Welcome to Interlink’s Information bulletin
In this bulletin check out some of our courses from our new Training Programme and have a look at the latest Service User Network Newsletter. If you have events or information you would like to include in the bulletin please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 15 April.
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 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 Fun Day, which will of course be free to all. In one of our Marquees we will host Interlink’s Annual Volunteer Celebration Ceremony. There’s 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 please get in touch. Contact Interlink on 01443 846200 or e-mail: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Training Courses – April – September 2015
Dementia Awareness Training (Alzheimer’s Society) – 24 April 2015 at Interlink, 3 sessions – FREE Training
9.30am – 10.45am or 11.00am – 12.30pm or 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
Engaging Older People – 4 June 2015 at Interlink
Action Learning Sets – 11 June 2015 at Interlink, 1.30pm-5.00pm
Running your Organisation – Exceptional Committees – 11 June 2015, 9.30am-12.30pm
Practice Exchange Group – Young People’s Participation – 17 June 2015 at Interlink, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Mental Health First Aid for Adults – 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
First Class Funding Strategies – 17 June 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am-12.30pm
First Aid Training – 17 July 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am-4.30pm
Interlink members or CVC members £40
Health and Safety Training – 23 July 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am-4.30pm
Interlink members or CVC members £45
Mental Health First Aid for Youth – 25 September and 2 October at Interlink, 9.30am-4.30pm
Cost £30 for both days
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 • Mailshot • Desktop publishing • Photocopying • Laminating/Binding • Signposting
For more information contact us on 01443 846200 or e-mail: email@example.com
Visit www.interlinkrct.org.uk/training to see what training we have on offer.
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.
Evidencing the Need Training – 21 April 2015 at WCVA
Facilitation Training – An interactive workshop with Spectacle Theatre – 24 and 28 April 2015
Epilepsy Action Cymru – has three brand new events coming up this spring!
BiFest Wales 2015 – Saturday 9 May 2015, 12 noon to 11:45pm – First Floor, YMCA Swansea.
New Job Club in Pontypridd! – Local Employers – Come and Make a Difference in Pontypridd!
Rhondda Foodbank Annual Sponsored Walk – 16 May 2015
Toogoodtowaste – Investors in Volunteer Standard awarded to local re-use charity that proves that people are too good to waste!
Peny y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project – check out the website for more information www.penycymoedd.vattenfall.co.uk
Welsh Government recently published a consultation on Landfill Disposals Tax which will replace the UK Landfill Tax in Wales in 2018. This consultation will run from 24 February – 19 May
Have your say at http://wales.gov.uk/consultations/finance/landfill-disposals-tax/?lang=en
Cyfle ichi ddweud eich dweud yn http://wales.gov.uk/consultations/finance/landfill-disposals-tax/?lang=cy
Welsh Government are running a consultation (10 February – 6 May) on a Land Transaction Tax which will replace Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales from April 2018.
Have your say at http://gov.wales/consultations/finance/land-transaction-tax/?&lang=en
Cyfle ichi ddweud eich dweud yn http://gov.wales/consultations/finance/land-transaction-tax/?skip=1&lang=cy
Beddau and Tynant Community Library – Over 65? Have a go at something new! Taster sessions
RCT Citizens Advice Bureau Trustee vacancy – Closing date 17 April 2015
Accelerating Ideas Pilot – The Accelerating Ideas pilot is testing a completely new funding approach which aims to get great ideas and practice more widely shared and adopted across the UK.
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.
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.