Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Compass Training Postponed

Tonight's Compass Training is postponed - 28/01/2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Application Form Training Weekend March 2015

This exciting Training Weekend will hopefully give you experience to complete Modules for your
Wood Badge Training.  It follows on from a successful course in October.

Adult Leader Training Team
Training Weekend 6th- 8th March 2015

@ ‘The Power Station’, Blenheim Rd, St. Dials, Cwmbran, NP44 4SY

Friday 6th March 2015
Tick if interested
Running safe activities
7.00 - 9.00

7.00 - 9.00

On-going safety training
7.00 - 9.00

Saturday 7th March 2015
Fundamental values of Scouting
9.30 - 11.00

Scouting for all
11.15 - 12.45

Skills of leadership
1.45 - 3.00

Introduction to residential experiences
3.00 - 4.30

Working with adults
9.30 - 11.00

11.15 - 12.30

Growing the section
12.30 - 3.00

3.15 - 4.30

Assessing learning
9.30 - 12.30

Growing the movement
12.30 - 4.00

Sunday 8th March 2015
Providing a balanced programme
9.30 - 11.30

Challenging behaviour
11.45 - 1.00

Young people today
2.45 - 4.15

Special Needs
9.30 - 12.30

Practical skills
2.00 - 4.00

Safety for Managers & Supporters
9.30 - 11.30

Managing adults
12.00 - 4.30

Cost of the training as per the above, but a maximum of £25 for the weekend applies.
(eg 3 modules = £15, 5 modules = £25, 7 modules = £25)

All the sessions will break for lunch 1-2 pm where appropriate.

Tea and Coffee will be provided during the course but you will need to bring a packed lunch.  There are shops nearby and Town Centre is a 5 minute drive away

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sainsburys funding opportunity

Info supplied by Area (other offers from other Retailers maybe available)

Sainsbury’s Welsh Community Grant Fund Guidelines

What is Sainsbury’s Welsh Community Grant Fund?

The Welsh Community Grant Fund is a Sainsbury’s programme specifically for Welsh projects. Grants of up to £500 will be awarded annually to charities and local community groups for a range of projects and activities which fit our core values of food, family, kids and health and also arts/culture, environment and social welfare

Organisations can be any size as long as they support the community in Wales. Any money that is not awarded by the end of the year will be donated to our Welsh stores' Local Charity partners.

This current round is now open and closes on 28th February. We hope that hundreds of local groups will take the time to submit an application.

Please read through our guidelines for applying below.

Why is Sainsbury’s doing this?

In October 2011, the Welsh Government introduced a 5p charge for single use carrier bags. We no longer provide customers in supermarkets with free single use bags which would be subject to the carrier bag levy. However, we introduced a 40p charge to each online grocery order to cover all single use carrier bags used in the delivery to comply with the legislation. This is a flat charge based on the average number of bags used per order. As part of our commitment to make a positive difference to our community, we have agreed to donate the net proceeds from the carrier bag levy to our Welsh Community Grant fund.

How much can we apply for?
Up to £500

original info from
Joanne Gillard
Community Development Officer (Monmouthshire)
Ty Derwen, Church Road, Newport NP19 7EJ
Telephone: 01633 241550
Web site:

Bee helpful... and have a Wild Weekend for Wales!

Bee helpful... and have a Wild Weekend for Wales!

Bees and butterflies need our help and we are calling on the people of Wales to take action – big or

Do you want to help pollinators and make improvements to your local environment? Why not apply to Natural Buzz and get up to £500 of National Garden Centre Voucher to help you carry out a small project to benefit pollinators.

The Natural Buzz campaign aims to increase food for pollinators from flowering plants such as wildflowers and hedgerows. Not interested in planting flowers? Why not get the children involved in building bee hotels!

Projects must take place on publicly-accessible land or on school grounds and result in the creation of a new wildlife habitat, even if that habitat is just in pots or borders.  The Grants Committee meets once a month and when the vouchers are gone they’re gone.  The scheme closes in May 2015 so ACT NOW!!

You can download a copy of the application form from the Keep Wales Tidy website. Here you will also find the criteria, our terms and conditions and items you can apply for.

For application queries please contact

small to help improve conditions for our little friends the pollinators. 
Info from Scouts Wales


Alison Harding
Programme & Development
The Old School
Wine Street
Llantwit Major
CF61 1RZ

t. 01446 795277 f. 01446 795272  w.
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Training ENews Issue 53  January 2015  (click here to download)