Amplify Cymru is a new initiative funded by the Welsh Government. We are supporting people in Aberystwyth, Connah’s Quay and Port Talbot to build fairer communities, where everyone can thrive.

Our team is working with people and organisations from across the community in each place to:

  • Understand people’s lived experiences of inequality and how it can be overcome using ethnography and peer research
  • Identify new narratives of the better future people want for their communities
  • Create and grow the innovative projects, collaborations, organisations and campaigns needed to make change happen
  • Build connected movements of people working and learning together.

Our focus is on unlocking the latent potential for change that exists across the region, drawing people together around shared values, focusing on solutions rather than problems, building understanding of the tools and methods of social innovation and recognising that ultimately vibrant communities can only be built and renewed by the people living in them.

Find out more by getting in touch with Nat Defriend, Director of Community and Places: nat.defriend@youngfoundation.org

Amplify Cymru is part of our growing network of place-based initiatives that are seeking to establish new approaches to transforming towns, cities and regions. You can read more about our Places programmes, and the cities and regions we are working with here.

Outputs

Valuing Place: The importance of place for understanding inequality and taking action in Wales

Publication

Amplify Cymru is a programme of interconnected research and innovation support funded by the Welsh Government. Amplify C ... → Read More

Amplify Cymru Storybook

Publication

Part of our places programme which works to tackle inequality by empowering communities, Amplify Cymru was launched in P ... → Read More