Ideas sought to help enhance Ceredigion’s local rural communities

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The Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group would like to hear from individuals, community groups and eligible organisations with innovative ideas that could enhance the experience of living and working in Ceredigion.

Cynnal y Cardi, which is administered by Ceredigion County Council, has five themes where ideas are being sought under the LEADER scheme.  All ideas are welcome on a rolling basis, with Monday, 11 June being the next closing date of 2018 for submitting ideas or expressions of interest.

LEADER, which aims to support innovative responses to opportunities or challenges faced by rural communities, is supported 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.

The five themes that ideas can be supported under include: enhancing the natural and cultural resources of Ceredigion; facilitating pre-commercial activity and new business partnerships and networks; exploring new ways of delivering non-statutory services, facilities and activities; exploring renewable energy opportunities; and making the most of digital technology in local communities.

The Cabinet member responsible for Economy and Regeneration, Councillor Rhodri Evans said, “Rural Ceredigion’s biggest asset is its people. In looking to enhance rural communities, I’m confident that the communities themselves already have innovative ideas and I encourage anyone who has an idea to share it with the Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group.”

If you have an idea and would like to discuss it further and for information regarding eligibility of support, please call Meleri Richards or Marie Evans on 01545 572063. To see how other projects in Ceredigion have benefited from Cynnal y Cardi support, please visit the Cynnal Y Cardi Activity page.

The closing dates in 2018 for submitting ideas/expressions of interest are: 11 June; 10 September; and 17 December. All submissions are welcome in Welsh or English.