11 Jun 2018

If you want to get up to date with the latest environmental policies, funding opportunities, and find project partners, then our upcoming events are for you! 19, 21, 22 June 2018

Green Infrastructure Events - All

These free events will share experiences from projects using nature to deliver better health, recreation and skills whilst also protecting our natural resources and wildlife for future generations.  You'll also hear from funders and support bodies that can help you do the same.

Dates and locations (please click the links to book):

Who are these events for?
These free events are for volunteers or staff from any organisation wanting to start or develop an environment project to protect biodiversity, minimise waste, enhance green space, protect against flooding, improve health or any other activity that will have a positive impact on both environmental and community well-being.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the policy framework around natural resources in Wales
  • Learn about setting up and running a nature-based community project from practical project examples
  • Find out about grant funding available for projects and organisations to benefit nature and communities in Wales
  • Increase your knowledge of good governance, networking, and publicity support available to groups

Draft Agenda:

09:45 - Coffee and Registration

10:00 - Welcome from Environet Cymru
- In case you have not come across us before, we'll share who we are, why we are here and the information and support we offer

10:10 - Groundwork Wales: Changing Places, Changing Lives
- Building Wellbeing and skills using the great outdoors (and Tesco Bags of Help!)

(Carmarthenshire) - Welsh Government: Working with Nature to Build Health and Prosperity
- Gain an overview of Wales's Environment Act, Natural Resources Policy and the role of community organisations and public bodies in helping to implement them.

(Wrexham) - Llais y Goedwig, Social Farms and Gardens, and CLAS: Sustainable Land Use Support
- Hear about the support that Llais y Goedwig, Social Farms and Gardens and the Community Land Advisory Service can provide to a range of community green space projects in Wales  including parks, woodlands, bowling greens, play areas, community gardens, and wildlife or conservation projects.

(Cardiff and Carmarthenshire) - Natural Resources Wales: Why should we get involved in Area Statements?
- Hear about the work NRW and its partners are doing to involve communities in making the most of our natural environment and making sure it can continue to be enjoyed by future generations. The session will encourage you to think about why you should be a part of the conversation and how.

11.30 - Break

11.45 - Up for Grabs
- An opportunity for attendees to take part in a round of short 2-minute presentations to share project resources or ideas

(Carmarthenshire) - Office of Future Generations Commissioner: Simple Changes for Big Wins
- Art of the Possible is a work programme that will shine a light on great work that is improving well-being in communities across Wales. Share your thoughts about the most effective steps that public bodies can take to enhance a biodiverse natural environment and support social, economic and ecological resilience for future generations.

(Wrexham a Cardiff) - Business Wales: Getting to Grips with e-Tender Wales
- Business Wales offers support with digital inclusion including e-Tender Wales, the online portal through which the LDTCS and many other schemes are run. Hear about upcoming workshops, other sources of support and the benefits of becoming more digitally-savvy!

12.15 -  CVCs: Support on your Doorstep
- Your local County Voluntary Council and supports community groups and third sector organisations with good governance, training, funding and development. Hear about the specialist advice, support, and information that your local CVC offers.

12.30 - The Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
- The LDTCS aims to make the places most affected by the disposal of waste to landfill better for people and nature. Hear about the grants available, who and what they are for, who can apply and what to expect from the application process.

13.00 - Networking Lunch*
- with stands from groups and organisations

13.30 (onwards) - Landfill Tax Surgery
- also chance to ask questions to the 2-minute slot speakers

Please email environet@wcva.org.uk with any queries.

*Please note: a vegetarian/vegan lunch will be provided with tea, coffee and water. We are unsure if all the venues will supply glasses or plastic cups so please bring along your water bottles if you can.