Press Releases • Mar 10, 2015 16:26 GMT
Julie James, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology visited award-winning social business Monwel Limited to find out more about social enterprises and how they can benefit from Welsh Government support in skills, training and technology. The Deputy Minister had the chance to visit Ebbw Vale based Monwel Signs Ltd where she spoke to Leslie Barr, Managing Director of the company.
Press Releases • Mar 06, 2015 12:15 GMT
The Wales Co-operative Centre, Wales’ leading development organisation for social businesses has achieved the PQASSO Level 2 standard. The Centre, which has offices in Caerphilly, Swansea, Bangor and Carmarthen, gained the award after undertaking a wide reaching internal review process and improving its in-house quality processes and standards.
Press Releases • Mar 04, 2015 10:58 GMT
Seventeen year old Welsh speaking volunteer Ciaran Packham-Dawe has been supporting people from Merthyr to get online at drop-in sessions held in the town and supported by the Welsh Government’s digital inclusion project, Communities 2.0.
Press Releases • Mar 03, 2015 12:01 GMT
A pilot project, developed by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB Cymru) and supported by the Wales Co-Operative Centre and Caerphilly County Borough Council Council’s Supplier Relationship Officer, has seen a group of four businesses celebrating their addition to a potentially lucrative framework agreement.
Inspiration, Leadership and Achievement recognised in Digital Awards _ _ Cydnabod Ysbrydoliaeth, Arweinyddiaeth a Chyflawniad yn y Gwobrau Digidol
Press Releases • Feb 26, 2015 13:00 GMT
Inspiration, Leadership and Achievement recognised in Digital Awards. Community groups, volunteers, social enterprises and individuals have been recognised in the Communities 2.0 Celebration of Achievement Awards which were held this Thursday (Thursday 26th February). The awards were hosted by Maggie Philbin, and Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, presented.
Press Releases • Feb 23, 2015 15:51 GMT
Conference will be streamed on the web on http://www.communities2point0.org.uk/conference-2015. The Communities 2.0 Celebration of Achievement Conference and Awards takes place on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th February at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. The event will be live streamed on the web.
Press Releases • Feb 18, 2015 11:02 GMT
The winners of Wales Council for Voluntary Action’s (WCVA) prestigious Third Sector Awards Cymru 2014 were announced last night at a gala dinner hosted by BBC Wales presenter Jason Mohammad at the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff. Run by WCVA and supported by voluntary sector services specialist Class Telecommunications, the awards had a shortlist of 19 groups from across the country.
Press Releases • Jan 28, 2015 14:34 GMT
Drop-in sessions in libraries and community venues across Wales will be offering advice on using the internet safely next week (commencing 9th February). Welsh Government digital inclusion programme, Communities 2.0 is offering sessions which will concentrate on issues such as password security, using personal information online and social media as part of Safer Internet Day 2015.
Press Releases • Jan 28, 2015 10:22 GMT
Two Wales Co-operative Centre clients are working together to bring a new cinema experience to Old Colwyn. Charity TAPE, has teamed up with social enterprise, Crest Co-operative, to launch a Sofa Cinema. The Sofa Cinema experience will open on Saturday 31st January from 7pm in Old Colwyn, with a special screening of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' hosted by Hollywood actor, Spencer Wilding.
Press Releases • Jan 27, 2015 14:01 GMT
Two national businesses responsible for giving a helping hand to Welsh social enterprises are also backing a new awards scheme recognising some of the most successful ones. Charity Bank and the Wales Co-operative Centre are sponsoring the EPIC (Enterprising People in Communities) awards, designed to reward the achievements of South East Wales’s most innovative social enterprises.
Press Releases • Jan 27, 2015 10:25 GMT
Rhondda Cynon Taf based re-use and recycle charity toogoodtowaste helped over 90 low income households during the run up to Christmas after holding its annual Christmas event in the Aberdare branch to help people in need at one of the most financially difficult times of the year.
Press Releases • Jan 23, 2015 11:28 GMT
TV personality Maggie Philbin will host the Communities 2.0 Celebration of Achievement Awards at the Swalec Stadium on 26th February. The awards recognise community groups, tutors and volunteers who have made an impact in helping over 50,000 people to try their hand at laptops, tablets and using the internet through the Welsh Government’s Communities 2.0 programme and its partner projects.
Press Releases • Jan 14, 2015 11:45 GMT
A unique conference to celebrate the impact of the Welsh Government’s Communities 2.0 digital inclusion programme takes place in Cardiff next month. The Communities 2.0 Conference will run from Wednesday 25th to Thursday 26th February at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff.
News • Jan 13, 2015 00:05 GMT
Campaign aims to unearth new approaches to tackling poverty in Wales. The 13th to 26th January is the Wales Co-operative Centre’s Tackling Poverty Fortnight. Ymgyrch sy’n bwriadu dod o hyd i ddulliau newydd o daclo tlodi yng Nghymru. Bydd Pythefnos Taclo Tlodi Canolfan Cydweithredol Cymru yn cael ei gynnal rhwng 13 a 26 Ionawr.
What new steps can we take to tackle poverty in Wales? / Pa gamau newydd allwn ni eu cymryd i drechu tlodi yng Nghymru?
Press Releases • Jan 13, 2015 00:01 GMT
The Wales Co-operative Centre is launching its ‘Tackling Poverty Fortnight 2015’ campaign today. The campaign aims to unearth new approaches to tackling poverty and hopes to stimulate discussion on innovative approaches that could be implemented in Wales. The campaign will feature a series of blog posts from leading experts in poverty, older people, children, financial and digital inclusion.
Press Releases • Jan 08, 2015 09:54 GMT
Community and Voluntary Support Conwy (CVSC) has received backing from Communities 2.0, the Welsh Government’s digital inclusion programme, to upgrade its ICT equipment. Community and Voluntary Support Conwy helps voluntary and community organisations in the Conwy area. It offers funding advice and support in accessing funding, recruitment and placement of volunteers, workshops, training.
Press Releases • Jan 08, 2015 09:29 GMT
Planning permission granted for new Carmarthen housing co-operative Not for profit housing provider Gwalia has been granted planning permission to build 27 new homes on land off Heol Dyfnallt in Carmarthen
Wales Co-operative Centre Financial Inclusion Project reports its findings from City Homelessness Shelter . / . Adroddiad ar ganfyddiadau Prosiect Cynhwysiant Ariannol Canolfan Cydweithredol Cymru o Loches Digartrefedd y Ddinas
Press Releases • Dec 03, 2014 00:01 GMT
A project designed to help tenants to keep control of their finances is launching its Legacy Report on Wednesday (3rd December) in an event attended by Lesley Griffiths , Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty.
Press Releases • Dec 02, 2014 14:01 GMT
A consortium of youth projects is celebrating winning two contracts to deliver projects in the Llynfi Valley. Young Llynfi Ifanc Ltd will deliver detached youth work in areas identified as potential crime hot spots and drug and alcohol misuse education and advice on the run up to Christmas.