Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
European approval for new Wales RDP
The new RDP will be even more innovative, adaptable and integrated inorder to ensure maximum value is secured for rural Wales from theProgramme's joint EU/Welsh Government-funded investments.
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Section highlightHistoric Environment (Wales) BillThe Bill will support the positive management of change in the Welsh historic environment.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Getting Ahead programme
The Getting Ahead programme was launched on the 25th September 2012 and aims to engage prepare and motivate young people aged 16–18 years.
The programme allows successful applicants to undertake a six-month paid and supported work placement for 25 hours per week. This will increase their chances of progressing into sustainable employment further learning or training, by improving their employability skills.
The two-year £3.4m programme will target two groups of young people;
- young people who have offended, and
- young people in care and/or young people who have left the care of the local authority – known as care leavers, who are currently not in education, employment or training.
This opportunity will provide them with employability skills and work experience that is essential for recruitment opportunities with employers.
The Getting Ahead programme is funded by money that has been dormant in bank and building society accounts across the UK for 15 years or more. The Big Lottery Fund is managing this and has worked closely with us to develop this programme. We have decided how the money is to be spent in Wales by issuing the Big Lottery Fund with policy directions, outlining our priorities for supporting children and young people.
The deadline for applications is 21st February 2013. For more information on this programme and timescales, please visit the Big Lottery Fund website.