Application Guidance

awards-web-banner-FINALWhen we talk about sustainability we refer to the definition contained in the ‘Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act (2015). In the act, “sustainable development” means the process of improving the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales by taking action, in accordance with the sustainable development principle. We recommend you download and read the ‘Essentials Guide’ on the Well-being Act before completing you application.

The seven well-being goals

We will be scoring your applications against the seven National Well-being Goals and the five Ways of Working described in the Well-being Future Generations Act Essentials Guide. Further explanation is provided in the application guidance document. We will be looking for evidence that your application is delivering substantially on at least one goal and ideally be delivering multiple benefits across all seven goals. We will examine the way you operate and look for evidence of;

sustainable development principles

Integration – taking a whole system approach that aims to deliver integrated benefits across environmental, social/cultural and economic priorities, blending the skills of different collaborators and specialisms.

Long-Term Thinking – recognition that every decision today has an impact tomorrow and on future generations. This links to preventative action.

Preventative Action – thinking long-term should ensure that you spot problems before they arrive and take action to avoid them.

Collaboration – working well with each other and with partners in an open, fair and accountable way, using the strengths of each partner to enhance the whole.

Involvement – seeking the views of the people who will live with the consequences of your actions (clients, members, service users, students, customers, the wider community) to co-design the best approach.



If you are nominating an individual we will not be specifically be scoring them against the Well-being Goals, however we will be looking for examples of how they meet the five the Ways of Working, so where possible share examples and evidence to support this.


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