Welcome to Interlink’s Information bulletin
Nominate NOW for the Interlink RCT Volunteer Awards Celebration which will be held at our FestiVol event on 6 June!! This is your last chance to book a stall/activity at FestiVol so book NOW!! Check out our training courses and conference facilities we have available. If you are looking for office accommodation to rent in the Pontypridd area give us a call! Do you have events or information you would like to include in the bulletin? Then please forward your information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 3 June. Click here to view the Spring Edition of our newsletter.
Last chance to book your place at FestiVol and to nominate your volunteers
Interlink RCT Volunteer Awards Celebration – Nominate now! Don’t miss your opportunity to nomination your volunteers for the 2015 Interlink RCT’s Volunteer Awards Celebration! You can download the nomination form by clicking on the link above.
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 Fun Day, which will of course be free to all. Our two Marquees will host Interlink’s Annual Volunteer Celebration Ceremony, 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; Glyncoch Regeneration; Contact a Family; Rowan Tree Cancer Care; Game on Wales/Coalfields; Ynysybwl Enterprise Partnership; South Wales Police; Menter Iaith; New Horizons; RCT People First; Merthyr & The Valleys MIND; Drugaid – Phace Project; Age Connects Morgannwg; Royal Volunary Service; Rhondda Housing; RCT Fifty + Forum; ICF Community Coordinators; CIBI; South East Wales River Trust; Welsh Hearts; Welcome Friends; Green Valleys Support Fibromyalgia; Drink Wise, Age Well; Action on Hearing Loss Cymru; British Red Cross; DEWIS; Aberdare Races; Hirwaun Drum Majors; Rowan Tree Cancer Care; Ysgol Y Pant; Interlink; Cor Meibion Morlais; Rock Academy Wales
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
Engaging Older People – 4 June 2015 at Interlink – Cost A: £20 B: £40
Perinatal Mental Health Basic Awareness – 9 June 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am – 12.30pm FREE
Action Learning Sets – 11 June 2015 at Interlink, 1.30pm-5.00pm – Cost A: £20 B: £40
Running your Organisation – Exceptional Committees – 11 June 2015, 9.30am-12.30pm – Cost A: £20 B: £40
Mental Health First Aid for Adults – 12 and 19 June 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am-4.30pm – Cost £40 for both days
First Class Funding Strategies – 17 June 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am-12.30pm – Cost A: £20 B: £40
Taking Involvement to the Next Level – 17 June 2015 at Interlink, 2.00pm-4.30pm – Cost A: £20 B: £40
Mentoring Training Level 2 – 25 and 26 June 2015 at Interlink, 10.00am – 3.00pm – Cost A: £20 B: £40
Evaluating What you do – Measuring Impact – 1 July 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am – 3.30pm – Cost A: £20 B: £40
First Aid Training – 17 July 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am – 4.30pm – Interlink /CVC members £40/Non-members £80
Health and Safety Training – 23 July 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am-4.30pm – Interlink/CVC members £45/Non-members £90
Introduction to Investing in Volunteers – 17 September 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am – 12.00pm FREE
Mental Health First Aid for Youth – 25 September and 2 October at Interlink, 9.30am-4.30pm – Cost £40 for both days
Safeguarding Children and Young People – 30 September 2015 at Interlink, 9.30am – 12.30pm – Cost TBA
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults – 30 September 2015 at Interlink, 1.30pm – 4.30pm – Cost TBA
For more information visit our website
Cwm Taf Safeguarding Children Board Training Programme 2015-16 For more information email: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit www.interlinkrct.org.uk/training to see what training we have on offer.
Mindscapes Art Exhibition – 1 – 12 June – For more information contact Art in the Attic on 01443 687080
Stop Smoking Wales Brief Intervention Training – If you would like any further information or have any queries, please contact Stop Smoking Wales on 01792 607381.
Is Wales Fairer? conference – 8 July – If you have any questions or would like to discuss the conference please contact us on 029 2044 7710
Green Valleys Support Fibromyalgia support group – Meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 11.00am -2.00pm at Taff meadow community centre and on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in Sainsbury’s Cafe at 7.00pm – 9.00pm. Meetings are £3. For more information contact Jojo on 07511537613 Facebook:- gvsfm https://www.facebook.com/groups/GreenValleysSupportFibromyalgia/
Cardiff Breakfast Club for Veterans – We meet every weekend, Saturday or Sunday mornings, eat breakfast together, indulge in some good old military banter. To find your nearest Breakfast Club, follow the link below (or copy and paste it into your browser), and choose the nearest marker to you on the map. The marker will give you the venue, day and time of the Breakfast Club, as well as a link to their Facebook Page. http://www.zeemaps.com/view?group=1201327&x=19.606370&y=48.851449&z=14
Introduction to European Funding Opportunities events – ‘Save the Date’ – 27 May 2015 – Gilfach Goch (RCTf)
29 May 2015 – Merthyr Tydfil. Further details will be released mid-May following our Europe Day event ‘Europe matters to Wales’, however, if you wish to register your interest for any of the above dates, please email: email@example.com
DIARY MARKER: “Work together to build and maintain healthy and safe communities” – Monday 15th June 2015
For further information and advice please visit www.nptcvs.com
RCT Homes Community Fun Day 2015 – 31 July 2015 at Tonyrefail Leisure Centre, 10.30am and 4.00pm.
Children and Young People Now Awards Invite UK Entries for 2015 – The deadline for entries is 3 July 2015. http://www.cypnawards.com/
Screening for Life Awareness Training – May-June. If you would like any further information, please contact your local Screening Engagement Team on 029 20787819.
OneFamily Foundation Community Awards Invites Entries – The deadline for Round 1 entries is 26 May (9am). Round 2 runs from 1 September to 29 September (9am) https://foundation.onefamily.com/terms-and-conditions/ https://foundation.onefamily.com/
Launch of the 2015 Design Week Awards – The entry deadline is Friday 3 July 2015
Training Courses with TEDS – Understanding Substance Misuse – For more information contact TEDS on 01685 880090
Launch of the 2015 South Wales Business Awards – Entries to the 2015 round must be submitted by 10 July 2015. The 2015 Awards will be held on Friday 11 September 2015 at The Bear Hotel, Cowbridge. www.southwalesbusinessawards.co.uk/index.php
Nominations Open for the 2016 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – Nominations for each strand of the 2016 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise must be submitted by 30 September 2015. www.awardsintelligence.co.uk/service/queens-awards-enterprise
Rhondda Foodbank Annual Sponsored Walk – 12 September 2015
Heritage Lottery Fund Offers Funding for First World War: Then and Now Projects – There are no deadlines. Applications may be submitted at any time until 2019. http://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/first-world-war-then-and-now
Scaling Up Improvement – Open to UK Applications – The deadline for outline applications is 2 June 2015 (12 noon). The Health Foundation reserves the right to close ahead of this deadline if the programme is oversubscribed. http://www.health.org.uk/areas-of-work/programmes/scaling-up-improvement/
Centre for Social Justice Awards 2015 Invite UK Entries – The deadline for applications is 12 June 2015 (5pm). http://www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/awards/apply-for-a-csj-award
HLF – Parks for People Welcomes UK Applications – The next deadline for applications is 1 September 2015 (12pm) http://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/parks-people
2016 Clore Social Leadership Programme Open to Applications (UK) – The 2016 Fellowships are open to applications with a deadline of 25 June 2015 (midday). http://cloresocialleadership.org.uk/Apply-now-for-2016
RCT Together – Community Enabling Fund – Expression of Interest Form now available on RCT Council Website – If you need any further information, please contact Debra Hanney, Community Asset Development Officer
Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council on 01443 425761. RCT Together – Enjoy the video link to find out more about RCT Together.
‘Fourteen’ Small Grants round Criteria: Increasing Participation – Please complete our online application form which can be found on our website www.cfiw.org.uk, and submit it by 5pm on 29 May 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.
Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity Open to Applications – Applications are being accepted until 31 May 2015. Only the first 40 complete applications that meet the criteria will be considered by the Panel. http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/site/mse-charity-fund https://www.msecharity.com/Default.aspx
Green Open Homes Grants Open for England and Wales – The deadline for applications is 15 June 2015. http://www.greenopenhomes.net/support-for-organisers/grants-2015
Arts & Business Cymru’s CultureStep Programme – 2015/16 Rounds Announced – The next submission deadline is 19 June 2015. www.aandbcymru.org.uk/culturestep-1
Skipton Building Society – Grassroots Giving Open to Applications – The deadline for applications is 31 July 2015
Speakeasy Advice Energy Project – As an organisation Speakeasy Advice Centre specialises in providing free debt and welfare benefits advice, as well as running an Energy Advice Project. www.speakeasyadvice.co.uk.
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 www.biglottery.org.uk