Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme.

Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store. This programme is designed to support community groups or organisations operating within two miles of a One Stop store and which are tackling food poverty; supporting the vulnerable; supporting the elderly; supporting low-income families; running youth sports teams; improving the local environment; and reducing waste in the community.

Applications will be welcomed from a wide range of organisations including: voluntary/community organisations, registered charities, schools, health bodies, Parish/Town councils, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies. 

The next closing date for applications is the 26th April 2024. Applicants are encouraged to visit their local One Stop store for more information.

The Park Easter egg hunt will be on 1st April by the Den.  We will combine it with a walk to check for signs of spring and various craft activities.  We will also have some nice snacks available.



Volunteering Wales is a website that connects people that want to volunteer with charities and other organisations in the voluntary sector. It also supports organisations from all kinds of sectors that are looking for volunteers, including public/statutory bodies like local authorities, health boards, police forces and all kinds of voluntary organisations.

It has recently been updated to make it easier for both organisations and volunteers to use.

Volunteering Wales is free to use and an extremely accessible way to grow a volunteer base or connect people with the voluntary sector, and with the improvements made to the site it’s easier than ever to use.

Please click on the following link to register your organisation:


Remember to add your ‘live’ opportunities too, if you are already registered you will need to check that you have done this, if you haven’t then please add them when you have 5 minutes.

Any questions then please email:


This week sees the launch of spiking intensification week. Police operational activity will focus on preventing spiking in the night time economy (NTE) and improving police investigations to gather intelligence and gain greater insight into spiking cases.

South Wales Police will be posting information on our social media channels, website etc about the new spiking reporting tool, some myth busting and spotting the signs.

The Disclosure and Barring Service is hosting its Spring Conference: DBS Spring Conference 2024 | LinkedIn on Tuesday 30 April – a free virtual event open to everyone with an interest in safeguarding. 

DBS supports employers to make safer recruitment decisions by processing and issuing criminal record checks and by maintaining the Adults’ and Children’s Barred Lists.

At our Spring Conference 2024, we will be sharing a range of webinars tailored to support individuals and organisations across a variety of sectors. Each webinar will be hosted by specialists in the areas they will discuss. Following each webinar there will be an opportunity (for everyone) to participate in a live Q & A session with DBS experts.

You will be able to join all six webinars throughout the day, or choose any specific ones you are most interested in.

Please note, if you are unable to join us on the day the sessions will be available after the conference via this page on LinkedIn and on a separate landing page for the benefit of non-LinkedIn users.

If you have any queries, please email the team at DBSEngagement@dbs.gov.uk

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