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Conwy Local Action Group

  • LEADER Community Helpline - In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the imposition of a nationwide lockdown for large parts of the population, the LEADER team in Conwy worked to establish a helpline pairing local Volunteers together with vulnerable people in the county in order for them to have shopping and prescriptions delivered.
  • Supply Chain and Business Partnerships - This involved the creation of a database of experienced volunteers, willing to give their time to assist Conwy farmers if they are struck with COVID-19.
  • Communities - We have continued to support our communities throughout the crisis and have worked closely with our CVSC establishing volunteer networks providing essential basic services, which complements our Community Helpline.

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Vale Creative Rural Communities  

  • Vale Heroes - Vale Heroes is bringing together voluntary groups and businesses across the Vale of Glamorgan who are working to help residents affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • Vale Heroes crisis grant fund - The fund offers grants of up to £3,000 to community groups, the vouluntary sector, town and community councils eligible buisnesses towards the cost of initiatives within the Vale that help members of the community affected by COVID-19.
  • Food Vale Digital Platform - This was an existing pilot to create an online Food Partnership. The Food Vale Partnership has been meeting virtually weekly since lockdown and agreed with the web developers to bring forward the launch of the website to help residents and food businesses access information to food at this time. We are now using this as a food business directory. This is now live
  • Vale Tablet Loan Scheme - This was a pilot already in progress to trial lending of tablets to residents through the library system, this is the first of its kind in Wales. This has been hugely popular during lockdown, obviously libraries are closed at the moment but we are working with them and Newydd Housing to see if we can redistribute any tablets out on loan that are not in use. We have also repurposed all of the CRC tablets into the scheme and funded four new iPads through the Vale Heroes Scheme. Also, we have had a number of applications through Vale Heroes from organisations wanting to buy tablets to loan to residents. Therefore we have worked with Newydd instead, on creating an organisation loan scheme so that tablets can be collected in small batches and distributed to specific user groups, as well as some virtual volunteers offering technical support. 
  • Digital Skills Training - This was a pilot that was already in progress to support local residents and third sector organisations to develop their digital skills, where there were no other training opportunities to do so.  We have been working with Promo Cymru as originally planned but in a new way; they have started a weekly programme of Zoom classrooms to teach people about online platforms such as Zoom, You Tube and Skype, but with a focus on encouraging participation, tutorials and classes. We have been working with Sally Perini of Vale Courses to encourage tutors to take up these courses, so that they can offer free online courses to residents. We have also referred a number of organisations highlighted through the Vale Heroes enquiries. These sessions have been well attended with participant numbers reaching around 25 a week. The sessions can be viewed here: