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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"
- 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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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 »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for 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 Support Schemes
These are the main support mechanisms currently available in the food and drinks sector.
Processing and Marketing Grants
This grant provides assistance for capital investments that add value to agricultural products and help increase environmental and financial sustainability. The Processing and Marketing Grant scheme is currently closed to new applicants, following the competitive bidding round held earlier this year. The scheme will be subject to the availability of funds, until the formal closure of the scheme on 31 December 2012. The launch of a new scheme is anticipated for 2014.
Supply Chain Efficiencies
Provides financial support for co-operation and collaboration projects that will develop new products, processes and technologies in the agriculture, food and drink sectors.
This scheme provides individual support for smaller businesses that require a variety of skills to develop and grow their business.
Trade and Consumer Development
This scheme provides support to businesses that want to increase trade with retailers, independent stores, public sector and food service. This includes support within the UK and international markets. For more information, see link in right hand menu.
Marketing and Brand Development
This is available to businesses that want to invest in new marketing techniques, expand on existing marketing profiles or develop new brands within its product portfolio or business as a whole. Category management is the key to this support programme.
Information and support for new legislation or technical requirements can be provided through the three Food Centres in Wales and approved independent bodies.
These schemes are predominantly aimed at primary food and drink producers, food processors and partner organisations in all parts of Wales. Projects that will be considered are:-
- Investment in processing of agricultural products.
- Investment in marketing or brand development.
- Providing support for co-operation to develop new products, processes and technology.
- Diversification of agriculture products.
- Technical support for farmers and food producers.
- Development of a food culture in Wales recognising the diversity, quality and environmental sensitivity of food and drink production.
How to Contact Us
To access our support, please get in touch with the Business Support Helpline:
Tel: 03000 6 03000