21 Jan 2019
WCVA is asking third sector organisations in Wales to contribute to their vision of a new home for the sector.
gofod3, Wales' space for the
third sector, has been a triumph in getting people from the sector
together. Our annual event was designed as a space to learn from
each other, to motivate and inspire one another.
We think this open and collaborative approach could be more than
just a yearly occurrence, and we'd love to work with the sector to
develop a shared permanent base that's more than just a
However, we're at the very earliest stages of this unique
project (we deliberately don't even have a building in mind!) so
we're looking for assistance to help us shape our vision and make
it as useful as possible for the sector. That's why we need you to
fill out this short
survey (5 mins) telling us how you think our new space
should look, act and feel.
But what does a collaborative office even look
We want to bring together people and organisations from across
the sector both as a space for people to work but also as a focal
point for the sector to meet, discuss, inform, collaborate and
While keeping our roots firmly grounded in different parts of
Wales, with our offices in Aberystwyth and Rhyl, our aim is to
create a modern, inspiring, flexible, collaborative space in
Cardiff to act as a home for third sector organisations of all
sizes and types and a space for the sector to assemble. A space
that, like gofod3, can act as a catalyst for creating real lasting
change for Wales.
The building might include:
- Shared spaces (offices, kitchens, meeting rooms)
- Options to have a separate office space for your organisation
within a shared building, or a permanent bank of desks in a shared
- Regular opportunities to network with peers from across the
Those are just some of our thoughts but what would make it work
Are you with us?
Please take a moment to tell us your views by filling out the
survey, or if you'd rather you can email Matthew Brown
on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a
conversation and find out more.
The survey is open until 18 February 2019 and
your input will be used to develop our approach to this exciting