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FestiVol – Excitement is mounting at Interlink as we get to grips with putting on our first ever Outdoor Celebration of Volunteering, FestiVol.
The event will be held in Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd on Saturday 6 June between 11.00am – 3.00pm and will be a wonderful opportunity for our Member Organisations to showcase their projects and their work to the wide audience expected to pass through Ponty Park on a Summer Saturday! It also gives Members the chance to celebrate their Volunteers by bringing them along to a Family Oriented Fun Day, which will of course be free to all. Our two Marquees will host Interlink’s Annual Volunteer Celebration Ceremony, a session with the exceptional ‘Singing for the Brain’ project run by the Alzheimers’ Society, a Fashion Show presented by Rowan Tree Cancer Care, and an Acoustic Music Session coordinated by students from Ysgol y Pant.
Organisations involved so far are: Phoenix Initiative, toogoodtowaste, Rhondda Breast Friends, Purple Shoots, Contact a Family, Singing for the Brain, Dinky Doughnuts, Menter Iaith, Pontypridd Historical Museum, the Ynysybwl Festival Committee and Glyncoch Regeneration and Game On Wales/Coalfields. Something for Everyone!!
Don’t miss out! Get involved NOW! If you would like to be involved in FestiVol by having a stall / put on an activity or if you can sponsor this event or supply us with items such as a Marquee, tables, chairs etc please get in touch. Contact Interlink on 01443 846200 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.interlinkrct.org.uk/Festivol
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. Please fill in our Membership application form and e-mail it to email@example.com or send it to us at the address below.
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 Admin 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.
Dementia Awareness Training (Alzheimer’s Society) – 24 April 2015 at Interlink, 3 sessions – FREE Training
9.30am – 10.45am
11.00am – 12.30pm
1.30pm – 3.00pm
To book a place on one of these sessions contact Interlink on 01443 846200
Substance Misuse (TEDS) – 5 May 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am – 12.30pm – FREE Training
To book a place contact Interlink on 01443 846200
Mental Health First Aid for Youth (Journeys) – 12 and 19 June 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Interlink members or CVC members £40 for both days
Non-members £80 for both days
Taf Ely Funding Event – 24 March 2015 at Llanharan Welfare Hall, 10.00am-2.00pm – contact Interlink to book a place
Road Safety Campaign in Ystrad and Pentre – 23-27 March 2015
Work the Room peer support network FREE events – FREE Spring 2015 events programme at The Redhouse, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8AE, making connections and starting conversations with local self-starters.
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
Headway Merthyr Tydfil Self Help Group – Social Evenings – March / May 2015
Community Energy Wales Research Brief & Tender Invitation – Closing date 21 March 2015
Beddau and Tynant Community Library – Over 65? Have a go at something new! Taster sessions
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cwm Taf Rural Development Plan Consultation – The deadline for responses is 31 March 2015
Community Benefits Officer and Data Analyst Vacancies with Wales and West Housing – Closing date 25 March 2015
Youth Empowerment Officer Glyncoch Community Regeneration Ltd – Closing date is 27 March 2015
Newydd Housing Vacancy for HAPI Project – Closing date 29 March 2015
RCT Citizens Advice Bureau Trustee vacancy – Closing date 17 April 2015
The Aviva Community Fund – fund opens 24 March 2015
Getting Ahead 2 – A new £10 million funding programme aims to boost the employment prospects of young people in Wales with a learning disability and/or learning difficulty including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Deadline is 29 May 2015.
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.
Keep Wales Tidy Grant Scheme – Communities across Wales can now benefit from a grant scheme launched by one of Wales’ leading environmental charities.