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Collaborative Communities 

A Vibrant Third Sector

Our region has a flourishing Third Sector which contributes to our vibrant communities. We aim to secure its future through an exiting programme of support to create sustainable organisations.

The project partners already provide excellent support and we aim to build on this to offer advice and guidance in new areas such as:

  • New skills to manage your organisation
  • Ways to move from grants to trading
  • Development of Social Enterprise*

* Social Enterprises trade in order to pursue a social benefit and reinvest profits back into delivering social objectives.

The County Councils and County Voluntary Councils in Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire and Swansea have formed a unique partnership to combine resources for the success of the project. The partnership draws together expertise and experience to share best practice across the region. The project will run until December 2013.

Secure Your Future

Do you have an exciting idea for a project, organisation or a Social Enterprise, but need some help and advise to get started?

Do you feel your organisation is ready to expand?

Do you want to become more sustainable and generate new income streams?

Would you like to increase your social impact or create more jobs?

Our locally based development officers will provide support in a wide range of areas such as:

  • Developing business plans
  • Legal structures
  • Trading – moving away from grant dependency
  • Market research and marketing plans
  • Governance
  • HR and good employment practice
  • Assistance with premises
  • Feasibility studies
  • Financial management and budgeting
  • Fundraising options and strategy 
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Equal opportunities
  • Tender readiness and procurement
Page last updated on 06/2/2013
Contact Details
For more information please call 01269 590 270 or e-mail

This project has been part-funded by the EU’s Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.