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Current European Projects in Conwy

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Our Projects in Conwy

These are all projects in Conwy that we are involved with.  They all help and benefit our residents. 

These projects have been supported by the European Social Fund and European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. 


European Social Fund

This fund supports employment.  Projects who have this type of funding can help people to improve their skills and helps people who have difficulties finding work.


ADTRAC 16-24

This project is no longer taking referrals and closes in July 2021.

Led by Grwp Llandrillo Menai

This project helped young people aged 16-24 who were ‘Not in Education, Employment or Training’ (NEET).

Total Project Cost:  £1.1m


TRAC 11-24

Led by Denbighshire County Council

This project helps young people aged 11-24 at risk of withdrawing from education and at risk of becoming ‘Not in Education, Employment or Training’ (NEET). Our TRAC team helps young people in the last year of primary school and secondary school age (11-16).  Grwp Llandrillo Menai supports young people who have left school (16-24).

Total Project Cost:  £4.3m


STEM Gogledd

Led by Gwynedd County Council

This is a project to increase the number of students aged 11-19 who are studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.   Activities include online resources and STEM activity days.  This all supports what schools are doing already. 

Total Project Cost:  £2m


North Wales Regional Engagement Team

Led by Conwy County Borough Council

The Regional Engagement Team was originally established to ensure cross-sector transparent engagement across the North Wales Region, ensuring proposals for European Structural and Investment Funding aligned with the region’s strategic ambitions.  The team is now evolving to support the North Wales Growth Vision, regional strategies, ways of working and investment, and will work closely with the North Wales Economic Ambition Board Programme Office and the Regional Teams within Welsh Government.

Total Project Cost:   £626k


OPUS (This project closed in August 2019)

Led by Conwy County Borough Council

This project was for people aged 25+ who did not live in Community First areas that were economically inactive or long term unemployed, those furthest to reach with multiple barriers to skills and employment.

Total Project Cost:  £5.8m


Communities for Work

Welsh Government Communities for Work projects are only working in Community First areas. Communities for Work is help for people who have barriers to skills and employment.  People must be 25+ economically inactive or long term unemployed and ‘Not in Education Employment or Training’ (aged 16-24).

Total Project Cost:  £896,000


European Regional Development Fund

This is a fund to help us invest in our infrastructure and services.  This helps to attract other investments and create jobs in Conwy.


Penmaen Road Employment Site, Conwy Morfa

Led by Conwy County Borough Council

This project is getting the site ready for plots and building four new units.  There will be approximately 6,000 sqm of premises and this will help local businesses expand and bring new businesses and jobs to the area.

Total Project Cost: £3.5m


Attractor Destinations (Visit Wales) - Waterfront Project

Led by Visit Wales

The Environmental Improvement works for Phase 1 were completed under the Welsh Government’s Coastal Towns Regeneration Programme.  This was funded via the European Regional Development Fund along with the Welsh Governments Strategic Regeneration Area funding. 

Phase 2 of the Project has been through the Visit Wales’ Attractor Destinations Programme, with funds from the European Regional Development Fund, and the Welsh Governments Vibrant and Viable Places scheme.

Phase 2 includes environmental improvements to the promenade between the pier and Cayley Bank.  It also includes improvements to the coastal defence, a new building for a café and the installation of the ‘COLWYN’ lettering. 

Total Project Cost:  £3.8m


Attractor Destinations (Visit Wales) – Venue Cymru Project

Led by Visit Wales

The project will reconfigure the layout inside the venue so that we can make better use of the space.  This will help the venue to host the varied programme of shows and events.  The improved quality of what the venue can offer will also attract more visitors to North Wales and Venue Cymru and will help to extend the visitor season.

Total Project Cost:  £3m

The Project is under the Visit Wales’ Attractor Destinations Programme, with funds from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.


Building for the Future, 7 Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay

Led by Conwy County Borough Council

This project is refurbishing a derelict grade II listed building.  The work will create new working space and meeting areas for people and businesses in the creative industry. The project is funded through the Welsh Government Building for the Future Programme.

Total Project Cost: £845k

This project has been supported with Welsh Government and European Funding.



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