Average DFG council spending shows steady growth

As Freedom of Information (FOI) requests find that councils in England have collectively spent more than £125m on Disabled Facilities Grants in 2018/9, The MJ analyses the regions issuing the most and least funding and the progress of DFG distribution Image credit: Pixabay. DFG spending has increased from more than £85m in 2009/10 to £125m … Continue reading Average DFG council spending shows steady growth

Save the Children continues centenary celebrations at Llandaff Cathedral

Children’s charity continues to celebrate its centenary and groundbreaking campaigns in Wales with prestigious cathedral concert Image credit: Save the Children – Wales. Families Connect, Newport, Wales. One of the projects Save the Children – Wales is working on A concert to celebrate the centenary of Save the Children and its work in Wales will take place at … Continue reading Save the Children continues centenary celebrations at Llandaff Cathedral

Splott community group wins funding for social activities

Green Squirrel will use the funding towards developing workshops, outdoor learning events and wild play for the local community Image credit: Green Squirrel. The Co-op Foundation’s Endangered Spaces campaign supports 2,000 community spaces considered at risk Green Squirrel community group in Splott has been awarded £10,000 by the Co-op Foundation to introduce more social activities. Founded in 2012 … Continue reading Splott community group wins funding for social activities

Launch of CRASH poetry night unveils local creative talent

A new poetry night organised by two local poets delivered a broad range of experimental poetry which is set to return in the new year James Knight, left, was one of the poets to take the CRASH stage and read a number of his published and unpublished poems A new poetry night hosted at the … Continue reading Launch of CRASH poetry night unveils local creative talent

Gluten free food show set for higher turnout this year

Rising awareness of coeliac disease means Coeliac UK’s Wales Gluten Free Food Show will likely welcome its biggest turnout to date Image credit: Coeliac UK. More than 20 local and national companies will be present offering samples from their ranges An independent charity’s gluten free food festival will return to Cardiff on 16 November and … Continue reading Gluten free food show set for higher turnout this year

Annual beer and cider festival makes Welsh language a priority

Annual Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival embraces the Welsh language as it continues to grow in importance Image credit: Pixabay. The festival has also moved from its original location, The Depot on Dumballs Road, to Glamorgan County Cricket Club in Sophia Gardens Welsh speaking volunteers will be a main focus at the Great Welsh Beer & Cider … Continue reading Annual beer and cider festival makes Welsh language a priority

MAN v FAT will launch new football league in Newport

Men in Newport will have the chance to lose weight and improve their health as part of a community football initiative kicking off in the new year Image credit: Richard Blaxall. MAN v FAT Football has more than 60 leagues across the UK and plans to expand into Newport and Swansea. MAN v FAT has … Continue reading MAN v FAT will launch new football league in Newport

UK Some Of The Most Unhappiest Employees In The World

The UK has one of lowest levels of staff satisfaction, ranking sixth in an international study of employee happiness, according to research released by global recruitment consultancy Robert Half. Working alongside happiness and well-being expert Nic Marks of Happiness Works, Marks’ team evaluated the levels of employee happiness among more than 23,000 working professionals across Europe, … Continue reading UK Some Of The Most Unhappiest Employees In The World