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

Are we Fit for the Future?

Have your say on Bridgend County Borough Council’s spending priorities and approach following the Covid-19 pandemic by completing their Fit for the Future Survey here

The survey covers the following areas:

  • responding to the Covid-19 pandemic;
  • business and the economy;
  • health and wellbeing;
  • customer access to Civic Offices;
  • digitalisation;
  • Council Tax levels;
  • the future’

Closing date: 13 December 2020.

WCVA want to hear your response to Welsh Government’s draft Budget priorities for 2021-22

The Finance Committee has launched its consultation on Welsh Government’s draft Budget priorities for 2021-22. WCVA is keen to hear from as many third sector voices as possible in drafting its response.

They really want to hear your thoughts on how the upcoming draft Budget can support the third sector in the next financial year – a year which is likely to be critical for the sector.

WCVA has created this survey based on the consultation questions.

Please take a look at the survey and answer as many questions as you feel relevant to you and your organisation. The survey will close on Tuesday 3 November 2020.

Listen Together: A virtual consultation event

Wednesday 11 November 2020 from 10am – 11.30am or 1.30pm – 3pm

Have you been diagnosed with bowel cancer and are living in Wales? In this virtual consultation workshop, Bowl Cancer UK would like to hear from you about:

• your experience of treatment and the support you received, or would like to have received;
• your input on how we shape future services for patients in Wales.

This is a virtual event, to be hosted on Microsoft Teams. For more information and to register, visit by Friday 6 November 2020 or contact

Consultation – barriers to successful implementation of the Future Generations Act

The Public Accounts Committee is undertaking a consultation on barriers to the implementation of the Future Generations Act. WCVA will be responding to this consultation and are keen to gather as much input from the sector as they  can.

This is an important consultation and a chance for the third sector to get its voice heard. It will look at:

  • Awareness and understanding of the Act and its implications;
  • The resources available to public bodies to implement the Act and how effectively they have been deployed;
  • Support provided to public bodies by the Future Generations Commissioner;
  • The leadership role of Welsh Government;
  • Any other barriers to successful implementation of the Act – e.g. Brexit, Covid;
  • How to ensure the Act is implemented successfully in the future.

If you have any thoughts on any of the above points, please email them to David Cook, WCVA Policy Officer, on by the end of October 2020.

Public Consultation for new National Plan for Carers

This consultation sets out Welsh Goverment’s proposed direction for a new national Plan for
Carers. They want carers to continue their own lives alongside their caring role regardless of their age, circumstance or background.

We intend to use the final plan to set out how Welsh Government will work with a range of partners
to strengthen their existing strategic priorities to better reflect every aspect of a carers’ life.

Find out how to respond here

Closing date to take part: 20 January 2021

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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Carers Trust South East Wales want to hear from you if you provide care to others without getting paid

You might be a parent that has a child with a physical or learning disability, a person looking after a partner with dementia, or a child supporting a parent. If you provide care for a family member, friend or neighbour, they want to hear how they can help you provide great care and ensure you can enjoy and make the most of your life.  You can take part in their survey here

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
  • PQASSO Quality Mark
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Lottery Community Fund
  • Disability Confident
  • Bridgend County Borough Council