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Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
Many buildings across the Welsh Government’s estate along with Cadw’s monuments will be in darkness this Saturday when lights are switched off in support of the WWF’s Earth Hour.
- New plans to reduce the number of children living in poverty
- £5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
- Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Consultation on a Private Rented Sector Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents
- Call for evidence on the use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
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Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
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The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Culture and sport
25 March 2015
A £5million interest free loan scheme will improve local sport and recreation facilities across Wales and encourage more people to get physically active.
24 March 2015
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport & Tourism announces reappointment of five members to the Arts Council of Wales.
17 March 2015
The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has confirmed Welsh Government financial support to look into Supporters Direct establishing a presence in Wales.
09 March 2015
Pontcysyllte volunteers hear how new Wales-only plans will support their work to protect Wales’ past
New Wales-only legislation will better protect our past for future generations, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, has said.
26 February 2015
New guidance will help community groups who wish to take on the management of local facilities which are under threat of closure
12 February 2015
The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has outlined an ambitious vision to make Wales the most active and creative nation in Europe.
06 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, pledges his commitment to providing quality community services for library users, despite the challenging times.
28 January 2015
Wales U16s football team's historic Victory Shield wincelebrated at a special reception in the Senedd.
20 January 2015
The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has outlined plans for the first Wales-only legislation to better protect and care for our historic environment
12 January 2015
Welsh archive services receive over £43,000 for conservation work on fragile and damaged items
10 January 2015
An exhibition to mark the centenary of “one of the most remarkable moments” of the First World War, the famous Christmas Truce of 1914, is at Bodelwyddan Castle.
11 December 2014
The number of people borrowing from public libraries in Wales is up by almost 5% in the last 12 months – whilst the UK as a whole has seen a decrease
09 December 2014
The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism responds to the Expert Review of Public Libraries in Wales.
13 November 2014
Kids take over museums and show what can be achieved when their enthusiasm, imagination and initiative is put to the test.
11 November 2014
The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates response to the ground-breaking Culture and Poverty report.
05 November 2014
Swansea is leading the way in planning community projects that allow those living in some of the city’s most deprived areas to reap the benefits of taking part in art, culture and heritage.
29 October 2014
Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism wishes Cadw a happy 30th birthday and highlights some of his favourite Welsh heritage attractions.
24 October 2014
Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt will today join veterans of the 53rd (Welsh) Division to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of ‘s-Hertogenbosch
22 October 2014
Transformational approach needed to secure libraries futures – Deputy Minister Transformational approach needed to secure libraries futures – Deputy Minister
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism calls for transformational approach to library services as report of the Expert Review into Public Libraries is published.
09 October 2014
The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism encourages people to discover what treasures await in their local museum.