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Tuesday, May 16th
10am - 4pm
Gower Power's Community Share Offer - Registration now open!Read more
We are seeking an experienced Programme and Communications Assistant to work on two DTA Wales Lottery funded Programmes: Enterprising Solutions and Renew Wales undertaking a range of administrative, events organisation and marketing and communications activities.
Rydym yn chwilio am Gynorthwyydd Rhaglen a Chyfathrebu profiadol i weithio ar ddwy o Raglenni DTA Cymru sy'n cael eu hariannu gan y Loteri: Atebion Mentrus ac Adfywio Cymru, gan ymgymryd â nifer o weithgareddau gweinyddol, trefnu digwyddiadau a marchnata a chyfathrebu amrywiol.
Cardiff Transition AGM please attend. www.cardifftransition.org.uk
The Annual General Meeting is on Tuesday, 28th February 2017 6pm.
Following the brexit decision there has been a lot of reflection and soul searching. Here we share an interesting article from Andy Goldring of Permaculture UK who reflects on the decision and offers a positive vision for our communities.Read more
Communities delivering for Future Generations Thursday 6th October 2016
In the last few years renewable energy has been a huge success story with several new hydro plants being built in north west Wales, including the Afon Berthan plant in Bethesda. But these renewable generators should be able to get more value for the electricity they're generating and local people haven't been able to benefit from hosting these generators.Read more
In the last few years renewable energy has been a huge success story with several new hydro plants being built in north west Wales, including the Afon Berthan plant in Bethesda. But these renewable generators should be able to get more value for the electricity they're generating and local people haven't been able to benefit from hosting these generators.Read more
'Shine a Light?/Golau Newydd' directly challenges local politicians 'to wake-up and smell the coffee' as one contributor, Alan Simpson, says. Why is it so important to be campaigners as well as practitioners?Read more
Electric vehicle evangelist Neil Lewis on hills and valleys with his new electric car.Read more
It's amazing what you can fit on a cargo bike and with an electric assist who even needs a car.Read more
Thirty members of Awel Co-op visited the site to see progress on the community wind farm which is currently being built on the Gwrhyd, 20 miles north of Swansea.
A couple of years ago a Community Energy pioneer changed his focus from the Vale of Glamorgan to Cardiff. This was borne out of years of frustration with his local council and also the apparent willingness of the Welsh capital to embrace renewable energy. Strategic documents stated clearly that there was a desire to work in partnership with community groups to help develop projects across the city. Great news and a real positive step forward as far as pioneers are concerned. The dormant Cardiff Community Energy (CCE) Co-operative was resurrected with its original members and the hard work began.Read more
Carmarthenshire Energy Limited (CEL) has launched its second community share offer, offering the opportunity to invest in a 1.5m community-owned wind generator in Salem.Read more
This Renew Wales regional event is designed to help any organisation or group responsible for a community facility or ground?Read more
Local Youth Group move towards sustainability
NAB Youth group based at St Fagans Community Hall in Trecynon are moving towards financial and environmental sustainability thanks to support from The Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Renew Wales.
There are a number of opportunities to invest in Community Owned Energy. Renew Wales has been involved in supporting Awel Coop and Cardiff Community Energy and Carmarthenshire Energy host Renew Wales Co-ordinators and Mentors. Of course we support all locally owned energy projects and we would encourage you to take a look at these schemes.Read more
Wales and the UK lag far behind our European neighbours and some states in the USA regarding local energy production.
The 'Shine a Light?' film proposes that all UK political parties commit themselves to locally owned renewable energy schemes.
Renew Wales were pleased to be able to attend Community Energy Wales conference in Cardiff on the 23rd of March. Renew had a stand and it was great to see so many people who are involved with Renew Wales or who have received support from Renew Wales attending.Read more
DTA Wales attended the recent Community Energy Wales conference at Jury's Inn, Cardiff to promote the Village SOS support programme we are delivering across Wales' rural communities.
14-15 March Fishguard, WalesRead more
Joining The Crunch as an AmbassadorRead more
We are keen to appoint a dynamic and resourceful cook/chef who has past experience of developing and maintaining a busy and profitable cafe.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to help us build a profitable and sustainable business in a 'must see' community cafe.
You would need to be trained or have a traceable track record, have the ability to produce good quality, well presented affordable food which appeals to families and local agencies and business' alike. The possibilities are endless if you have imagination, drive, personality and a willingness to work hard.
Vacancy At The Feel Good Factory
This position is initially for 6 months, with a possibility of extension (subject to funding)
We are pleased to share the latest Renew Wales evalution.Read more
A new scheme to support smaller businesses in developing renewable energy projects has been launched.Read more
For your diary: this year Llais y Goedwig, the community network for Wales, has several key events, hosted by network members.Read more
Lansio rhaglen newydd i gefnogi cynlluniau ynni adnewyddadwy lleol /
Welcome to the Welsh Government's Local Energy Programme
Renew Wales Coordinator Training Days, Centre for Alternative Technology
(The Renew Wales Coordinators, with Sherry from Renew Wales)
Charity Profiles 'Local Heroes' in 3 New Short Films launched at the Centre For Alternative Technology, Machynlleth.Read more
Experience from Wales and Australia Thursday 11th February 2016: 17.00 for 17.20 to 19.30Read more
DTA Wales, our host organisation and founding partner, has just become a second delivery partner in Wales for the rural Village SOS initiative. Village SOS is a campaign that aims to inspire local community action, through supporting new, developing and existing community projects that benefit residents in rural communities throughout the UK.Read more
It's that time again when we ask you to tell us about the special person you know whose leadership is making a real difference in Wales.
Mae Gwobrau Arwain Cymru 2016 yn fyw!
NSA Afan Job VacancyRead more
Postcode Local Trust was established in 2015 to provide financial support for charities and good causes which help communities enhance their natural environment in a way that benefits the wider community.Read more
Save the Date: Tuesday 1st March 2016 (St Davids Day)Read more
A Welsh tidal stream technology company has today [13/12/15] installed the country's first tidal energy generator in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire.
Developed by Cardiff-based Tidal Energy Ltd, the DeltaStream device will become one of the first grid-connected demonstration devices worldwide to generate green, sustainable and predictable tidal power.
It has been an extremely successful month for various community energy organisations across the UK, including 2 in Wales. Awel Aman Tawe have raised an incredible amount of over 721,000 and Carmarthenshire Energy Limitedwho have done exceptionally, by raising just under 350,000 in share offers.Read more
As negotiations enter the 2nd and final week of the climate talks in Paris, Paul Allen has this report - Centre for Alternative Technology.Read more
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 at 08:45
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, United Kingdom
28th November 2015.Read more
Renew Wales is looking to recruit three Co-ordinators to cover the following areas:
The Eastern Valleys (Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen)
North East Wales (Denbyshire, Flintshire and Wrexham)
Amber Rudd's long awaited Energy Policy 'reset' speech today was focused on the welcome goal of giving investors' confidence. Unfortunately, as we head to a key climate change global summit, that is mainly confidence to invest in gas, not renewables.Read more
Renew Wales was delighted to support Carmarthenshire Energy Limited (CEL) to deliver a regional event in West Wales.Read more
Paul Thorburn, Wales' former rugby captain has urged the people of Wales, and beyond, to get behind Awel's community wind co-op. Paul says "This is a fantastic, co-operative way of taking action on climate change in the run up to the UN conference in Paris. Anyone can buy a share and therefore be a member of the co-op. One member, one vote. It's an opportunity to share ownership of Welsh wind.
Mae Paul Thorburn, cyn gapten tim rygbi Cymru wedi annog pobl Cymru, a thu hwnt, i fynd y tu ol i gydweithfa wynt gymunedol Awel. Dywed Paul: Mae hon yn ffordd ffantastig a chydweithredol o weithredu ar newid hinsawdd cyn cynhadledd y CU ym Mharis. Gall unrhyw un dalu cyfranddaliad gan felly bod yn aelod o'r gydweithfa. Un aelod, un bleidlais. Mae'n gyfle i rannu perchnogaeth o wynt Cymru.
Llais y Goedwig are very pleased to announce that expressions of interest are now being taken for Making Local Woods Work, a Big Lottery funded project working to help support and grow woodland-based social enterprises across the UK.Read more
Free event - all welcomeRead more
Please take a few moments to send a letter to Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to persuade the Government to provide funding for energy efficient homes.Read more
News from Awel Aman Tawe
We are really excited today to be launching the Share Offer for our community windfarm which has been years in development. The two turbines will generate clean energy, and feed all profits back into community projects in the local area.
Rydym yn gyffrous iawn heddiw wrth lansio y Cynnig Cyfranddaliadau ar gyfer ein fferm wynt gymunedol sydd wedi bod yn datblygu ers blynyddoedd. Bydd y ddau dyrbin yn cynhyrchu egni glan, a bwydo holl enillion yn ol i brosiectau cymunedol yn yr ardal leol.
Upcoming Training events from the Transition Network are shown below. You can also see all events on a map, on a calendar, or from other and all sources by using the tabs.Read more
The Climate Change Commission for Wales is hosting this event for you, as leaders and stakeholders within Wales, to communicate your commitment to climate change. At a time when world leaders are meeting in Paris for the COP21 global climate talks, this event aims to look at what's being done in Wales to tackle climate change and look to the future at what we can achieve with the new Well-being of Future Generations Wales Act.
Mae Comisiwn Cymru ar y Newid yn yr Hinsawdd yn cynnal digwyddiad i gyfleu ymrwymiad Cymru i newid hinsawdd. Ar adeg pan fydd arweinwyr y byd yn cwrdd ym Mharis ar gyfer trafodaethau newid hinsawdd COP21, nod y digwyddiad hwn yw edrych ar yr hyn sy'n cael ei wneud yng Nghymru i fynd i'r afael ÃƒÂ¢'r newid yn yr hinsawdd ac edrych i'r dyfodol ar yr hyn y gellir ei gyflawni gyda'r Ddeddf Llesiant Cenedlaethau'r Dyfodol Cymru newydd.
Thursday 12th November, Beechwood House, Newport
Theme: Housing co-operatives and community empowerment
Carmarthenshire Energy Limited would like to invite you to the Renew Wales: West Wales Regional Event 2015 in St Peter's Civic Hall, Carmarthen on Tuesday 17th November.
There will be both drop-in sessions and a lunchtime presentation and buffet (booking essential)
The latest news from the Big Lottery Fund in Wales.Read more
"Stay together, mind the pedestrians because there's a lot of them and remember you are a vehicle entitled to the road just like the big cars and lorries," our cycle guides shouted as we pedalled off to experience the best, and worst, of cycling in Cardiff.Read more
Camau nesaf ar gyfer Eiriolwyr y Dyfodol
Next steps for Futures Champions
Pan Wales Programme, Renew Wales, held their Annual Conference on Thursday 15th October, at Cardiff City Hall. Renew Wales used this successful event to announce the exciting news that their funding from the Big Fund has been extended until March 2018.Read more
SD Charter event on Climate Change & National indicators consultation.Read more
Wales Climate Action Day - Pedal for the Planet
Diwrnod Hinsawdd Cymru - Beicio dros y Blaned
The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones AM will be holding a public meeting in Swansea on 15 October. He wants to hear about the issues in your community that matter to you, listen to your ideas, and answer your questions.Read more
Dr Sarah Lloyd-Jones has been working in the voluntary sector in Wales for over 30 years.Read more
Peter DaviesRead more
You are invited to have a stall at this year's Green Fayre, taking place 10am to 4pm on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November 2015 at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea's Maritime Quarter. Join in helping to promote sustainable living and raising environmental awareness in Swansea.Read more
Community Energy in Wales 'The Way forward' at Ty Hywel took place in Cardiff on Tuesday the 15th of September. It was run on behalf of Community Energy Wales (CEW) and Cardiff Community Energy. The event was kindly sponsored by Jenny Rathbone AM.
Renew Wales was pleased to support this fantastic event in Llanberis in partnership with Datblygiadau Egni Gwledig (DEG), Community Energy Wales, Ynni Padern Peris and the Community Energy Fund.
Over 50 people attended the event appropriately held at Electric Mountain in Llanberis. Most of those attending had come from North Wales but there were representatives from across Wales and even across the Irish Sea from Ireland.
The latest Plunkett Foundation NewsletterRead more
Applications for the 2016 Awards are now openRead more
It's round four of the popular WPD fundRead more
Landmarks will explore a wide variety of issues including energy, sustainability, rural housing, industry, infrastructure, economy plus many more.Read more
Bevan Foundation report argues for radical solutions if Wales is to avoid increased flood risks, energy insecurity and higher levels of severe poverty by 2020.
A UNIQUE conference to discuss how some of the major world religions view climate change was held in Newport last month.Read more
(Pictured, amongst others, members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association, Newport, Save our Woodland, Bassaleg, Nina Finnigan and Sherry Martin from Renew Wales and Councillor Kate Thomas)
From Ty Solar built in a barn factory to hand made 'Hobbit house', Special low cost 5.00 email to book or ring 01239 820971 / 07791 809810Read more
Workshops across Wales.Read more
Litter pickers aged from 10 to 80 were out in Pill on Monday keeping the streets tidy.
A group of around 40 people filled 89 sacks with litter including nappies, empty bottles, crisp packets and cigarette butts during the two hours they patrolled the area after meeting at the Pill Millennium Centre.
The Prince's Countryside Fund has announced 725,000 of new funding for vital rural initiatives.Read more
The latest training and events info from the WCVA.Read more
A new website has been launched to help people understand the way laws in Wales are starting to diverge from the rest of the UK. The National Assembly can pass laws for Wales in 20 specified devolved areas of economic, social and cultural importance to citizens, including health, education, agriculture, transport, housing and the environment.Read more
25 November 2015, Assembly Rooms BathRead more
Fishguard Town Hall on Tuesday 6th October
from 12.30 to 6.30 pm.
The Welsh Government Rural Communities Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (RDP) was adopted by the European Commission on 26 May 2015. The RDP is a 7 year European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) programme, funded by the European Union and Welsh Government. At the end of July 2015 the Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, launched four key schemes under the new RDP. Together these initiatives are worth close to 30m.Read more
10 -1, 3rd October Llanishen Leisure Centre.Read more
Just Growth is a new funding programme designed to encourage the growth of community based food and farming projects.Read more
Community Renewable Energy in Wales
Filling the finance gap.
FIT - a call to action, the review and tariff reductionsRead more
10.00 - 16.00
Llanfechell - Hon yw'r ardal fwyaf ymhlith nifer o bentrefi ac aneddiadau gwasgarog sy'n nodweddu ardal Cyngor Cymuned Mechell.
Mae 'Menter Mechell' yn fenter ymbarel gymunedol, sy'n helpu i hwyluso amrywiaeth o weithgareddau a diddordebau ar gyfer grwpiau yn y pentref. Mae'r gweithgareddau dan sylw yn cynnwys Grŵp Hanes, Grŵp Hobiau, prosiect maes chwarae a chwaraeon Maes Martin, y Grŵp Llain, ac yn ystod 2014 cwblhawyd prosiect datblygu man hamdden Pont y Plas.
Llanfechell - It is the largest of several villages and dispersed settlements that make up Mechell Community Council area.
'Menter Mechell' is an umbrella community venture, which helps facilitate a variety of activities and interest groups in the village. Areas of activity include the History Group, a Hobbies Group, the Maes Martin Playground and Sports Project, Allotment Group and during 2014 the project to develop the Pont y Plas recreational area was completed.
A city deal proposal for Swansea could use the Tidal Lagoon and renewable industries as a starting pointRead more
Welsh Government Rural Communities Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and the Rural Community Development Fund.Read more
Amber Rudd has defended decisions to cut subsidy support for renewables, stressing the need to tackle climate change cost effectively.Read more
Free Training Events across Wales.Read more
The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced new measures to cut subsidies of the solar and biomass power plants, to lower energy bills.Read more
Proposed measures include cutting aid to small-scale solar power installations, with option of ending subsidies for roof-top panels earlier than expectedRead more
An in-depth introduction to CAT's latest Zero Carbon Britain research, offering a robust, evidence-based scenario that explores ways we can deliver a climate positive future, whilst also maintaining a modern lifestyle.Read more
We are pleased to advise you that the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate have issued a call for funding for small scale projects.
Rydym yn falch i'ch hysbysu bod Cyfarwyddiaeth yr Amgylchedd a Datblygu wedi cyhoeddi galwad am gyllid ar gyfer prosiectau ar raddfa fach.
Fifty communities across the UK will receive support to transform unmanaged woodland into opportunities for jobs, leisure, education and services and to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.
A proposed tidal lagoon between Cardiff and Newport which could power all the homes in Wales is expected to cost up to 7bn.
A report due to go before Cardiff council's cabinet today says the authority should consider fully the opportunities and impacts that might arise from the construction of a lagoon
Green Growth Wales is a suite of interventions to increase and accelerate green investment in Wales.Read more
Cyfres o ymyriadau yw Twf Gwyrdd Cymru er mwyn sicrhau buddsoddiad gwyrdd i Gymru ac er mwyn cyflymu'r broses.Read more
FREE COURSE: Designing and Delivering a Water Efficiency Strategy (BEST Course 1) Available for anyone interested and eligible.Read more
Not-for-profit organisations in Great Britain are eligible to apply for funding for renewable energy projects that can demonstrate they have the support of their local community.Read more
People Power: Creating Sustainable Futures - Thursday 15th October 2015 at City Hall, CardiffRead more
Renew Wales is sponsoring the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association (Newport Branch), who are organising a conference for women on climate change. Please note this is a Women's only event.Read more
25 July - The Abacus, Cardiff.Read more
Sustain Wales Awards
Many people and organisations in Wales are doing great things under the umbrella of sustainable development. It is the intention of Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales to highlight this, to praise the achievements and showcase good practice and as such announce that the Sustain Wales Awards are open for application from 5th June to coincide with European Sustainability Week.
As you are all very well aware, even if many others may not be, 2015 is a vital year for the future of humanity. Targets, plans and timetables being agreed this year, in Addis Ababa, New York and Paris, will be absolutely critical in ensuring peoples' and Nature's long-term health, wealth and security. So we must all hope and pray for the right outcomes.Read more
Saturday 11th July 2015
Montgomery Town Hall
Consultation between 17th June and 9th September.Read more
The date has been confirmed for the 2015 Renew Wales Conference.Read more
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said that the UK needs to take urgent action to prepare for the adverse effects of climate change.Read more
Mike Parker says May's General Election result has thrown a curveball at the renewable energy industry in Wales.Read more
27 per cent increase in ownership.Read more
Multicriteria and Multistakeholder Decision-Making in Geoenvironment. An Integrated Approach.
Dr Aleksandra Koj, Seren, Cardiff University and Dr Irfan Muhammad, Seren, Cardiff University
Unlocking Welsh geoenergy resources and understanding its risks and benefits to the environment and society. Contribution of novel application of Geo Information Science to better decision making.
The fifth in our bimonthly lecture series with Cardiff University's Seren project.
*Final reminder: registration closes this Friday*
Time is running out to enter this year's awardsRead more
Monday 3 - Saturday 8 August
Tutors: Jay Griffiths and Robert Minhinnick
Location: Tŷ Newydd
Fee: 575 (single room) / 475 (shared room)
The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth says Pope in eagerly anticipated Papal encyclical, a modern-day epistle on the environmentRead more
M Shed Bristol, 25 JuneRead more
Welcome to the June edition of our newsletter
Croeso i'r rhifyn Mehefin o ein cylchlythyr
SITA Trust has announced the next set of closing dates for applications for 2015/16.Read more
US researchers say new evidence casts doubt on the idea that global warming has "slowed" in recent years.Read more
Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration Project (SBED)Read more
Sunday June 21st at the pierhead in CardiffRead more
A bold new project to discover whether Cardiff could be sitting on top of a potential underground heating system has received a funding award from Innovate UK of over 250k.Read more
Friday, 19 June: Home Grown Energy: Community Energy Conference
Saturday, 20 June: Open Day: Celebration of Community Energy
This event marks the end of the LCRI HEFCW-Reconfiguration and WEFO-Convergence Programmes and highlights the research, partnerships and projects that have emerged from the Programmes during this time. We look back at successes and lessons learned to inform future initiatives and outline plans for the next stage of the LCRI and other related future projects.Read more
The Social Enterprise Awards Wales recognise the excellence demonstrated across the Welsh social enterprise sector.Read more
European approval for new Wales RDP
Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans today welcomed news that the European Commission has formally approved Wales's new Rural Development Programme (RDP)
A host of Pacific nations are turning to renewable technologies to satisfy 100% of their energy, writes Maxine Newlands. Samoa is aiming to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2017, while Tokelau has already reached 94% including 100% of its electricity.
12-14 June 2015Read more
The Carnegie UK Trust is inviting third, public and private sector organisations across the UK to join its new competitionRead more
Promoting and facilitating environmental sustainability in SwanseaRead more
Bringing Local Authorities and Community Energy Groups TogetherRead more
Redressing the Balance. Technical Innovation Fund.Read more
Something new and exciting has come to Haverfordwest.
We're calling it the Lab. the Pop down to the riverside (where Ocky White's travel shop used to be) for our Whitsun week of activities and help us take a fresh look at our town.
Sustainable Building Envelope Demonstration Project (SBED)Read more
2 July 2015, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
9am to 1pm followed by a networking lunch
24 June 2015 (10:00 to 16:30)
Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno, Wales
New book - how to re-engineer moneyRead more
The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is looking for the most effective community-based projects in the UK that are helping people trapped in cycles of poverty, breakdown or disadvantage to transform their lives. Innovative and effective projects that are addressing the root causes of poverty are welcome to apply.Read more
"We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change, and the last generation that can do something about it"Read more
Celebrate Community Co-operatives Fortnight: 20 June - 4 JulyRead more
Growing Livelihoods project calling for applicationsRead more
To the next secretary of state for energy and climate change.Read more
New Fund & Inspiring Enterprise update
Discussions for Wales in the light of opportunity, change and threats
Welcome to the May edition of our newsletter
Croeso i'r rhifyn Mai o ein cylchlythyr
Invitation to a workshop to develop an Adaptation Plan for the Communities sectorRead more
Solar Trade Association calls on Conservative government to invest in Britain's power infrastructure to protect low-carbon projectsRead more
The Independent - The Department of Energy and Climate Change, previously run by the Lib Dems, will be among the biggest casualties in terms of spending reductions.Read more
Following recent Government announcements there has been an amendment to the eligibility criteria for the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme making it possible for two projects to share the same MPAN (Meter Point Administration Number) and both still qualify for the FiT provided that one of those projects is owned by a Community Organisation.Read more
The Sanlam Go Dad Run 5K in Llangefni, Anglesey takes place on Sunday June 7th outside the Town Hall.Read more
Renew Wales 2014 Report.Read more
Croeso i gylchlythyr mis Mai Adfywio Cymru.
Welcome to the May edition of the Renew Wales Newsletter.Read more
With many scientists predicting a rise in sea and river levels due to climate change, many areas previously thought safe from flooding are now under threat.Read more
In April 2015, the Assembly's Environment and Sustainability Committee visited the German state of Baden-Wurrtemberg to find out how towns, cities and small communities are taking action to increase renewable energy and energy efficiency. In Germany, this is called the Energiewende (energy transition).
Well not quite. The prep' work has started to make the site ready for the contractors to move in. The mountain site has been pegged out. A corridor has been cut through the dense conifer block. Down in the valley agricultural shed have been rented to store materials . Telephone lines have been ordered. Detail method statements have been finished. Contracts are being finalised, insurance sorted, loan finalised, share offer closed, grid has been requested and the list goes on. As the weeks and months go by this blog will go through the trials, tribulations and all round nitty-gritty of building a community hydro. Sign up to the blog, learn as we learn, share with others as we share with you. Community energy is something for everyone.Read more
It could be the biggest breakthrough in the way we power our homes since oil lamps were replaced by light bulbs, and a West firm is at the forefront of testing out just how good it will be.Read more
Re-Worked makes material from waste coffee grounds collected from offices around the UK to make furniture for the same officesRead more
Nearly a million people are employed in the green business sector in the UK, but few would realise it from the debates so far in the 2015 general election
Tuesday 26 May 7-8.30pmRead more
BEST practice in waste management and Green (living) roofs and facades - free training courses.Read more
envirobites by enviroforum.Read more
The so-called 'hyperdegression' of the stand-alone FiT rate threatens the future of the UK's split commercial and community solar schemes and needs to be amended as a matter of urgency, Community Energy England chairman Philip Wolfe has said.Read more
Planning for community and neighbourhood-scale renewable energy - Renewable UK Cymru.Read more
Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens.Read more
Saturday May 16th.Read more
Prominent Canadian left-wing campaigner and author Naomi Klein has joined calls for Welsh Assembly Members to make our nation the world's first to put fossil fuels beyond use.Read more
Renewables are finally becoming a globally significant source of power, according to a United Nations Environment Programme report released in March by Frankfurt School UNEP Centre and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Wales' first solar-powered abattoir has been switched on to help process more than 25,000 livestock annually, according to its owners.Read more
Hay on Wye 1st - 4th May 2015Read more
Note: The purpose of this overview is to help organisations understand the main features of typical community energy business models. Please note that this is not intended to provide, or be a substitute for obtaining professional legal advice. Please also note that other legal forms may be appropriate for community energy groups in specific circumstances.Read more
The Ignite Roadshow will be in Cardiff on Wednesday the 22nd April.Read more
Dr Mz Pallet Workshop, at Carmarthen Youth Project.Read more
Renew Wales Video 2015.Read more
Daniel Owen Centre, Mold, June 6th 1.45pm 5pm
A generation ago Ethiopia's Tigray province was stricken by a famine that shocked the world. Today, as Chris Haslam reports, local people are using ancient techniques to turn part of the desert green.Read more
Campaigners in the Netherlands are taking the government to court for allegedly failing to protect its citizens from climate change.Read more
Shape the Future of Renewable Energy in Wales - 20 - 21st May 2015.Read more
Arts Factory NewsletterRead more
Community E Newsletter 18Read more
Newsletter April 2015
Cylchlythyr Ebrill 2015
Newsletter April 2015Read more
Research carried out by the Nottingham Trent University found that water present in disused coal mining pits can become a new source of renewable energy.Read more
Deadline - 17 April 2015Read more
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the envirobites newsletter, brought to you by enviroforum.
Vancouver has become the latest city to commit to running on 100% renewable energy. The city of 600,000 on Canada's west coast aims to use only green energy sources for electricity, and also for heating and cooling and transportation.Read more
Michael Greenstone, New York Times.
World leaders are once again racing to avert disastrous levels of global warming through limits on greenhouse gas emissions. An agreement may be in reach, but because of the vast supplies of inexpensive fossil fuels, protecting the world from climate change requires the even more difficult task of disrupting today's energy markets.
The White House last month released a blueprint to reduce United States emissions by as much as 28 percent by 2025. The plan lays the groundwork for the formal international climate talks this December in Paris, where the goal is a treaty on emissions that will seek to limit the rise in global temperatures to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above preindustrial levels. Beyond 3.6 degrees, scientists say, the most catastrophic climate consequences will occur, possibly including the melting of the Greenland ice sheet.
Forging a treaty in Paris would be no small task, yet would be just the beginning of a solution. The greater challenge will be deciding how much of the world's abundant supply of fossil fuels we simply let lie. (Bill McKibben and more recently The Guardian have taken a maximal position in their Leave It in the Ground campaign.)
South West Wales Skill sharing event, 9 May, Cardigan
Digyddiad De-Orllwin a Chanolbarth Cymru, 9 Mai, Aberteifi
A third of all lenders to renewable energy project crowdfunds are over 61-years old, according to Trillion Fund, the clean energy crowdfunding platform.
An analysis of more than 300 lenders that have so far participated in loans to wind projects on the website revealed that 32% of those lending are in or close to retirement, suggesting that despite its young image, crowdfunding might appeal more to a silver crowd.
Enjoying a Big Lunch is just the start - it's what can happen after that really makes the difference!Read more
An increasing number of local governments is setting ambitious renewable energy targets to combat human induced climate chaos. In a joint statement, members of the Global 100% RE campaign, an international alliance of organizations, associations and research institutions, highlight, however, that an energy transformation can only succeed if benefits are shared across society, including citizens and communities. At the ICLEI World congress in Seoul, Korea, the group warns that future energy markets built on 100% renewable energy have to be 'people centered' and 'community driven'.Read more
The Environment Centre in Swansea held a Fairtrade coffee morning where free samples of Fairtrade snacks were available together with Fairtrade tea and coffee.Read more
Earth Hour took place across twenty-four time zones and six continents on 28th March 8:30 PM local time, there were Earth Hour celebrations from New York to Nairobi to Paris!Read more
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Something like Spring is showing at our window and there's an awful lot going on!
Hello, and welcome to our newsletter.
How to be funding fit and reach your market,
8 April, Lampeter
Sut i gael cyllid addas a chyrraedd eich marchnad,
8 Ebrill, Llanbedr Pont Steffan
Seminar with Julian Dobson, author of the book 'How to save our town centres'
Seminar gyda Julian Dobson, awdur llyfr 'How to save our town centres'
We're not good at managing our natural resources. From recklessly burning fossil fuels to overfishing our seas, we're allowing our present day needs to trash the planet for future generations.
I joined NEF two years ago because, like you, I know this doesn't make social, environmental or economic sense.
FREE FCFCG training & events 2015
Hyfforddiant a Digwyddiadau FfFfDGC AM DDIM 2015
Dewch i Neuadd Ogwen am bersbectif newydd ar wastraff ar y 23ain o Fawrth, unrhyw bryd rhwng 10:30 a 15:30.
Come to Neuadd Ogwen for a new perspective on waste on the 23rd of March, any time between 10:30 and 15:30.
Do you know of an inspirational individual or group that has made a real difference to their area or to the lives of others?
Welcome to the March edition of our newsletter
Croeso i'r rhifyn Mawrth o ein cylchlythyr
By Richard Anderson
Business reporter, BBC News
The residents of Drammen have rather an unusual way of keeping warm, the BBC have reported today.
The county capital, 40 miles west of Oslo in Norway, extracts most of the heat needed to insulate its houses, offices and factories against the biting Nordic cold from the local fjord, or more precisely from the water held within it.
Averaging 8C throughout the year - it's literally cold enough to take your breath away. So cold, in fact, that open water swimmers classify it as freezing.
But somehow, an open-minded district heating company, backed by an environmentally-conscious city council, together with a large measure of Glaswegian nous, have built a system to meet the heating needs not just of Drammen's 65,000 residents, but its businesses as well.
Corwen Electricity Co-operative is a new co-op which will own a hydro turbine in the town of Corwen.Read more
The latest Shareenergy news.Read more
On the 1st March Cynnal Cymru/Sustain Wales launched The Wales We Want Report and provided the following information.Read more
The Social Economy Alliance has just launched a report looking at how a Right to Invest could transform the relationship between communities and the services and infrastructure they rely on. Whether it's the shortage of affordable homes or the uncertainty of fluctuating energy bills, people increasingly feel disconnected from the markets which affect their lives. Our stock exchange has never been more in foreign hands, our energy companies are run by foreign governments, our football clubs are owned by oligarchs and our press is controlled by a few wealthy individuals.
Earth Hour is on Saturday, 28 March 2015 at 8:30 pm local time.Read more
The SHARE Centre hosted a joint Climate Week and Fairtrade Fortnight Information and Education Open Day on the 4th March.Read more
Mae Angharad Holmes yn byw gyda'i theulu ar Fferm Sarn Fraint, ym Mhenmynydd yng nghanol Ynys MÃƒÂ´n. Mae wyth cenhedlaeth o'r teulu wedi byw a ffermio yn Sarn Fraint, sydd bellach yn fferm 70 erw sydd wedi cael ei drawsnewid yn fusnes organig llwyddiannus.Read more
Angharad Holmes lives with her family on Sarn Fraint Farm, at Penmynydd in the heart of Anglesey. Eight generations of the family have lived and farmed at Sarn Fraint, which is now a 70 acre farm that has been transformed into a successful organic business.Read more
24 March, the Priory Rooms, Birmingham
Find out more and book your free place
The annual National Lottery Awards have opened their search to find the UK's favourite Lottery funded project.Read more
Incorporating 'Grown Your Own Potato' projectRead more
NEA / City & Guilds
Level 3 Award in Energy Awareness 6281-01
Leighton Andrews, Minister for Public Services, has published a White Paper, Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People setting out the Welsh Government's vision for the future of Local Government which is more inclusive, effective and accountable.
Yn ddiweddar, cyhoeddodd Leighton Andrews, y Gweinidog Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus, Bapur Gwyn, Diwygio Llywodraeth Leol: Grym i Bobl Leol, sy'n amlinellu gweledigaeth Llywodraeth Cymru ar gyfer dyfodol mwy cynhwysol, effeithiol ac atebol i Lywodraeth Leol.
The jury's out as to whether external wall insulation in general is a good idea.
Mae yna dipyn o drafodaeth dyddiau yma am os ydy insiwleiddio waliau allanol yn syniad da neu beidio.
Corwen Electricity Co-operative will are launching their share offer for the hydro scheme on the 19th Feb at 7.30 pm in the Sports pavilion, Corwen. Go along to find out more about how you can own a share in this exciting community scheme.Read more
Will you show the love for our planet?
Valentines is a time to celebrate the things we love most, and we think our amazing planet should be one of those things. Take a look below for our special gifts to you and to see how you can show the love this February.
Celebrities use Shakespeare to raise awareness of climate change.Read more
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is the national day for action to raise awareness of the heating and insulation problems faced by low-income households.Read more
The Lloyds Banking Group is accepting applications to its School for Social Entrepreneurs Programme which will begin in October 2015.Read more
By Victoria Gill
Science reporter, BBC News
Though straw walls might be most readily linked to a story of pigs making questionable construction choices, the team behind these homes says the material could help to sustainably meet housing demand.
The homes are the result of an engineering research project led by the University of Bath.
The researchers worked with specialist architectural firm Modcell.
The team says this development should move building with straw from a niche technique for the ecologically minded to the wider market.
Do you work with low income and vulnerable households?
Would your organisation benefit from FREE training to help clients struggling with their energy bills?
The findings of the government select committee charged with looking into the Community Rights are back - and I'm very pleased to say overall they are extremely positive.Read more
Welcome to the February edition of our newsletter
Croeso i'r rhifyn Chwefror o ein cylchlythyr
Severn Wye Energy Agency, and partners Cyprus Energy Agency and the
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, have published the results of a
three year action research project to develop a practical delivery model
for community scale retrofit of homes.
Ym mis Chwefror 2014, lansiodd Michael Sheen (llysgennad UNICEF) y Sgwrs Genedlaethol am Y Gymru a Garem ar gyfer cenedlaethau'r dyfodol.
In February 2014, Michael Sheen (UNICEF ambassador) launched the start of a National Conversation about the Wales We Want for future generations.
CEW aims to put renewable energy schemes at the heart of communities in Wales. Community Energy Wales is a membership organisation that represents and empowers the community energy sector across Wales.
Am Ynni Cymunedol Cymru:
Mae Ynni Cymunedol Cymru yn ceisio rhoi cynlluniau ynni cynaliadwy wrth galon cymunedau yng Nghymru. Mudiad i aelodau yw Ynni Cymunedol Cymru sy'n cynrychioli a rhoi grym i'r sector ynni cymunedol ledled Cymru.
Profiad Ni Sustainable Heating Tour - 30th January 2015
Welcome to the January edition of our newsletter
Croeso i'r rhifyn Ionawr o ein cylchlythyr
UNA Exchange are looking for Project Hosts.Read more
A new 9 Million Pound programme to create more sustainable communities in Wales by supporting asset transfer was officially launched by the Big Lottery Fund.
Cafodd rhaglen newydd 9 miliwn i greu cymunedau mwy cynaliadwy yng Nghymru trwy gefnogi trosglwyddo asedau ei lansio'n swyddogol gan y Gronfa Loteri Fawr (Y Gronfa) heddiw.
Dan McCallum, a Renew Wales Coordinator and Mentor saw an opportunity to link two organisations together and the outcome has been very successful.Read more
Issue 56 - January 2015Read more
An interactive workshop on narratives and messaging
Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Butetown Community Centre, Cardiff, CF10 5UZ
Gweithdy rhyngweithiol ar y naratif a'r negeseuon
Dydd Mawrth 3ydd Chwefror 2015
Canolfan Gymunedol Butetown, Caerdydd, CF10 5UZ
At Dove Workshop, Banwen.Read more
There is a free community energy event in Cardiff on 10 February that Regen SW are running in partnership with Western Power Distribution.
The event will cover how to navigate grid issues, how to secure a grid connection, as well as help them feedback to DECC and Ofgem to remove barriers. The event is free of charge.
Responsible to the DTA Wales Director
Core purpose of the post:
To generate new income streams for the Development Trusts Association Wales (DTA Wales) by designing, managing and delivering a range of strategic programmes, enterprises, tenders, contracts, products and services.
Renewable UK is highlighting new official statistics from National Grid which show that record amounts of clean electricity were generated by wind power in 2015.Read more
ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT TO BOOK YOUR PLACE!Read more
Welcome to the December edition of our newsletter
Croeso i'r rhifyn Rhagfyr o ein cylchlythyr
PHASE 2 DEADLINE: 9 January 2015Read more
Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens Newsletter for NovemberRead more
Launch of the Sustain Wales Fund - Further spaces availableRead more
The way land in the UK is managed is failing people and communities across the country.Read more
10 February 2015, 13:00 â€“ 17:30
Cardiff, Eversheds LLP
Highlights from time with Renew Wales - Uchafbwyntiau o'u hamser gydag Adfywio CymruRead more
Opportunity to undertake the 2 day training on 11 & 12th of FebruaryRead more
Film Showing at Chapter Art Centre on 11th Dec - Water Blues Green SolutionsRead more
Project and Communications Officer role availableRead more
Masters student, Laura Stafford, is looking for your views on social enterprise support services / Chwilio am eich barn profiadau ar wasanaethau cefnogi mentrau cymdeithasol yng nghymruRead more
Opportunity to hear about the how the community have worked together to bring about the Anafon HydroRead more
Publication of Government Response to Consultation on support for Community Energy Under FITSRead more
Policy Forum for Wales, Morning, Monday, 15th December 2014Read more
Organise a housewarming event & donate the money you've raised to NEA - 27th February 2015Read more
Locality's Annual Convention, in partnership with DTA Wales, is taking place in Wales this year, at Cardiff City HallRead more
Developing Talents of Young People in the RhonddaRead more
Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) is administering a one-off grant scheme to disperse the charitable funds of the Rest Bay Convalescent Hotel in PorthcawlRead more
Event aimed at landowners and decision makers who are interested in communities growing local food on land they have an interest inRead more
Paid work available to co-ordinators who will support community groups in tackling the impacts and causes of climate change throughout 2015Read more
Wales fuel poverty conference taking place in Cardiff on Thursday 22 January 2015Read more
Trees, Women and Wrexham | Coed, Menywod a WrecsamRead more
Encounters with EnergyRead more
Diary Marker - October 30, 5-8pm - Tŷ Menai, BangorRead more
Recycle for Wales has put together a handy guide to ensure you'll be equipped with the knowledge to be kinder to the environment and save some cash in the process.Read more
Community Energy Event: 10 February 2015, 13:00 to 17:30. Cardiff, Eversheds LLPRead more
Latest news from Sharenergy and their partner project across the UKRead more
At least 175 thousand pounds available for 2 Welsh communitiesRead more
Bringing behaviour change practitioners and academics together for an interactive event to discuss their work at Aberystwyth UniversityRead more
A training event for groups wanting to start up a community growing project and want help finding land and speaking to landownersRead more
FCFCG community growing group trainingRead more
Job vacancy: DTA Wales Part Time AdministratorRead more
Powys Transition & Low Carbon Communities network ConferenceRead more
Are you a not-for-profit body looking for funding to deliver innovative, sustainable, energy efficiency programmes in deprived communities?Read more
Renew Wales backed eventRead more
A booklet constructed by Aberystwyth UniversityRead more
Funding from 1000 to 4000 pounds available to community groupsRead more
Locality's Annual Convention, in partnership with DTA Wales, is taking place in Wales this year, at Cardiff City HallRead more
Will you be a Tidy Winner?Read more
FCFCG Wales - September Newsletter - Cylchlythyr MediRead more
Fuel Debt Advice in the CommunityRead more
Feedback from the event in North Wales that explored how local action can help us meet the challenges of rising fuel prices and climate changeRead more
Executive Summary of Final ReportRead more
Free community energy event in Llangefni on the 18th of SeptemberRead more
An evening of Poetry and Music intertwined with AnimationRead more
Cardiff launch - September 11th, 8am-2pm - Queen Street, Cardiff City CentreRead more
IWA Energy Summit 2014: Wales' energy supply, security and resilience by 2050Read more
A small working (un)conference for practitioners
to discuss future community energy possibilities
100% subsidised course - S Wales venues - places filling fastRead more
Free healthy vegetable juices and fruit smoothies in Cardiff this ThursdayRead more
Addressing fuel poverty in the private rented sectorRead more
Renew Wales receives funding for another year to help communities around Wales take enterprising action to combat climate changeRead more
Trading for Sustainability - bursary funds availableRead more
Renew Wales is up for the Community Engagement Awards - Buy Tickets NowRead more
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham 2014, Saturday 13th SeptemberRead more
August edition of FCFCG newsletterRead more
Invitation to 'Better Places RCT' Workshop in PontypriddRead more
Roisin Willmott (RTPI Cymru), David Clubb (Renewable UK), Steven Edwards (Scottish Power) and Alister Kratt (LDA Design) offer their opinionsRead more
Energy with Culture - Abergynwgregyn Festival 2014Read more
Cutting the cost of keeping warm - a consultation to prepare for a new Fuel Poverty Strategy for EnglandRead more
A Date for your Diary - NEA South Wales Fuel Poverty ForumRead more
Quick round up of news from SharenergyRead more
Engaging & Connecting Wales, Pontypridd, August 13thRead more
Search for the UK's social innovator of the yearRead more
Places available on Discounted Promoting Energy Efficiency Course 24th September 2014Read more
Three-day Energy Awareness courseRead more
INVITATION TO AN EXHIBITION - September 30 - 2 OctoberRead more
Press release for Revive & Thrive event in Pontypridd on 13 AugustRead more
The annual Wales CSA gathering is coming up this September 12-14 near Mold, North WalesRead more
Planning for Major Infrastructure and Renewable Energy Projects in WalesRead more
Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens NewsletterRead more
A small working (un)conference for practitioners to discuss future community energy possibilitiesRead more
A New Reality: Seeking Innovation - 16th September in PowysRead more
A draft agenda for the Engaging & Connecting Wales meeting in Pontypridd 13 August:
Community gardens open day on 20th SeptemberRead more
Funding available across UK, with up to 6 days mentoring available to groupsRead more
Round-up of Wednesday's Renew Wales Mini ConferenceRead more
Seeking 25200 pounds, open on July 1st, no closing dateRead more
Rare opportunity to get speakers and all those involved from all sides of the planning and development process togetherRead more
Renew Wales mentor, Peter Draper, wrote this blog on which lightbulbs we should chooseRead more
Your Sponsored Walk - Eich Taith Gerdded NoddedigRead more
One day Skills First level 1 qualification called 'Promoting Energy Efficiency'Read more
Business people in Wales are joining forces with ministers to try to sell Wales as a great place for green businesses to investRead more
Training for community growing projects that are looking to increase their income and volunteers through well planned marketing techniquesRead more
The Holy Grail of renewable energyRead more
Submissions and nominations for the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize can be made up until the deadline on 14th July, 2014Read more
Give your organisation the platform it deserves - enter the UK Social Enterprise AwardsRead more
North West Wales networking eventRead more
Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens NewsletterRead more
£200,000 needed to save Narberth swimming poolRead more
Two new wind turbines will power local homes and provide reduced price energy for local business, whilst also contributing around 10,000 pounds a year to the local communityRead more
Training opportunity for leaders & managers to experience a fresh approach to engaging with sustainabilityRead more
Allow your visual senses to take a back seat with Super Sense at Bristol's Big Green WeekRead more
Social Enterprise Awards 2014 now open for applicationsRead more
Book SustainCo Study ToursRead more
A quick update on Sharenergy-supported projects and share offersRead more
Series of regional events for Futures ChampionsRead more
Great idea for bike clubs in the UK to increase membership and support more people to commuteRead more
Renew Wales Newsletter for the month of MayRead more
PENARTH sailing charity Challenge Wales to take part in a unique global study to record the effects of climate changeRead more
Networking event: How to harness the potential of community energyRead more
Online platform for people to share photos of Renew Wales projectsRead more
Gower Power Co-op wins Ignite Social Enterprise Big Energy IdeaRead more
'Come and Cook' community cookery and nutrition coursesRead more
Electricity Market Reform event, BristolRead more
Tweet your favourite picnic &/or nature hotspots so that they can be added to an online databaseRead more
6 million pound Nature Fund to support practical action to help stop the loss of wildlife and habitats in WalesRead more
Opportunity for Wales to develop its own transformation in community-owned energyRead more
Networking event for co-operatives in Wales to learn about good practice across the UKRead more
The grass is always greener when you stop prancing about on the other side of the fenceRead more
A grant scheme to reduce the cost of eligible electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen cars has been extended until at least 2017, or until 50,000 electric cars have been sold.Read more
Sign up for the Incredible Edible Network Regional ConferenceRead more
April newsletter for Generate WalesRead more
2014 Anglesey Walking and Cycling festivalRead more
A complimentary workshop - for early stage community groupsRead more
One day course towards a Skills First level 1 qualification called 'Promoting Energy Efficiency'Read more
Free one day event assessing the benefits community energy provides to societyRead more
Video made by pupils demonstrating how schools could save energy via three animationsRead more
NPT Council invites you to join them and Badger (from the Wave Radio station) for a Bike Ride next Sunday morningRead more
Event: Co-production, sustainability & the environmentRead more
A National Conversation Event on Community EnergyRead more
Renewable Energy Co-operatives in Wales Networking event for co-operatives in Wales to learn about good practice across the UKRead more
New case study: Abergwyngregyn - Hydro electric scheme on Afon AnafonRead more
Give it a grow: International Compost Week: 5th-11th MayRead more
Households carrying out energy efficiency improvements on their home can now get more money back to offset the cost of having the work doneRead more
Event: Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and the new Building Regulations 2014Read more
Free Revive & Thrive Event in Pontypridd May 14 2014Read more
Videos from the Renew Wales Conference on February 4th 2014 at the Centre of Alternative TechnologyRead more
Renew Wales first ever Newsletter for the month of AprilRead more
Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens April NewsletterRead more
How can Big Lottery Fund best help communities and people in need?Read more
May is National Walking Month. #WalkThisMay & discover where walking can take you.Read more
Renew Wales' latest blog postRead more
Seren Project: Seminar Invitation 'Mine Water Potential'Read more
Generate Wales â€“ Bringing the RHI Roadshow to Welsh Businesses South WalesRead more
Welsh Government discounts on Level 1 course - Promoting Energy EfficiencyRead more
Government unveils eight major new renewables projects, supporting 8,500 green jobsRead more
Be part of a Community Food FestivalRead more
Sustainability Science Summer School at Cardiff UniversityRead more
Hugh Caswell's energy efficient lighting projects demonstrate very impressive energy saving figuresRead more
It's the start of National Gardening Week todayRead more
Egni Share Offer expires April 17th!Read more
Tomorrow evening - Launch Event: Sustainable Food SystemsRead more
Submit your nominations for Community Enterprise AwardsRead more
FCFCG Wales - April Newsletter - Cylchlythyr EbrillRead more
LLOYDS BANK FOUNDATION FOR ENGLAND AND WALES LAUNCHES NEW GRANT PROGRAMMES WHICH ARE NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONSRead more
Just 9 days left to invest in 1st solar PV Co-Operative in WalesRead more
Recycle for Wales have some top tips to avoid the excess waste and reduce your food bill.Read more
Raising awareness of the issue of deforestation and empowering young people to get involved in taking action against itRead more
A pioneering team of Swiss engineers will tomorrow unveil a new solar-powered plane that they hope to fly around the world non-stop for the first time ever.Read more
Riverside Garden Market need investment of around 14,500 pounds to help create a a sustainable food system for Cardiff.Read more
Big Society Capital makes biggest single investment to date in Charity BankRead more
Businesses urged to have their say on 'The Wales We Want'Read more
Sculpture in Berlin (by Isaac Cordal) depicts politicians discussing global warming.Read more
5 millions pounds to improve walking and cycling routes across WalesRead more
Climate change: The possible effectsRead more
The Rhiannon wind farm, situated 12 miles off the coast of Anglesey, could generate enough electricity for 1.5m homesRead more
On Saturday we were at the Powys Transition & Low Carbon Communities Network (PTLCC) Conference. Here are some pictures from the day.Read more
Climate change a threat to security, food and humankind - IPCC report.
Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is the national day to recognise the problem of fuel poverty and the solutions available to help people keep warm in their homes.Read more
Energy Awareness Level 3 Award (6281-01) - Last few spaces left on the April course!Read more
BEST is seeking to appoint a number of training providers who can design, develop and deliver a wide range of courses in areas such as Low Carbon Leadership, Energy Efficiency Measures and Water Use and Efficiency.Read more
Applications to the 2013-2014 Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme close on April 3rd.Read more
A Conversation On Climate ChangeRead more
The Young Entrants Support Scheme 2015/2016 expressions of interest opened on 1st of March 2014 and will close on the 30th of November 2014.Read more
What are you doing for Earth Hour? Check out these 10 Welsh buildings that have already agreed to go dark on Saturday.Read more
The Welsh Government announced this week a new 1.7 million pound funding package for the country's credit unions.Read more
The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) is holding a UK wide conversation through a dedicated website on how it should spend 4 billion pounds of lottery funding between 2015 and 2021.Read more
Menter Mon's Digital Newsletter March 2014Read more
Use your power to protect the planet today.
Support one of our crowdfunding projects - Help save tigers in India and restore the Roodeberg in South Africa.
Welcome to the March edition of FCFCG Wales newsletter
Egni is Awel Aman Tawe's latest project and is seeking investment from the public to install solar panels on 7 community buildings in South Wales.Read more
Land and Asset Transfer Shared Learning SeminarRead more
Ynni'r Fro Evaluation from the Welsh Government.Read more
It's the first day of Climate Week, do something this week to help battle Climate change.Read more
Following the success of our first micro hydro co-operative share offer last autumn, we're planning a second share offer this spring.Read more
Advance Notice of a Facilities Management Shared Learning SeminarRead more
New RCMA- Riverside Community Garden Project videoRead more
Videos from the Renew Wales Conference, at the Centre for Alternative Technology on 4th February 2014Read more
We'd like to let you know that the Western Power Distribution Community Chest has just reopened for a third round of funding.Read more
Egni - South Wales Valleys Solar Photovoltaic Co-Operative (Presented by Awel Aman Tawe)Read more
Learn how to grow food using permaculture and organic food growing techniques.Read more
Invitation: Towards a Micro-Sociality of Austerity - One-day conference April 14thRead more
Seeking investment from the public to install solar panels on 7 community buildings in South Wales.Read more
Seminar Ynni Cymunedol Adfywio Cymru a Gwynedd WerddRead more
Food Growing and planning: How can planning policy support access to land? 18 March 2014 14:00 - 15:30Read more
Documentary at The Savoy Theatre: Tuesday, 13 May at 7.30Read more
Tokyo, 31st January 2014: Local governments across Japan are seeking to supply their regions with 100% renewable energy.Read more
Documentary at The Savoy Theatre: Tuesday, 13 May at 7.30Read more
When the lights switch off at 8.30pm on 29 March, it's our planet's time to shine!Read more
Can we reduce electricity demand by rewarding communities?Read more
Government boost to community energyRead more
Community Energy Development Fund Manager
29,000 plus travel and expenses
Green Routines is an audio and visual exhibition which celebrates thousands of people's decisions to cut their carbon emissions.Read more
j4bCommunity funding news for 15 January 2014Read more
If you are looking for an enjoyable forum to make new contacts or bring clients to, then the Generate Wales Breakfast Club is for you!Read more
Carpet Tiles free for three days 10th, 11th and 12th January!!Read more
Waste Warriors introduces the link between rubbish and our environment and develops pupil's thoughts on reducing reusing and recycling waste.Read more
The Renew Wales programme are looking to appoint a Social Media and Communications Officer, with a proven working knowledge of social media and communication strategies.
Welcome to the December Volunteer Newsletter from Groundwork North Wales. We would like to wish all our volunteers, partners and funders our very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.Read more
TheSprout.co.uk has teamed up with Renew Wales to create a series of articles that encourages young people to take enterprising action against climate change.Read more
We are delighted to announce that the Robert Owen Community
Banking Fund (ROCBF) has recently been awarded 1 million from
the BIG Lottery in Wales.
We are seeking a highly experienced Administrator to be responsible for developing, implementing, managing and maintaining effective administrative, IT and finance systems for DTA Wales and the Renew Wales Programme.
Rydym yn chwilio am Weinyddwr/wraig hynod o brofiadol i fod yn gyfrifol am ddatblygu, gweithredu, rheoli a chynnal systemau gweinyddol, TG a chyllid effeithiol ar gyfer CYD Cymru a'r Rhaglen Adfywio Cymru.
Transition Town Llandeilo are holding an Energy event for local people and businesses within the area on the 19th of OctoberRead more
To view the latest updates from Energyshare follow the link below to their NewsletterRead more
For updates and current progress on the Energy Action Group scheme, please download the September 2013 Newsletter belowRead more
Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme: Social Entrepreneur of the Year
For further information the Micro Hydro Share Offer and to invest in the scheme please see the leaflet attached below or visit their website;
Approaches to Sustainable Regeneration in Rural Wales: Dreams, processes and decision-making.Read more
For further information and to book a place at the 4th Annual National Sustainable Transport Conference please visit this link;
These Fuel poverty Forums will take place in September 2013 and will be focusing on Green Deal & ECORead more
For News Items and Updates from the Federation of City Farms Community Gardens, please follow the link below to their website;Read more
To see the latest News & Updates from the Centre for Sustainable Energy the follow the link below;Read more
There are two Forums being held in Wales, one in the North and one in the South, please see further details below;Read more
A new Â£20 million Green Deal Communities scheme to help local authorities drive street-by-street delivery of the Green Deal has been announced today.Read more
Please find below details on grants available through the Active Communities scheme of the People's Health Trust.Read more
The Individual Speaker Videos from the Renew Wales Conference held on the 9th of May at CAT are now available to view at DTA Wales' You-Tube site, following the link below;Read more
Carbon Leapfrog is a unique charity that connects carbon reduction projects with passionate professionals who are committed to combating climate change. Supported projects will be provided with high-value, pro bono advice to help overcome hurdles to their progress; in return, professionals will have the chance to work with projects that bring real, noticeable benefits to local communities both in the UK and internationally. Professionals in our member network cover a wide range of disciplines including legal, finance, marketing, accounting, and consultancy.Read more
The Social Enterprise Awards Wales is made up of four categories:
Wales Social Enterprise of the Year - open to social enterprises trading longer than 24 months
One to Watch - open to social enterprises trading less than 24 months
Social Enterprise Market Builder - open to Social enterprises, investors, corporates, public sector bodies and charities that has demonstrably made efforts within its own organisation to create more opportunities to buy from social enterprises.
Social Enterprise Champions - open to an individual or team who has been an inspirational role model or provided an outstanding contribution to the social enterprise and/or social enterprise sector.
The closing date for completed nomination forms is 12pm Tuesday 6 August 2013.
Waterloo Foundation is looking to 'provide small amounts of funding for early-stages, feasibility studies, technical assistance etc for renewable energy projects benefiting communities in Wales.Read more
Cynnal Cymru Energy Management Event.Read more
Renew Wales Conference Video from the 9th of May at CAT in Machynlleth.Read more
The Energy Advice Training Consortium is offering 'Promoting Energy Efficiency To Customers' training sessions across Wales in June and July.Read more
We're hitting the road with dates in early July in Birmingham, Manchester, London and Bristol.Read more
In it's fifth year the Green Dragon's Den competition at Hay Festival was again a phenomenal success, with sold out events both days. This year's competition took place in the afternoons after busy mornings of Landmarc 100 workshops and Slipstream Wales panel discussions. Green Dragon's Den 2013 had two categories, and as happens each year, the Dragons had a hard time deciding who they thought were most deserving of their points.Read more
Renew Wales Conference Videos, individual speakersRead more
Renew Wales Conference Videos, individual SpeakersRead more
May NewsletterRead more
We're getting in touch with this quick newsflash to let you know about some free nationwide events you may be interested in, and to update you on the new National Open Homes Network.Read more
Profiad Ni Guides, in Welsh and EnglishRead more
TheSprout is an interactive website that encourages creativity and direct involvement while providing information on activities and services available to every single one of you, the good young people of Cardiff.
Visit local homes and other properties, old and new to find out how to save energy, generate your own, and save money.
The second Monmouthshire Eco Open Doors takes place on the weekend of April 27th and 28th 2013. Twenty seven properties will be opening, ranging from a school, a community allotment project, a church, a village hall, new eco-houses, and older houses that have been retro-fitted to make them more eco-friendly.
Property owners will be available to talk to you about their own experience of having energy saving and energy generating features installed, and what it's like to live with them. This year, installers will also be present at some properties to provide more technical information and give advice on whether the technologies will be suitable for your property.
Pick up a leaflet, which provides details of all the properties except Chepstow Methodist Church which is only on the website, and have a look at the map on this site to plan which places to visit during the weekend.
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A film showing volunteers developing the TAPE Sensory Garden, at Colwyn Bay.Read more
The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has opened round three of its BIG Innovation programme which is looking for new ideas that will address emerging and existing social problems in Wales.
Third sector organisations with innovative ideas that have not been tried anywhere else in the UK may apply for grants of between Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£20,000 and Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£1 million. The funding is meant to help find ways to bring about real improvements to the communities most in need. Projects can be local, regional or national as long as at least 75% of the people who will benefit live in Wales.
The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is a contest that rewards inventions that successfully combine sustainability, entrepreneurship and creativity.
Organisations across the UK can start applying now for grants of up to Â£50,000 to support projects that have lasting positive effects on rural communities.
This year the Prince's Countryside Fund wants to invest up to Â£500,000 in worthwhile rural initiatives. This will be in addition to the Â£2.1 million in grants it has already given to hard-pressed rural communities since it first opened nearly three years ago.
Locality is launching a competition to find successful examples of peer-to-peer learning to inform the Big Lottery Fund's forthcoming
Learning for Impact initiative.
FCFCG is a dynamic UK charity that supports community groups to establish and manage local green spaces, including community gardens, farms, orchards and allotments. We are recruiting for five new posts in Wales:Read more
DTA Wales Conference
Assets, Energy and Enterprises
28th March 2013
Cardiff City Stadium
Leckwith Road, Cardiff, CF11 8AZ
Celebrate Fairtrade fortnight and Climate Week with Maindee Action Group.Read more
Sustrans' Big Pedal is back for 2013, and it promises to be even bigger and better than ever before.
Mae Big Pedal Sustrans yn Ã´l ar gyfer 2013, ac mae'n addo bod yn fwy ac yn well nac erioed o'r blaen.
This grant scheme helps new-start renewable energy producers or businesses looking to expand their capacity to generate more heat and power from renewable sources.
In this difficult economic climate, charities need to be innovative both in the ways they engage with donors and how they manage the funds raised.
We are holding a free charities update session on Wednesday 27 February which will look at inventive and original ways to engage with donors, while also focusing on investment policies for charities, including an overview of the ethical investment market.
Presenters from Barclays and Broomfield & Alexander will look at investment policies for your charity and also at the latest innovations in mobile donations.
Reducing your carbon footprint whilst saving you money.
As part of its cutting edge research project (Seren), the GRC is launching a free excel based software tool aimed at assisting Welsh small and medium enterprises to cut their costs and carbon emissions resulting from utilities, transport and waste.
TYF are pleased to offer several cost subsidised places on the highly sought after four day Facilitator Development training led by Nick Eve of Elements Facilitation Training.Read more
"Energy saving has never been so attractive" - that's the message from Edward Davey today as he announced the Green Deal Cashback Scheme is open, with hundreds of pounds of cash available to householders in England and Wales who make energy saving home improvements.Read more
As 21 January - labelled the most depressing day of the year - hits, the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) and Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) are calling on people throughout Wales to give Blue Monday a rosy glow by volunteering their time at a local community group or charity.
Wrth i ni gyrraedd 21 Ionawr - sy'n adnabyddus fel diwrnod diflasaf y flwyddyn, mae'r Gronfa Loteri Fawr a Chyngor Gweithredu Gwirfoddol Cymru (WCVA) yn galw ar bobl ar draws Cymru i leddfu Llun y Felan trwy wirfoddoli eu hamser mewn grŵp cymunedol neu elusen leol.
Communities in Rhondda Cynon Taff are to benefit from targeted funding and support on energy efficiency and energy generation over the next 18 months. This could lead to savings on energy bills and the creation of income streams which could net over £20million for communities over the next 20 years and help to save over 20,000 tonnes of carbon. These are the findings of the Generate RCT report compiled by Interlink, the Voluntary Sector Council for Rhondda Cynon Taff.Read more
Don't throw your kitchen scraps away; put them to work. The outer skins of fruit and vegetables are filled with flavor and vitamins, and most often have enough matter left in them for another go-round.Read more
This training event is aimed at community groups interested in buying land to develop community growing spaces. Advisors and support organisations are also welcome.
Nina Finnigan one of Renew Wales' co-ordinators is one of six finalists in the Avon Hello Tomorrow Fund.Read more
Gain a Masters in knowledge and inspiration in an afternoon of talks from leading edge thinkers and doers who are transforming the way we live, work and think.
This will be the first TEDx event in North Wales. TEDx was created in the spirit of TEDx's mission, 'ideas worth spreading'. The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
Throughout Wales, there are volunteer groups working tirelessly to restore their local environment and improve life in their communities. The Tidy Wales Awards are given each year to recognise their efforts.Read more
Local United is a a membership association of existing and aspiring social entrepreneurs, constituted as a Society for the Benefit of the Community. Local United launched 9 Action packs in 2011, covering social enterprise models such as food, transport and renewables.Read more
Behaviour change concerning energy use is an emerging area of research that has important implications for policy. This note introduces the factors and interventions that can influence behaviour. It also discusses the behavioural aspects of the Green Deal and the smart meters programme.Read more
Want to invest in green energy but don't have a local project to invest in? A new website lists share offerings for green energy co-ops around the UK.Read more
CAT is excited to be hosting the first training course for coordinators of Renew Wales in the WISE conference centre today and tomorrow.Read more