
The report features conversations with children and young people who have experienced hate crime on different levels. It aims to increase knowledge and awareness of hate crime whilst looking for ways in which support can be offered to CYP.

You can access the report and key findings here.

SPOTLIGHT ON THE SECTOR

This month's spotlight is on Urban Circle!

EYST are proud to recognise Urban Circle's commitment to Black History Month 2021 with a fantastic programme filled with workshops, film screenings and panel discussions - all based in Newport! Although we are already halfway through the month, there is still plenty to look forward to so if you're from or in the area, be sure to check it out! Sign up per event will be via Eventbrite.

Go to https://ucnewport.co.uk/black-history-month-with-urban-circle/ to find out more!
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