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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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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
Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
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.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
The fund supports the introduction of new and/or proven ways of working so that public services become more efficient and effective.
Some £40million is available for investment in new projects over this and next financial year. The Fund will target strategic projects, in particular those that:
- lead to the release of significant cash-releasing savings;
- deliver citizen-focused services; and,
- support key aspects of the Welsh Government’s public service efficiency and wider improvement agenda.
Investments made from the Fund are fully repayable but there are no interest charges and there is flexibility on the payback period. This approach ensures that the Fund is sustainable and available for investment in new projects in the future.
To date, over 68 projects have received investment from the Fund with a joint value of some £77 million. Information about all projects supported by the Invest-to-Save Fund, including contact details for projects, can be found by downloading the document below.
How & when to apply?
The Invest-to-Save scheme is managed on a funding round basis. Bids are invited during specific times of the year. The Minister for Finance has announced that the next round of funding will open on the 5th November 2013.
Those considering putting forward an Invest-to-Save proposal are strongly encouraged to develop a bid at any time of the year and to discuss it with the Invest-to-Save Unit. This approach ensures that projects are in a state of readiness and well placed when fresh bids are sought. If you have a proposal that you would like to develop into a bid, you might first like to discuss it with the Invest-to-Save team to initially test it against the Fund's criteria. Following this the team will give provisional advice on the merits of submitting an expression of interest form.
If you wish to discuss a proposal or require any further information please contact the Invest-to-Save team on;
Tel: 02920 825110 E-mail: I2Sinvestmentfund@wales.gsi.gov.uk
Guidance about the fund, including frequently asked questions and advice on how to apply, can be downloaded using the form below.