14 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
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
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
- Understand the policy framework around natural resources in
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
(Wrexham) - Business Wales: Getting to Grips with e-Tender
- 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
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with
*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.