Public consultations are a great way for voluntary organisations to influence the areas that they are passionate about.

Governments and other public bodies will open a consultation to seek public views on a piece of work, project, policy or law. Consultations help them to engage with the public, be more transparent and benefit from the expertise of other organisations, such as charities, which are often paving the way in their particular field.


Open consultations from the Assembly, Welsh Government and others. Have your say on what matters to you.

Consultation Deadline
Renewable energy in Wales 15 February 2021
Llwybr Newydd: a new Wales transport strategy 25 January 2021
Performance and governance of local authorities: draft guidance 03 February 2021
Consultation Deadline
Carers’ national plan for Wales 20 January 2021
Establishing the Town and Country Planning (Strategic Development Plan) (Wales) Regulations 2021 4 January 2021
Regulations to establish corporate joint committees 4 January 2021
Access to Elected Office fund 20 January 2021
Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021-22 27 November 2020
Tackling fuel poverty 2020 to 2035 31 December 2020
Social care market stability reports 25 November 2020
Barriers to the successful Implementation of the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 27 November 2020
A digital special health authority for Wales 30 November 2020
Code of practice on provision of autism services 14 December 2020
Education Workforce Council: interim suspension orders 4 December 2020
Nannies as childcare providers 4 December 2020
Inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, and its management, on health and social care in Wales No date
Inquiry into the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on culture, creative industries, heritage, communications and sport No date
Impacts of Covid-19: Open Call for evidence and experiences No date
Draft Tertiary Education and Research Bill 4 December 2020
Consultation on the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the agriculture and fisheries sectors, food supply, animal welfare, climate change and the environment No date
Hospital discharge processes  2020
Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee’s remit No date
Scrutiny of Covid-19 and its impact on children and young people (including students in further and higher education) No date


An archive of WCVA’s consultation responses.

The impact of Covid-19 on equality and human rights

‘The impacts have served to highlight existing inequalities across society, with many felt more keenly and immediately by people who were already
experiencing income, social and societal disadvantage.’

Leadership principles in health and social care

‘Compassionate leadership should be integral to integration, with the voluntary sector a crucial partner’

The impact of Covid-19 on the environment and climate change

‘Environmental organisations have, like the majority of sector organisations, suffered severe financial losses during the outbreak. This has hindered their essential work and will continue to do so into the future.’

A framework for regional investment in Wales

‘A delivery model integrating a mix of national, regional and local led investment and activity is needed to achieve the preferred outcomes.’

Covid-19 and its impact on health and social services

‘Communities have come together quickly, often without formal structures, to assist with  services. This freedom has empowered communities to come up with their own solutions
to meet problems and gaps in support.’

Wales and the Shared Prosperity Fund

#’The Structural funds have had a substantial impact on the third sector in Wales and subsequently those individuals who are the hardest to reach, and our most disadvantaged communities.’

The impact of Covid-19 on the Welsh economy

‘The voluntary sector will continue to need long-term financial support to play its part in the recovery of the economy.’

The Circular Economy Strategy

‘A long-term shift in behaviour needs to be encouraged to help procurers have more regard for reuse and recycling of materials.’

A Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care

‘We agree that the status quo is not an option and that current health and social care systems are unsustainable.’

Strengthening Social Partnerships

‘An inclusive economy in which everyone can thrive and no-one is left behind” is an admirable vision, but we have doubts about this Bill being able to achieve that.’

The draft International Strategy

‘We would have liked to have seen more involvement of voluntary organisations in the development of the strategy. Effective delivery will now need active involvement across all sectors in Wales.’

A workforce strategy for health and social care

‘It is unclear what is expected and hoped of, and at what level, from the sector.’

Draft Budget 2020-21 proposals

‘We would like Welsh Government to focus on growing an inclusive economy in Wales.’

Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) Wales Bill

‘Co-production, specifically identified as a core principle of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act (2014) and a key feature of a Healthier Wales, is missing from the Bill. It should be integral in ensuring citizens are at the heart of changing or improving provision.’

Measuring a nation’s progress

‘We are concerned that without measuring the impact volunteering has on national progress that it may, consciously or unconsciously, lead Welsh Government and other decision-makers to deprioritise the third sector when it comes to investment’

Loneliness and isolation

‘The social care sector and the third sector need to develop better partnerships’