Community Asset Development Fund

More details on the new Community Asset Development Fund are now available on the WCVA website. For assets projects which increase income and deliver more social impact across Wales. The Community Asset Development Fund (CADF) supports social businesses that are aiming to bring an asset into community ownership – either by; purchasing the asset purchasing and … Continued

Job Opportunity Lead Enterprise Officer (young people)

Our DTA member Ynysybwl Regeneration Partnership is recruiting for Lead Enterprise Officer (young people). Their aim is to raise the quality of life for all, create opportunities for young people and create opportunities in health and well-being as well as to help develop the local economy, particularly countryside access and tourism. Job Role: A key post … Continued

4 new Enterprise hubs to spark Welsh business announced

Welsh Government has today announced Gaerwen, Newtown, Caerphilly and Carmarthen as the locations for four new regional Enterprise hubs to encourage and support entrepreneurship in Wales. The hubs will complement the already established Wrexham Hub and aim to kick start and sustain increased innovation driven entrepreneurial activity in their areas. The regional Hubs will be … 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

Members and Enterprising Soultions groups up for AVIVA funding

There are at least one DTA Wales Member and two of our Enterprising Soutions groups on the shortlist for a AVIVA Community Fund Award.  If they can get enough votes from friends, family and supporters their project could make it to the finals, where a judging panel will award the funds. 3Gs Community Development Trust plans … Continued

Canolfan Y Fron opens refurbished centre

On 5th May 2015 Gwynedd Council offered the village a lease on the school building. However, the offer came with the strict condition that the funding must come from the current round of the Big Lottery Fund. Planning permission was successful in June 2016 and the group were awarded £946,851 from the lottery the following … Continued

Blaenycwm Baptist Chapel Pay As You Will Café

  Phill from the Blaenycwm Baptist Chapel took advantage of our bursary fund to visit his mentor and some relevant projects in Leeds earlier this year. As part of ongoing support, our groups can apply for specific visits to meet with fellow practitioners and learn first-hand from them before embarking on their own social enterprise … Continued

Our DTA member PLANED appoints new Chief Executive

Iwan Thomas has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of PLANED. Iwan is well known across Wales for his experience and contribution to the public sector and its collaboration with the private sector over many years. He joins from the North Wales Economic Ambition Board, where he was their Regional Programme Manager, with specific … 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