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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

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Coronavirus - All of Wales
is at alert level 0 

Keep Wales safe:

From 28 March

  • face coverings legally required only in health and care settings
  • workplaces and premises open to the public must continue to do coronavirus risk assessments

From 18 April

  • if the current public health situation remains stable, all remaining restrictions will be removed

Information taken from here:


Raise Your Voice are Supporting Young People to Vote in Next Elections! 

Are you a Youth Club working with young people in Wales? Funding of up to £500 per organisation is available to run events/activities which support young people to #RegisterToVote and raise their voice about the upcoming local elections.

Please get in touch with for more information.

Didymus Charity are Offering Funds for Social Relief Projects

UK Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for international social relief projects. Didymus, the grant making charity, will award funding for projects that support work amongst disadvantaged communities in the UK, Africa, and Central and South America which which fulfils one of the charity's five goals:

  • Encouraging social inclusion
  • Advancing education
  • Developing the arts
  • Advancing equality and diversity
  • Promoting religious understanding.

Funding is also available for existing projects of smaller charities to ensure their long-term viability. 

The next closing date for applications is noon on the 30th April 2022.

Click here to find out how to apply.

Apply for a £500 youth project grant from Grow Wild

Grants of up to £500 are available for youth-led projects that celebrates UK's wildflowers, plants and fungi in exciting and creative ways. Young people aged 14 to 25 are encouraged to use creative mediums such as poetry, visual art and music to help people connect to each other and to nature this summer.

Plants have the amazing ability to provide important food sources and shelter to our insects, birds and other wildlife; however, this has been on the decline across the country, particularly in urban areas. Can you help restore this?

The deadline to submit an application is 10am on Monday 25th April 2022.

For more information and how to apply, please go here.


Consultation on the Welsh Women's Aid Ask Me Scheme

Welsh Women's Aid are hosting a consultation on the Ask Me Scheme at the end of the month. 

Communities are often the first to know about violence and abuse, but they don’t always know how to best respond. The Welsh Women's Aid (WWA) "Ask Me" scheme aims to: 

• Provide community members with the skills to respond when someone is experiencing abuse. This includes spotting the signs of abuse, being able to direct survivors to specialist support services, and listening without judgement. 

• Prevent abuse from happening in the first place. This includes recognising and feeling able to challenge gender norms and victim blaming ideas that support and normalise abuse.

WWA understand that survivors from some communities face additional barriers with help seeking and accessing the services that they require. The information collected in this consultation will help us understand these barriers and inform the review of the "Ask Me" scheme to make it more inclusive.

This consultation will close on Friday 29th of April 2022 at 5pm. 
If you would like to contribute, please make sure you have completed this survey before that time.

If you have any questions about the survey or the consultation in general, please email Miriam Merkova, Head of Project Development, at

gofod3 2022 - Now accepting applications to host events

WCVA are now taking applications to host events at gofod3, the biggest voluntary event of its kind in Wales.

gofod3 will be back again this year from 20-24 June 2022, taking place online. It is a free flagship event that runs for a week, offering staff, trustees and volunteers of the third sector important resources via speakers, panel discussions, masterclasses and workshops.

If you have something valuable to share with the voluntary sector, please do not hesitate to apply to host an event of your choice and format.

To request the application form please contact

Prince's Trust - Women in Work Careers Event
Following on from their successful Women into Work employability programme, the Prince's Trust Cymru will be holding a one-off careers event for women aged 16-30. This event aims to inspire and inform young women on a variety of career options as told by those in the industry.

There will be guest speakers from the Tech industry, Health and Social Care, Customer Service, Police, Teaching and Marketing as well as business owners. There will be the opportunity to ask speakers questions at the end of their talk. 

Session details:
  • Tuesday 26th April, 10am-1pm
  • The event is open to women throughout Wales aged 16-30. This will be a digital session run through Microsoft Teams, so all participants must have access to a device and Wi-Fi.
For more information, please contact Alysha Khan, Youth Development Lead at, or contact the customer service number on 0800 842 842.
Swansea Trades Council May Day 2022
Swansea Trades Council are inviting you to join them in Castle Square on Sunday May 1st at 12 Noon to celebrate International Workers Day.

Join the fight back against the cost of living crisis, hear from workers in struggle and campaigners fighting to improve our world. 
Bring banners and placards, share the poster with your network and encourage friends, family and memberships to attend. 
If you or a representative of the organisation you represent would like to speak on the day, please contact
Community Iftar to be held end of the month in Cardiff
The Hideout, a community coffee shop at Grange Pavilion, will be holding a Community Iftar with free food and drink, open to all members of the community.

Participants are welcome to bring a dish to the event. Whether you are fasting or not, everyone is invited to come and experience Ramdhan together as a community!

Event details
  • 26th April from 7pm
  • The Hideout Cafe at Grange Pavilion
If you're a local business that can donate food/drinks, please get in touch by emailing


Criminal Justice in Wales' recruitment for 12 Panel members incl. Chair - CLOSING SOON
The deadline to recruit 12 Panel members including an independent Chair in paid roles is fast approaching. A panel is to be formed this coming summer to oversee the anti-racism work carried out by Criminal Justice in Wales, providing external scrutiny and ensuring that progress is being made.
Aspiring applicants should have: 
  • A keen interest in Race equality  
  • An understanding of the Criminal Justice System in Wales, including, for example, as a former professional in the system, through lived experience as a victim, offender or defendant, or as a family member of one of these. 
  • The ability to question, challenge and make informed decisions 

Criminal Justice in Wales would particularly welcome applications from people of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, including Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
Panel members will be paid an hourly rate for meeting attendance and the Chair will be paid a slightly higher rate to reflect additional duties. 

Applications close midday on Tuesday 19th April 2022. For more information, please contact or go here to read more. 

S4C Sport Bursary to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University

S4C is keen to support individuals who are interested in a career in Welsh language sports broadcasting, and who are from a Black, Asian or ethnic minority background, by offering a bursary to study an MSc Sports Broadcasting course at Cardiff Metropolitan University. The bursary is in collaboration with Rondo and Media Atom.

The bursary is open to any Welsh student from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background who will be studying on the MSc Sports Broadcasting course at Cardiff Metropolitan University in the academic year 2022-2023. The ability and commitment to work through the medium of Welsh is essential. If necessary, please feel free to discuss any additional support you may need (e.g language improvement courses).

The bursary includes £9000 to cover the course fees from S4C, Rondo and Media Atom.

To apply for the bursary, you will be expected to submit a personal statement containing a career summary and experience either in written form (no more than 500 words) OR video (no more than 5 minutes long). You will be provided with a guide as to what you could include in the statement.

To register your interest or for an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact The closing date for applications is 25th May 2022. For more information, please go here.

Current Vacancies at Cadwyn Housing

Cadwyn is a community housing association based in Cardiff. They are a diverse business with experience in social housing management and development, social lettings, market lets and sales, commercial regeneration and an amazing recycling project.

The current vacancies are on offer, check them out!:

Finance Assistant - Part Time 20 hours (Fixed Term for 12 months)
- Deadline:  9.00am Tuesday 19th April 2022

Relief Worker - Shifts will be offered as and when required
- Deadline: Ongoing

For more information on Cadwyn's vacancies, go here.

Freelancers needed for the Research and Development of Remarkable Rhythm

Remarkable Rhythm R&D is a three-week exploration of integrated audio description and movement in the development of ‘Remarkable Rhythm’ - a 20-minute dance theatre show for family audiences exploring communication and connection.

Funded by Arts Council Wales, Welsh Government, National Lottery, and Theatr Iolo with support from Ballet Cymru, creative roles are to be filled to support the R&D period. The successful creatives will have clear values which underpin their practice, a desire for the arts sector to reach a broader range of communities, a clear commitment to excellence in their work, and boldness in artistic exploration.

Krystal S. Lowe is seeking the following roles:

  • Sound Designer-Composer
  • Audio Description Consultant - with lived experience of visual impairment
  • Set and Costume Designer
Read more here

To apply, please describe your values in any format you choose but no more than 200 words or a 2 minute video/audio file; share the contact information for one reference; and (for design roles) send examples of your work most relevant to the role you desire.

Send applications to by Monday, May 16th 2022; Krystal will be in touch with you by Friday, May 20th.


Two months ago, we spotlighted Glitter Cymru and their continuous work supporting the ethnic LGBTQ+ community across Wales. We made mentions that they had launched a report, titled 'Queer Migration in Wales - LGBTQ+ Asylum Seeker Housing Report 2021/22', in collaboration with Displaced People in Action (DPIA). You can now view the report here.

The publication draws on the results and recommendations of an all-Wales online survey, asking LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers about their specific experiences whilst living in dispersal accommodation. Challenges and issues are highlighted as well as genuine safeguarding concerns.

It is clear that although we speak of Wales being a Nation of Sanctuary, much work is to be done - so please give this a read this month!



This month's spotlight is on Victim Support!

For the month of April, we are spotlighting none other than Victim Support! For those unaware, Victim Support offers resources and support for people facing hate crimes and other traumatic incidents. In particular, they offered their support as key speakers to EYST's forum recently to discuss the achievements of Women of Colour as part of International Women's Day.

We also want to acknowledge Victim Support for their consideration in supplying our 18 young people with personal attack alarms. We know it's a real pressing issue on how threatened the safety of women can be, so we are glad there are mechanisms in place to help protect women and young girls. To learn more about Victim Support's work, please visit their website here.
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