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Minister visits Valleys social firm to explore digital learning and skills opportunities

Minister visits Valleys social firm to explore digital learning and skills opportunities

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.

Wales Co-operative Centre sets the standard for quality

Wales Co-operative Centre sets the standard for quality

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.

Welsh speaking volunteer helps Merthyr residents to get online

Welsh speaking volunteer helps Merthyr residents to get online

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.

Trailblazing joint bidding scheme nets construction companies lucrative deal

Trailblazing joint bidding scheme nets construction companies lucrative deal

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

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.

Second chance to catch the Communities 2.0 Celebration of Achievement Conference and Awards

Second chance to catch the Communities 2.0 Celebration of Achievement Conference and Awards

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.

Communities 2.0 Joint Winners of Class Award for Best Communications at WCVA Awards

Communities 2.0 Joint Winners of Class Award for Best Communications at WCVA Awards

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.

Ask us about your online safety

Ask us about your online safety

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2015 11:50 GMT

Drop in to stay safe online

Drop in to stay safe online

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.

​A Hollywood actor will launch a new cinema experience in North Wales.

​A Hollywood actor will launch a new cinema experience in North Wales.

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.

National businesses throw their weight behind SE Wales awards

National businesses throw their weight behind SE Wales awards

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.

Local charity helps nearly 100 low income households in the run up to Christmas

Local charity helps nearly 100 low income households in the run up to Christmas

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.

Inspiration, Leadership and Achievement in a Digital World.

Inspiration, Leadership and Achievement in a Digital World.

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.

​​Digital Conference celebrates 50,000 people getting online for the first time!

​​Digital Conference celebrates 50,000 people getting online for the first time!

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.

What new steps can we take to tackle poverty in Wales?  /    Pa gamau newydd allwn ni eu cymryd i drechu tlodi yng Nghymru?

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.

Conwy support agency wins Welsh Government backing for ICT improvements

Conwy support agency wins Welsh Government backing for ICT improvements

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.

Planning permission granted for new Carmarthen housing co-operative

Planning permission granted for new Carmarthen housing co-operative

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

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.

Maesteg Valley Youth Consortium celebrates first commissions

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.

County’s online campaign celebrates success in linking people to the net

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2014 09:03 GMT

The Get Monmouthshire Online Partnership will celebrate its campaign to link people to the internet at an event to be held at Monmouth Library at 9.30am on Thursday, November 20th. Get Monmouthshire Online brings together the county council’s community learning and library services, Communities 2.0, Monmouthshire Housing Association, MCC Housing, Melin Homes, Charter Housing and Job Centre Plus.