Our Work


Although DTA Wales is a membership organisation for development trusts, we don’t just deliver services for our Members. We also have a range of programmes and services which benefit the wider third sector in Wales.

All our work is structured around 3 core areas which tie into our mission and values:

Community enterprise – we encourage development trusts and other community organisations to cultivate community enterprises for long term sustainability

Community ownership of assets – we support communities considering taking on land and buildings across Wales, or help develop those already in community ownership

Communities supporting communities – we use a peer support approach where possible in order to carry out community led regeneration in communities across Wales

You can find out more about the specific programmes and services we deliver from the links on this section of the site.
Our current Programmes include:

Enterprising Solutions: Helps community organisations set up and run community enterprises

Renew Wales: Helps communities tackle the causes and propose solutions to climate change

Communities Creating Homes:  Help support new and embryonic groups exploring different forms of community led housing

Our other services include:

Energy Action Group – a bulk purchasing scheme to drive down energy costs for communities

Consultancy Services – this includes short term contracts as well as long term support contracts including the one we currently deliver for Big Lottery Wales on the Community Asset Transfer 2 Programme

Policy work – We believe that local community organisations provide solutions to many of the complex social, economic and environmental challenges facing our communities. We feed into their experiences to change policy and create a more enabling environment in Wales for community enterprise and ownership of assets.