Decision Maker Response

Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty’s response

Oct 28, 2014 — Please see attached response - sent on behalf of Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty

Thank you for the notification of your online petition, sent via an automatic email from on 17 September, regarding the announcement of the Children and Families Delivery Grants (CFDG) in relation to the play element of the grant.

The application from Play Wales was assessed on an equal footing to other third sector organisations in line with the principles established in the Code of Practice for Funding the Third Sector. I understand the outcome was a difficult one for Play Wales, but funding decisions for the CFDG have been made following a robust and fair assessment process.

Following positive discussions with Play Wales, funding has now been agreed for the next 18 months specific activities, which Play Wales are well placed to undertake in direct support of key Welsh Government priorities around play and tackling poverty. This will include supporting Local Authorities to meet their duties under the Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 to assess and secure sufficient play opportunities.