Links - Welsh Organisations

Welsh Organisations

Arts Council of Wales

The website for the Arts Council of Wales. This website offers a complete overview of the Arts Council of Wales' work , funding information and also a comprehensive arts database featuring some of Wales' foremost arts organisations and practitioners.

CBI CymruWales

The online voice of British business.

This is the new all age careers information and advice website in Wales. The information contained in this site is useful for young people, parents, adults, employers and other professionals. Job vacancies for young people are also promoted on the site.

Chwarae Teg

Set up in 1992 by a consortium of public sector agencies to support, develop and expand the role of women in the Welsh economy, Chwarae Teg is now recognised as a lead organisation in the field of women's economic development in Wales, the UK and in Europe.

clickonWales contains daily analysis and commentary on the Welsh economy, politics, culture and wider public policy questions. The site will draw on the wide range of experts that currently contribute to the IWA’s highly regarded print magazine Agenda.

Countryside Council for Wales

The Countryside Council for Wales is the Government's statutory adviser on sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and the opportunity for outdoor enjoyment in Wales and its inshore waters. The national wildlife conservation authority.

Department for Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DELLS)

The Welsh Assembly Government wants Wales to be a learning country, where high quality, lifelong learning liberates talent, extends opportunities, empowers communities, provides the better jobs and skills that people need to prosper in the new economy and creates a sustainable future for Wales.

Disability Wales

Disability Wales provide current information of events, disability issues around equality and rights plus developments in disability services in Wales.

Environment Agency Wales

The leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales.

Equal Opportunities Commission Wales

The Equal Opportunities Commission is the leading agency working to eliminate sex discrimination in 21st Century Britain.

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Our job is to create a fairer Britain and a society without prejudice, to raise awareness of your rights and implement an effective legislative framework for the future. Wales Helpline: 0845 604 8810, textphone 0845 604 8820.

GO (Graduate Opportunities) Wales offers a range of services proven to help students, graduates and businesses in Wales. GO Wales is a business support and employability programme delivered by all the Universities in Wales.

Groundwork Trust - Wrexham and Flintshire

The principle of involving and empowering local people and communities to care about their environment is central to the Groundwork approach.

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)

The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) is an Assembly Sponsored Public Body established in May 1992 under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. The Council assumed responsibility for the funding of higher education in Wales in April 1993. It administers funds made available by the National Assembly for Wales to support education, research and associated activities at twelve higher education institutions. It also provides funds for prescribed higher education courses at further education colleges.

Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA) - Forward thinking for Wales

The Institute of Welsh Affairs is an independent think-tank that promotes quality research and informed debate aimed at making Wales a better nation in which to work and live. We commission research, publish reports and policy papers, and organise events across Wales.

Institute of Welsh Politics

The Department is one of the top research departments in the UK and was awarded a 5* in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise in 2001.

Legal Services Ombudsman

The Legal Services Ombudsman oversees the handling of complaints about lawyers in England and Wales.

Planning Aid Wales (PAW)

Planning Aid Wales (PAW) is a registered charity which provides advice and help on all aspects of town and country planning for people in Wales. Although it is independent, PAW receives a large part of its funding from the Welsh Government. It also receives financial support from RTPI Cymru (the Wales branch of the Royal Town Planning Institute).


An online database of businesses throughout Wales.

Sport Wales

The national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and recreation in Wales.

The National Library of Wales

The National Library is one of the great libraries of the world. Its home is in the seaside town of Aberystwyth in Ceredigion. Since 1911 it has enjoyed the right to collect, free of charge, a copy of every printed work published in Britain and Ireland. In addition we have a huge collection of works about Wales and the other Celtic countries: books and pamphlets, magazines and newspapers, microforms, ephemera, and a wealth of electronic material. Wales Tourist Board

VisitWales offers more information than ever before to help you plan your holidays in Wales, and now also provides online booking. The VisitWales websites give you information if you have either a general or particular interest and enable you to book your own holiday online.

Welsh Assembly Government

The Welsh Assembly Government is responsible for developing and implementing policies and programmes for all issues that have been devolved to Wales. The First Minister, the Rt Hon Rhodri Morgan AM, leads the Assembly Government and chairs a Cabinet of eight other Ministers. All Ministers are accountable to the Assembly and its committees for all that they do.

Welsh Centre for International Affairs

The Welsh Centre for International Affairs is a national forum for the exchange of ideas on international issues. It seeks to promote world peace, human rights and international understanding, and to serve as a key point of contact in Wales for European institutions, the United Nations and the Commonwealth.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)

The WCVA's website…a huge, interactive site offering a wealth of information for and about the voluntary sector in Wales.

Wales Trades Union Congress (TUC) Cymru

The Wales TUC is an integral part of the Trades Union Congress of the UK, established to ensure that the role of the TUC is effectively undertaken in Wales.

Welsh European Funding Office

The aim of the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) is to make European Funds work efficiently and effectively for Wales. WEFO, which is part of the Welsh Assembly Government's Department for the Economy and Transport responsible for administering the 2007–2013 European Structural Fund Programmes in Wales, and concluding the 2000–2006 programmes.

Welsh Governance Centre

The Wales Governance Centre is a Cardiff University research centre undertaking innovative research into all aspects of the law, politics, government and political economy of Wales, as well the wider UK and European contexts of territorial governance. A key objective of the WGC is to facilitate and encourage informed public debate of key developments in Welsh governance not only through its research, but also through events and postgraduate teaching.

Welsh Language Commissioner

The Commissioner's functions include: promoting the use of the Welsh language; facilitating the use of the Welsh language; working towards ensuring that the Welsh language is treated no less favourably than the English language by imposing duties on some organizations to comply with standards relating to the Welsh language; conducting inquiries into matters relating to the Commissioner's functions; and investigating interference with the individual's freedom to use the Welsh language.

West Wales European Centre

Website for West Wales European Centre.

WJEC - Welsh Joint Education Commitee

Since its establishment as a consortium of local education authorities in 1948, the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) has made a distinctive contribution to education.

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