WE'RE ON A MISSION FOR THE REGION

Our mission is Universal Flourishing for South West Wales, transforming our economy and society to create well-being for all, by 2030. We’re a human network that believes in empowering changemakers, because lots of little changes make big change happen.

THE FUTURE IS IN OUR HANDS

Our vision is a region where, everywhere you look, people are empowered and supported to change the things they want to change. Because for every challenge, and every injustice, there is someone who cares and someone who wants to make a difference.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE

Whether it’s a community agriculture project growing food, an activist lobbying for a cause, a large organisation investing in green energy, or a small business committed to creating local jobs. We need progress on all these things. We need to be the change we want to see.

WE THINK YOU ARE BRILLIANT

We need people like you in the movement, working together to make change happen for South West Wales. Join our community of changemakers, become an ambassador, or, let us help you make things happen, for you and for the region.

BUY REGIONAL

If every person & business in South West Wales spent an extra £100 a year with regional businesses, instead of global ones, there would be an extra £108m circulating and multiplying in our economy. That’s lots of little changes, adding up to a BIG difference.

LET'S TRANSFORM PROCUREMENT

The Well-being of Future Generations Act says public organisations should spend 95% of their budgets within Wales. If that happened, it would transform the lives of people in our region. With our partners, we are #ProcuringTransformation

OUR PARTNERS

LOTS OF LITTLE CHANGES MAKE BIG CHANGE HAPPEN

4theRegion is on a mission to help make change happen across Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.  We’re connecting individuals, businesses, community groups and changemakers who are doing great things in the region, who are thinking differently and solving problems.  Because together, lots of little changes will create the big changes we need, for our society, our economy and our planet.

ABOUT US

We’re a small team with a big vision for South West Wales. The future of this region is in all our hands.

JOIN US

Our members share a commitment to South West Wales and are collaborating to make positive change happen.

OUR EVENTS

We run exciting events that reframe the conversation, break down silos and enable collaboration.

RECENT UPDATES FROM THE TEAM

Changing the Headlines

At a recent meeting, a senior Swansea Council officer said that what he wanted for the region was to “Change the Headlines”.  That’s what we want too, so we’ve done just that!  Here’s a glimpse into the future we are working to co-create, in this newspaper front cover from March 2030… Do you share our vision of a flourishing future for South West Wales?

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Swansea City Centre Conference 2020

The second annual City Centre Conference is set to be an incredible day, showcasing everything that's great about Swansea and hearing from the people, organisations and businesses who are making change happen.  It's open to all, and YOU are invited! Whether you want...

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So, what actually is the Foundational Economy?

Sometime in 2018, the Welsh Government started talking about something called "the Foundational Economy", and then in February 2019 they launched something called "the Foundational Economy Challenge Fund"... This week, the first of the projects to have been...

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Roundtable Report – Swansea Creative Quarter 2019

SWANSEA CREATIVE QUARTER ROUNDTABLEMONDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2019BASEKAMP COFFEE SHOP, KINGS LANE The creative quarter round table meeting arises out of the Swansea City Centre Conference run by 4theRegion in April. The intention is to look at what else can be done to...

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#EveryoneMatters – and You should come!

Are you coming to the Wales Race Equality Conference next week? We are delighted to be working in partnership with Race Council Cymru to deliver this event! Here's why it's important, why you should be there and what to expect! Hear from inspiring speakers, understand...

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Roundtable Report – Renewable Energy Region

This event was organised in partnership with Low Carbon Swansea Bay and sponsored by FLEXIS.  The intention was to celebrate the growing Renewable Energy Sector of South West Wales, showcase the fantastic, diverse projects and initiatives going on across the region, and bring together business, academia and individuals to learn from each other and explore what else can be done to strengthen our renewable energy sector.

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What is 4theRegion and what do we do?

In this video we’re answering the most basic question! 4theRegion is a not-for-profit membership organisation, on a mission to help make positive change happen for South West Wales. We are connecting people, breaking down silos and enabling collaboration.

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