Trustees’ Week 6th – 10th November 2023  

A big thank you!

This year we celebrate the individual talents, viewpoints and experiences each trustee brings to their board and their collective decision making and how diversity can help make a charity stronger.

Trustees’ Week is a time for us to come together to celebrate the achievements of Trustees in Merthyr Tydfil.

Trustees Cuppa & Catch up

Monday 6th November 2023 2pm


Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil, Voluntary Action Centre,

89-90 High Street, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8UH.

You’ll have the chance to connect with other trustees to share your experiences or find out how to become a trustee, as well as eat cake!

We look forward to welcoming you at the event.

To book your place contact

Responding to the climate and nature emergencies, the Wales Peatland Action Programme has ambitious targets for restoring peatlands

  • The new grant round was launched 13/10/2023 and closes at midnight 15/1/2024.
  • £100,000 of funding is available as £10k-£30k grants to individuals and organisations for developing plans for peatland restoration.
  • The successful Development Grant projects must be completed by 15/1/25.
  • All details and the application process can be accessed through the Wales Peatland Action Programme web page.
  • Webinars to explain the application process will be held on Teams on 27/10/23 (10-11am English and 11:30am-12:30pm Welsh) with registration in Welsh and English. A recording of the webinars will be uploaded for on-going reference.
  • The grants are funded by Welsh Government.
  • NRW’s National Peatland Action Programme has a strategic role to expand Wales’ peatland action through partners.
  • The Peatland Development Grant Announcement

All queries about the grants and application process should be directed to

National Lottery Awards for All will be doubling the amount groups can apply for from £10,000 to £20,000 and doubling the term from 1 year to 2 years with these changes coming into effect from Autumn this year.

The UK’s largest community funder unveils its new strategy and first new funding moves. The strategic shift sees a significant boost for grassroots community groups while The National Lottery Community Fund says a focus going forward will be on four key missions where it wants its funding to make the biggest impact:

‘Turbo charging’ support for grassroots: doubling the amount and term of funding available through flagship small grants programme, National Lottery Awards for All £15 million for a new programme to connect communities as the funder seeks to tackle some of the big social issues facing UK communities today £9 million boost for climate action, one of the funder’s four key missions, bringing total investment this year to £35 million New strategy ‘It starts with community’ will underpin efforts to distribute at least £4 billion of National Lottery funding by 2030.

We have a calendar of free online training and well-being/information sessions coming up for carers in November and December. They are all free online sessions.

Attached is information and posters to circulate to carers amongst your networks and through your communication channels.  All posters are bilingual.

You can also find information and how to book on the sessions on our website :–

November: November Sessions | Carers Wales (

December: Upcoming MeTime events | Carers Wales (

Do you have responsibility for safeguarding/safeguarding training ? if so, then this webinar is for you!

16 November 2023 | 11.00 am – 12.00 pm

A Safeguarding Week webinar to revisit the National Safeguarding Training Standards and hear about the new Framework for training implementation in Wales.

The webinar will cover:

  • The key points within the National Safeguarding Training Standards
  • What is new in the Training Framework?
  • What does this mean for voluntary organisations?
  • How might this strengthen our approach to safeguarding training and learning?

This webinar will be suitable for those staff, volunteer leads and trustees who have responsibility for safeguarding/safeguarding training in their organisations.

To book your place click here  Safeguarding Week Webinar 2023 | Gweminar Wythnos Ddiogelu 2023 Tickets, Thu 16 Nov 2023 at 11:00 | Eventbrite


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