Awards for All Wales

awards-for-all-wales-460Awards for All provides voluntary and community groups with a quick and easy way to get small National Lottery grants of between £500 and £5,000 for projects which aim to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need.

The programme encourages a wide range of community, health, educational and environmental projects.

You can only apply to Awards for All if you are a community group, not for profit group, Community or Town Council, Health body or school.

You do not need to be a registered charity to apply for Awards for All.

We will fund projects which support community activity, extend access and participation, increase skill and creativity or generally improve the quality of life of people in their area.

We will pay for activities including:

  • putting on an event, activity or performance
  • buying new equipment or materials
  • running training courses
  • setting up a pilot project or starting up a new group
  • educational toys and games and information technology equipment
  • paying expenses for volunteers, costs for sessional workers or professional fees
  • transport costs and refurbishment.

But we won’t pay for:

  • activities that happen or start before we confirm our grant
  • any costs you incur when putting together your application
  • day-to-day running costs (for example, utility bills, council tax, rent and insurance)
  • contingency costs
  • endowments
  • feasibility studies
  • fundraising activities for your organisation or others
  • items that mainly benefit individuals (for example, equipment that is not shared)
  • existing activities and repeat or regular events including those that we have funded before.

For more information go to their web site.

Summer Adventures and Workshops for Children

smallworld theatre summerWelcome to the Summer! There’s a full programme of workshops and days out with Small World Theatre in Cardigan and on the beach this Summer. Join Small World Theatre at Cardigan Castle for adventures, creative workshops and great puppet shows. Once you’ve paid your entrance or bought your season ticket, these activities are free and we’d like everyone to join us. Full details of the programme can be found on

admission to the Castle | mynediad i’r Castell:

child | plentyn £4, adult | oedolyn £5
season pass | tocyn tymor:
child | plentyn £9, adult | oedolyn £18

Activities and shows are suitable for all ages unless stated. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please book workshop places in advance.

Definitely book ahead!
01239 615 952

Anturiaethau Haf a Gweithdai i Blant

Ymunwch â Theatr Byd Bychan yng Nghastell Aberteifi yr haf hwn am anturiaethau, gweithdai creadigol a sioeau pypedau gwych. Unwaith i chi dalu tâl mynediad neu brynu tocyn tymor, mae’r gweithgareddau hyn i gyd am ddim, a hoffem yn fawr i bawb ymuno gyda ni. Mae manylion llawn ein rhaglen ar

Mae’r gweithgareddau a’r sioeau yn addas i bob oed, oni nodir yn wahanol. Rhaid bod oedolyn gyda pob plentyn. Archebwch eich lle yn y gweithdai ymlaen llaw, os gwelwch yn dda.

Young DaDa Ensemble Project Co-Ordinator

DADA Fest - Young performersDeadline for applications: 5pm, Wednesday 19 August 2015
Location:  Liverpool

We are looking to appoint a project coordinator for our Young DaDa Ensemble Project, on a fixed term freelance basis.  The coordinator will have experience of working with young people in a music environment and be willing to work together with them to motivate and develop their skills.

It will involve preparing and supporting workshop delivery, arranging access support, travel logistics, evaluation, monitoring and supervision of staff and volunteers.

The position will require regular evening work.

Interviews: Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Pay: £18,480 fixed fee (£120/day)
Hours: The equivalent of 154 days, 7.5 hours per day from September 2015 to Autumn 2017
To apply: Please click here for full details of this post and to download the application pack.

Learning Disability Wales

Learning Disability WalesLearning Disability Wales’ training programme includes a range of person-centred and practical courses for people in the public, voluntary and private sectors as well as  people with a learning disability and their parents and carers.

Their trainers and facilitators have the expertise and experience to inspire and give delegates real life working tools to make the changes needed to their day to day work or life.

The courses will run from October 3015 to March 2016.

For more details please go to their website.

Online Today

Helping People with Sensory Loss get Online

RNIBLogoTechnology can make life easier if you have hearing or sight problems, but knowing where to start isn’t always easy – RNIB are here to help.

They are here to support everyone with sensory loss to get online and feel confident using technology in their everyday lives.

Their team of staff and volunteers will help you find out how to get the most out of being online – from browsing websites and sending emails, to keeping in touch with family and friends and up to date with news and leisure interests.

Online Today is here to ensure you have access to the same opportunities as everyone else.

Online Today is for you if you have little or no experience of being online, if your skills need updating, or if you have recently acquired sensory loss and need to learn new ways to get and stay online.

Start your online journey now:

Call on 02920 828 518

Email: [email protected]

or visit:


Ar-lein Heddiw yn helpu pobl a nam ar eu synhwyrau if fynd ar-lein

Gall technoleg wneud bywyd yn haws os oes gennych broblemau a’ch clyw neu’ch golwg, ond nid yw bob amser yn hawdd gwybod ble i ddechrau – rydym yma i helpu.

Rydym yma i roi cymorth i bawb a nam ar eu synhwyrau i fynd ar-lein ac i deimlo’n hyderus yn defnyddio technoleg fel rhan o’u bywydau beunyddiol.

Bydd ein tim o staff a gwirfoddolwyr yn eich helpu i ddarganfod sut i fanteisio i’r eithaf ar adnoddau ar-lein – o bori gweffannau ac anfon negeseuon e-bost, i gadw mewn cysylltiad a theulu a ffrindiau  a chael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf am newyddion a diddordebau hamdden.

Nod Ar-lein Heddiw yw sicrhau y gallwch fanteisio ar yr un cyfleoedd a phawb arall.

Mae Ar-lein Heddiw yn addas i chi os nad oes gennych lawer o brofiad o fynd ar-lein, os o gwbl, os oes angen diweddaru eich sgiliau, neu os ydych wedi  dioddef nam ar eich synhwyrau yn ddiweddar a bod angen i chi ddysgu ffyrdd newydd o fynd ar-lein ac aros ar-lein.

Dechreuwch eich taith ar-lein nawr:

ffoniwch ni ar 02920 828 518

anfonwch e-bost i  [email protected]

neu ewch i


Volunteer: Dementia ‘RED’ Support Point Volunteer

Dementia RedWhere is it you want me to volunteer?

Multiple posts in Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.

What will I be doing?

We are looking for Support Volunteers who can raise the awareness of dementia. You will be responsible for acting as a representative of the Alzheimer’s Society externally, maintaining contacts with GP surgeries. You will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and experience of providing information and support, preferably information on health or social care.

The Information Point will be situated and staffed in GP surgeries across North Wales that have expressed an interest in having the service in their surgeries at times and frequency agreed between the Commissioner, Provider and each GP surgery.

The ‘Dementia RED Care Information Centre Point’ will help people concerned about or with cognitive problems / dementia, carers / families and relevant others to acquire appropriate information and signposting to community support services providing much needed support.  Not everyone is ready to ask for information immediately after receiving a diagnosis of dementia. Knowledge of where to go to when needing the appropriate information is important. A regular presence via the ‘Dementia RED Care Information Centre Point’ in the GP surgery will address the need for appropriate dissemination of information.

The Dementia RED Care Information Centre Point aims to:

  • Deliver on the vision in the Welsh Government’s Dementia Vision for Wales (2011), adhere to the principles in the Ageing Well in Wales Network, to meet the requirements in the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014 which promotes early intervention, information and support for people with cognitive problems and their carers.
  • Provide information to individuals through the distribution of appropriate information and signposting to supporting people to live well with dementia and access community support services.  This includes:

– Helping people who are concerned about their own or another person’s memory to cope and understand the condition better and enable them to access appropriate community support services.

– Advocating for people living with dementia and their carers to be treated with ‘Respect Empathy and Dignity’

– Working with the new Single Points of Access across North Wales.

How much time do you expect me to commit?

1 day per week

How do I apply?

Please email your contact details to [email protected] or call 01978-755906 stating which role you are applying for.

Morrisons Foundation launches new Website (Great Britain)

morrisons_foundationRegistered charities working in England, Scotland or Wales can apply through the Morrison Foundation’s new online process for grants to support new projects that directly improve the lives of local people or communities across Great Britain.

The funding is for projects that groups would like to get off the ground but for which they have no funding.

The projects should benefit the local community and can cover a wide range of areas including:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Arts and culture
  • Community
  • Other

Although there are no set limits to the funding, previous grants have ranged from £5,000 to £20,000.

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

Further details are available from:

Dancers with Down’s Syndrome wanted for Culture Device Project

Dancers with Downs syndromeClosing date: 15 July 2015

Culture Device Dance Project

Location: We tour nationally and internationally



Culture Device Dance Project is an innovative, experimental and cutting edge dance company for professional dancers with Down’s Syndrome. For new work and a tour, we are looking for talanted dancers to join our company.

The company uses improvisation techniques and experimental electronic sounds and aim to push boundaries in the fields of new choreography and to give professional, artistic and creative platform for dancers with Down’s Syndrome.

How to apply:
For more information go to Please send an email to [email protected]

DAC – Inaugural Poetry Competition Winners

Brid Wyldearth - PIP Personal Independance Prayer

Announcement of Disability Arts Cymru Inaugural poetry competition winners:

1st Prize – £100 – Rose Foran – ‘I once had a heart’

2nd Prize – £50 – Des Mannay – ‘Recovery’

3rd Prize – £25 – Gwenllian Jones – ‘Cuddio Mewn Cerdd’

Eileen Harrisson – ‘Stabat Mater’    Highly Commended

Des Mannay – ‘All my own work’    Highly Commended

Meg Kingston – ‘Sap Rises’  Highly Commended

Caroline Gill – ‘In the Wake of Prince Madoc’  Highly Commended

Michele Brenton – ‘Imagine that’

Brid Wyldearth – ‘Down to Earth’

Tracey Watkins – ‘(Be) Longing’

Mark Roderick – ‘Dreams out of Darkness’

Susan Kent – ‘Reservoir Dog’

Mark Smith – ‘In Response to Robin Williams portrait’

Mari Sexton – ‘Return Journey’

Gemma Paine – ‘Anchor Chain’

Marion Fletcher – ‘Marionette’

Ted Gibson – ‘Footprints in the Sand’

Julie Griffiths – ‘Choices’

Leslie Williams – ‘Soldier in the Dark’

Rachael Roberts – ‘Lost by the Sea’

Gwenllian Jones – ‘Machlud’

Eileen Harrison – ‘A Hush of Morning’

Meg Kingston – ‘Sshh’

Wendy Jones – ‘Y darlun o blentyn’

Jenny-Joanna Bartholomew-Biggs – ‘The Sunset disappears into the Aberystwyth Sea’

Congratulations to all our Winners

Thank you to Menna Elfyn for judging our inaugural annual poetry competition and thanks to Write4Word for donating the prize money.

All the selected poems will be in a digital publication, more details coming soon.

The poems are in response to visual art work from our 2014/15 DAC annual exhibition.