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Invest in Nature Cymru can help point you to resources, support and funding!

Invest in Nature Cymru (previously Environet Cymru) is a Welsh Government programme working to support any community group or third sector organisation wanting to start or develop an environmental project. They will continue to offer a free signposting and advice service and promote the amazing work of environmental and community groups through our digital network. However, they will have a new name – […]

Paying A Real Living Wage Could Boost Cardiff’s Economy by Millions    

Currently 24% of employees in Cardiff earn below the real Living Wage – approximately 140,000 people. The real Living Wage is calculated according to what people need to make ends meet. The rate is currently £8.75 outside London, compared to the UK minimum wage of £7.83. In a new report commissioned by the Living Wage […]

Dŵr Cymru Launches New Business Plan & Opportunity to join Glas Cymru

The holdings company for Dŵr Cymru; Wales’ not-for-profit water provider are recruiting for new members. As a holdings company, 60 members are responsible for owning, financing and managing Dŵr Cymru. Unpaid members fulfill an important governance role in holding the Board of Directors to account on key issues. In order to accurately represent the customer […]

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How United Purpose is leading the way in community-led and grassroots innovations

This September we are delighted to be holding our fifth Green Drinks networking event in partnership with Cynnal Cymru member, United Purpose. This unique evening event will be held on 27 September in United Purpose’s headquarters in Cardiff from 17:30 to 19:30pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear about their work first-hand as well as […]

Low Carbon Architecture and Design Summer School Success

This summer Cynnal Cymru held its third Low Carbon Architecture and Design Summer School welcoming students of Architecture, Interior Design and Visual Communication from the North China University of China for a low carbon learning experience and cultural exchange. The annual summer school combines lectures and academic visits with opportunities to explore the cities of Cardiff […]

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Top Tips for creating an Award-winning entry for the new Sustainable Academy Awards

With only a few weeks left to apply for the Sustainable Academy Awards, we’ve put together a few words of encouragement and advice from one of our judges, to help you create that Award-winning entry. As always we are looking for outstanding individuals, projects or initiatives that are helping to deliver at least one of […]

Principality helps to build hospital orchard

Principality helps to build hospital orchard

More than 100 Principality colleagues will overhaul acres of overgrown land to help the health and wellbeing of patients, visitors and the local community in Llandough. The ‘Ein Berllan – Our Orchard’ will be created on seven acres of semi-rural pasture and woodland which makes up part of the Llandough Hospital estate. With Llandough Hospital […]

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Welsh civil society launch open government manifesto

Guest blog from Jess Blair from the Electoral Reform Society, as part of the Open Government Network in Wales, led by ERS Cymru, WCVA and Cynnal Cymru.   If you could get Welsh Government to do one thing to be more transparent or engaging, what would it be? Especially if you knew the government had […]

Car Futures Wales – The Road Ahead

This week the UK Government has launched its Road To Zero Strategy  which gives a clear indicator that ultra low emission and electric vehicles are the future for the UK. The Welsh Government has also launched consultation on Achieving Our Low Carbon Pathway to 2030 In February 2018, we held the Car Futures Wales conference with […]

Smoking litter still a big problem in Wales

New report aims to highlight the scale and impact of smoking-related litter in Wales A new report published by Keep Wales Tidy has revealed the prevalence of smoking-related litter and the far-reaching impacts on our health, wildlife and environment. During recent street cleanliness surveys, smoking-related litter was found on 80.3% of our streets, making it […]