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.
In addition to the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs), Wales also has access to many other European funding programmes.
Delivery of an effective campaign to change policy in Wales requires thought before you get started.
It is essential that voluntary organisations carry out appropriate background checks on staff, volunteers and trustees.
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.
Before involving volunteers, it is worth spending some time considering how they can be best included within your organisation.
In UK Law, volunteers do not have a legal status; unlike paid staff they do not have employment rights.
Town and community councils have powers over very local issues.
This information sheet will explain how legislation is made in Wales and how the sector can influence this.
Soft outcomes are the results that projects achieve which cannot be measured in the same way as hard outcomes, such as qualifications or employment.
Community investment is a method of communities investing capital in business ventures whose purpose is for social and community benefit.
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.