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First sites announced for National Forest – “Among very best woodland in Wales”

  • The 14 new sites will set the standard for the National Forest of Wales
  • Branding for National Forest also unveiled
  • Grants announced for Community Woodland schemes by National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • Project backed by wildlife broadcaster Iolo Williams
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Welsh Government challenge for innovative ideas in response to coronavirus pandemic

The Welsh Government is making funding available to support businesses with innovative products and services that will help communities and the public sector adapt to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mental Health Minister pledges £3million ‘helping hand’ to most vulnerable in the pandemic

Additional funding of nearly £3million will support some of the most vulnerable mental health service users in Wales during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Wales Climate Week: Renewable energy has key role in green recovery and climate emergency response – Lesley Griffiths

• New report shows good progress towards Wales’ ambitious renewables targets

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New national Covid measures for Wales: First Minister says people not rules are key to our response

People and not rules are at the heart of Wales’ response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said today as he sets out the new post-firebreak measures in Wales.

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Two schemes to help people self-isolate to be introduced in Wales

People told to self-isolate for up to 14 days will be eligible for financial support from the Welsh Government as two new schemes are unveiled today [Friday October 30].

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Welsh Government provides support to Sony in Bridgend

The Welsh Government has provided nearly half a million pounds to support electronic powerhouse Sony, in Bridgend, through the pandemic as well as a £3m grant to help the company secure local jobs and invest in its longer term future in South Wales, Economy Minister Ken Skates has announced.

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More than 5,500 businesses apply for £100m business development grants

The £100m business grants element of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) has been fully subscribed with more than 5,500 businesses applying for support. Businesses can still however benefit from the £200m available from the third phase of the fund.

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New coronavirus outreach workers to support BAME communities

New outreach workers will be employed by the NHS to support people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities – recognising the disproportionate impact coronavirus is having, Health Minister Vaughan Gething announced today. (Thursday 29th October)

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£12.5m to support vulnerable families and children during pandemic

A £12.5m package of funding to support vulnerable children and families has today [Thursday October 28] been announced by Julie Morgan, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services.

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£300m phase of Economic Resilience Fund opens for applications

Businesses can now apply for funding from the third phase of the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund (ERF).