Our new programme, Egin, has launched!
We’re happy to announce DTA Wales’s new programme, Egin, has launched today.
Egin aims to unlock the collective power of communities in Wales to tackle climate change and become more sustainable, especially those 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.
Groups who join the programme will be able to access up to 3 days of Peer Mentoring, selecting from a pool of experienced mentors across Wales with skills and expertise in topics such as setting up community gardens, renewable energy, community buildings, public transport and other topics related to sustainability and climate.
Participating groups will also gain access to a new online community where they can share ideas, discuss issues and connect with other groups. Groups mentored through Egin can develop proposals for their local area and can apply for grants of up to £15,000 from the Sustainable Steps Wales – Egin grants, funded through the Dormant Assets Scheme and administered by The National Lottery Community Fund.
DTA Wales is partnering with EYST (Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales), Severn Wye Energy Agency and Co-Production Network Cymru to deliver the programme, which will run until 2029.
Funding: Egin was set up using a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund using money from the Dormant Accounts scheme (money left untouched in banks and in building societies for longer than 15 years which is then redistributed to good causes).
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