Communities First is the Welsh Assembly Government’s flagship programme to improve the living conditions and prospects of people in the most disadvantaged communities across Wales.
Communities First provides opportunities for people living in areas we term to be disadvantaged, and the agencies that deliver services in those communities.
It is new and different in a number of ways:
it is a long term programme and will run for at least ten years
local people themselves decide what is needed and are helped to make it happen.
Communities First aims to:
get local people involved in improving their areas and their own prospects
bring in funding and support from a range of sources to make things happen
make sure improvements last
encourage flexibility, risk-taking and new ways of dealing with problems
involve everyone working together to identify and do something about their community's problems.