Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
Major improvements in the resilience and safety of the A55 will be carried out over the next three years as a result of capital investment by the Welsh Government.
- Jobs Growth Wales reaches record high
- Building a world class qualifications system for Wales
- Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2014-2015
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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In this section
Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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Wales Millennium Centre
A home for the arts
The Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) opened in November 2004. It has an ongoing programme of opera, ballet, contemporary dance, drama, cinema, and art exhibitions.
It is home to the following arts organisations:
- Liteature Wales (external link)*
- National Dance Company Wales (external link)*
- Hijinx Theatre (external link)*
- Touch Trust (external link)
- Ty Cerdd (external link)*
- Urdd Gobaith Cymru (external link)
- Welsh National Opera (external link)*
- BBC National Orchestra of Wales (external link)
The Welsh Assembly Government provides five of the seven resident organisations (marked with a *) with a total of £800,000 per year. This offsets the additional costs they incur by being based in the WMC.
Building a landmark
The Welsh Assembly Government provided a £37m contribution to build the WMC. The final cost of building was £106.2m.
Between its opening in November 2004 and April 2008, the Welsh Assembly Government provided the WMC annually with £1.2m. This comprised £750,000 in revenue support and £450,000 as a contribution to a sinking fund for the maintenance of the building.
In April 2011 responsibility for funding WMC was transferred from the Welsh Government to Arts Council Wales. WMC receives capital funding of £300k per year and revenue funding of £3.7m per year. This comes from the annual grant made by the Welsh Government to Arts Council Wales.
Since the Wales Millennium Centre opened:
• more than 5.5 million people have visited the centre;
• over 1.3 million people attended more than 1500 performances held in the Donald Gordon Theatre and the Weston Studio;
• over 200,000 people have attended 55 productions by the Welsh National Opera;
• over 48,000 people have taken guided tours of the building;
• over 35,000 school children have stayed overnight;
• there have been over 1,700 free performances in the foyer; and
• more than 1,600 business functions and conferences have been held with over 93,000 delegates.
To find out more about the Wales Millennium Centre, please visit its website.