The case studies and blogs below share insights into some of the different approaches that have been taken to support the foundational economy in Wales and to reshape or strengthen its sectors and communities.
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In 2019 Hywel Dda University Health Board took a bold step to start an Apprenticeship Academy. This was partly in response to the increasing financial
Working with the construction sector, Ysgol y Deri has established a sustainable catering enterprise that supports pupils with Additional Learning Needs to enter the workforce.
How trusted relationships with tenants, communities and suppliers are shaping the future for Blaenau Gwent’s Housing Associations
Flintshire County Council has used a Welsh Government Foundational Economy Challenge Fund grant to pilot a new model of micro-provision of care services. 14 micro-carers have been created helping to grow the county’s care sector provide well-paid, sustainable jobs.
ELITE Paper Solutions has used a Welsh Government Foundational Economy Challenge Fund grant not only to grow its commercial success but to demonstrate the benefits of its social aims and fully inclusive workplace.
Practice Solutions received a Foundational Economy Challenge Fund to explore how local businesses could be better linked with both the community and the public sector with benefits not only to the local economy but to wider well-being.
Digital innovation platform, Simply Do Ideas, received support from the Foundational Economy Challenge Fund in January 2020. The funding was used to address key barriers that public sector organisations face when innovating and which can often prevent them from accessing the best ideas to solve strategic organisational challenges. Here is the result…