Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig

We are seeking innovative solutions to challenges facing the Gwynedd economy. We are doing this by piloting new approaches, some of which will succeed and then be replicated, while others may fall short of initial objectives, but the valuable insights from these will be used to inform future projects.

AGW have financial and human resources to support pilot projects and we collaborate with communities of interest to implement them. These should be viewed as “proof of concept” and support will not be given to an existing activity.

AGW engages broadly to identify suitable actions. Groups and individuals are encouraged to propose projects and then AGW may modify them if necessary to ensure they meet with our broader objectives. AGW will also develop its own projects in order to animate a sector, or to encompass several actions relevant to a single challenge.

AGW should not be seen as a source of project funding and the process differs significantly from the traditional grant process. We are interested in new ideas which have the potential to benefit Gwynedd, rather than activities that respond to the needs of a single business or organisation.

If you would like to read more about our specific objectives, this documents takes you through a summary of the various ‘themes’ which all the projects are categorised into…

How to get involved?

AGW seeks to establish dialogue with communities of interest, stakeholders and individuals in order to develop new ideas and pilot projects. Individuals and groups are also welcome to contact AGW to discuss the potential project activities.

If you have a project idea which could benefit Gwynedd, then please get in touch by completing the ‘Contact Form’ on this website. Alternatively, you can e-mail leader@arloesigwyneddwledig.com or phone the office on 01766 514057.

It must be emphasised that this is not a grant fund and there is not an application process.

All pilot project findings will be available on this website, as to the nature of LEADER of piloting, learning and then sharing findings with the public.

What is Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig?

Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig is a LEADER programme that develops and implements pilot projects in collaboration with the community. AGW is delivered by Menter Môn. Menter Môn is a third sector enterprise that operates in Gwynedd and Anglesey on a not for profit basis. AGW is managed by the Gwynedd Local Action Group. The Gwynedd Local Action Group is made up of 18 individuals from the public, private and voluntary sectors. They were recruited using an open selection process and possess a range of skills that reflect the objectives of AGW.

Find out who the members of the Gwynedd Local Action Group are…

We hold Gwynedd Local Action Group meetings approximately every quarter. These meetings are a general update on all the current projects, plus planning and approving future projects...

How is AGW funded?

AGW is delivering the EU LEADER programme in Gwynedd which supports bottom up rural development. As well as EU funding, AGW also receives funding via the Welsh Government, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Gwynedd Council. LEADER is a six year programme running from 2015 to 2021.

Find out what LEADER Gwynedd is and how it works…

This is Gwynedd's Local Development Strategy...

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