WCVA, in partnership with Welsh Government, has secured funding from the European Transition Fund to establish the Empowering Communities in the Context of Brexit project.
Some of the funding obtained is going to be used to fund
research into how the Brexit process could impact on the
availability and delivery of third sector led community services in
Wales. WCVA and Welsh Government have appointed Resources for
Change to undertake this research.
The objective of the research is to help the third sector ensure
any contingency planning and preparations are proportionate, as
well as to act to reassure both the sector and communities that
benefit from these services.
There are three themes to this work:
1. Empowered communities and community
What effect will leaving the EU have on the availability and
delivery of community services in Wales? Which community services
are more vulnerable to the Brexit process? Which services best
support community empowerment, resilience, cohesion and
2. The financial stability of third sector organisations
delivering these services
What impact will the withdrawal of the Structural Funds have on
the sector in Wales and specifically those delivering community
3. The workforce of these organisations, both voluntary
How reliant is the sector on EU workers? Will the sector face a
skills shortage if we're unable to easily access workers and
volunteers from the EU?
Findings from the research will be available from early July
To find out more about the project or to get involved, please
contact Jessica Williams firstname.lastname@example.org