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.
Nantlle’s Bragging Rights
Developing Llyn Produce
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
The newsletters below provide information about the successful Llwyddo yng Ngwynedd beneficiaries as well as general information about the work of Gwynedd Economic Partnership.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project was been funded through the Welsh Assembly Government 2007-2013 Rural Development Plan.