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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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...read more
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?read more
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...read more
On 12th December, we're running an event in Swansea that we hope will open new possibilities for our regional economy. The Art of the Possible is bringing the right people together to create a shared sense of purpose around keeping more regional...read more
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
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 keep the momentum up on Swansea High Street. What can we, as business owners, organisations and passionate individuals do to improve the area, visually and socially, increase footfall and make it a destination for Swansea residents and visitors to the City.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
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.read more
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