Gwynedd Taste & Talent awards 2013-2014
You can now apply or nominate a business for the TASTE & TALENT 2013-2014 awards.
The categories include:
- Craft Worker/Artist of the Year
- Food/Drink Producer of the Year
- Local Product Eatery of the Year
- Added Value to Seafood of the Year
- Fishmonger of the Year
- Fish Restaurant/Café of the Year
Click on this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GS7R9N9 to apply or nominate.
The closing date for receipt of entries is 4pm, 1st February 2014.
Are you an individual, group or community group with an exciting idea about a new business or venture?
To be eligible to receive the support of Llwyddo yng Ngwynedd, you must live within rural Gwynedd (any part of Gwynedd except for Bangor).
The newsletters below provide information about the successful Llwyddo yng Ngwynedd beneficiaries as well as general information about the work of Gwynedd Economic Partnership.
The Llwyddo yng Ngwynedd programme is implemented through 4 projects which run between 2011 - 2014 (Note that each project will come to an end at different times):
(Note that the funding for the Enable Rural Tourism and rural economy have now been fully allocated. Financial assistance is still available through the Farming families fund, for members of farming families wishing to diversify into non-agricultural activities)
Rural economy, rural tourism and farming families - this project offers practical support to new businesses, small existing businesses who are venturing to a new field, or community groups who are based on a farm. The support available includes:
- practical support to develop skills and mentoring
- financial assistance, up to £50,000 (up to 50% of the total value of the project)
- support to develop growth ideas
2. Experience Gwynedd
This project will provide support for local communities to improve and benefit the environment, distinct ethos and virtue of the area to develop new packages of experience for visitors based on these assets. Practical and financial support (up to £10,000 and up to 80% of the total value of the project) will be given to 15 areas within the county to recognize, develop and market their community to visitors. The areas which have been successful in receiving support from the project are listed below. (Note that the communities were chosen through a competitive process).
Dyffryn Ogwen, Dyffryn Nantlle, Llanwnda, Dinas Dinlle, Aberdaron, Llangwnnadl, Harlech, Porthmadog, Llanfrothen, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Tywyn, Corris, Bermo, Dinas Mawddwy, Penllyn.
3. Local Products
(Please note that the Local Product grants have been fully allocated, it is anticipated that these projects will come to an end on 31.03.2014)
This project provides support for local producer businesses, whether food or drink businesses, craft producers or manufacturers to develop products of standard and to develop supply chains to reach present and new markets. Work to include:
- training sessions
- one to one support
- financial support for groups of producers, processors and suppliers that are going to trial a new way of reaching the market / new markets (up to £20,000 and up to 80% of the total value of the project)
4. Sustainable Communities
An innovate project that will break new ground to develop the health of the economy and the standard of life in Gwynedd rural communities. The project will provide intense support for five communities to pilot within the county to:-
- Host an audit of physical, natural and cultural assets
- Bursary worth £3,500 (up to 100% of the total value of the project) for the 5 Communities to commission a feasibility study
- Support to develop ideas
- Financial support (maximum of £80,000 and up to 80% of the total value of the project for each community) to operate the ideas
The aim of the project is to develop projects to increase the long term sustainability of their area by increasing the ability of local people to continue to live and work in the area through, for example; sharing community assets, discover new methods of developing services, develop local work opportunities, and so on.
Four communities are part of the project (Penllyn, Dyffryn Ogwen, Dinas Mawddwy and Botwnnog), they were chosen through a competitive process between May and September 2011.
This is a cooperation between Anglesey and Gwynedd, looking to build on the success of the Discover Gwynedd project (2009-2011). The project will include:
- A series of wildlife and nature sessions and events (some sessions will be tailored for children under 10, young people 16-30 and tourism businesses). These events will be held during 2012 and 2013.
- Developing pages on the Discover Gwynedd and Discover Anglesey websites, concentrating on promoting the wildlife and nature of both counties as a tourism tool.
- View videos of the Llwyddo yng Ngwynedd projects
For further information about Llwyddo yng Ngwynedd contact the team on 01286 679358 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project has been funded through the Welsh Assembly Government 2007-2013 Rural Development Plan.