Egin is a programme that aims to unlock the collective power of communities in Wales to take their first steps towards tackling climate change and living more sustainably – especially those who are the most likely to be affected by climate change.
The word “Egin” means shoots or sprouts in Welsh, and the aim is to help new ideas to generate and take root, empowering communities to come together and talk about the changes they want to see.
Our main focus is groups who might not normally feel included in conversations around climate and sustainability, yet may be the most impacted by climate change.
Visit the Egin website to find out more.
Are you part of an organisation, charity or community group looking for some extra support in getting your ideas off the ground?
The main focus of Egin is about working to support people who might not normally feel represented or included in conversations around climate and sustainability, yet may be the most impacted by climate change.
We are especially keen to hear from groups who have no previous track record of working on climate and sustainability, or who are not sure where to start.
We work with 9 Facilitators across Wales who will contact and talk to community groups, especially those who haven’t taken any climate action yet, but may be affected by climate change the most.
The Facilitator will be your first point of contact – bringing the group together, listening to what everyone wants and needs, and helping them to decide whether joining the Egin programme is a good idea for them.
If you join the program, you will be part of the new Egin Online Community. Here, you can stay connected with your group, work together on your Action Plan, plan events, and see what other community groups are doing. You can also connect with them, share ideas, and learn from each other. All of this is free because the program is funded by the Dormant Assets Scheme and administered by The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF).
Facilitators will help you to find Peer Mentors who have the right knowledge and experience to help guide and support you in taking the first steps in your Action Plans. Peer Mentor support can last between 1-3 days but may be spread over many months as required.
Peer Mentors are community members with experience gained from other projects, who are willing to share their experience and skills to support you in making the changes you want to see.
Groups who take part in Egin may be able to apply for a grant of up to £15k from The National Lottery Community Fund’s Sustainable Steps Wales – Egin Grants towards the costs of their project. Your Peer Mentor can help you find out if you are eligible.