Don’t miss the opportunity to have your say on third sector and public sector services in Wales that affect you and your organisation.

Developing a volunteering framework for health and social care in Wales

A project is underway to develop a framework to support better Wales wide understanding and planning for volunteering in health and social care.

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how volunteers, working through third sector organisations, in community groups and within statutory services, can contribute practically and flexibly to address health and care needs.

If your organisation is involved in the planning, management or recruitment of volunteering to support health and social care delivery in Wales, WCVA would appreciate your time in responding to their survey by 28 February 2021.

You can take part in their survey here.

You can find out further information about the project and how you can take part in focus groups here.

Are you aged 13-25 and have something to say about Volunteering Wales?

Volunteering Wales is launching a survey to find out young people’s experiences of the Volunteering Wales website whether they have used it before it or not, so that we can develop the site further and ensure young people are getting what they want out of it.

Each young person who completes it can then be entered into a prize draw for one of five £20 One4All vouchers.

You can take part in the survey here. Closing date: 28 February 2021.

Have your say on the vision for Bridgend town centre

The Bridgend Town Centre Masterplan outlines a vision for a liveable and vibrant place. The vision brings together enterprise, employment, education, in-town living, shopping, culture, tourism and well-being within a historic setting.The plan identifies a series of ambitious and deliverable projects. Bridgend County Borough want to know your thoughts on the proposals and what your priority projects might be.

You can find out further details and how to take part in the consultation here.

Closing date: 1 March 2021.

Welsh Government Consultation on Future Funding for Equality and Inclusion Grant Programme

As part of the ongoing actions set down in the Welsh Government Strategic Equality Action Plan for 2020-2024, they are consulting on the Equality and Inclusion Funding Programme.

Although they  have previously supported a range of equality organisations, Welsh Government’s current Equality and Inclusion (E&I) Funding Programme ends this October. The programme was developed to support delivery of the Welsh Government’s Strategic Equality Objectives 2016-20.

The amount of funding for future years is yet to be finalised, although, for reference, for financial year 2020-21 the total programme budget was £1.6million. Welsh Government is now considering the future financial support that is needed to deliver its Strategic Equality Plan and objectives in order to advance equality in Wales for the years to come. They would welcome your input into this consultation as well as your help in raising awareness of it.

You can find the link to the consultation document and the written statement by the Deputy Minister and Chief Whip here.

Closing date of survey: 30 March 2021.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board Wales Wellbeing Survey

A new survey has now been launched looking at the changes in the Welsh population’s wellbeing needs over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. The results of the survey will help NHS in Wales understand and adapt to meet the wellbeing needs of the population throughout this pandemic.

You can take part in their new survey here.

Tell your story of caring through Covid-19

Cardiff University is carrying out research on behalf of Public Health Wales to explore how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on unpaid carers and to find out more about what sort of support they need. They are looking for unpaid carers who would like to be interviewed via video link or telephone about their experiences.

This research is an opportunity for unpaid carers to have their voice heard by policy makers and those responsible for planning services as they speak out about their lives and their needs. All participants’ identities will be protected and personal information will be treated confidentially.

You can find out further details here. 

For further information contact Dan Burrows, T: 029 2087 5501 or E:

Social Enterprise Mapping Research 2020-2021 – Social Firms Wales need your help

The social enterprise mapping research 2020/2021 is now underway and would really appreciate your input, as this will help them obtain an accurate picture of what is happening to the sector across Wales and enable them to look at the support that you are going to need in the future. You can take part in survey here.

National Pensioners Convention Wales digital exclusion survey

NPC Wales is aware of the growing problem facing older people in accessing services that they need which has been heightened by the Covid-19 crisis, with many services now only accessible online. They  want to ask older people in Wales about their experiences in using and accessing these services and also what is needed to support older people to get online.

Have your say by completing their questionnaire here

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Open consultations from the Assembly, Welsh Government and others

Don’t miss the opportunity to have your say on what’s happening in Wales on a variety of topics that affect you and your organisation.

Have your say on what matters to you here

  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Trusted Charity Mark
  • Quality in Befriending
  • Healthy Working Wales Gold
  • Cyber essentials