New duties for Natural Resources Wales placed upon them under The Environment Act and the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act call for new ways of working which support a more collaborative and, in some cases, a co- produced approach. NRW hope their new funding approach, developed in collaboration with key stakeholders, will support them to meet these duties. Work is now underway to begin developing the Commissioning Plans.
Funding will be available in the region of £3 million per year – subject to any reductions in NRW’s Grant In Aid. Partners will be able to apply for up to 3 years funding from 2018 – helping longer term planning. NRW will have a two stage process – inviting initial expressions of interest, followed by invitation to make a full application. An open call for projects to come forward with approaches to these challenges is currently envisaged to open by Spring 2018. It is likely that NRW will be able to provide interested parties with more detail about how expressions of interest may be submitted by October 2017.
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