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Wales Environment Link funding

29 February 2024

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed funding for Wales Environment Link to undertake a programme of stakeholder engagement to inform the development of biodiversity targets in Wales of up to £20,000 for 2023 to 2024 and up to £80,000 for 2024 to 2025.

Additional capital funding for Welsh Revenue Authority

29 February 2024

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed to grant additional capital spend for the Welsh Revenue Authority up to £80,000 for the current financial year 2023 to 2024 for the purchase of essential replacement IT equipment.

Animal Welfare Plan for Wales Progress Reports

29 February 2024

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed to publish progress reports for Year 1 and Year 2 of the Animal Welfare Plan for Wales.

Funding for 2024 young carers festival and in-person MAG meeting

29 February 2024

The Deputy Minister for Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing have agreed funding for the 2024 young carers festival and an in-person Ministerial Advisory Group meeting.  

Pupil Development Grant and School Essentials Grant

29 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to the proposed funding allocations for both the Pupil Development Grant and the School Essentials Grant in 2024 to 2025.

Appointments to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

29 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services has appointed Clare Budden, Christopher Field, Karen Balmer and Rhian Jones as Independent Member for 4 years from 01/03/2024 to 29/02/2028.

Basic Income for Care Leavers in Wales Pilot Financial Advice funding

29 February 2024

The Minister for Social Justice, and Chief Whip has agreed funding for the delivery of financial advice for young people taking part in the Basic Income for Care Leavers in Wales Pilot for financial year 2024 to 2025.

Masters in Education

28 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed funding of the National Masters in Education (Wales) for 2024 to 2025.

Design and costing of 3 new water mains at Bro Tathan

28 February 2024

The Minister for Economy has approved the appointment of consultants to advise on infrastructure works at Bro Tathan.

Separation of Services between Welsh Government and MOD owned land at Bro Tathan

28 February 2024

The Minister for Economy has approved the appointment of consultants at Bro Tathan.

Seafish Board appointments and reappointments

27 February 2024

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed to the reappointment of Jeff Halliwell, David Brooks, Graham Black, Heather Jones and Nathan de Rozarieux and to a campaign to advertise for two new industry representatives to sit on the Seafish board.

The continuation of the work of the Disability Rights Taskforce

27 February 2024

The Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip has agreed to support the operational costs for the Disability Rights Taskforce team through to May 2025.

Procurement of research for ten Year Animal Health and Welfare Strategy

27 February 2024

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed spend up to £50k to procure a contractor to conduct research on a new Animal Health and Welfare Strategy for Wales.

National Minimum Allowance for Foster Carers

27 February 2024

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed the rates for the National Minimum Allowance for Foster Carers for 2024 to 2025.

Duty to report transplant related crimes under the Human Tissue Act

27 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to regulations being made by the Secretary of State under powers conferred by the Human Tissue Act 2004 relating to reporting a suspicion of offences under human tissue and modern slavery legislation.

SHELL Digital Solutions Team ICT Services and Funding

27 February 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed funding of £1.242million for financial year 2024 to 2025 to support the annual costs for ICT Services, including programme staff for Employability and Skills.

Written Evidence Paper

27 February 2024

The Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport & Tourism has agreed the Written Evidence Paper - Impacts of UK Exit from the EU on the Cultural Sector.

Remit and Funding Letters for Cwmni Egino

26 February 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed to transitional funding and adjustments to the Cwmni Egino Board and it’s Executive team to secure project continuity and corporate knowledge.

Funding for Science and Maths Support Programmes for Schools

26 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved advice in relation to funding of £852,798 for science and maths support programmes for schools in the 2024 to 2025 financial year.

Investment Panel Meeting of 16 January 2024

26 February 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed Economy Futures Creative Production Funding for a project in Newport across South Wales.

Core Funding Allocation for Digital Health and Care Wales

22 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the 2024 to 2025 Digital Health and Care Wales Core Allocation and Primary Care Information Management and Technology Budget.

Health and Social Services – 2nd Supplementary Budget

22 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Minister for Social Services, Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing and the Minister for Finance and Local Government have agreed the Health and Social Services Main Expenditure Group Second Supplementary Budget for 2023 to 2024.

Application to Peace Plus programme

22 February 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the submission of a Welsh Government application to the EU’s Peace Plus cross-border programme.

Application to the Privy Council by Cardiff Metropolitan University

22 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to recommend that an application to the Privy Council by Cardiff Metropolitan University to amend its Instruments and Articles of Government is approved.

Estyn Thematic Report on Attendance

22 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed the response to the recommendations in the Estyn report on improving attendance in secondary schools.

Land for Housing Scheme - Round 2

22 February 2024

The Minister for Climate Change and First Minister have agreed the loan applications under the Land for Housing Scheme 2023 to 2024.

Land for Housing 2023 to 2024

22 February 2024

The Minister for Climate Change and the First Minister have agreed loan awards to Registered Social Landlords under the 2023 to 2024 Land for Housing Scheme.

Closure of the NHS COVID Pass Digital

21 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services approved advice in relation to the closure of the NHS COVID Pass Service.

Appointment of an Independent Member to Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

21 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services approved advice in relation to the appointment of Susan Lloyd-Selby as an Independent Member (Local Authority) to Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.

Appointment of Independent Member Community to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

21 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to appoint Rachel Rowlands as Independent Member Community to Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. Her appointment starts on 01/04/2024.

Assurance of aseptic preparations of medicines in NHS Wales

21 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services approved advice in relation to the assurance of aseptic preparations of medicines in NHS Wales.

Private Finance Initiative Grant

20 February 2024

The Minister for Finance & Local Government has agreed to the payment of the 2024 to 2025 instalment of an annual revenue grant to support cost pressures of running facilities for existing Private Finance Initiative Projects for Police and Crime Commissioners and one Fire authority.

Investment Panel Meeting of 23 January 2024

20 February 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed Economy Futures Funding for a project in Caerphilly.

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Chair Appointment

20 February 2024

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed to extend Mr Nicholas Saphir’s term as Chair of Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board for 12 Months.

MIPIM Event 2024

20 February 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed a contribution to partner with Cardiff Capital Region and Cardiff City Council at MIPIM 2024.

Culture & Sport Arm’s Length Bodies’ Operational Plans

15 February 2024

The Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism has agreed the Culture Arm’s Length Bodies’ Operational Plans for 2023 to 2024.

Dowry Gap Funding

15 February 2024

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to the Dowry gap funding for the ten Large Scale Voluntary Transfer Registered Social Landlords for 2025 to 2026.

Disruptive and Emerging Technology Alliance

15 February 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed that Welsh Government becomes a member of the Disruptive and Emerging Technology Alliance.

Integration and Rebalancing Capital Funding Programme update and project approval

15 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services, the Deputy Minister for Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing have agreed to Integration and Rebalancing Capital Funding to support three projects up to a total cost of £1,764,424.

Re-Appointments to the Life Sciences Hub Wales

15 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services approved advice in relation to extending the appointment of the Chair, Dr Chris Martin, and a non-executive director, Rupert Jones, to the Life Sciences Hub Wales.

Reappointments to Careers Choices Dewis Gyrfa Board

14 February 2024

The Minister for Economy has approved the reappointment of 2 Board Members Helen White and David Matthews, to Careers Choices Dewis Gyrfa (Careers Wales) Board.

Natural Resources Wales Chief Executives Pay Offer

14 February 2024

The Minister for Climate Change has approved Natural Resources Wales pay remit application request in relation to its Chief Executive pay offer for 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Levy Rates

14 February 2024

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Levy Rates for 2024 to 2025.

Lease of land in Newport

14 February 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the new lease, along with lease variations and an option agreement of properties in Newport and expenditure of associated legal fees.

Housing Policy Grant Awards 2024 to 2025

14 February 2024

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed indicative grant funding awards for TPAS Cymru, Tai Pawb, Chartered Institute for Housing Cymru, LEASE and Cardiff Community Housing Association for 2024 to 2025.

Carcass Classification – Targeted Consultation

14 February 2024

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed to a joint, targeted consultation with Defra on sheep carcass classification & price reporting, and authorisation of automated grading methods for the classification of sheep and beef carcases.

Mental Health Funding

14 February 2024

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing and the Minister for Health and Social Services have agreed the allocation of mental health funding for 2024 to 2025. 

Application to register a new independent school

14 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed an application for registration of Cardiff Muslim High School.

Application to register a new independent school

14 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed an application for registration of Ysgol Tan Y Gaer.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency Information Sharing

14 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services approved advice in relation to Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency sharing information with the Welsh Government.

Local Partnerships LLP

14 February 2024

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has approved amendments made to the Members’ Agreement and Governance Framework.

Closure of 3 careers centres

14 February 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed Careers Wales can go ahead and market for sale three Careers Wales owned properties.

Transport for Wales

12 February 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed that Transport for Wales can set up a subsidiary company to commercialise surplus telecommunications fibre capacity on the Cardiff Valley Lines.

Culture and sport bodies

12 February 2024

The Minister for Economy and the Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism have agreed the arrangements made for the one off payment of £1500 to members of staff at the five culture and sport arm’s length bodies.

Arm’s Length Bodies Severance Schemes

12 February 2024

The Minister for Economy and the Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism have agreed funding for Arm’s Length Bodies Severance Schemes 2023 to 2024.

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) Interim CEO Appointment

12 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to appoint the current deputy CEO Bethan Owen as interim CEO as from 10 February 2024 until HEFCW is dissolved.

Communicating with farmers

12 February 2024

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to the expenditure for the production and distribution of four information booklets to farmers throughout 2024 and in spring 2025. These will be sent to all farmers who submit a Single Application Form.

Joint Consultation for the revocation of Food and Drink Assimilated Law

12 February 2024

The Minister for Rural Affairs, North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed to take part in joint consultation exercise with Defra and Scottish Government seeking views on the revocation and amendment of a list of food, drink and other assimilated laws made obsolete by Brexit and the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023.

Childcare and Early Years Capital Programme

12 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed childcare and early years capital projects. 

Professional standards ownership

8 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed that the Welsh Government will retain ownership of the professional standards for both the school and the post-16 sectors, to maintain consistency and equity.

General Medical Services contract negotiations 2023 to 2024

8 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services agreed the conclusion of negotiations for the General Medical Services Contract Negotiations for 2023 to 2024.

Independent Special Post-16 Institutions

7 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has rejected an Independent Special Post-16 Institutions (ISPIs) to be included on the published ISPI List.

Childcare and Early Years Capital Programme- Cylch Meithrin Beddau- Funding Approval

7 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed funding for a childcare and early years capital project.

Digital Economy Act Three Year Review of the Fraud and Debt Powers

7 February 2024

The Minister for Finance and Local Government approved the laying of the Statutory Review of the Debt and Fraud Powers of the Digital Economy Act 2017 in the Senedd.

Extension of interim Chair to Hywel Dda University Health Board

6 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to extend Judith Hardisty as interim Chair to Hywel Dda University Health Board until 31 May 2024.

National Academy for Educational Leadership

6 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed funding of the National Master’s in Education (Wales) for 2024 to 2025.

County Parish Holding review

6 February 2024

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed to conduct a review of the County Parish Holding policy, guidance and systems in Wales.

Ministerial foreword for inclusion in Financial Education Supporting Materials

6 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed wording for the ‘Financial Education Supporting Materials’ Ministerial foreword being published and funded by Money and Pensions Service later in 2024.

Remit letters

6 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to the NHS Pay Review Body and the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration Remit letters for 2024 to 2025.

Local authority smallholdings

5 February 2024

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales and Trefnydd has agreed the Annual Report on Local Authority Smallholdings in Wales 2022 to 2023.

NHS digital projects

5 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed end-of-year capital funding for priority digital schemes.

Free school meals

5 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to the issuing of guidance to local authorities regarding a repeal Order which removed legacy benefits as a qualifying entitlement to free school meals.

Vocational Qualifications Review for Wales

5 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has accepted the Vocational Qualifications Review’s recommendations for the Welsh Government. The report’s 33 recommendations, which are aimed at the Welsh Government, Qualifications Wales and the Commission for Tertiary Education and Research, cover areas that include ‘made-for-Wales’ vocational qualifications, learner pathways into vocational education and the wider infrastructure for vocational education and training.

Appointment of Independent Member (Community) to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

5 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services has appointed Penny Jones for 4 years from the 15th January 2024.

National Advice Network Wales

5 February 2024

The Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip has agreed to extend the term of office of the Chair and the members of the National Advice Network Wales until 31 March 2025.

Welsh Examination Database Contract Award 2024

5 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to a re-tendering exercise for the Welsh Examinations Database contract and the associated costs over three years from 10 May 2024.

Extension of qualifications framework alignment contract for 2024 to 2025

1 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to extend the contract which provides advice and representation to support continued qualification framework alignment and the development of a policy and processes relating to recognition of prior learning for 2024 to 2025, and expenditure to support the policy developments.

UK Government consultation on Smarter Regulation

1 February 2024

The Minister for Economy, Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip and Minister for Climate Change have agreed the Welsh Government response to the UK Government Department for Business and Trade consultation on Smarter Regulation: Strengthening the economic regulation of the energy, water and telecoms sector.

Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief Scheme – Guidance for Local Authorities

1 February 2024

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has approved the 2024 to 2025 Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief guidance.

Housing With Care Fund

1 February 2024

The Minister for Climate Change approved £2,119,408 funding from the Housing with Care Fund for eleven schemes in four regions.

Housing With Care Fund

1 February 2024

The Minister for Climate Change approved £3,511,229 funding from the Housing with Care Fund for eight schemes in four regions.

Appointment of Associate Members to Hywel Dda University Health Board

1 February 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the appointments of Michael Grey and Jeremy Hockridge as Associate Board Members to Hywel Dda University Health Board.

National Occupational Standards hosting and quality assurance arrangement

1 February 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed to extend the arrangement with Skills Development Scotland for 2024 to 2025 to continue to host the management and coordination of National Occupational Standards, and related funding.

Universal Primary Free School Meals - Evaluation  

1 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed funding to undertake an independent evaluation of the Universal Primary Free School Meal policy.

Universal Primary Free School Meals – Unit Rate Review

1 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to an increase in the unit rate provided to local authorities for the delivery of Universal Primary Free School Meals.

Transitional Protection of Free School Meals

1 February 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has determined that the transitional protection of free school meals will end as planned on 31 December 2023 (or at the end of the eligible pupil’s phase of education on that date if later).

Environmental Principles, Environmental Governance, and Biodiversity Targets Bill

31 January 2024

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to the draft Integrated Impact Assessment and Regulatory Impact Assessment to accompany the White Paper consultation for a proposed Bill on Environmental Principles, Environmental Governance, and Biodiversity Targets.

Connected Cardiff Bay

30 January 2024

The First Minister has agreed to negotiate the terms of a Joint Arrangement with Cardiff City Council in respect of a number of sites in Cardiff.

Release of Charges on Land at J33, Cardiff

30 January 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the release of a charge over land in Cardiff.

Transfer of Land at Pengam Green, Cardiff

30 January 2024

The First Minister has agreed to discussions on the transfer of land in Cardiff.

Termination of Joint Venture Agreement on land at Wentloog

30 January 2024

The First Minister has agreed to discussions progressing, about the future of a joint venture agreement on land in Cardiff.

Power Infrastructure Upgrade Celtic Lakes

30 January 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed to facilitate an upgrade to infrastructure in Newport.

Sale of land

30 January 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the sale of land at Bangor.

Investment Recommendation Panel Meeting of 12 December 2023

30 January 2024

The Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism has agreed Economy Futures Creative Production Funding for a project in Cardiff.

Investment Recommendation Panel Meeting of 9 January 2024

30 January 2024

The Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism has agreed Wales Tourism Investment Funding for a project in Powys.

Teachers' Pay and Conditions

29 January 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed the 5th remit for the Independent Welsh Pay Review Body on Teachers Pay and Conditions 2024 to 2025.

A strategic partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation

29 January 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language agreed to enter into a three-year International Partnership Agreement (IPA) with the Education Endowment Foundation. This represents a financial contribution of £55,000 for development work in 2023 to 2024 and £65,000 per year for the following three financial years to 2026 to 2027, with the option to withdraw prior to the end of the three-year term. The IPA includes the option for additional consultancy-type work should both parties agree. 

Extension of Chair to Swansea Bay University Health Board

25 January 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the extension of Emma Woollett as Chair of Swansea Bay University Health Board.

Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme - Programme Variation

25 January 2024

The First Minister has approved the recommendations of the Education Investment Panel regarding Sustainable Communities for Learning Band B, programme variation for Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.

Peer on Peer Sexual harassment Action Plan

25 January 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed the content and publication of the Peer-on-Peer Sexual harassment Action Plan.

Support for the community and town council sector

25 January 2024

The Minister for Finance and Local Government agreed to continue support for the community and town council sector in 2024 to 2025.

Hay Festival education programmes

24 January 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed funding for Hay Festival education programmes for 2024 to 2025.

Changes to Flying Start Outreach Guidance

23 January 2024

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed to targeted informal consultation with local delivery partners on changes to the Flying Start Outreach Policy Guidance.

Ending Homelessness Outcomes Framework

23 January 2024

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to publish the consultation summary response and the Ending Homelessness Outcomes Framework. 

Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme

22 January 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language approved business cases for capital funding from Cardiff, Neath Port Talbot, Denbighshire and Vale of Glamorgan local authorities. The Minister also approved a variation request from Cardiff local authority regarding their approved Community Focused Schools capital funding.

Support for learners with additional learning needs

22 January 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language approved £20 million capital funding in 2023-24 to support learners with Additional Learning Needs.

Universal primary free school meals funding

22 January 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language approved the business cases for capital funding from Swansea and Bridgend local authorities.

Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme

22 January 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language approved the full business cases, and associated funding, for capital projects delivered by Bridgend College and NPTC Group of Colleges as part of the Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme.  The Minister also approved increasing the funding intervention rate for Further Education Institutions to include up to 100% Welsh Government funding for unrecoverable VAT on capital projects. 

New Velindre Cancer Centre

22 January 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services approved advice in relation to further advanced contracts for the New Velindre Cancer Centre.

Health Board revenue allocation

22 January 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the 2024 to 2025 Health Board allocations.

Basic Income for Care Leavers in Wales Pilot

22 January 2024

The Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip has agreed funding for the delivery of financial advice for young people taking part in the Basic Income for Care Leavers in Wales Pilot in 2023 to 2024.

Refunding a deposit - Pencoed Technology Park

22 January 2024

The Minister for Economy has approved refunding a deposit.

Appointment of Associate Member to Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

18 January 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed the appointment of Lani Tucker as Associate Board Member to Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.

Matchfund Individual Placement Support

16 January 2024

The Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing has agreed to match fund Individual Placement Support proposals in 2024 to 2025 and 2025 to 2026.

Renewal of relationship with the Silesia region of Poland

15 January 2024

The First Minister has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding and Action Plan for Cooperation with the Silesian Voivodeship, Poland.

Transforming Towns Loans

15 January 2024

The First Minister has agreed to fund Swansea local authority £3 Million under the latest round of the Transforming Towns Loans programme for 2023 to 2024.

Extending highspeed broadband reach - Legal advice procurement

15 January 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed to award a contract for legal support for extending the reach of highspeed broadband.

Investment Panel Meeting of 21 November 2023

15 January 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed Economy Futures funding for a project in Powys.

Programme funding for Educational Standards posts

15 January 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to fund four posts to support development and implementation of the Education Standards plan and data and information ecosystem through programme budgets within Education.

Additional funding for Barriers to Start Up Grant

15 January 2024

The Minister for Economy has approved funding for Barriers to Start Up Grant.

Delivery of the Welsh in education workforce plan

11 January 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed funding to be allocated during 2024 to 2025 and the summer term of 2025 to 2026 to support the delivery of the Welsh in education workforce plan.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development project

11 January 2024

The Minster for Education and Welsh Language has agreed funding for Wales to engage with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s new professionalism and the future of teaching project.

Research on the impact of COVID

11 January 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed funding for two research areas of concern related to the impact of COVID on how schools are managing the increased levels of challenging learner behaviour since the pandemic, and approaches to supporting learners in the Foundation Learning Phase whose developmental milestones have been disrupted.

Air Source Heat Pump Noise & Permitted Development Rights in Wales report

11 January 2024

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed the phases 1 and 2 reports for publication.

Appointments to Health Education and Improvement Wales

10 January 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services has appointed Judith Hardisty and Dawn Jones as Independent Member for 4 years.  

Appointments to Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

10 January 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services has appointed Ian Mathieson as a Non-Executive Director Academic and Peter Curran as a Non-Executive Director Finance to Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust for 4 years.

Evaluation of the Virtual School Model pilot funding

10 January 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has agreed to fund a full evaluation of the Virtual School Model Pilot, which is due to end in March 2024.

Preparedness Plans for Avian Influenza

10 January 2024

The First Minister and the Minister for Health and Social Services has agreed to strengthen the preparedness plans for avian influenza.

Future Proofing Non-Domestic Rates Fund

10 January 2024

The Minister for Economy and the Minister for Finance and Local Government have agreed to the establishment of a capital fund to assist businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality sector. This capital fund will provide support for businesses investing in their business and properties.  

Funding for Welsh Government Employability Programmes 2024 to 2025

10 January 2024

The Minister for Economy has approved the funding for the Jobs Growth Wales+, ReAct+ and Communities for Work+ programmes for the 2024 to 2025 financial year. The Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed the Communities for Work+ programme funding for the City and County of Cardiff for 2024 to 2025. The Minister for Economy and Minister for Finance and Local Government also agreed that Communities for Work+ funding should remain as a separate grant and is not considered for possible inclusion in Revenue Support Grant as this stage.

Valleys Regional Park Funding

10 January 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed to funding for the Valleys Regional Park for the 2024 to 2025 financial year.

Cyngor Gwynedd Active Travel Network Map

9 January 2024

The Minister for Climate Change has approved Cyngor Gwynedd’s Active Travel Network Map and agreed to extend the next date for all local authorities to submit revised versions of their Active Travel Network Maps.

Additional Funding from Optimised Retrofit Programme to support upgrading Intelligent Energy Systems devices

9 January 2024

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed funding to a maximum of £1.5 million from the Optimised Retrofit Programme (ORP), to be used to support upgrading existing intelligent energy systems devices of technology that were used under previous iterations of ORP engagement.

Childcare Offer for Wales - In Year Adjustment 2023 to 2024

9 January 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed to reallocate funding from within the existing 2023 to 2024 Childcare Offer Main Grant (Legacy), the Additional Support Grant and the Administration Grant to Local Authorities.

Regional Transport Plans

9 January 2024

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to issue grants to Corporate Joint Committees of £400,000 in 2024 to 2025 to enable development of Regional Transport Plans and to allow the funding committed to car clubs to be spread over several years.

Cymraeg 2050 Grant funding for third sector grant recipients

9 January 2024

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has approved grant funds for increasing the use of the Welsh language in 2024 to 2025.

Research projects related to supporting families and childcare

9 January 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services approved advice and funding to support research projects related to supporting families and childcare.

Transforming Towns Loans Scheme 2023 to 2024 - Approval of Loan Applications

9 January 2024

The Minister for Climate Change has agreed to fund Caerphilly, Cardiff, Gwynedd and Wrexham local authorities £5.126million collectively under the latest round of the Transforming Towns Loans programme.

Children’s Commissioner for Wales

8 January 2023

The Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip has agreed an indicative allocation of £1,591,000 (revenue) and £20,000 (capital) for the Children’s Commissioner for Wales for the 2024 to 2025 financial year.

2023 Ystadau Cymru Awards

8 January 2023

The Minister for Finance and Local Government agreed the 2023 Ystadau Cymru Awards: Winner, Llantwit Food Project, Vale of Glamorgan Council and Partners; Runner-up, Merthyr Tydfil Hub, Merthyr Tydfil Council and Partners; Commendation, Parc Gelli Werdd, Welsh Government, Carmarthenshire Cc and Partners.

Early Years Integration Transformation Programme

5 January 2024

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has agreed that grant funding to Public Service Boards for the Early Years Integration Transformation Programme will cease at the end of the 2023 to 2024 financial year and that the programme will formally close at the end of the 2024 to 2025.

Specialist advice

5 January 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed to specialist finance consultancy to support Business and Regions North Team.

Home adaptations and aids

5 January 2024

The First Minister and the Minister for Climate Change have approved £1,192,181 in 2023 to 2024 from the Housing with Care Fund for six HCF schemes and an additional £535,000 to Care and Repair Agencies in 2023 to 2024 and in 2024 to 2025.

Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence budget

4 January 2024

The Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip has agreed the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence indicative capital and revenue budget allocations for 2024 to 2025.

Equality and Inclusion Grant

4 January 2024

The Minister for Social Justice has agreed indicative budget allocations for the Equality and Inclusion Grant for 2024 to 2025.

Children and Communities Grant

4 January 2024

The Minister for Health & Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed to include the Playworks Holiday Project and the Early Intervention Parenting Support and Interparental Conflict Grant within the Children and Communities Grant from April 2024, and to issue one year indicative grant offer letters for 2024 to 2025 to all local authorities for the Children and Communities Grant.

NHS 111 service

4 January 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services approved the allocation of capital funding to Wales Ambulance Service NHS Trust to procure a replacement patient management and triage system to support the NHS 111 Wales national service.

Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales

4 January 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services and Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing approved funding for projects supporting Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales.

Sustainability of the food and drink sector

4 January 2024

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed a number of initiatives to improve sustainability, decarbonisation and adaptation in the food and drink industry. These include the development of a food and drink industry decarbonisation plan and the commissioning of exploratory research to identify the potential benefits and drawbacks of climate risk reporting for major food, drink and animal feed businesses.

Home adaptations and aids

4 January 2024

The Minister for Climate Change approved £3,017,931 million funding from the Housing with Care Fund for eleven schemes in four regions.

Zootechnical Reform

4 January 2024

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has agreed in principle to a joint consultation with Defra on zootech legislation. 

Sale of land

3 January 2024

The Minister for Economy has agreed to the release of a charge on land at Mwyndy.

StatsWales

3 January 2024

The Minister for Finance and Local Government has agreed to award the contract for the development of the new StatsWales service to a modern and sustainable platfform.

Single Unified Safeguarding Review Policy Officer

3 January 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed funding for a single unified safeguarding review policy officer role.

Budget allocations

3 January 2024

The Minister for Health and Social Services and the Deputy Minister for Social Services have agreed budget allocations for early years, childcare and play for 2024 to 2025.

Organic farming

3 January 2024

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has asked officials to develop a financial support scheme for organic farming for 2024.

UK horticulture industry

3 January 2024

The Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd has given her consent for the UK Government to launch a UK-wide consultation on contractual arrangements in the UK horticulture sector.