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  • Writer's pictureDavid Berry

Third Sector Forum Q4 & October Newsletter

Updated: Oct 13, 2023

Funding, Governance & Networking & Local Action Plan

Newport Third Sector Forum Q4 2023

Funding, Governance, Networking for Charities Community Groups and Social Enterprises in Newport


Newport Third Sector Forum & Meet the Funder drop-ins

With Guest Speakers / Funders from WCVA and the Lottery

Thursday 19th October 11 am – 1 pm

Follow Up WCVA Meet the Funder drop-ins 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Beachwood House, Christchurch Road, Newport, Wales, NP19 8AJ

You are invited to attend and contribute to the forum as a third-sector organisation working in Newport's not-for-profit distribution and community sectors. The Forum is an opportunity to provide o feedback and discuss any issues regarding funding, sustainability, community networking and/or governance with other community organisations and partner organisations.


I (David Berry Community Development GAVO Newport) always invite funding officers to attend from at least one or two different grant funds. This is an opportunity to learn more about these funds and establish a direct connection with these funding officers. The Forum, and Newsletter network, and GAVO membership all serve as ways in which your community group can get your voices heard at local, regional (Gwent) and National (Wales and UK) levels.


We may also discuss:

  • The Newport Local Action Plan - Consultation (Draft)

  • Cash 4 U GAVO Youth Grant

  • Any challenges and or opportunities for your Organisation / Group

  • The Third Sector Partnership

Parking

There is limited parking at Beachwood House, if possible, please park, take a bus, walk, cycle or Taxi to the top of the Park and walk the roughly five minutes from the top entrance into the park to get to Beachwood House.


Is the building Disability accessible?

Yes, the event will take place on the ground floor and is disability-accessible.


Funding & Support Available Now & Community Consultations


Newport Local Action Plan - Have Your Say

One Newport Partnership Local Action Plan

Consultation Draft

One Newport is a partnership of the main public agencies in Newport including Newport City Council, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Gwent Police, Natural

Resources Wales and also key local organisations like Newport City Homes and Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO).


Have Your Say and help Shape the Future of Newport
Newport Local Action Plan - Consultation Draft v1.0_CY
.pdf
Download PDF • 195KB

Please send any feedback to David.berry@gavo.org.uk or to info@gavo.org.uk


CASH 4 U Youth Led Grant


TSSW: One Place A Huge Resource of Free Support

You can now find all of TSSW's key website links and platforms from one main landing page. Funding, governance advice, networking, mapping, volunteering, support and training all in one place. There are lots of fantastic resources for your community organisation whenever you need it.


Gwent CVC Small Grant Fund - Winter Resilience 2023-24 (Up to £5000)


BBC Children in Need (Grant) up to £5,000

Big Sky Scheme


Capital Funding up to £250,000

Local Places for Nature Capital Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is separate from the Lottery Community Fund, and they have grant schemes that include funding for Large Capital projects


Lush Charity Pot

Animal welfare and other grassroots community projects – Grant scheme always open


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Important Community Consultations


Involve Newport Citizens’ Panel

Involve Newport is a panel of Newport residents who give their views on a range of topics about local services and life in Newport through regular surveys. The panel currently has around 700 members, with 150-250 responses received.

One Newport partners can include questions within our panel surveys by contacting me on wayne.tucker@newport.gov.uk. The next panel survey is due to be circulated at the end of Oct 23 so if you would like to contribute to this survey, please get in touch by: 24 October 2023.


£5,000 community pledge from Tesco & easyfundraising


Tesco and easyfundraising have come together to give a helping hand to voluntary groups, charities, and CICs working tirelessly to keep up with spiraling costs and rising demand. They will donate £1000 funding pots to 5 community organisations this October


For a chance to receive £1000 for your community organisation, follow these simple steps:


1. Firstly, register your organisation with fundraising platform easyfundraising. easyfundraising enables your community organisation to receive unrestricted funding from 8,000 leading online retailers including Tesco.

2. Then shop online at Tesco. Ask anyone who is connected to your organisation to use the easyfundraising platform to shop with Tesco. Each time one of them shops online at Tesco, your organisation will be entered into the draw to receive a £1,000 funding boost. The more people who shop online with Tesco on your behalf, the more chances your organisation has of winning.

Plus each time someone shops with Tesco, your organisation will receive £1.75. That’s £1.75 for free every time a supporter shops!

Free marketing tools


easyfundraising will help you ask your community to get involved, with free downloadable ready-made images and messaging to share across your social media channels and newsletters.


Opportunities to receive free, unrestricted funding are few and far between. Let Tesco and easyfundraising support your organisation through these difficult times.


Signing up to easyfundraising is your first step; it only takes 2 minutes so get started today: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/cymru/


Last chance to benefit from Tesco £5,000 community pledge


Has your organisation entered Tesco and easyfundraising’s giveaway to win £1,000 yet?


Until the end October, voluntary organisations, charities, and CICs can win one of five prizes of £1,000 from Tesco and easyfundraising - to help bridge the funding gap.


Here’s how your organisation can enter:


1. Register your organisation with fundraising platform easyfundraising. easyfundraising enables your community organisation to receive unrestricted funding from 8,000 leading online retailers including Tesco.

2. Then shop online at Tesco. Ask anyone who is connected to your organisation to use the easyfundraising platform to shop with Tesco. Each time one of them shops online at Tesco, your organisation will be entered into the draw to receive a £1,000 funding boost. The more people who shop online with Tesco on your behalf, the more chances your organisation has of winning.

Plus each time someone shops with Tesco, your organisation will receive £1.75. That’s £1.75 for free every time a supporter shops!

Free marketing tools


easyfundraising will help you ask your community to get involved, with free downloadable ready-made images and messaging to share across your social media channels and newsletters.


Opportunities to receive free, unrestricted funding are few and far between. Let Tesco and easyfundraising support your organisation through these difficult times.


Signing up to easyfundraising is your first step; it only takes 2 minutes so get started today: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/cymru/


Calling all community groups in Newport! Could you benefit from trustees or skilled volunteers with marketing, business or finance expertise?

GAVO Newport is working with the University of South Wales to set up ongoing volunteering opportunities for specially selected students studying MBA Global Studies.

High-flying volunteers have been hand-picked by the University to offer community organisations a wealth of professional experience. These volunteers have worked in the field of business in their home countries for four years or more and are available for a duration of 6 -12 months. This could be an untapped resource for your group as it’s part of a rolling program.

If you would like to chat further about how you might be able to make use of this fantastic opportunity, then please contact either Sam Sims or Kelly Sullivan to find out more! To utilise this unique opportunity, please email us your expression of interest by Friday 27th October.

  • sam.sims@gavo.org.uk

  • kelly.sullivan@gavo.org.uk


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