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Making the Connections Officers

  Julie Kirk, Local Service Board Link Officer & Cara Wilson, Environment Links Officer



Making the Connections Frequently Asked Questions


Making the Connections is an initiative funded by the European Social Fund and Welsh Government running in Convergence areas of West Wales and the Valleys.

The aim of Making the Connections is to strengthen Third Sector input to improve public services for the people of Wales. The Making the Connections Officers have a role in improving information flow to and from the Local Service Boards (LSBs) and the Partnerships that sit beneath them and to help to develop and deliver citizen focused services. In turn this will also support the development of Single Integrated Plans which meet local need.

Making the Connections is supported directly by Welsh Government and the Third Sector. One part of the ‘Making the Connections’ project is focused entirely on activity in the Third Sector. Making the Connections Officers are employed in each County Voluntary Council (CVC) in Convergence Areas to take this work forward at a local level.

Making the Connections officers will be working closely with the LSB Support Teams (local authority staff), other staff in the CVCs and local Third Sector organisations. The Wales Council for Voluntary Action is supporting this initiative through project management, monitoring and training.

Making the Connections includes a number of different strands of work:

If you would like to know more about the Third Sector ‘Making the Connections’ Initiative in Wales please contact the WCVA on 0800 2888 329

Or to find out more about a local ‘Making the Connections’ project, please contact Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS) and ask to speak to Julie Kirk. You can also contact Julie or Cara by email julie.kirk@pavs.org.uk or cara.wilson@pavs.org.uk or by telephone 01437 769422. 


Making the Connections Frequently Asked Questions