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Llwyddo yng Ngwynedd

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Hunaniaith / Welsh Language Board

Llwyddo yng Ngwynedd was the title given to a series of projects which were implemented in Gwynedd between 2009 and 2014. These projects were part of the Rural Development Plan for Wales which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE PROJECTS HAVE NOW ENDED, but a summary of the projects can be viewed below.

Case Studies

Nantlle’s Bragging Rights

Developing Llyn Produce

Creatives Combine

Success is Brewing in Pen Llyn

Bringing Local Produce to Communities

Sky’s the limit

Go with the flow

Tapping into new markets

Dressed fod success

The Blinc of Sound

Following her Dream

Taking Ownership Of Their Community


Electronic newsletters
The newsletters below provide information about the successful Llwyddo yng Ngwynedd beneficiaries as well as general information about the work of Gwynedd Economic Partnership.


1. Enable
Rural economy, rural tourism and farming families - this project offered 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 included:

  • 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 provided 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) was given to 15 areas within the county to recognize, develop and market their community to visitors. The areas which were 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

This project provided 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)

As part of this project, ‘Gwynedd Taste and Talent Awards’ were held annually to promote and to congratulate the individuals and the business who produce local produce. 


4. Sustainable Communities

An innovate project which aimed to break new ground by developing the health of the economy and the standard of life in Gwynedd rural communities. The project provided 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 was 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.

Five communities are part of the project (Penllyn, Dyffryn Ogwen, Dinas Mawddwy, Y Felinheli and Botwnnog), they were chosen through a competitive process between May and September 2011.


5. Discover

This was a cooperation between Anglesey and Gwynedd, looking to build on the success of the Discover Gwynedd project (2009-2011). The project included:

  • 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

The project was been funded through the Welsh Assembly Government 2007-2013 Rural Development Plan. 


Taste and Talent Reoprt 2013-14pdf (pdf, 950k)
Case studiespdf (pdf, 12.55Mb)
Nantlles Bragging Rightspdf (pdf, 944k)
Developing Llyn Producepdf (pdf, 1.74Mb)
Creatives combinepdf (pdf, 1.64Mb)
Success is brewing in Pen Llynpdf (pdf, 1.25Mb)
Bringing local produce to communities1.pdfpdf (pdf, 1.33Mb)
Skys the limitpdf (pdf, 1.07Mb)
Go with the flowpdf (pdf, 1.28Mb)
Tapping into new marketspdf (pdf, 1.25Mb)
Dressed for successpdf (pdf, 1.27Mb)
Following her dream1.pdfpdf (pdf, 939k)
Taking ownership of their community1.pdfpdf (pdf, 1.36Mb)
The Blinc of sound1.pdfpdf (pdf, 997k)

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Last updated: 29/07/2014

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