Using Volunteers’ Time as Match Funding
Sustainable Funding

Using Volunteers’ Time as Match Funding

Unpaid voluntary activity can be used as a source of in-kind match funding for projects receiving funding from the European Structural Fund programmes in Wales.

Using Volunteers’ Time as Match Funding
Transnational Funds
Sustainable Funding

Transnational Funds

In addition to the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs), Wales also has access to many other European funding programmes.

Transnational Funds
Getting Your Message Heard
Engagement & Influencing

Getting Your Message Heard

Delivery of an effective campaign to change policy in Wales requires thought before you get started.

Getting Your Message Heard
DBS and Safer Recruitment
Good Governance

DBS and Safer Recruitment

It is essential that voluntary organisations carry out appropriate background checks on staff, volunteers and trustees.

DBS and Safer Recruitment
How to Submit Evidence and Give Oral Evidence
Engagement & Influencing

How to Submit Evidence and Give Oral Evidence

Senedd Cymru, or the Welsh Parliament has a number of committees whose role involves conducting investigations into policy decisions made by Welsh Government or examining proposed new legislation.

How to Submit Evidence and Give Oral Evidence
Recruiting, Selecting and Inducting Volunteers
Volunteering

Recruiting, Selecting and Inducting Volunteers

Before involving volunteers, it is worth spending some time considering how they can be best included within your organisation.

Recruiting, Selecting and Inducting Volunteers
Volunteers and the Law
Volunteering

Volunteers and the Law

In UK Law, volunteers do not have a legal status; unlike paid staff they do not have employment rights.

Volunteers and the Law
Town and Community Councils
Engagement & Influencing

Town and Community Councils

Town and community councils have powers over very local issues.

Town and Community Councils
Making Legislation
Engagement & Influencing

Making Legislation

This information sheet will explain how legislation is made in Wales and how the sector can influence this.

Making Legislation
Soft Outcomes and European Funded Projects
Sustainable Funding

Soft Outcomes and European Funded Projects

Soft outcomes are the results that projects achieve which cannot be measured in the same way as hard outcomes, such as qualifications or employment.

Soft Outcomes and European Funded Projects
Community Investment
Sustainable Funding

Community Investment

Community investment is a method of communities investing capital in business ventures whose purpose is for social and community benefit.

Community Investment
Launching a Petition
Engagement & Influencing

Launching a Petition

Petitions to Senedd Cymru, or the Welsh Parliament, are a relatively easy way to ensure the issue that matters to you is discussed by politicians in Cardiff Bay, placing it firmly on the political agenda.

Launching a Petition