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

RAIL PARTNERSHIP

In partnership with Transport for Wales, 4theRegion is setting up a Community Rail Partnership for South West Wales, to engage businesses and residents across the region around the rail network.

Swansea Creative Focus

Arising out of our City Centre conversations, a group of changemakers is taking on the challenge of grassroots regeneration in Swansea, with a focus on supporting and developing the creative and cultural fabric of the city.

Regional V.I.B.E.

Everyone agrees we have something special here in South West Wales, and that we should shout about it more.  We need a clear identity, a clear message.  So what exactly is our regional Vision, Identity, Brand and Emerging Future?

Event Report – Community Rail Partnership

Event Report – Community Rail Partnership

South West Wales Community Rail Partnership Event Friday 24TH January 2020 Swansea Train Station On Friday 24th January, 4theRegion held a launch event for the community rail partnership. This is our write up of the event, intended to capture the key discussion points...

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Celebrating Creative Swansea This Christmas

Celebrating Creative Swansea This Christmas

4theRegion Changemakers have launched a new collaboration to connect, champion and support creative talent in the city centre!  Swansea Creative Focus is kicking off with an Advent Calendar of daily stories about Creative Swansea.  You can catch the series on our...

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Changing the Headlines

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

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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Conference Report – Race Equality & Social Justice 2019

Conference Report – Race Equality & Social Justice 2019

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...

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So, what actually is the Foundational Economy?

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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