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 »
Banding data for 2013 released by Welsh Government
Secondary school Banding data for 2013 has today been published by the Welsh Government.
- Credit Union savers make a million for Christmas
- Nut free celebration cakes are a recipe for success
- Banding data for 2013 released by Welsh Government
- Revising the national framework for Continuing NHS Healthcare (CHC)
- Welsh declaration of the rights of older people
- Council Tax Reduction Scheme Review
- 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 »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
Our vision is of dynamic and sustainable social enterprises strengthening an inclusive and growing economy. We also need to achieve greater recognition for the benefits that the social enterprise sector offers Wales’ economic life. We must work in partnership to encourage, develop and sustain social enterprises at all stages in their development.
Our aim for social enterprises are:
- The creation of an environment that encourages new social enterprises and capitalises on opportunities for growth;
- the establishment of integrated support for the sector involving mainstream, and
- specialist agencies leading to the creation of a thriving social enterprise sector in Wales.
What is a social enterprise?
A social enterprise is a business with social objectives. Their left-over profits are reinvested for that purpose in the business or the community, instead of raising profit for shareholders and owners.
Social enterprises tackle a wide range of social and environmental issues. They compete in the marketplace like other businesses, using their business skills to achieve social aims. Like other businesses, social enterprises aim to sustain their business and make profits. The difference is what they do with the profits.
What is the social economy?
The social economy includes the many and varied organisations that work outside the private and public sector. They include:
- Voluntary organisations;
- Community groups;
- Self-help groups;
- Community co-operatives and enterprises;
- Religious organisations, and
- other not for profit distribution organisations of benefit to the communities and the people of Wales.