This report provides an overview of Welsh Government’s implementation of the Third Sector Scheme during 2017-18.

The Third Sector Scheme is made under Section 74 of the Government of Wales Act 2006. This legislation requires Welsh Ministers to make a Scheme which is a statement of Welsh Ministers’ intent to support and promote, in the exercise of their functions as Welsh Ministers, the interests of relevant voluntary organisations.

The Scheme is designed to deliver a partnership between Welsh Government and the Third Sector which is intended to help to develop and support processes which will ultimately lead to:

  • Stronger, more resilient, communities the way most people make a voluntary contribution to the vibrancy and regeneration of their communities, provide care and help build people’s confidence and skills; and the opportunities the Third Sector creates for employment and local enterprise;
  • Better policy – the knowledge and expertise the third sector offers through its front‑line experience to help shape policies, procedures and services;
  • Better public services – the innovative and transforming role the third sector can play in making public services reach more people and become more sensitive to their needs.

What happened in 2017‑18?

The report highlights developments regarding:

  • dialogue and cooperation;
  • Third Sector Partnership Council;
  • ministerial meetings;
  • consultations;
  • policy development.

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