Annual Review 2022-23

Bevan Foundation Annual review 2022-23 cover page
ReportsVideosDecember 19th, 2023

Over the past year, we have achieved a great deal to help end poverty and inequality in Wales.

Poverty & living standards

We secured a minimum of £30m of additional income support for those on low-incomes.

  • An estimated 80,000 households will benefit from the extra £18m allocated to the Discretionary Assistance Fund, agreed as a result of our work.
  • 17,000 16-18-year-olds from low-income families will get an extra £10 a week to help with the cost of living while they study.
  • Eligible households could get up to £4,000 a year extra thanks to our route map to streamline Welsh benefits.

Housing and rent

We highlighted the inadequacy of Local Housing Allowance and shaped action to increase the number of homes for local people.

  • Data on over 200,000 houses will now inform the Local Housing Allowance, thanks to our calls being included in the Welsh Government’s Green Paper on housing.
  • Over 7,500 holiday and 2nd homes in Gwynedd are subject to planning permission requirements thanks to our evidence.

Access to justice

We called for the Welsh Government to take a broader approach to immigration in Wales, extending the Nation of Sanctuary policy.

  • Because of our work, local authorities are receiving more help to support people with No Recourse to Public Funds.
  • Migrants in Wales will receive more support from the Welsh Government’s broader approach to policy, thanks to our calls for greater inclusivity.

Economy and Work

We worked to boost the incomes of low income self-employed people and develop economic resilience in the south Wales valleys.

  • A development trust to grow and support the Cynon Valley community has been established following our work
  • Self employed people will benefit from more support thanks to our collaboration with Business Wales and the Arfor programme.

More than 100,000 people accessed our resources and events and our income increased by 21% to £424,607

Our work is needed more than ever.

We are grateful to the many trusts and foundations, individuals and organisations without whose support our achievements would not be possible.

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