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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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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.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
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 »
Grants and funding
The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Division has responsibility for the administration of a number of grants and funding streams.
- the Advancing Equalities Fund
- the Inclusion Grant
- Gypsy and Traveller New Sites and Refurbishment Grant
- funding for the International Women’s Day events
Proposed New Grants Programme
The Welsh Government has been considering the future grant structure around equalities and inclusion following the end of the current Advancing Equality Fund and Inclusion Grant. We have consulted on a proposed new grant framework and a summary of the responses received is available on the "Grants Consultation Document" page. This is available for download under "Related links".
We had orginally anticipated that the new grant framework would be awarded from October 2013, with an invitation for applications in April. The Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, who has responsibility for equalities and inclusion, has decided to delay the launch of the new grants framework for six months, to commence in April 2014. This will enable the Minister to consider grant funding across the Communities and Tackling Poverty portfolio as well as allowing greater engagement with the third sector on the future Equality and Inclusion Grant. We will provide a timetable in due course and anticipate inviting applications for funding under the Equality and Inclusion Grant in the summer.
Organisations who received the Advancing Equality Fund and Inclusion Grant in 2012-13 had previously been offered an extension of their funding up to September 2013. The Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty has agreed to extend existing grant funding for a further six months covering the period October 2013 - March 2014, subject to the agreement of appropriate objectives, and to current terms and conditions.