IMG_1258Expressions 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.

The Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group has been successful in securing over £3 million for delivering innovative rural initiatives until 2020 in Ceredigion. Cynnal y Cardi wants to hear from anyone with appropriate LEADER project ideas.

This opportunity is open to local people, communities, businesses or organisations who want to support their rural area.

Do you:

  • Want to make the most of the natural and cultural assets of the area?
  • Have innovative ideas that need to be trialled, researched or piloted?
  • Need to develop services available to residents?
  • Make the most of renewable technology?
  • Feel left behind digitally?

IMG_7920 Landscape The Cynnal y Cardi Local Development Strategy has identified a number of priorities as set out within the five LEADER themes. Any idea must deliver under at least one of these and adhere to the LEADER principles. Follow the link below for details of the priorities and examples of the type of LEADER activity:

Cynnal y Cardi LEADER Local Development Strategy Priorities

Support can be provided for the following:

  • Project Development
  • Pilot Projects
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Facilitation
  • Training
  • Mentoring
  • Consultation

If you have an idea that could help make a difference to your rural community, call us on 01545 572063 or e-mail cynnalycardi@ceredigion.gov.uk

Submissions can be made on a rolling basis but the following closing dates have been set:

  • 20th March 2017
  • 19th June 2017
  • 4th September 2017
  • 11th December 2017

Applications are welcomed in either Welsh or English.

Click here to see how community led activity in Ceredigion is supported by Cynnal y Cardi under the LEADER scheme.

Cooperation – If you have ideas on cooperation activity please contact cynnalycardi@ceredigion.gov.uk or telephone 01545 572063. Submissions can be made on a rolling basis.

This LEADER programme in Ceredigion 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.