Open Newtown recruiting

Open Newtown are recruiting for a range of new posts to develop its community asset project, with funding from The National Lottery Community Fund for Wales’ CAT2 Programme. These include a Project Director, Community Engagement Officer, Enterprise Development Officer and Office & Finance Admninistrator. For details on the posts, which all close on 14th February … Continued

Lease signed on Wales’ largest ever Community Asset Transfer

Pictured from left to right, Board Directors Stuart Owen, Adam Kennerley, Gary Mitchell and Richard Edwards, signing the lease for Wales’ largest ever community asset transfer Open Newtown’s Chair, Stuart Owen, said “We are delighted to have signed the 99-year lease, so that Open Newtown can proceed with the Big Lottery funded £1.1 million project … Continued

Porthcawl Maritime Centre – Planning Approved!

Plans for Porthcawl Maritime Centre (one of the CAT2 Projects we are working with) have been given approval by Bridgend Councillors. The revised plans for the complex which is to be built on the Cosy Corner site will include a coastal science and discovery centre, cafe, wine bar, roof terrace and microbrewery. The main building … Continued

Community Asset Development Fund Briefing Sessions

Following Ken Skates’ recent announcement at the Social Business Wales Awards, WCVA, WEFO and Welsh Government are pleased to announce not only an additional £1.5m for distribution through the Social Business Growth Fund, but also an entirely new strand of funding of £1.2m for a new Community Asset Development Fund. More detailed information on the … Continued

Arts Factory recruiting

DTA Wales Member, Arts Factory are seeking new staff for their graphic design agency, Arts Factory De sign: Arts Factory Design are a small (but amazing) non-profit design studio in the Rhondda – and their mission is to design marketing communications that steal the show! They create all kinds of collateral from leaflets, brochures and websites … Continued

Foodie heaven in Stroud

  Rachel from our Enterprising Solutions team attended the visit to Stroud in mid September to explore a range of food related projects and community enterprises.  Hosted by one of the Enterprising Solutions Peer Mentors, Nick Weir from the Open Food Network, we visited a range of activities in the Gloucestershire town.  Here are Rachel’s … Continued

Galeri 2 to open next week

DTA Wales member Galeri Caernarfon will open their new cinema complex called Galeri 2 on Friday 21st September, with actor Rhys Ifans doing  the honours. After over 7 years of planning and finding adequate funding for the £4m extension and a year of building – Galeri are delighted to formally open the new 800m2 extension … Continued

New Swansea BID Ambassador On Hand To Help Businesses

DTA Wales Member Swansea BID (Business Improvement District) has appointed its first ambassador, who will be a champion for the BID area businesses, giving further support to them by listening to their concerns and views, in a move designed to help the City Centre flourish. Krysha O’Sullivan steps into a newly-created role as Swansea BID … Continued

2018 Social Business Wales Awards Open

Applications for the 2018 Social Business Wales Awards are now open. Winners will receive £1,000 prize money, a professional photo-shoot of their organisation, media coverage and a trophy to be presented to them at an award ceremony in Cardiff City Hall on Thursday 27 September 2018. The ceremony will be an opportunity to celebrate achievement … Continued