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RET update

Sep 17, 2021

Welcome to our latest newsletter! We are delighted to welcome Dylan Wictome to the team as our new Finance and Information Officer. Dylan has already been supporting some of the […]

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News from WEFO

Sep 17, 2021

In the current 2014-2020 EU structural funds programmes for Wales, we have invested over £2.1 billion of our EU Structural Funds allocation into regional and national projects, driving a total […]

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Regional performance

Sep 17, 2021

These are the latest available headline figures for the performance of the ESI funded operations within the SE Region.  If you would like more detail on the data please email […]

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Energy reduction plans for the CCR

Sep 17, 2021

A CCR Energy Steering Board has been established, representing organisations such as the South Wales Industrial Cluster, Natural Resources Wales, and the ten local authorities, in addition to four critical […]

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Metro Plus programme

Sep 17, 2021

Following approval on 15th March 2021 from the CCR Cabinet to revise the Metro Plus programme, six of the ten schemes due to complete by March 2023 are currently being […]

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Exciting STEM opportunities for sixth formers

Sep 17, 2021

STEM Cymru are currently looking for schools and companies to collaborate with them for this year’s Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) 6th Form Project.  They and have created a video […]

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New ‘Venture’ hub launches

Sep 17, 2021

The CCR has announced the launch of a new Skills and Talent hub, to meet the future skills needs of employers and employees across South East Wales.  Brand-named ‘Venture’ this […]

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Welsh Financial Services Graduate Programme ’21 launch

Sep 17, 2021

Wales’ only FTSE 100 company celebrates involvement in ESF funded Welsh Financial Services Graduate Programme The Programme is part funded by the European Social Fund via Welsh Government. Nearly 70% […]

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WEFO guidance on simplified costs updated

Sep 17, 2021

The Guidance on Simplified Costs – version 4 was published June 2021 following an update by the European Commission to their guidance on simplified costs.  Some points to notes include: […]

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ESI claims issues – common pitfalls

Sep 17, 2021

A few tips on how to avoid the most common issues that can cause payment delays! Full and complete audit trails must be provided within 12 working days of submitting […]

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Final closure of some 2007-2013 programmes

Sep 17, 2021

The European Commission have informally notified WEFO that three of the programmes can be closed. Document retention periods for these programmes are confirmed as: East Wales ERDF Regional Competitiveness and […]

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Regional Engagement Team round-up

Jun 25, 2021

We have a new-look newsletter! This is just one of the recent changes to our communications, with a weekly email bulletin and additional pages to our website on the new […]

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New STEM careers podcast for young people

Jun 25, 2021

Technocamps’ new podcast, Technotalks, aims to entertain and inform young people about the careers available to them in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths sectors. Each week, inspiring people in […]

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IT’S TIME – new Valleys Regional Park video

Jun 25, 2021

VRP have released their new promotional video ‘IT’S TIME!’ on their YouTube and social media channels. They are rightly very proud of the result, with an English and Welsh version […]

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Update to ReACT eligibility rules

Jun 25, 2021

The eligibility rules for ReAct funding have changed slightly. The programme is now available for customers who have been redundant or have become unemployed during the last 12 months rather […]

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The Specific project is 10 years old!

Jun 25, 2021

Specific are celebrating ten years of energy technology development: from research to buildings In April ten years ago they brought together academic and industry partners with expertise in printed photovoltaics, […]

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Results of Senedd elections

Jun 25, 2021

The Elections on 6th May resulted in 19 new Members of the Senedd, and a new Welsh Government Cabinet.  While Mark Drakeford continues as First Minister, some of the other […]

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Welsh Government International Learning Exchange

Jun 25, 2021

The scheme will enable learners and staff from Wales, and those who come to study or work in Wales, to continue to benefit from international exchanges in a similar way […]

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UK funds debated at Senedd

Jun 25, 2021

The UK Government Levelling Up Fund and future Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) were debated at the Senedd on 15 June. The Welsh Government’s position was set out by Minister for […]

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CCR business survey

Jun 25, 2021

Call for businesses in South East Wales to shape the support they need for future growth The Cardiff Capital Region Business Council has launched a survey to identify what businesses […]

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Developments from the Cardiff Capital Region

Jun 25, 2021

The new and improved Cardiff Capital Region website is now live.  It’s a comprehensive one-stop shop for anything and everything related to the City Deal; serving as a hub for […]

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Regional performance

Jun 25, 2021

These are the latest available headline figures for the performance of the ESI funded operations within the SE Region.  If you would like more detail on the data please email […]

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What has European Funding done for South East Wales?

Jun 25, 2021

WEFO have produced a new infographic showing the impact EU funds have had on the South East region since 2007 as you can see below: Check out the animated version:

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