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 »
“Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
Wales’ Finance Minister Jane Hutt has responded to the UK Government’s Autumn Statement – saying that it has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales.
- New guidance on care and support for over 65s
- Independent report revealed at the Event Wales International Conference 2013 outlines positive impact of games and events for Wales
- “Autumn Statement has done little to change the challenging public finance outlook for Wales” – Jane Hutt
- Consultation on Regional engagement partnership structures in the tourism sector
- Implementation of Commission Directive 2013/45/EU concerning the change to the botanical name of tomato
- School term dates regulations
- 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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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 »
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Big Lottery Fund
The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) was created on 1 June 2004 when the Community Fund and the New Opportunities Fund merged.
Voluntary, public and private sector organisations can apply for funding from various grant programmes. Projects must bring real improvements to the communities and people most in need across Wales.
Distribution of Lottery funding has not been devolved to the Welsh Government. However, the Minister for Housing, Regeneration and Heritage can influence the strategic direction of the Lottery distributors in Wales. He does this by issuing policy directions. These detail outcomes and priorities that should be delivered in Wales, but do not determine which projects receive funding.
The Welsh Government issued policy directions to the Big Lottery Fund's policy directions in December 2006.
Examples of projects that have been funded by BIG are available below.
Consultation on proposed new Big Lottery Fund policy directions for Wales
This consultation, on behalf of the Welsh Government, invites views from a wide range of stakeholders including third, public and private sector organisations.
The consultation closes at noon on 17/06/2013
The Big Lottery Fund welcomes the opportunity to discuss project ideas at the earliest stages of development.
Telephone: 01686 611 700
For more information, including how to apply for funding, visit the Big Lottery Fund’s website.