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Announcement of the organisations who will share £21.875m of Welsh Government core funding from the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate to support their work.
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Our grants help to deliver multiple benefits for communities and get maximum value for money.

As part of the streamlined approach to grant funding across Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate revenue grant funding has been streamlined into two allocations: 

  • Core funding for Third Sector organisations whose goals and priorities are in line with those of Welsh Government and who seek to deliver the same outcomes.

The new grant arrangements will ensure:

  • a more joined up use of grants to deliver Ministerial priorities and leverage multiple benefits in line with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act for communities across Wales
  • grants are used effectively to build capacity and create lasting change rather than focusing on short term deliverables
  • our grants provide better value for money
  • the grant process is as straightforward as possible for the organisations applying for funding.

Over £21million has been awarded to Third Sector organisations for core funding from October 2015 to the end of March 2018. The call for core funding emphasised the importance of better management of our natural resources, increasing ecosystem resilience and delivering our commitments on biodiversity. The following 16 organisations received funding:

  • Keep Wales Tidy, £2.725m
  • Waste Resources Action Programme, £9.496m
  • Welsh Local Government Association, £0.984m
  • Fareshare, £0.250m
  • Local Partnerships, £3.824m
  • Wales Council for Voluntary Action, £0.450m
  • Buglife, £0.115m
  • PONT, £0.427m
  • Groundwork Wales, £0.500m
  • RSPB, £0.483m
  • Plantlife, £0.309m
  • Coed Cymru, £0.449m
  • Welsh Wildlife Trust, £0.233m
  • Llais y Goedwig, £0.265m
  • Constructing Excellence in Wales, £1.186m
  • Wales Environment Link, £0.179m

Local Authority Single Revenue Grant

Local Authorities are required to submit a detailed spending proposal annually, clearly outlining how they intend to spend the allocated funding to deliver against Ministerial priorities, and also what multiple benefits they will achieve in line with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act.

Local Authorities are each issued with a formula based grant allocation and they are able to use this funding to deliver against the key priorities of the Directorate:

  • Better Management of our Natural Resources, including Biodiversity and Flood
  • Waste and Resource Efficiency
  • Local Environment Quality