The Welsh government’s 'Agile Cymru' programme will support Welsh businesses and organisations to take forward economic co-operation in both the Irish Sea region and with other European regions.

The programme will award grants over the next 12 months to businesses and organisations in Wales to maintain and develop new partnerships, networks and collaborations with important regions and nations in the rest of Europe.

In February, the Welsh government launched a new 'Irish Sea Framework' to guide and influence actions to increase economic co-operation across and around the Irish Sea region.

In support of this, Agile Cymru offers grants of up to £40,000 to Welsh businesses and organisations, for travel, engagement, consultancy, forming networks, feasibility studies and pilot projects.

Funding for the Irish Sea region is aimed at stimulating co-operation around the maritime economy, as well as in innovation, communities and culture.