4theRegion is an alliance of people, businesses and organisations across South West Wales, who love where we live and want our region to flourish.
We connect people, share good news and enable collaboration, through our forums, events, projects and comms, for a future that promotes the well-being of people and planet.
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There is great stuff happening across our region, but people don’t know what others are doing. We champion the changemakers and share positive news, to connect likeminded people and great ideas.
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Sweet Pickings Swansea / Cyfoeth y Coed Abertawe is a community group tackling food poverty and waste by harvesting unpicked fruit (mainly apples)...
Purple Shoots Business Lending (“Purple Shoots”) is a not-for-profit micro finance organisation and a registered charity that have been helping...
Oriel Science is an exciting project that uses research from Swansea University to engage with the community and inspire people of all ages. Oriel...
OUR IMPACT AREAS
If businesses and organisations in this region buy more from each other, we can keep more wealth here in South West Wales, develop our supply chain, and create more opportunities for people and local businesses.
Tourism is a key economic driver for the region. An integrated, sustainable travel network is essential to prosperity and well-being. We want to help partners collaborate better across the region to develop both.
Regeneration is something we should all do together. How can we ensure that major regional projects are designed and delivered in a way that provides economic and social benefits for the region over the long term?
In a fast changing world, we think the well-being economy will be the battleground of the next 10 years, and successful places will be those that build prosperity by prioritising people, health, quality of life, the environment and equality.
A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design. We must move away from our linear economy (make, use, dispose), closing the loop to conserve resources and ensure long term sustainability.
At 4theRegion we want to ensure South West Wales is a welcoming and safe region where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and progress fulfilling careers. Building cohesive communities is about developing neighbourhoods, social spaces...
Last week 4theRegion hosted our City Centre Conference. We’re so proud to have been the first major exhibitor at the new Swansea Arena - which looks amazing! We had over a hundred and twenty exhibitors and over two thousand five hundred...
We’ve kept up with the headlines from across South West Wales this month, to bring you the best regional news for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea! Our goal is to share good news, helping you think and speak more positively about what’s happening across our fantastic region!
At 4theRegion our mission is to co-create a happier, healthier South West Wales with a thriving economy. And what do we mean by ‘thriving’? For us, in the truest sense of the word, thriving is about wellbeing. We’ve been thinking a lot...
Our roundup of the month’s regional news headlines from across South West Wales – to help you speak more positively and more knowledgeably about what’s happening in our region!
When the coronavirus pandemic hit global economies, governments pledged to rebuild, create jobs and spark growth. But many people recognised we can’t just go back to doing things the way we did before. So what would our rebuilt economy...