Wales' most innovative and influential think tank

Connect: Twitter Facebook LinkedInTel: 01685 350938

National Lottery Community Fund supports our work on integration

February 6th 2020

We’re delighted to announce that the National Lottery Community Fund is supporting our work on the integration of migrants into Wales’ communities.

We have been working on a wider project on migration and integration since July 2018. In the last six months we have had conversations with EU citizens in Wales and many told us that they feel unwelcome and not valued. Many are isolated and fragmented and feel unable to engage in community activity even though they see Wales as their home. At the same time local people feel that they do not understand EU citizens. We have also heard from community representatives about tensions between groups and the negative effect on people’s lives.

The funds raised will be used to work with local communities and EU citizens to increase understanding between them.

Over the next three months we will bring together people from migrant and local communities in Swansea to explore ‘what makes Wales my home’. We think this is an exciting and important opportunity for people to share their stories about how Wales became their home and their hopes and concerns for the future. The stories will highlight the common ground between the communities, improving community relationships and building cohesion.

We would love to hear from organisations or individuals in Swansea interested in getting involved – please contact [email protected]



Leave a Reply

In Print

Exchange Magazine »

Exchange Issue 16, Spring 2020

Wales’ best policy and politics magazine! The latest edition of Exchange, Wales’ best policy and politics magazine, provides more insights into the current and important issues in Welsh public life. Exchange is normally available exclusively to subscribers but in the […] »

Events »

Poverty in Wales; Child poverty

Webinar: Is it time for a Universal Basic Income in Wales?

The outbreak of Coronavirus has prompted calls for a Universal Basic Income to be introduced in Wales. Join our webinar to find out more about the idea, its pluses and pitfalls. Date:  10th June 2020 Time:  3pm Speakers: Ian Gough, […] »