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
Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
The act puts in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.
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EU funds in Wales
Through the EU Structural Funds, Wales has benefited from just over £4bn since 2000, supporting business, research and innovation, helping people into work, increasing skills, improving transport and digital networks, regenerating our communities, and enhancing our environment.
Since 2007, EU projects have created 11,925 enterprises and 36,970 (gross) jobs, assisted 72,700 people into work, 229,110 to gain qualifications, and 56,055 into further learning.
Some examples of EU investments are:
- Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone (external link)
- Swansea University’s new Bay Campus (external link)
- The Wales Coastal Path (external link)
- Jobs Growth Wales
- Rhyl's Fforyd Harbour (external link)
- Blaenau Ffestiniog (external link)
- A465 Heads of the Valleys (external link)
- Harbour Way (external link)
- Wales’ Business Fund (external link)
Other EU funding programmes
The Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) manages the Structural Funds programmes, however Wales also benefits from EU funds through the Common Agricultural Policy, providing around £200m a year in single farm payments to more than 16,000 farms in Wales
Wales also benefits from the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which can support businesses, farmers, the countryside and communities in rural areas. This £957m programme is financed through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development by the EU and Welsh Government.
More than £500m has been invested since 2007 in initiatives such as Farming Connect and the Kite project (external link) to help increase the competitiveness of farms and rural businesses and improve the quality of life for rural communities and the environment.
In addition to the guaranteed EU funds for Wales, worth over £500m annually, other EU funds totalling over £90bn are also available to Wales, including the EU’s research and innovation fund, Horizon 2020, and ERASMUS which supports work, education and training opportunities abroad. Read about some of the projects we have funded in the ‘Horizon success stories’ document.