AWEMA report highlights grant management 'shortcomings'

The Welsh Government's handing of the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association (AWEMA) was 'symptomatic of grants management shortcomings,' according to a report from the National Assembly Public Accounts Committee.

The charity, which aimed to promote equality and diversity in Wales, closed last year amid accusations of financial mismanagement.

The committee concluded that there is often "a lack of communication or co-ordination" between those responsible for Welsh Government grants, which meant that there was not always effective monitoring and safeguards in place.

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AWEMA funding 'weaknesses'

The Welsh Government's handling of funding for the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association (AWEMA) shows weaknesses in its management of grants according to a Public Accounts Committee report.