Support for Groups…
Developing & Running an Organisation…
Do you want to make a real difference within your local community?
If you have a new idea or are an established group, Neath Port Talbot CVS can help.
Whether you need advice on legal structures and governing documents, trustees rights and responsibilities, project development,
applying for funding, financial management systems, HR and good employment practice, events and community consultation,
training and much more our Development Team can help.
Contact our team on 01639 631246 or email email@example.com
There are a number of ways that Neath Port Talbot CVS can support the running of your organisation, including support with Developing your organisation, publicity and social enterprise. The advice below on getting started is from WCVA – if you would like further advice, contact our team on 01639 631246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Running your Organisation…
The advice below on running your organisation is from WCVA – if you would like further advice, contact our team on 01639 631246 or email email@example.com
- 2.1 Developing a strategic plan
- 2.2 The Business Plan
- 2.3 Effective meetings
- 2.4 Effective Annual General Meetings
- 2.5 Quality
- 2.6 Monitoring and evaluation
- 2.7 Risk management
- 2.8 Health & safety
- 2.9 Equal opportunities
- 2.10 Welsh language – legal context
- 2.11 Insurance
- 2.12 Data protection
- 2.13.1 Where to go for help on action on climate change
- 2.14 Using freelance trainers and consultants
- 2.15 Green policy
- 2.16 Environmental Sustainability management systems
- 2.17 Impact and impact measurement
Working with Others…
The advice below on working with others is from WCVA – if you would like further advice, contact our team on 01639 631246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The advice below on volunteers is from WCVA – if you would like further advice, contact our team on 01639 631246 or email email@example.com
- 4.1 Thinking about volunteering
- 4.2 Developing a volunteer strategy
- 4.27 Promoting Welsh Language through volunteering
- 4.28 Welcoming Volunteers who are asylum seekers or refugees
- 4.3 Creating a volunteering policy
- 4.4 Recruiting, selecting and inducting volunteers
- 4.5 Attracting Welsh speaking volunteers
- 4.6 Equality and Diversity in volunteering
- 4.7 How to ensure volunteer satisfaction
- 4.8 Keeping volunteers safe
- 4.81 Risk Assessment – Volunteers Based at Home.
- 4.9 Safeguarding and good management practices
- 4.10 ‘Disclosure Barring Services’
- 4.11 Volunteers and the law
- 4.12 Volunteers and welfare benefits
- 4.13 Volunteer expenses
- 4.14 Investing in Volunteers
- 4.15 Supporting harder to place volunteers
- 4.16 Involving Young People as Volunteers
- 4.17 Understanding mental health and volunteering
- 4.18 Volunteer Drivers
- 4.19 The economic value of volunteers
- 4.20 Employer Supported Volunteering
- 4.21 What do Volunteer Centres do in Wales?
- 4.22 Managing volunteer exits
- 4.23 Volunteers and insurance
- 4.24 Involving volunteers from overseas
- 4.25 The Language of Volunteering – terms explained
- 4.26 Managing concerns relating to volunteers
- 4.27 Promoting Welsh Language through volunteering
- 4.28 Carers & Volunteering
Trustees & Governance…
The advice below on Trustees and Governance is from WCVA – if you would like further advice, contact our team on 01639 631246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 5.1 Principles of governance
- 5.2 Trustee duties and responsibilities
- 5.3 Governing body structures and honorary officers
- 5.4 Recruitment, selection and induction
- 5.5 Training and development for trustees
- 5.6 Working with the chief officer
- 5.7 Liability of trustees and governing body members
- 5.8 Trustee indemnity insurance
- 5.9 Winding up – the steps involved and alternative options
Click here to find the Charity Commissions key questions every trustee should ask.
Trustees’ Week celebrates the work of thousands of local charity trustees who give their time for free to help charities run more effectively. Trustee boards are better when they are made up of people with different skills and backgrounds so we want to encourage more local people to give their time, and for charities to look throughout their communities for diverse local talent.
Trustees’ Week runs during November. To learn more about Trustees’ Week and trusteeship, visit www.trusteesweek.org.uk and follow @trusteesweek on twitter. The website includes case studies, recruitment resources, details of local events being held during Trustees’ Week and links to trustee matching services for those who want to become a trustee.
Please see the following links:
- A short animated video highlighting what is involved in being a trustee, in English and Welsh
What We Offer Trustees…
We can help you with a governance health check for trustee boards to ensure your board is well governed and so that it can demonstrate their good governance to funders, beneficiaries and stakeholders.
That’s the title of WCVA’s popular online publication written specifically for trustees, offering practical guidance to help boards deal with their management responsibilities, including strategic planning, being accountable for the development of the organisation, managing people and finances, and making decisions in the interest of the voluntary organisation.
We keep trustees up to date with the latest news via our website, and also in our newsletter for our members. Sign up to become a member of Neath Port Talbot CVS to receive the newsletter and other benefits that come with being a member.
Take a look at WCVA’s trustee and governance section of their website? It covers a wide range of trustee-related subjects to help you with good practice for the governance of your organisation.
What is a Trustee?
Trustees lead their charity and decide how it is run. Trustees are in charge and offer leadership with overall control of their charity; responsible for making sure the charity is doing what it set out to. Trustees have usually volunteered their time and skills for free due to their genuine passion for their chosen charity.
Please note that Trustees can also be known as; governors, committee members, directors and board members.
What do Trustees do?
- Volunteer their time and skills.
- Work together to make vital decisions about the way the charity is run.
- Ensure that the charity has the money it needs and spends it sensibly on what it is raised for.
- Follows the law (including preparing reports and accounts to send to the Charity Commission)
- Doesn’t break the rules in its governing document (its constitution trust deed or articles)
Depending on the size of the charity, Trustees may either take on all or most of the work in running the charity or delegate the day-to-day operations to the staff and senior management.
Why become a Trustee?
Being a Trustee is a rewarding and enjoyable way to be involved in a community or cause that you are passionate about.
- You are at the centre of the action.
- You can make real decisions that will make a real impact on people’s lives.
- Help achieve the charity of your choice’s aims with your skills, support and experience.
- Learn and develop new skills.
- Meet new people from all walks of life.
- Change your community for the better.
- Become more employable or build your CV.
- Gain experience of strategy and management or find out more about the not-for-profit sector before making a career move.
Who can become a Trustee?
Simply put, most people over the age of 18 from all walks of life can become a Trustee. Trustees should have different skills, backgrounds and experience that together give a rounded board.
If you are a trustee and would like more information on what your legal responsibilities are or would like to find out more on how to become a trustee please contact us on 01639 631246. Neath Port Talbot CVS offers a wide range of bespoke courses that can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation, these include Roles and Responsibilities of Charity Trustees, Accounting basics, Managing Risk, business and Strategic Planning.
Kate’s Trustee Story
Kate Miles, past chair of Wales Young Farmers’ Clubs and current trustee, tells us about her experiences of being a trustee.
‘I fell into becoming a trustee for the organisations I volunteer with by accident. I wanted to influence how things were run so I started attending meetings and inputting into what we did. This has been so rewarding – seeing projects I helped set up coming to fruition & seeing our members take the opportunities they have. I’m sure that the skills and experience I’ve gained as a trustee have helped me get jobs & to progress in my career. Sometimes it’s a challenge to balance my work with my voluntary roles & it can be tough to make certain decisions about the organisation, but the positives of being a trustee far outweigh the negatives. More people should do it – making a difference is rewarding!
If you would like further information on what is involved in being a trustee along with more information on the trustee opportunities, please contact Neath Port Talbot CVS on 01639 631246.
Is your organisation looking for trustees? Are they registered with our volunteer centre?
Give one of our friendly Volunteer Centre Staff a call on 01639 631246
Employing & Managing People…
The advice below on employing and managing people is from WCVA – if you would like further advice, contact our team on 01639 631246 or email email@example.com
- 6.1 Working in the voluntary sector
- 6.2 Employing staff for the first time
- 6.3 Drawing up a Job Specification
- 6.4 Advertising your vacancy
- 6.5 Selecting your candidate
- 6.6 Producing a written statement
- 6.7 Induction, training and development
- 6.8 Supervision and appraisal
- 6.9 Grievance
- 6.10 Harassment
- 6.11 Redundancy policy
- 6.12 Health and safety policy
- 6.13 Sickness Policy
- 6.14.1 Maternity Policy
- 6.14.2 Paternity Policy
- 6.14.3 Adoption Policy
- 6.14.4 Right to request flexible working
- 6.15 Equal opportunities policy
- 6.16 Whistleblowing policy
- 6.17 Retirement policy
- 6.18 Disciplinary policy
Finding & Getting Money…
The advice below on finding and getting money is from WCVA – if you would like further advice, contact our team on 01639 631246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 7.1 Developing a fundraising strategy
- 7.2 Grants – fit for funding
- 7.3 Applying to funders
- 7.3.1 Accounting for volunteers’ time in funding applications
- 7.5 Loans
- 7.6.1 Fundraising events
- 7.6.2 Fundraising legacies
- 7.6.3 Fundraising donations
- 7.7 Procurement and Public Service Delivery
- 7.7.1 Introduction to tendering
- 7.7.2 Developing a successful tender
- 7.7.3 Costing your tender
- 7.8 Trading
- 7.9 Giving (sources of funding)
- 7.10 Tax effective giving
- 7.10.1 Introduction to payroll giving
- 7.10.2 Payroll fundraising
- 7.10.3 Payroll giving consortia
- 7.10.4 Introduction to Gift Aid
- 7.10.5 Gift Aid Promotion
- 7.10.6 Gift Aid Record Keeping
- 7.10.7 Gift Aid FAQ
- 7.11 Corporate funding
- 7.12 Specialist European Teams
- 7.13 Working together to raise income
- 7.14 Community Investment
The advice below on managing money is from WCVA – if you would like further advice, contact our team on 01639 631246 or email email@example.com
- 8.1 Setting up a financial system
- 8.2 Setting a budget
- 8.3 Full cost recovery
- 8.4 Monitoring expenditure and budget
- 8.5 Financial controls
- 8.6 Annual accounts and audit
- 8.7 VAT
- 8.8 Payroll
- 8.9 Reserves
- 8.10 Pensions
- 8.11 Avoiding fraud
- 8.12 Ensuring you have a good reserve policy
- 8.13 How should reserves be invested
- 8.14 How to write a good investment policy
The advice below on assets is from WCVA – if you would like further advice, contact our team on 01639 631246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Campaigning & Influencing…
The advice below on campaigning and influencing is from WCVA – if you would like further advice, contact our team on 01639 631246 or email email@example.com
- 11.1 Who represents me?
- 11.2 Introduction to Welsh devolution and the Government of Wales Act 2006
- 11.3 National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government
- 11.4 Assembly business and committees
- 11.6 Introduction to Assembly Measures
- 11.7 The National Assembly for Wales Commission
- 11.8 Petitioning the National Assembly for Wales
- 11.9 The National Assembly for Wales – Basic facts and Glossary
- 11.10 Local government information
- 11.11 Planning a Campaign
- 11.12 Campaigning and lobbying techniques
- 11.13 Local Authority Plans and Strategies
- 11.14 Local Government Scrutiny
- 11.15 Town and Community Council
The advice below on climate change is from WCVA – if you would like further advice, contact our team on 01639 631246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 12.1 Introducing climate change
- 12.2 Why climate change issues are important for the third sector
- 12.3 Climate change as part of sustainable development
- 12.4 Climate change social justice – impacts on vulnerable groups
- 12.5 Climate change and environmental justice
- 12.6 Climate change and energy
- 12.7 Climate change and housing
- 12.8 Climate change and livelihoods
- 12.9 Climate change and health
- 12.10 Climate change and transport
- 12.11 Reduce your organisation or group’s carbon footprint
- 12.12 Take local community level action on climate change
- 1.1 Y camau cyntaf – o syniadau i weithredu
- 1.2 Cynnwys y gymuned
- 1.3 Cynnwys defnyddwyr gwasanaeth
- 1.4 Cynllunio eich gwaith
- 1.5 Dewis strwythurau cyfreithiol
- 1.6 Statws elusennol
- 1.7 Lle i fynd am gymorth
- 1.8 Cyfansoddiad enghreifftiol ar gyfer sefydlu elusen fach
- 1.9 Sefydliadau Elusennol Corfforedig
Rheoli eich sefydliad
- 2.1 Datblygu cynllun strategol
- 2.2 Y cynllun busnes
- 2.3 Cyfarfodydd effeithiol
- 2.4 Cyfarfodydd cyffredinol blynyddol effeithiol
- 2.5 Ansawdd
- 2.6 Monitro a gwerthuso
- 2.7 Rheoli risg
- 2.8 Iechyd a diogelwch
- 2.9 Cyfle cyfartal
- 2.10 Yr iaith Gymraeg – cyd-destun cyfreithiol
- 2.11 Yswiriant
- 2.12 Diogelu data
- 2.13 Taclo Newid Hinsawdd
- 2.13.1 Ble i gael cymorth ac arweiniad i weithredu ar newid yn yr hinsawdd
- 2.14 Defnyddio hyfforddwyr ac ymgynghorwyr ar eu liwt eu hunain
- 2.15 Polisi Gwyrdd
- 2.16 Systemau Rheoli Amgylcheddol
- 2.17 Effaith a mesur effaith
Gweithio gydag eraill
- 3.1 Adeiladu consensws
- 3.2 Cymryd rhan cymunedol a dulliau ymrwymiad
- 3.3 Partneriaeth
- 3.4 Compactau
- 3.5 Gofal cwsmeriaid
- 3.6 Rhwydweithiau
- 3.7 Comisiynu
- 3.8 Contractau
- 3.9 Rhwydweithiau Datblygiad Rhyngwladol Cymru
- 3.10 Rhwymedïau cyfraith gyhoeddus-herio penderfyniadau cyrff cyhoeddus
- 4.1 Meddwl am wirfoddoli
- 4.2 Datblygu strategaeth gwirfoddolwyr
- 4.3 Creu polisi gwirfoddoli
- 4.4 Recriwtio, dethol a sefydlu gwirfoddolwyr
- 4.5 Denu gwirfoddolwyr sy’n siarad Cymraeg
- 4.6 Cydraddoldeb ac Amrywiaeth mewn gwirfoddoli
- 4.7 Sut i sicrhau bodlonrwydd gwirfoddolwyr
- 4.8 Cadw gwirfoddolwyr yn ddiogel
- 4.8.1 Asesiadau risg – gwirfoddolwyr sy’n gweithio o’u cartrefi
- 4.9 Arferion Diogelu a Rheoli Da
- 4.10 Gwiriadau cofnodion troseddol
- 4.11 Gwirfoddolwyr a’r gyfraith
- 4.12 Gwirfoddolwyr a budd-daliadau lles
- 4.13 Treuliau gwirfoddolwyr
- 4.14 Buddsoddi mewn gwirfoddolwyr
- 4.15 Cefnogi gwirfoddolwyr anodd eu lleoli
- 4.16 Cynnwys pobl ifanc fel gwirfoddolwyr
- 4.17 Deall iechyd meddwl a gwirfoddol
- 4.18 Gyrwyr Gwirfoddol
- 4.19 Gwerth economaidd cyfraniad gwirfoddolwyr
- 4.20 Gwirfoddoli a chymorth cyflogwr
- 4.21 Beth mae Canolfannau Gwirfoddoli yn ei wneud yng Nghymru?
- 4.22 Rheoli ymadawiadau gwirfoddolwyr
- 4.23 Gwirfoddolwyr ac yswiriant
Ymddiriedolwyr a Llywodraethu
- 5.1 Egwyddorion llywodraethu
- 5.2 Dyletswyddau a chyfrifoldebau ymddiriedolwyr
- 5.3 Y corff llywodraethu a swyddogion anrhydeddus
- 5.4 Recriwtio,dethol a sefydlu
- 5.5 Hyfforddiant a datblygiad ar gyfer ymddiriedolwyr
- 5.6 Gweithio gyda’r Prif Swyddog
- 5.7 Atebolrwydd llywodraethwyr ac aelodau corff llywodraethu
- 5.8 Yswiriant indemniad ymddiriedolwyr
- 5.9 Dirwyn i ben – y camau ac opsiynau eraill
Cyflogu a rheoli pobol
- 6.1 Gweithio yn y sector gwirfoddol
- 6.2 Cyflogi staff am y tro cyntaf
- 6.3 Llunio manyleb swydd
- 6.4 Hysbysebu eich swydd
- 6.5 Dewis eich ymgeisydd
- 6.6 Cynhyrchu datganiad ysgrifenedig
- 6.7 Sefydlu, hyfforddi a datblygu
- 6.8 Arolygu a gwerthuso
- 6.9 Cwynion
- 6.10 Aflonyddu yn y gwaith
- 6.11 Polisi diswyddo
- 6.12 Polisi iechyd a diogelwch
- 6.13 Polisi salwch
- 6.14.1 Polisi mamolaeth
- 6.14.2 Polisi tadolaeth
- 6.14.3 Polisi mabwysiadu
- 6.14.4 Yr hawl i ofyn am bolisi gweithio hyblyg
- 6.15 Polisi cyfle cyfartal
- 6.16 Polisi cyhuddo(Whistleblowing)
- 6.17 Polisi ymddeol
- 6.18 Polisi disgyblaeth
Dod o hyd i arian a’i gael
- 7.1 Datblygu strategaeth codi arian
- 7.2 Grantiau – addas ar gyfer ariannu
- 7.3 Gwneud ceisiadau i gyrff ariannu
- 7.3.1 Cyfrif amser gwirfoddolwyr wrth wneud cais am nawdd
- 7.4 Ffynonellau cyllid
- 7.4.1 Grantiau bach
- 7.4.2 Cyllid loteri
- 7.4.3 Ymddiriedolaethau a sefydliadau
- 7.4.4 Grantiau gan Lywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru
- 7.4.5 Arian grant annatganoledig gan Lywodraeth y DU
- 7.4.6 Ewrop
- 7.4.7 Ffynonellau ariannu ar gyfer prosiectau iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol
- 7.4.8 Ffynonellau ariannu ar gyfer prosiectau chwaraeon
- 7.4.9 Ffynonellau ariannu ar gyfer prosiectau’r celfyddydau
- 7.4.10 Ffynonellau ariannu ar gyfer prosiectau amgylcheddol
- 7.4.11 Nawdd ar gyfer adeiladau cymunedol
- 7.4.12 Cyllid i brosiectau sy’n ymwneud ag ieuenctid
- 7.4.13 Ariannu lleol – Caerdydd
- 7.4.13 Ariannu lleol – Conwy
- 7.4.13 Ariannu lleol – Merthyr Tudful
- 7.4.13 Ariannu lleol – Powys
- 7.4.14 Ariannu ar gyfer mannau addoli
- 7.4.15 Ffynonellau ariannnu ar gyfer phrosiectau rhyngwladol
- 7.4.16 Ffynonellau ariannu ar gyger phrosiectau newid yr hinsawdd
- 7.5 Benthyciadau
- 7.6.1 Codi arian – digwyddiadau
- 7.6.2 Codi arian – cymynroddion
- 7.6.3 Codi arian – rhoddion
- 7.7 Caffael a chyflwyno gwasanaethau cyhoeddus
- 7.7.1 Cyflwyniad i dendro
- 7.7.2 Datblygu tendr llwyddiannus
- 7.7.3 Costio eich tendr
- 7.8 Masnachu
- 7.9 Rhoi (ffynonellau arian gan noddwyr)
- 7.10 Dulliau o roi arian sy’n effeithiol o ran treth
- 7.10.1 Cyflwyniad i roi arian trwy’r gyflogres
- 7.10.2 Codi arian trwy’r gyflogres
- 7.10.3 Consortia rhoi o’r gyflogres
- 7.11 Ariannu corfforaethol
- 7.12 Timau Ewropeaidd Gofodol
- 7.13 Cydweithio i godi incwm
- 8.1 Sefydlu system ariannol
- 8.2 Sefydlu cyllideb
- 8.3 Adennill y gost lawn
- 8.4 Monitro gwariant a chyllideb
- 8.5 Rheolaeth gyllidol
- 8.6 Cyfrifon ac archwiliad blynyddol
- 8.7 Treth ar werth
- 8.8 Cyflogres
- 8.9 Cronfa wrth gefn
- 8.10 Pensiynau
- 8.11 Osgoi twyll
- 9.1 Adeiladau
- 9.2 Rhedeg adeiladau
- 9.3 Tir
- 9.4 Technoleg Gwybodaeth
- 9.5 Cerbydau
- 9.6 Eiddo deallusol
Hyrwyddo a marchnata
- 10.1 Cynllun cyathrebu a marchnata
- 10.2 Creu defnyddiau marchnata a chyhoeddusrwyrdd effeithiol
- 10.3 Paratoi cylchlythyrau
- 10.4 Gweithio gyda’r cyfryngau
- 10.5 Datganiadau cyfryngau effeithiol
- 10.6 Yr adroddiad blynyddol
- 10.7 Datblygu a chynnal gwefan
- 10.8 Fformat a iaith gyraeddadwy
- 10.9 Cyfryngau Newydd a Chymdeithasol yn y Sector Gwirfoddol
Ymgyrchu a dylanwadu
- 11.1 Pwy sy’n fy nghynrychioli i?
- 11.2 Cyflwyniad i ddatganoli Cymreig a Deddf Llywodraeth Cymru 2006
- 11.3 Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru a Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru
- 11.4 Cyflwyniad i fusnes a phwyllgorau’r Cynulliad
- 11.6 Cyflwyniad i Fesurau’r Cynulliad
- 11.7 Comisiwn Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru
- 11.8 Deisebu Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru
- 11.9 Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru – Ffeithiau sylfaenol a Rhestr Termau
- 11.10 Gwybodaeth llywodraeth leol
- 11.11 Cynllunio Ymgyrch
- 11.12 Technegau ymgyrchu a lobio
- 11.13 Cynlluniau a Strategaethau Awdurdod Lleol
- 11.14 Swyddogaeth craffu llywodraeth leol
- 11.15 Cynghorau Tref a Chymuned
- 12.1 Cyflwyno newid hinsawdd
- 12.2 Pam fod materion newid hinsawdd yn bwysig i’r trydydd sector
- 12.3 Newid hinsawdd fel rhan o ddatblygu cynaliadwy
- 12.4 Newid Hinsawdd cyfiawnder cymdeithasol – grwpiau bregus
- 12.5 Newid hinsawdd a chyfiawnder amgylcheddol
- 12.6 Newid hinsawdd ac ynni
- 12.7 Newid hinsawdd a thai
- 12.8 Newid hinsawdd a bywoliaethau
- 12.9 Newid hinsawdd ac iechyd
- 12.10 Newid hinsawdd a thrafnidiaeth
- 12.11 Lleihau ôl-troed carbon eich mudiad neu grŵp
- 12.12 Gweithredu ar lefel gymunedol leol ar newid hinsawdd
Research carried out by the Welsh Government illustrates that there are approximately 3,000 organisations carrying out social enterprise
activity in Wales with a combined turnover of £2.2 billion. They account for around 50,000 full and part-time jobs and over
100,000 volunteering opportunities across Wales.
Social Enterprises are dynamic businesses founded for a social and/or environmental purpose, reinvesting profit into the organisation or community
in order to make a difference to the communities within which they operate.
Social enterprises come in many shapes and sizes from large national and international businesses, such as The Big Issue and John Lewis,
to small community-based enterprises and charities.
For more information, please contact 01639 631246 or email email@example.com
Publicity & Support Services…
Neath Port Talbot CVS can provide support in promoting and marketing your group or activities through:
- Our website
- Our Social Media sites Facebook and Twitter
- YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQVr49cssEWQ4mlvKe9PWg
- Our Quarterly Magazine Voluntary Voice
- Our Monthly eBulletin
- Posting information out to our members
- Emailing information out to our members
We can help you produce effective flyers and marketing materials and give advice on how to promote your activities in the most successful way. We can also help you raise your profile with relevant partners and stakeholders.
Promotion & Marketing…
The Neath Port Talbot CVS information sheets show how to use publicity effectively and how to work with the media.
- 10.1 Communications and marketing plan
- 10.2 Creating effective marketing and publicity materials
- 10.3 Preparing newsletters
- 10.4 Working with the media
- 10.5 Effective press releases
- 10.6 The annual report
- 10.7 Website development and maintenance
- 10.8 Accessible formats and languages
- 10.9 New and Social Media in the Voluntary Sector
Neath Port Talbot CVS can offer a range of support services to the sector which include assistance around HR and Personnel issues and mediation and dispute resolution.
Experienced staff can give guidance and support on developing policies and procedures, good practice and its implementation and can help where professional or legal services are required.
Neath Port Talbot CVS also offers a range of practical services to the Third Sector in Neath Port Talbot including Room/Equipment Hire and administration.
Room, Equipment Hire and Administration…
Neath Port Talbot CVS offers a range of practical services to your group including:
A range of equipment is available for short term loan including:
- Flipchart stands
- Display boards
- Powerpoint projectors
- Projector screen
- Induction loop
- PA system with roving microphone
- Qwizdom handsets
We have a fully accessible conference room and meeting room facilities which are available to hire at competitive rates. Become a member of Neath Port Talbot CVS and you will benefit from reduced rates.
For further information please contact Neath Port Talbot CVS on 01639 631246 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Room Hire & Service Charges…
Room Hire Charges
Third Sector Organisations – No/Limited Funding
Conference Room Members Non Members
½ day (up to 3.5 hours) Weekday £11 £18.50
Full day, evenings or weekends £22 £30
Ty Margaret Thorne Meeting Room
½ day (up to 3.5 hours) weekday £10 £16.50
Full day, evenings or weekends £15 £22
Ty Margaret Thorne Meeting Rooms
Combined (Divider Open)
½ day (up to 3.5 hours) weekday £15 £20
Full day, evenings or weekends £18 £26
Third Sector Organisations – Income over £40,000
½ day (up to 3.5 hours) Weekday £22 £30
Full day, evenings or weekends £38.50 £48
Ty Margaret Thorne Meeting Room Members Non Members
½ day (up to 3.5 hours) weekday £14 £16
Full day, evenings or weekends £20 £25
Ty Margaret Thorne Meeting Rooms
Combined (Divider Open)
½ day (up to 3.5 hours) weekday £16 £18
Full day, evenings or weekends £25 £28
½ day (up to 3.5 hours) weekday £36
Full day, evenings or weekends £60
Ty Margaret Thorne Meeting Room
½ day (up to 3.5 hours) weekday £21.50
Full day, evenings or weekends £30
Ty Margaret Thorne Meeting Rooms
Combined (Divider Open)
½ day (up to 3.5 hours) weekday £26
Full day, evenings or weekends £36
Equipment Loan on CVS Premises
Third Sector CVS Members £2.50 per item
Third Sector Non CVS Members
Public/Statutory Organisations £3 per item
*Quizdom may require advance instruction and preparation – please ring Neath Port Talbot CVS for more information
Third Sector CVS Members
Non Members, Public/Statutory
½ day booking £1.50 per head
(inc. 1 cup on arrival + 1 cup mid morning)
Full day booking £2.50 per head
(inc. 1 cup on arrival, 1 cup mid morning + 1 cup mid afternoon)
Practical Service Charges…
NPTCVS offers development services to any new project free of charge, organisations are asked to become CVS members when they are established.
All organisations are welcome to attend local forums and consultation conferences, but are then strongly encouraged to become members of CVS.
Charges for training courses vary depending on the duration and subject of the training. Charges are currently £30 (subject to review)
The Volunteer Bureau service is free to members. The service is available to non members who are encouraged to join NPTCVS.
Information and Advice, Information bulletin
|Copy Sent||Yes- Free||No|
|Yes- Priority||Yes- if space|
|Flyer enclosed||Postage and photocopying costs, if needed.||£5 + postage and photocopy costs if needed|
Reference library is available for all organisations to use on-site, members have the added benefit of being able to borrow items free of charge. £10 for non members.
Grantfinder/ Funderfinder database
Funding database services are free to members, and charged at £10 for non-members.
|A4 white paper||5p||10p|
|A4 colour paper||6p||12p|
|A3 white paper||7p||14p|
|A3 colour paper||10p||20p|
|A4 white card||7p||14p|
|A4 colour card||9p||18p|
|Extra for double sided||2p||4p|
|Use of other Admin.
|Fax- to send||BT rates||£1|
|Fax- to receive||5p/page||10p/page|
|Comb Bind (6mm)||20p||40p|
|Long arm stapling||Free||1p/staple|
|Colour printing (36Odpi)||25p/page||50p/page|
|Col. Printing (l44Odpi)||50p/page||£1/page|
|OHP/Screen||Members- Free with
|Flip Chart Stands|
|Photography||Travel expenses@ 35p/mile £5/A4 sheet+ any printing costs||Not available|
|Desk Top Publishing||£5/A4 sheet + any printing costs||Not available|
|Leaflet/poster display||Yes – with priority||Yes – if space|
Workshops and seminars
All organisations are welcome to attend information workshops and seminars, but are strongly encouraged to become members of CVS.
Advice is available to all organisations free of charge. Supporting guidebooks are available free to members, and charged at £1 to others.
All charges are currently under review.
Neath Port Talbot CVS provides informal and formal learning opportunities designed to enhance the skills, knowledge and confidence of individuals, voluntary organisations, community groups and volunteers. Courses cover a broad range of topics including fundraising, employment law, strategic management, basic food hygiene and first aid.
Training for Groups…
Neath Port Talbot CVS provides informal and formal learning opportunities to enhance the skills, knowledge and confidence of individuals, voluntary organisations, community groups and volunteers. Specifically we aim to:
- Encourage and promote good practice in volunteering through learning
- Provide learning opportunities that are appropriate to the needs of groups and individuals in the voluntary sector
- Promote good quality, affordable, accessible training and learning opportunities for all
- Work in partnership with other sectors whilst maintaining our independence
- Provide a range of non-accredited courses and accredited learning opportunities
Training at Neath Port Talbot CVS 2017…
The Neath Port Talbot CVS Core Training Programme is currently being arranged. It will shortly be available giving voluntary and community groups the opportunity to learn about:
- Volunteering: Getting the Best from Volunteers
- Deafblind Awareness
- Running Your Organisation Effectively
- Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
- Mental Health First Aid
- Introduction to Food Hygiene Level 2
- Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 2
- Risk Management
* Bursaries are available for those groups and organisations with limited training funds. Fees for non-third sector organisations will vary considerably. Please contact us for more details.
Adult Community Learning Courses 2016-17…
Please click here to view prospectus.
Courses for Communities Cymru…
Please also see the programme of courses offered through Courses for Communities Cymru at the following website: www.coursesforcommunitiescymru.org.uk.
If you are unable to find a course that meets your needs, please contact us and we will do our best to provide or arrange a course that is suitable.
Volunteer Managers Peer Support Group…
Neath Port Talbot CVS facilitate a Volunteer Managers Peer Support Group that meets quarterly. They provide a good opportunity for networking and information from a range of guest speakers. If you work with volunteers and are interested in attending these meetings please contact Sue Ireson at the Volunteer Centre on 01639 631387 or SueI@nptcvs.org.uk
Could you offer a Community Work Placement?
The Community Work Placements programme is designed for those claimants on Jobseekers Allowance whose key barrier to work is a lack of work experience and offers them a significant period of full-time activity. All participants on the programme have been unemployed for more than 3 years.
For all placements there must be a community benefit and not a private gain. Consequently, placements can only be with a third sector or public sector organisation. Whitehead Ross Education & Consulting Ltd (WREC Ltd) currently have individuals on placements doing administration, marketing, gardening and horticulture, and furniture restoration to name a few.
The project involves supporting each individual through 6 months on a work placement to provide the opportunity for them to develop their skills, to add significant experience to their C.V. and to demonstrate their capabilities to employers.
WREC Ltd looking for a diverse range of placement opportunities, providing roles and tasks similar to those that an individual might experience in a normal working environment. WREC Ltd seek to match individuals with placements that are in a similar area to their longer-term career goals.
Why should you get involved?
- Help an unemployed person to gain new experience.
- 26 week placement for 30 working hours per week
- No financial cost to the placement provider: the individual will continue to receive their Jobseekers Allowance.
- They reimburse travel expenses directly to the participant to assist them in getting to their placement.
- Minimal administration for the placement provider with a signed weekly timesheet.
- Capacity building for your organisation with an individual supporting your projects for 30 hours per week for 6 months.
If you would like to find out more please contact Brianne on 07824 099330 or e-mail email@example.com
Training for Childcare Providers…
For further information about courses aimed at Childcare providers please contact Nicola Hire at the Early Years Childcare Unit on 01639 873018