New report by BTC shows the positive outcomes linked with community assets

BTC’s new report “Resilient Communities: Meeting the challenge of being at the margins” finds strong links between community assets and a range of positive outcomes. As part of their research, BTC have created two new indexes: the Wales Community Assets Index, which takes into account civic assets (libraries, public parks, village halls etc), connectedness (access … Continued

Latest application window for Community Ownership Fund announced

Is there a building or land or value to your community in danger of being closed or lost? The next application window for the Community Ownership Fund will be 30th August – 11th October. DTA Wales is one of 10 leading community support organisations combining our knowledge and skills to help potential applicants to develop … Continued

The Benefits of Peer Mentoring

Our vision at DTA Wales is of thriving and resilient communities across Wales, places of possibility where people can take control of their lives through community enterprise, social action and community asset ownership. Peer to peer mentoring is at the heart of this approach, building spirals of strength and connection within our networks. Through our … Continued

Congratulations to Arts Factory on their Cost of Living Grant!

Members of DTA Wales, as well as members of Locality, DTA Northern Ireland or DTA Scotland, were encouraged back in February to apply for grant of £10,000 to help with the cost of living. The money was raised through the Guardian and Observer annual charity appeal was promoted to help community organisations who are trying … Continued

DTA Wales is hiring – open positions

We are pleased to announce that we are hiring for four new positions within DTA Wales: Head of Community Assets Support Service Manager – Net Zero Services Operations Manager Administrator – Enterprise and Assets The Development Trusts Association Wales (DTA Wales) is an independent practitioner-based membership organisation promoting the work of, and supporting the growing … Continued

Round 3 Prospectus for the Community Ownership Fund has been released

The new round 3 prospectus for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ Community Ownership Fund is here.   The £150 Million fund exists to help local communities across the UK to take control of assets, amenities or facilities that are at risk of closure – from parks to pubs, lidos to libraries.  Groups can … Continued

DTA Wales is looking for Peer Mentors for our current and upcoming programmes

Do you have Social Enterprise or Community-based experience that you could share with other new enterprises and groups across Wales? Peer Mentors are at the heart of what we do at Development Trusts Association (DTA) Wales.  Our peer mentors support, empower and develop the capacity of community groups to reach their goals. We are looking … Continued

£10,000 cost of living grants available to DTA Wales members

Members of DTA Wales, as well as members of Locality, DTA Northern Ireland or DTA Scotland, can apply for a grant of £10,000 to help with the cost of living. Locality is a partner for the 2022 Guardian and Observer annual charity appeal. Many community organisations are trying hard to support their communities through the … Continued