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Cardiff Third Sector Learning and Enterprise Network

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Cardiff Third Sector Learning and Enterprise Network was launched in October 2011. It offers free membership to third sector organisations that work in the learning and social enterprise field in Cardiff.


As a member of the Network you will:

  • Be connected to other third sector organisations, to liaise and share thinking, learning and good practice;
  • Gain knowledge of the sector’s contribution by mapping existing activities, analysing needs and highlighting gaps in existing services;
  • Have the opportunity to contribute to strategic knowledge and direction in the field;
  • Be able to feed into, and influence, other regional and national networks.


Here are the priorities of the network:

  • Improving online resources and linking between Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) and the wider learning sector;
  • Bringing out learner- and provider-led information, giving attention to the complexity of the information and in a user-friendly format;
  • Promoting and managing the flow of information and keeping it up to date;
  • Raising awareness of network organisations and what they can offer, so that appropriate signposting and referrals can take place;


Third Sector Organisations’ Intelligence Data:

Here’s a link to data about third sector organisations delivering training and learning opportunities in Cardiff. This is a living document and details for your organisation can be added by sending them to [email protected]

The information shared with the sector will be: what you do, your funder, number of learners per month, and the gaps and challenges you’re facing. Your information will be promoted and made accessible through this web page.


Next Network event:

 To be decided

You can find more information about a previous meeting here.


Training and events

  • Social Buisness Wales is hold a Networking event on the 15th May 2018 from 9.30am to 1pm. Join them for a morning of networking, innovation and diversification at Fuze Soft Play in Clydach Vale.
  • Superfast Business Wales is running fully-funded, specialised masterclasses and workshops to help your business exploit easy-to-adopt digital technologies and online tools in order to reach new customers, increase profits and boost business growth. Delivered locally across Wales, the free digital technology events have been designed specifically for micro, small and medium sized businesses to access important, practical business advice. There’s lots of other useful advice on the website. Find out more at https://businesswales.gov.wales/superfastbusinesswales/
  • Free courses from Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning’s Widening Access Team.


Funding opportunities

  • Care and Wellbeing Fund: The £12 million investment fund focuses on community-based provision, integrated health and social care services, and prevention and wellbeing approaches. It is looking to invest in ventures that are structured as social enterprises – either as CICs or limited companies – and that tackle the challenges faced by those with long-term health conditions. There is no formal application process or set funding rounds.

More funding opportunities…



    • Welsh Government consultation on funding for Adult & Community Learning in Wales. Welsh Government is consulting on proposals to restructure the delivery and funding of community-based adult learning in Wales.The aim of the consultation is to establish an improved system of allocating the funding fairly and a system of delivery that supports the priorities outlined within the Adult Learning in Wales policy, published in July 2017. The goal is to ensure all eligible learners in Wales have equal access to the essential skills provision funded by Welsh Government. Some issues within the consultation of particular interest to the third sector have been highlighted here.

             The Consultation document is available here with responses invited by 10 September 2018.


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To find out more:

Please contact Thoria Mohamed if you’d like to find out more about becoming a member of Cardiff Third Sector Learning & Enterprise Network. Email Thoria at [email protected] or call her on (029) 2048 5722.

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