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£1.7m for local community projects across Wales

Twenty-four community projects across Wales have been awarded a share of over £1.78m in funding by the Welsh Government.

The Community Facilities Programme funds well-used amenities to improve sustainability, providing opportunities for local people as part of their day-to-day lives.


Fund open to support disabled people seeking election

The costs for sign language interpreters, taxi fares or equipment could be met for disabled people seeking election, as part of a pilot Welsh Government fund.

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“We want a national and inclusive conversation about the impact periods can have across a person’s life.”

An action plan to eradicate period poverty and ensure period dignity for all in Wales has been announced today [Wednesday 20] by the Welsh Government.

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Message from the First Minister: Support for EU settlement scheme in Wales

"Following my previous open letter to EU (and EEA and Swiss) citizens in Wales I wanted to take another opportunity to reiterate my message of support to those individuals who reside here in Wales and wish to continue to do so.

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“It is indefensible and frankly deplorable that the UK Government are refusing to listen and to stand by those who need them the most.”

Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt on the UK Government’s cut to the Universal Credit uplift. 

During a Senedd debate on Universal Credit today, Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt, led a stern condemnation of the UK Government’s plan to cut the £20 per week uplift that will see thousands of individuals across Wales, in work and out, worse off.

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Wales demonstrates its united approach to welcoming Afghan arrivals as a Nation of Sanctuary.

This week, Wales has passed a significant milestone in our efforts to provide sanctuary to Afghan nationals who have supported our Armed Forces. Wales is now accommodating 50 families, comprising approximately 230 individuals. The majority of those who have arrived have directly supported Wales-based and Wales-facing Armed Forces units in Afghanistan over the last 20 years.

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£1.9m to address food poverty in Welsh communities

Over £1.9m of funding is being awarded to organisations across Wales to help tackle food poverty and addressing food insecurity within local communities.

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Support for EU citizens until end of 2021

EU citizens in Wales will still be able to access free and confidential support for their EU Settlement Scheme applications until 31 December 2021, the Welsh Government have confirmed.


Devolved administrations call for reversal of UK Government’s £20 Universal Credit cut

A letter from the UK’s three devolved Governments has been sent to the UK Government’s Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, Thérèse Coffey, expressing “grave concerns” regarding plans to withdraw a £20-per-week increase to Universal Credit.


100 new PCSOs funded by the Welsh Government

The Welsh Government have announced additional funding to provide a 100 Police Community Support Officers to tackle crime and support communities.

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15 millionth Wales-funded tree planted in Uganda

15 million trees have been planted in Uganda as part of a Welsh Government initiative to help tackle the climate emergency, with ambitions to plant 25 million trees by 2025.

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£800,000 boost for south Wales community projects

Eight community projects in south Wales have been awarded a share of almost £820,000 in funding from the Welsh Government.