February 7, 2018

Universal Credit – What You Need To Know

Universal Credit is being phased into Cardiff, starting this month. It is a new, single monthly payment to replace the following benefits and tax credits:  Housing Benefit  Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance  Income-related Employment and Support Allowance  Income Support  Child Tax Credits  Working Tax Credits  It will not replace Child Benefit, and it will not replace Contribution-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Contribution-Based Employment and Support …

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October 26, 2017

Vote Now for Roath Park to Win UK’s Best Park

Voting is now open for the Fields in Trust UK’s Best Park award. I was very pleased to see Roath Park nominated in the Wales category. Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 3rd November and the winner of UK’s Best Park 2017 will be announced at the Fields in Trust Awards at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Wednesday 29th November. To …

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October 26, 2017

Vote for Community Projects in Cardiff Central to Win the Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund awards funding of up to £25,000 for local community projects across a range of categories such as health & wellbeing, skills for life and community support.   All applications have now been received and winners will be chosen from those that receive the most votes from the public.     A number of fantastic community projects based in …

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September 18, 2017

Would you run an event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in 2018?

This week, I attended the Holocaust Memorial Day Parliamentary Reception, organised by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. 27 January is the day for everyone to remember the millions murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. HMD is a day to honour the survivors of these atrocities and learn the lessons …

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August 21, 2017

Funding Available for Local Groups and Charities

The People’s Postcode Lottery have made £4 million in funding available for local charities and groups to apply for. Applications for the latest round of funding are now open and will close on the 28th August. Both charities and community groups are eligible to apply for the grants of between £500 and £20,000. The funding will be allocated through one of …

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July 11, 2017

The British Council’s Future Leaders Connect Programme – Apply Now

Join the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect – the global network of emerging policy leaders The search is on to find exceptional individuals (aged 18-35) from across the UK and around the world, to join Future Leaders Connect. I am asking constituents to consider applying to become a member of this long term network for emerging policy leaders. Members of …

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June 22, 2017

Enter Now: Film the House Competition

Are you interested in film making or script writing? Enter your film or script into the Film the House competition and you could win prizes including work experience at Sky, mentoring and advice from leading industry figures, a day on a film set or your film being screened. The competition is a way to showcase what the UK has to offer, and …

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May 12, 2017

How to Register to Vote or Vote by Post

Have you registered to vote? If you want to have your say in the General Election on 8th June you need to register to vote by Monday 22nd May. It’s quick and easy to register online. Just visit gov.uk/registertovote   Want a postal vote? Getting a postal vote makes it easier to vote. Your ballot paper will be sent to your …

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March 20, 2017

Vote Now to Support ‘The Worldwide Kitchen’ at Oasis Cardiff

The Big Lottery Fund, ITV and The National Lottery have teamed up to give the public the chance to decide how £3 million of National Lottery funding can make a difference in their area. The People’s Projects is an opportunity to celebrate some of the incredible projects the Big Lottery Fund has supported over the past year. With 95 shortlisted …

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February 14, 2017

Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund: Applications Now Open

The NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund is currently open to charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges based in Cardiff Central. NatWest launched the Fund in 2015 as part of their on-going commitment to making a difference in the communities they serve and NatWest is set to give away £1m in the first of two rounds of funding …

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