Get in touch with us and we’ll connect you to your nearest Egin Facilitator. Your Facilitator will be your first point of contact – bringing your community together, listening to what everyone wants and needs, and helping you to decide whether getting involved with Egin is a good idea for you.
If you decide to go forward, your Facilitator will help your group sign up to the Egin programme and then set you up on our Egin Online Community. Here you can stay connected with your group, develop your Action Plan together and discuss ideas, as well as finding out about other organisations, groups and projects across Wales. You’ll be able to connect with other community groups, and share ideas, resources and what you’re learning along the way.
Your Facilitator will then guide you through our pool of Peer Mentors and help you choose somebody with the right knowledge and experience to support you in taking the first steps in your Action Plan.
We also provide an easy-to-use Monitoring and Self-Evaluation Toolkit created by our partners at Co-Production Network for Wales. Groups are encouraged to use it to evaluate the impact of their projects.
Peer Mentor support can last between 1-3 days but may be spread over several weeks or months as required.
When you have made a plan, your group may be eligible for a £15,000 grant to help with project costs. Sustainable Steps Wales – Egin grants are offered by The National Lottery Community Fund – read more about eligibility for them here: Sustainable Steps Wales – Egin grants.
After being supported and gaining experience, you may want to apply to become a Peer Mentor yourself!