Welcome to Interlink’s bi-weekly Information Bulletin ‘Community Link’
We will now be producing one information bulletin to keep you informed with events, funding opportunities and training that’s going on in RCT. If you would like us to include anything in the next bulletin please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 March 2015. to view our latest newsletter click here
FestiVol – A Celebration of Volunteering in RCT, Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd, Saturday 6 June 2015
- Held to celebrate Volunteers Week
- All Interlink’s Member Organisations are invited to participate or attend
- As a public event this is a magnificent opportunity for our members to showcase themselves and their services
- Will consist of a Central ‘Marketplace’ including Stalls and Traders
- It will also incorporate a Volunteers Celebration Ceremony in a Marquee
Organisations involved so far are:
- Phoenix Initiative
- Rhondda Breast Friends
- Purple Shoots
- Glyncoch Regeneration
- Contact a Family
- Singing for the Brain
- Dinky Doughnuts
Don’t miss out! Get involved NOW! If you would like to be involved in FestiVol or can sponsor this event or supply us with items such as a Marquee or tables, chairs etc please get in touch. Contact Interlink on 01443 846200 or e-mail: email@example.com or visit www.interlinkrct.org.uk/Festivol
Involve 2 Evolve
Involve 2 Evolve – Your Mental Health Involvement Project – find out more and read the Service User Network (SUN) Newsletter
Interlink is made up of our members, which are all community and voluntary organisations. We believe the more we work together, the stronger we all become. Once you join, you will be able to make use of all the things we have to offer. You will receive:
- Help with funding
- Support and advice from our staff
- An invite to join our networks and forums
- Useful information by email and newsletter
- Help developing your knowledge and skills.
Interlink Conference Facilities
Interlink offers a range of meeting and conference facilities, whether your requirements are for a training venue, conferences, small meetings or one-to-ones. www.interlinkrct.org.uk/conference-facilities
Are you looking for office accommodation in the Pontypridd area? We have office space available to rent in our office in Upper Boat, for more information give us a call on 01443 846200.
ICT Support / Bespoke Training
Interlink are able to assist with skill sharing or provide bespoke training on the following Microsoft packages:
Word Excel Publisher Access Powerpoint Internet and e.mail
Our HelpDesk team are able to assist organisations with the following services:
• Website – we can post information on about your organisation on/event on our website
• Mailshot – send us your information on for our newsletter and mail outs
• Desktop publishing – which includes design of leaflets, posters, tickets, business cards, etc.
• Photocopying – our colour photocopier has the capacity to print in full colour with a professional finish
• Signposting – if we can’t help, we will find someone who can!
For more information contact us on 01443 846200 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit www.interlinkrct.org.uk/training to see what training we have on offer.
The Festival of Dangerous Ideas – 26 February 2015 at Arts Factory, Ferndale CF43 4LY at 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Have you got ideas about how better to support young people in the Rhondda? We are launching the Talented Rhondda Alliance to get all kinds of people working together to support and develop the talents of young people aged 14-25. If you have an idea or want to join in – please join us – get a bit to eat, find out what is going on , get involved, tell us what you are doing and share you brilliant ideas.
Involve to Evolve – Logo competition – deadline for entries is Friday 27 February
Isolation to Integration – 4 March 2015 at Interlink at 9.30am – 2.00pm – Do you care about loneliness amongst older people? We have a great take up of our community story collecting workshop (free but worth a minimum of £150 per person, for people interested in reducing isolation and loneliness. We could squeeze a few more on without compromising quality if you are really interested. Please book on ASAP email@example.com or Kath firstname.lastname@example.org
Interlink Trustee Event – 16 March 2015 – 9.30am – 1.00pm at Interlink – contact Interlink to book a place.
Taf Ely Funding Event – 24 March 2015 at Llanharan Welfare Hall, 10.00am-2.00pm – contact Interlink to book a place.
Cynon Valley Job and Careers Fayre – 27 February 2015
Tenovus Quit with Us Project – We are running an awareness event on our Mobile Support Unit offering health checks and information targeting smokers on the most effective way to quit on Wednesday 4 March 2015.
Aberaman Motorcycle Club – A Mike Hailwood Evening, 21 March 2015 at Cwmdare Miners Club
A Night Out at the YMCA Pontypridd from Next Steps Pontypridd! 23 March 2015
Age Alliance Wales Networking Event – 25 March 2015, The Pavillion, Llandrindod Wells
RCT Challenge: Opportunities in your Community – 25 March 2015, Hawthorn Leisure Centre
The Event will bring together people who are interested in creative solutions on how local services could be run by them, or by members of their community, with the organisations that can support and advise on how this can be done. This event is open to anyone who has an interest in running a service or taking ownership of a community building. Contact Heledd Morgan: email@example.com 01443 680527
Rural Development – consultation workshops – 9 March at 9:30am – 12:00pm at the Voluntary Action Centre 89-90 High Street, Merthyr Tydfil. If you would you like to find out more about the latest round of the Rural Development Fund its aims, opportunities, restrictions, and have a chance to have your say about how it would be best spent in your area contact: Alison Harris, Partnership and Policy Officer, VAMT or e.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beddau and Tynant Community Library – Over 65? Have a go at something new! Taster sessions
Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens Free training – Community Growing Free training and events 2015, 24 February, Tredegar House, Newport, click here to book – 26 February, Marland House, Cardiff , click here to book – 4 March, The Priory, Abergavenny, click here to book
New Horizons Mental Health Support – help us improve mentalhealthsupport.co.uk by filling out our survey – it’s only a couple of minutes of your time and we would really appreciate it!! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q873JQB
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) would like to invite you to a free event to help develop a vision for how the natural resources of the Rhondda could be sustainably managed now, and in the future, to deliver more for the environment, people and business. Please join us on Tuesday 24 March 2015 at the Heritage Park Hotel, Rhondda. The day is aimed at bringing together professional partners and community members. Places are limited, so please register your attendance by replying to: email@example.com
ELITE Paper Solutions, (set up by ELITE Supported Employment Agency) in our endeavour to create jobs for people with disabilities and resolve some paper storage and destruction issues many organisations within the RCT network may face, from the long term storage of ESF, ERDF and funding records, to the safe destruction of confidential documents, which is DWP and Welsh Government compliant.
New Horizons Newsletter 2015 – New Horizons manages a range of resource and outreach centres throughout Rhondda Cynon Taff for people experiencing mental health or emotional wellbeing issues, visit the website for more information www.newhorizons-mentalhealth.co.uk
Maerdy village is a former coal mining community in the Rhondda, South Wales and closed in 1984 at the end of the miners’ strike. Maerdy is ‘the last pit in the Rhondda’. The film focusses on Maerdy 30 years on. Have things changed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F37R-O-l7nU&feature=youtu.be
National Assembly for Wales Youth Engagement – Connecting young people of Wales with the work of the Assembly.
Diverse Cymru Training Update – For more information visit http://www.diversecymrutraining.org.uk/
Teach First Summer Projects are mini-internships. They take place during the month of August when our community of talented leaders join new organisations to complete or contribute to a short-term goal or objective. The deadline for submissions is the 6 March 2015
Dylan’s Den – Trustees needed! Closing date 9 March 2015
Building Communities Trust – Vacancy for Chief Executive – www.recruit3.org.uk
The Tree Council is offering funding through its Orchard Windfalls initiative to assist schools and community groups proposing to undertake well-planned orchard planting projects during National Tree Week. Schools and community groups which are charities or other not for profit organisations in the UK are eligible to apply for funds to support projects where the total tree planting costs are between£100 and £700.
National Tree Week takes place during the week of 28 November to 6 December 2015. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2015. Further details are available from: http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/Grants/Orchard-Windfalls
Purpleshoots! Helping people start great ideas! Purple Shoots Business Lending (“Purple Shoots”) is a not-for-profit microfinance organisation, set up to tackle unemployment and economic problems in the areas where it operates.
Red Nose Day Community Cash Programme 2015 – closing date 27 February 2015
Keep Wales Tidy Grant Scheme – Communities across Wales can now benefit from a grant scheme launched by one of Wales’ leading environmental charities.
Sainsbury’s Welsh Community Grant Scheme – Closing date is midnight on 28 February 2015.