Dates for your diary

Beth Winkley

Dates for your diary


Summer's  over and my diary for autumn is filling up fast  so I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know about a couple of things we have coming up.


The new round of applications for the ARID Large Scale Infrastructure and Reprocessing Fund opened 5 September. The project – which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund though the Welsh Government – provides up to 40 per cent match funding for big infrastructure projects in Wales’ Convergence Region and is something of which we’re really proud.


If you’re interested in applying for this, or for future application rounds, I strongly recommend attending one of our advice sessions, where you’ll find out more about the fund and most importantly how to maximise your chances of a successful application. The sessions are free but places are limited, so why not register now? 


Registration is also now open for the WRAP Cymru Conference 2012.  This is free too, and there’s even lunch thrown in, but as with the advice sessions we do have to cap numbers so it’s worth registering sooner rather than later if you want to come along.


Before that, we’ve got two really exciting new projects to launch. Firstly, I’m delighted to announce that Ruth Llewellyn has joined us on secondment from Cylch  to manage our Recycle on the Go offering for Wales. We’ll be working with a huge range of organisations including local authorities, shopping centres, leisure facilities, hospitals as well as big public events, to help them provide recycling out-of-home recycling facilities. Watch this space for further details or contact Ruth to find out more.


You may also have read about our two Welsh Hospitality and Food Service Voluntary Agreement launch signatories, Castell Howell and SA Brain. Well, the great news is that the Agreement is just the start and we’ll be announcing additional support for the hospitality and food and drink sectors in the next few weeks. In the meantime if you’d like to find out more about becoming a signatory get in touch with Hugh Jones.  

Well, that’s it for now. Here's to a busy and profitable autumn.