• Objectives


Environment Wales has 4 core objectives:

1. To achieve sustainable improvements to the Welsh environment through practical projects:

For example through:

  • management or creation of wetland, woodland, grassland or coastland habitats, or other habitats within the built environment;
  • pollution control and management of air, water, energy, and materials;
  • improvements to the visual environment, landscaping and litter abatement;
  • schemes creating or improving access and transport, footpaths, cycle-ways, access to sites and reserves for those with specific needs, and community transport programmes.
  • Increased understanding of sustainable development and the environment:

2. To increasing understanding of sustainable development and the environment through information, education and advisory services;

For example through:

  • interpretation, providing information or advice, education and awareness-raising, and broadening community participation.
  • To help create new environmental initiatives which also allow communities and voluntary organisations to contribute to their social and economic needs:

3. To help create new environmental initiatives which also allow communities and voluntary organisations to contribute to their social and economic needs;

For example through:

  • initiatives promoting or producing environmentally-related products and services
  • environmental enterprises and businesses that allow communities and voluntary organisations to generate income and contribute to a sustainable economy, for example Riverside Community Market, New Life Recycling Project
  • initiatives demonstrating alternative social models and examples of sustainable living, for example, Coed Hills Rural Art Space, Menter y Felin Uchaf.
  • To support and train staff and volunteers engaged in these activities.

Our Training Support Grants can help fund training in any area that will strengthen the capacity of staff or volunteers to deliver registered project activities;

4. To support and train staff and volunteers engaged in the above activities;

For example through:

  • IT, budgeting or marketing training;
  • Volunteer recruitment or management;
  • Health and Safety training;
  • Practical training relevant to the registered project for example, the use of certain machinery or equipment, specific conservation techniques, low impact living or ecological footprint training, eco-building etc

These examples of project activities are given for illustration only. Environment Wales encourages an innovative approach towards meeting our objectives and welcomes new ideas as to how to best deliver environmental and sustainable development goals.