The Communities First programme in Wales has recently gone through a significant change.


Three of the major changes to the Communities First programme are...


A clear focus on supporting three key outcomes:Communities First logo

o    Prosperous Communities

o    Learning Communities

o    Healthier Communities.


A move to larger Cluster areas. There are four in Cardiff:

  • BRG - Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown
  • STAR - Splott, Tremorfa, Adamsdown and Plasnewydd
  • ACE - Ely and Caerau, with Fairwater
  • East Cardiff, Llanedeyrn and Pentwyn - Rumney, Llanrumney, Llanedeyrn, Pentwyn, St Mellons and Trowbridge


The Outcomes are measurable using Results Based Accountability (RBA) - we need to demonstrate the difference we have made to the community by showing how much we’ve done, how well we’ve done it and who’s better off as a result.

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