Progress on major health conditions delivery plans »We remain committed to ensuring that quality improvement remains at the centre of our approach for the future of NHS Wales.
£45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
A £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills and improve career prospects across South Wales has been announced by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford.
- Emergency ambulance response continues to improve
- £36m EU-backed investment in research and innovation for Welsh business
- £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
- Consultation on Procurement Regulation in Wales
- National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment
- Building Regulations Sustainability Review
- Support for foundation years
- Support for postgraduate study and part-time engineering, technology or computer science degrees
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Looking for funding
EU funding will support economic growth and jobs through investments in research and innovation, business finance and competitiveness, ICT and transport connectivity, renewable energy and energy efficiency, helping people into work and increasing skills, and support for young people.
Apply to lead the delivery of a project
We are looking for businesses, Higher Education and Further Education, third and public sector organisations to lead the delivery of EU projects.
Details are available in the West Wales and the Valleys and East Wales programmes which cover EU funding opportunities in the following investment areas:
- Research and innovation – Increase research funding for Wales’ research institutions and increase RD&I by Welsh businesses.
- SME competitiveness – Increase the number, size, survival, and productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).
- Renewable energy and energy efficiency – Increase the use of small scale renewable energy, contribute to development of the marine energy sector and improve energy efficiency in housing.
- Connectivity and sustainable urban development – Improve transport connectivity and accessibility by addressing specific bottlenecks and public transport in rural areas.
- Tackling poverty through sustainable employment – Reduce unemployment and economic inactivity. Increase social inclusion through sustainable employment.
- Skills for growth – Increase the skills levels of the employed workforce and reduce the gender pay gap.
- Youth employment and attainment – Increase youth employment and employability of young people.
An online check-list (external website) is available to help identify the most appropriate funding sources.
Deliver an activity of an EU project
If leading a project is not for you, you can still benefit from EU funds by tendering or bidding to deliver the activities of EU projects.
For example, organisations won over £1.1 bn in contracts to deliver EU projects supported by the Structural Funds programmes 2007–2013, with businesses winning contracts worth £680m, the third sector £190m and the public sector £270m.
Visit the Sell2Wales website for further information.
Benefit directly from an EU funded project in your area
Businesses and individuals can benefit from many EU projects delivering in your area. Each project will have its own application or support process so you will need to contact the organisation directly for further information.
Support for your business
EU funds are supporting schemes which can help you start, run or grow your business, including those which offer support for finance, innovation, international trade, superfast broadband, and / or advice to specific sectors such as energy and the environment, ICT, construction, creative industries, tourism, food and farming.
Below are just some of many examples:
- Business Wales (external link)
- Superfast Cymru (external link)
- Farming Connect
- Modern Apprenticeships
- Rural Payments Wales
- Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020
Support for your employees / apprentices
As an employer, if you’re looking to recruit an apprentice you can find out about training and apprenticeship opportunities in Wales by calling 0845 60 661 60 or email: email@example.com
Support for your training, career or studying ambitions
Whether you’re a student or have finished school or college, or you’re in or looking for work, there are many EU-funded schemes that can help you with your training and career prospects, including studying abroad.
- Jobs Growth Wales (external link)
- Go Wales (external link)
- Lifelong Learning programmes including ERASMUS (external link)
To find out more about apprenticeships please call Careers Wales on 0800 028 4844 or visit the Careers Wales website.
For further information or advice or to tell us about your project idea, complete contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org