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Creating opportunities through culture programme

Cadw Supports “Fusion: Creating opportunities through culture programme”

Following the successful three year Fusion Challenge Grants programme: 2017-20, MAALD is continuing Fusion by extending the programme for a year with the option for another.  Applications of up to £25k per annum, up to one year plus one, are now invited from lead bodies to deliver strategic cultural projects linked to employability, empowerment, early years and family learning, and health and wellbeing. Applications should arrive no later than 12pm 14 February 2020 and be sent to: and/or Fusion Programme, MAALD, Welsh Government, Rhodfa Padarn, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3UR. 

Cadw is one of the key cultural partners across Wales supporting the Welsh Government’s Fusion: Creating opportunities through culture programme alongside National Museum Wales and Arts Council Wales.  Cadw also supports the ‘Cultural Ambition Programme that is diversifying the heritage workforce through collaboration, opportunity and skills.

Culture and heritage can have a huge impact on people’s lives. The Fusion Programme contributes to the ‘Well-being of Future Generations Act particularly around ‘a Wales of cohesive communities’ and ‘a Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language’.

The ‘Fusion Delivery Plan 2019 – 2020’ and associated Infographic give an overview of the current Programme, delivered through Fusion coordinators in following areas - Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Conwy, Gwynedd, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Swansea, Torfaen and Caerphilly - and supported by a variety of local and national partners. For further information on Fusion, or to get involved in the Programme, contact: