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What is happening

Aviva Broker Community Fund 2021

Following an announcement from Aviva Broker UK @AvivaBrokerUK

 

‘We’re thrilled that we can finally announce the winners of the Aviva Broker Community Fund 2021.
40 well-deserving local causes will each receive a share of our £300k funding pot to help them make a difference in their communities.

View our winners http://broker.aviva.co.uk

 

SRCDC are *delighted* to be chosen for a £20,000 grant from the

@avivaBrokerUK Broker Fund  alongside many fantastic causes.

 

Our sincere gratitude to @paulgardner123 from @PrescottJones

for his nomination + ongoing support of SRCDC.

 

SRCDC Over Xmas Period – Alert Level 0

Do you know of needs in the community that we can help to address/organise/meet? Please make us aware.

 

Current room Bookings


Activities can go ahead in our buildings providing that organisers and attendees are following our Covid 19 risk assessment and implementing their own.

This may change following the Welsh Government update due this Friday 17th December.

 

{If organisers of activities want to re-schedule/move activities online, they are welcome to}

 

SRCDC and Wales are still at alert level 0 at the moment.

Covid cases in Cardiff dipped by 100 last week vs the previous week.

 

W/C 20TH December


Watch out for an update after the Welsh Government briefing on Friday afternoon.

W/C 27th December

Closed – no activities and due to we apologise but due to Covid NO BOOKINGS

 

W/C 4th Jan

 

Room Bookings to re-commence.


Welsh Gov’s current advice for keeping safe:

get both jabs and when invited, get your booster

·         if you have symptoms, self-isolate and book a PCR test

·         if you do not have symptoms, take regular lateral flow tests

·         outdoors is safer than indoors

·         keep your distance when you can

·         wash your hands

·         wear a face covering

Read the current guidance.

Riverside’s Public Places

Community Vision for Riverside’s Public Spaces.

Sun 28 Nov 2-4 pm

 

My/Your Cardiff Public Space Campaign are curating a  first community engagement workshop on Sun 28 Nov 2-4 pm in the Wyndham St Centre (map) in Riverside. 

They are looking to devise a community vision for Riverside’s public spaces.
 
 
 
Are you interested in attending?
 
Contact cardiffpscampaign@gmail.com
 
The project is a joint venture of @CUGeogPlan Cardiff Universities  – ‘Transforming people and places around the world through critical thinking and public engagement’ – Geography and Planning Department.
 
Together with The Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University. ‘Creating sustainable built environments to enhance everyday life through teaching, practice and research’ @WSofArchi.

Politics BAME Wales EYST Wales

Do you feel disillusioned with Welsh Politics? Would you like to get more involved in public life and have an impact on the decisions that are made that affect you and your communities? EYST Wales is now recruiting for the third round of the successful BAME Routes to Public Life Mentoring Scheme. Funded by Welsh Government, the scheme is part of the All Wales BAME (Black, Asian and ethnic minority) Engagement Programme.  The BAME Routes to Public Life Mentoring Scheme is intended to help ethnic minority/BAME people to develop political skills and increase their impact in public life.

The third round of the scheme will run from 23rd September 2020 until 30th March 2021 and will include:

•             1-1 mentoring with highly influential people;

•             Bespoke training sessions on political influencing, communications and campaigning at Welsh Government locations;

•             A trip to UK Houses of Parliament (virtual or in-person);

•             Optional opportunity to help organise or contribute to EYST’s annual conference observing the UN Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The two rounds running in 2019 and 2020 respectively have and had more 50 Mentor/Mentees pairs.

81% of previous mentees felt their understanding of Public and Political Life in Wales and been significantly increased by attending the program.

63% of previous participants stated the programme had a significant or huge impact on their confidence.

Deputy Minister Jane Hutt states “The Welsh Government is proud to fund the BAME routes to public life mentoring scheme as part of our Equality and Inclusion Programme. 

The scheme has delivered excellent results over the past few years; creating empowering relationships which provide Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals crucial opportunities to learn, influence and build networks.  There is more work to do to achieve the representation of BAME people that we need in public life but this scheme provides a crucial foundation for that work”.

Nirushan Sudarsan, a law student from Cardiff University took part in a previous round.  Since completing the Mentoring Programme Nirushan has gone on to become a trustee with Youth Cymru, a governor of a primary school and is currently working on campaigns for equality in Wales with Citizens Cymru Wales.

Nirushan says of his experience on the programme: ‘The Mentoring programme, and my mentor the Deputy Minister, has given me the capacity to believe in myself that I can make a positive change here in Wales whether it is small or big’  

Another previous participant Mohammed Alamgir reflects on his experience of the project.

I am so grateful this project which gave me access to mentoring that I would never have received otherwise. I was matched up with a very high profile public figure and Assembly Member who was very open to ensuring the project was successful by making himself very much available to me, having open two dialogue with me as his mentee and showing me the inner workings of the Senedd , which I really wanted. He also made introductions for me which opened up further doors.  Following on from the mentoring scheme, I put myself forward and was successfully elected Director of Equalities at Plaid Cymru. I recommend the BAME Routes into Public Life Mentoring Project to anyone and am forever grateful to EYST for their support’

EYST Wales invites applications from BAME people who have a clear interest in politics and/or public life and a commitment to their own and other’s development. We aim to match mentees with mentors who have similar interests and come from the same geographic area.  

To apply, please take a few moments to complete this survey by 7th  August:

Survey

The application deadline is 5pm on Friday 7th August. We will notify you by early September if you have been accepted into the project and matched with a mentor. 

There will be a chance to find out more at an online Interest Afternoon session on Tuesday 28th July 3-4pm, where previous mentees and coordinators will be on hand to answer your questions

For questions or to register for the interest afternoon please contact Emily Robertson emily@eyst.org.uk or phone/message 07903074718

SRCDC welcomes Slovakian Ambassador

His Excellency L’ubomír Rehák visited SRCDC – Director Neil Binnell welcomed the ambassador to the centre – in Brunel St.

SRCDC is always open to forging new links from all countries of the world and communities.

The abassador has been prominent in visiting places in Cardiff and has been keen to learn about the education system and cultural aspects of living in Wales.

Previously he has visited Corpus Christi High School and had delivered a lecture to the staff and students at Cardiff Met, Slovakia has a number of students studying in Cardiff.

GO4GIRLS

The Project will work with over 150 BAME girls in the community aged 10-16 to build their skills in sports activities which are traditionally male sports such as Cricket, Golf, Football, Cycling, Taekwondo, Baseball and Ice Hockey.

SRCDC with thanks – to funding from the Tampon Tax Community Fund


Tampon-tax-community-fund

This will help girls identify future opportunities and enhance their aspirations beyond traditional gender roles.

The Project will develop interests in coaching and raise aspirations eg currently there are no female cricket umpires in Cardiff at present, coaching is presently promoted as a male only option.

The taster workshops will be over 10 weeks and facilitated by a Sports Coach (female) and accompanied by a Female Sessional Youth Worker.

Trips to matches and events will also take place after the workshops.

SRCDC Brunel St

What else would you like from us ?

Please let us know what you would like by completing this quick survey Open Day

What new service(s) would you like to see in Riverside.
What types of services would you like to see in the community in Riverside?

Thank you - Diolch

Footsteps in a Foreign Land – updated

On 11th September as part of Danielle’s play, research and development, a group of attendees listened to the play in development – this was followed by an interesting Q andA.

Chief, arriving as a seaman; as many did; and settling in Wales – Danielle re-tells scenes of discovery; memory; and events that resonate greatly today.

The tension within families, generations and cultures – ultimately dividing a family.

Now a third generation migrant Danielle draws from a rich vein of episodes from her families’ story.

Many of the scenes evict both an emotional and introspective response within the audience.

Danielle Fahiya’s family came on a journey to Wales and Danielle ended up here in Cardiff she now is a professional actress and playwright. She is of Jordanian, German, Welsh and Somalian descent.

With the support of many people: she was awarded an @Arts_Wales_ grant for her play telling the story of her family’s migration to Wales.

Footsteps in a Foreign Land promises to be a powerful reminder and redolent of the present world.

This play in development is shortly to be shown in a community setting at the Riverside Warehouse in Cardiff on the 13th September at 11 am.

Chapter will host a later showing at 4pm.

Footsteps in a Foreign Land – Danielle Fahiya – Cardiff
More about Danielle here

https://daniellefahiya.wordpress.com/