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Big Lottery funded Link Up Project officially launched March 2018

Date published: 04/01/2018


BAVO is working in partnership with Swansea CVS and Neath/Port Talbot CVS to strengthen third sector LOGOgovernance and skills development through a range of interventions, such as recruiting and matching skilled peer mentors from public, private and independent sectors with third sector organisations.

Link Up aims to pilot innovative approaches to bringing new skills and expertise to organisations in the third sector through mentoring and trustee recruitment and empower the third sector to plan for the future and overcome a difficult economic environment.

Over the three years of the project and across the region, 150 mentors and new trustees will be identified and recruited and 120 third sector organisations will benefit from engagement in the project’s activities.

Peer mentors will be recruited from private, public and educational sectors and matched with third sector trustees who are seeking support with governance aspects for the benefit of their organisation. Peer mentors will have the opportunity to learn about the third sector and share their skills for the benefit of local communities.

The project also aims to increase diversity on trustee boards by recruiting more female and young trustees (under 25) over the three year period.

This regional project will be officially launched in week commencing 26 March 2018, with local promotions and events across Bridgend County Borough to encourage participation in this innovative approach to strengthen the third sector and support corporate social responsibility.

Angela Davies, BAVO’s Link Up Project Development Officer will be soon be out and about meeting BAVO member organisations to discuss the project.

For further information please contact Angela at BAVO 01656 810400 or E: bavo@bavo.org.uk

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