sewced - sowing the seedS

South East Wales Community Economic Development Programme (SEWCED) was set up to help the South Wales valleys to flourish and grow.

This is being done by supporting community and voluntary groups (third sector) to generate their own income providing key products, services, vital employment and invaluable volunteering opportunities at the heart of their communities; often among the most deprived in Wales. A diversity of third sector organisations are applying for funding support, from charities, community groups to mutuals and cooperatives - all with the aim of becoming sustainable social enterprises.

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social
enterprises
supported
110
social
enterprises
created
18
funding
invested
£6.4m
jobs
created
100

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