Examples of how European Structural Funds have helped various businesses, people, communities and the environment across Wales.
THE £70 million Welsh Government Modern Apprenticeship scheme has helped Pontyclun personal trainer Russell Morgan set up his own business.
Richard Bevan, of Bridgend, is already reaping the benefits of the £13m Pre-VENT 14-19 scheme aimed at young people across South Wales who are in danger of dropping out of school or further education.
The £12.5m Agile Nation project delivered by Chwarae Teg, helped Melissa Burns from Clydach land her dream career.
Mixing with the wrong crowd and out of work, Gareth’s life was spiralling out of control until he started volunteering with Family Employment Initiative (FEI)
£3m STEM Cymru project is encouraging 12 to 19 year olds to study STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths).
The £150m JEREMIE fund (Joint European Resources for Micro to Medium Enterprises) is helping support businesses to grow.
The £1m North East Wales Strategic Business Parks project is helping firms network and share resources to develop their services and win more trade
The £36m Welsh Assembly Government Business Innovation project helped Cardiff based design company Fauvelkhan get their idea off the ground.
The £7.6m Butetown regeneration project, backed with £2m from the European Regional Development Fund, will help transform the lives of youngsters in the area.
National energy-saving specialist, Mark Group, has teamed up with the Welsh Assembly Government’s JobMatch programme to appoint five new team members in Blaenau Gwent.
The £3.7m 20Twenty Leadership Programme, led by the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC), is backed with £1.3m from the European Social Fund
The £67 million Welsh Assembly Government ProAct scheme, backed with £39 million from the European Social Fund, helped FSG retain jobs and invest in training.
The £61m Welsh Assembly Government ReAct scheme, backed with £24m from the European Social Fund, helped Dawson Shanahan (Wales) Ltd re-employ and train 21 workers.
The £19m Bridges into Work project, backed with £10.5m from the European Social Fund, is helping Kirstie Sacre of Tredegar to become a primary school teacher.
£2m investment to protect the homes of residents in Rhydfelin in the South Wales Valleys after years of repeated flooding.
The £36m New Business Start-Up project, helped Borble Ltd of Denbighshire to rapidly progress.
The Welsh Assembly Government’s £50 million Academic Expertise for Business (A4B) Programme.
The £19m Wales Council for Voluntary Action’s (WCVA) Intermediate Labour Market (ILM) scheme, helped unemployed Alexis Roberts back into work.
The £38m Welsh Assembly Government North Wales Regeneration Scheme, backed with £19 million from the European Regional Development Fund, is helping to transform Rhyl’s waterfront.
The £6m Newbridge Regeneration Scheme, backed with £3.5m from the European Regional Development Fund, is improving access between isolated Newbridge communities and the town centre.
The £70 million Welsh Assembly Government Modern Apprenticeship scheme, backed with £40 million from the European Social Fund, helped Oliver Dalton become Modern Apprentice of the Year.