Cynnal y Cardi: How can you support your local community?

The Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group has been successful in securing over £3 million for delivering innovative rural initiatives until 2020 in Ceredigion.

LEADER aims to improve the quality of life in rural areas by applying a very specific method of working, which includes the engagement, capacity building, participation and mentoring of individuals, businesses, community and voluntary groups. It looks to engage grass roots communities to encourage the generation of innovative ways to sustain the rural economy through investigating, trialling and piloting activity.

We can help you with:

Project Development - Evaluation - Pilot Projects - Feasibility Studies

Facilitation - Training - Mentoring - Consultation

Tel: 01545 572063


The Cynnal y Cardi Local Development Strategy has identified a number of priorities as set out within the five LEADER themes. Any LEADER activity must deliver under at least one of these and adhere to the key LEADER principles. The Local Action Group will have a key role in implementing activity but they are also seeking your ideas. Visit the Open Call For Project Ideas page for further details on submitting your idea.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

Cynnal y Cardi LEADER Local Development Strategy - Summary Document

Even the simplest idea can have the greatest impact.

Open call for project ideas

Expressions of Interests are now being invited for implementing LEADER activity in Ceredigion via an open call. LEADER aims to support innovative responses to opportunities or challenges faced by our rural communities.

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What is Leader?

LEADER is a locally based approach to rural development. It aims to deliver activities which support the countryside and rural communities, encouraging a sustainable management of agriculture and environment.

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Local Action Group

The LEADER Programme in Ceredigion is being implemented by the Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group. The LAG is made up of a three sector representation – Private, Community and Public. The purpose being to ensure a well-balanced representation of interests.



Cooperation is to undertake a joint project with another LEADER group, or with a group taking a similar approach, in another region or Member State.


Other RDP Schemes

The Rural Community Development may provide support for capital projects. This is a grant scheme administered by Welsh Government under the Rural Development Programme for Wales.