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Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
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Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Support for Food Festivals
On this page, you can find out which food festivals we support, and how you can apply for support for your food and drink event.
We recognise the important contribution that food festivals can make to strengthen and further develop a vibrant Welsh food culture.
Food festivals are a celebration of all that’s good about Welsh food and drink. They take place throughout the year across Wales. We recognise the important contribution that food festivals can make to strengthen and further develop a vibrant Welsh food culture. That’s why we have provided financial and practical support for over 30 food festivals in Wales in 2011.
Some of these events are of national and international importance such as Abergavenny Food Festival, Gwledd Conwy Feast, Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival and the Great British Cheese Festival. Other activities promote the regional foods of the area or focus on local issues, such as the Really Wild Food Festival in St David’s and the Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival in Aberaeron.
All of these events are certainly worth a visit:
- Abergavenny Food Festival
- Aberystwyth Food & Drinks Festival
- Anglesey Oyster and Welsh Produce Festival
- Big Welsh Bite
- Brecon Beacons Food Festival
- Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre
- Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival
- Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival
- Cardigan River & Food Festival
- Carmarthen Journal Buy Local Food & Drink Show
- Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival
- Feastival (Bridgend)
- Get Welsh in Swansea Food and Drink Show
- Gorseinon Food Festival
- Great British Cheese Festival
- Gwledd Conwy Feast
- Gŵyl Fwyd Blas Tywi
- Haverfordwest Beer, Cider, Perry and Local Produce Festival
- Hay-On-Wye Food Festival
- Lampeter Food Festival
- Llandysul Food Fayre
- Llŷn Land and Seafood Festival
- Mold Food & Drink Festival
- Narberth Food Festival
- Neath Food Festival
- Newcastle Emlyn Food Festival
- Newport Food Festival
- Really Wild Festival
- Saundersfoot St Davids Day
- Welsh Food Festival
- Welsh Perry & Cider Festival (Abergavenny)
For Organisers of Food and Drink Events
If you are thinking of organising a food festival and are interested in applying for support, then you need to contact us at RA-MDU@wales.gsi.gov.uk. The process normally starts in November when food festivals are invited to submit applications for support. Grants may be awarded (if funding is available) to food and drink events which meet the Food Festival Funding Criteria. Applicants will normally know the level of support offered before the beginning of the financial year.