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‘Sail training’ helps young people improve their employability 

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Posted by Good Practice Wales   24/04/2015 Categories: Social Enterprise Social investment WCVA
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Over 1,000 young people in Wales have benefited from sailing experiences on Wales’ Tall Ship, the 72-foot Challenge Wales yacht thanks to a social investment made by WCVA in 2008.

WCVA shortlisted for UK’s first social investment award 

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Posted by Good Practice Wales   24/04/2015 Categories: Social Enterprise Social investment WCVA
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WCVA is one of 15 organisations to be shortlisted for the UK’s first Social Investment Awards.

Powys enterprise to launch new product range 

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Posted by Good Practice Wales   24/04/2015 Categories: Social Enterprise Social investment WCVA
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A Powys-based social enterprise that manufactures home gifts is set to launch a new skincare range after attracting investment from the Wales Micro-business Loan Fund.

WCVA loan saves village pub 

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Posted by Good Practice Wales   24/04/2015 Categories: Social Enterprise Social investment WCVA
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A 100-year old village pub that went into receivership last year has been bought by the local community after securing a loan through WCVA.

Cardiff skate park gets green light for launch 

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Posted by Good Practice Wales   24/04/2015 Categories: Social Enterprise Social investment WCVA
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A new social enterprise is set to open Cardiff’s first indoor skate park and art space this Spring having attracted start-up investment from the Wales Micro-business Loan Fund.

Investment helps West Wales arts centre expand 

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Posted by Good Practice Wales   24/04/2015 Categories: Social Enterprise Social investment WCVA
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A not-for-profit arts centre in West Wales has increased its turnover, expanded its workforce and developed a new digital cinema screen after a major expansion last year.

Investment backs unique Welsh start-up 

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Posted by Good Practice Wales   24/04/2015 Categories: Social Enterprise Social investment WCVA
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A start-up enterprise has generated an estimated £1 million in savings for the public purse and created 20 new jobs after launching the concept of community coaching in Wales.

Greencap -- a Communities Investment Fund case study 

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Posted by Good Practice Wales   24/04/2015 Categories: Social Enterprise Social investment WCVA
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WCVA's Communities Investment Fund has provided loan finance to Greencap -- an enterprise born out of the demise in Remploy in Wales. Greencap has been trading and employing ex-Remploy workers for over 12 months and this film captures the impact of... read more
 

Unity loan sees youth media factory fizzing with energy 

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Posted by Good Practice Wales   24/04/2015 Categories: Social Enterprise Social investment WCVA
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Tom Jones, the Stereophonics, US X Factor host Steve Jones and many more music and media stars have played or presented at Wales’s iconic studios - The Pop Factory – over the last 12 years. Now, the charity Valleys Kids has bought the venue with a... read more
 

Land train tours set for Caernarfon 

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Posted by Good Practice Wales   24/04/2015 Categories: Social Enterprise Social investment WCVA
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A new enterprise that will offer land train tours of historic Caernarfon has been given the green light after attracting start-up investment.
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