Analysing community regeneration policy in Wales post-Covid19 – a Case study approach
The Welsh economy is forecast to be negatively impacted by the departure of the UK from the European Union and the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic (Munday et al, 2020). As a consequence it is likely the work of community development organisations will be in demand to support communities. From 2001 to 2018 community development in Wales was predominantly delivered by the Communities First programme. A legacy fund was provided by the Welsh Government to support a transition period following the closure of the Communities First programme in 2018. The legacy fund was designed to support work in the areas of employability, community empowerment and children’s early year development. It can be stated that currently, community development delivery in Wales post-Communities First is fragmented.