WCVA is working with members and a range of partners over the coming months to develop proposals on developing more resilient communities. Within this, we’re particularly interested in what needs to happen to achieve more empowered communities. We will share these proposals with our members and Welsh Government in the autumn.
What are we doing?
We are working with a range of third sector networks in Wales to
stimulate discussion within the sector. These include
BAME Alliance, Children in Wales, CWVYS, DTA Cymru,
Interfaith Council for Wales, Third Sector Support
Wales, Urdd Gobaith
Cymru and Wales Equality Group. We're also drawing on the
knowledge, experience and networks of our Communities
First Support Service.
To support initial ideas, we've developed a joint
discussion paper with Talwrn. This has a
number of questions to help get us thinking. We hope it will also
be useful for other groups to develop their own thinking.
We'll be hosting a number of discussion sessions online and face
to face over the summer and September. These will be
opportunities to share and discuss different ideas from across and
beyond the sector. This included our panel debate
at WCVA's stand at the 2017 Eisteddfod, which is now available to
You can also join in our Twitter chat on Tuesday, 12 September,
12.30-1.30pm. If you've got anything you'd like to say or questions
you'd like to ask, join us using the hashtag
We're also keen to link with others working in this area. If you
are, please get in touch. For example, we've hosted two roundtable
sessions with Carnegie UK Trust to
discuss implications from their
Turnaround Towns work for towns in Wales.
How can you get involved?
Listen to our podcast series
Follow activities on the Twitter hashtag #ResilientCommunities and
have look at the summary of our
Send us a vlog with your thoughts - read
our vlog instructions
Get in touch with Russell