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Welsh Government grants £150,000 to help third sector prepare for Brexit

Cabinet Secretary Alun Davies AM announced the funding. Credit: PA Images

The Welsh Government has announced funding to help community groups and third sector organisations prepare for Brexit.

The £150,000 cash boost will help fund research into how Brexit could impact on the services. It's hoped the assessment will help the sector plan for whatever deal is struck.

Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services Alun Davies AM made the announcement. Mr Davies said his department will work alongside the Wales Council for Voluntary Action to deliver the project.

Whatever form of Brexit we end up with, leaving the EU will cause disruption. That is why we have been working hard to plan for all possible outcomes.

As we approach Brexit, third sector bodies will also need to think carefully about how they respond to emerging changes and deliver vital services to our communities. We all want to ensure public services in Wales continue to deliver the highest possible standards to the people of Wales after we leave the EU and this funding can go some way towards that end.

– Alun Davies AM

Research by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action suggests there are over 31,000 voluntary organisations in Wales' third sector.