Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for social care in 2017-18
Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford has announced the Welsh Government will invest an additional £20m in social care in 2017-18.
- Health Secretary connects with NHS Wales staff
- Increase in funding to help Wales’ most disadvantaged pupils – Kirsty Williams
- Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for social care in 2017-18
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
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Visitor attraction quality assurance service Cymru (VAQAS) for museums
VAQAS is a scheme which ensures high quality experiences at tourist attractions.
VAQAS is Visit Wales’ quality assurance scheme for tourist attractions. The scheme offers a visitor focused quality assessment helping to identify strengths and highlight developmental areas. It does not grade attractions but assesses each on its own merits.
VAQAS for museums
In a recent survey, nearly 1 in 10 people stated that a visit to a museum was the sole or a principle reason for their trip to Wales. Over a quarter of visitors on a trip to Wales also planned to visit a museum. We must ensure that every visitor’s experience of museums makes them want to return and to recommend them to others.
VAQAS builds on the visitor and user standards already reached for Museum Accreditation. A VAQAS assessment provides museums with an independent assessment from a visitor’s perspective. Participation in both schemes will help museums build even better experiences for visitors to Wales and museum visitors from our local communities.
How the scheme works
Museum VAQAS Cymru is only available to fully Accredited museums. We cover the cost for all fully Accredited local museums in Wales to participate. Museums will be visited every 2 years, and a full report of the visit will be supplied.