Our mission is Universal Flourishing for South West Wales, transforming our economy and society to create well-being for all. 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, or become an ambassador, and be part of the movement for positive change.
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
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.
RECENT UPDATES FROM THE TEAM
RACE EQUALITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE CONFERENCEWEDNESDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2019GRAND THEATRE, SWANSEA The Wales Race Equality & Social Justice Conference, #EveryoneMatters, was organised in partnership with the Race Council, and brought together people and organisations...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
RENEWABLE ENERGY REGION ROUNDTABLETHURSDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2019ST PAULS CENTRE, PORT TALBOT 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...read more
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.read more
We’re welcoming three new members and kicking off our new season of events this month, as well as highlighting some key opportunities for you to have your say on some notable regional issues. And don’t miss our September newsletter, featuring our pick of the region’s headlines!read more
We’ve got a busy programme of 4theRegion events coming up this autumn, which we would love you to be part of! At 4theRegion we’re all about connecting people, breaking down silos, and enabling effective collaboration. Register via Eventbrite!read more
4theRegion is organising this year's Regional Race Equality & Social Justice Conference, in partnership with Race Council Cymru, to address the challenge facing all organisations and businesses in Wales, as well as BAME young people and professionals: How do we...read more