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Rural Development Grants


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Both the Rural Business Development Grant and the Rural Community Development Grant have been designed by Conwy Cynhaliol Local Action Group (LAG) who are responsible for delivering the LEADER Programme in Conwy. 

The LEADER programme is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, which is financed by the Welsh Government and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

These are two discretionary grants to  support the economic development of businesses and communities of Conwy County within the Rural Areas as defined by Welsh Government.

Applicants are only eligible to apply through one of the schemes. 


Grant 1 – Rural Business Development Grant 

A fund to support Micro and small businesses with grants up to £5000 (50% match funding)

Projects must meet one or more of the objectives below:

  • Recovery / development post covid
  • Focus on decarbonisation and the climate emergency
  • Town centres / high-street Development / recovery after covid

Eligible Area

Businesses must have an operating address based within an eligible electoral ward in the rural Conwy. 

Please use the link to view map and use our post code checker.

Please read the guidance document for the full criteria for this grant: Rural Business Development Fund Guidance (PDF, 365KB)

To register your interest in the Business Development grant please email business@conwy.gov.uk and a member of the team will arrange a call with you.

 

Grant 2 – Rural Community Development grant 

A grant to support local communities with grants up to £8000 (20% match funded)

Projects must meet one or more of the objectives below

  • Support for community social activities (one off events are not eligible)
  • Digital Inclusion
  • Improve the area’s natural environment for community benefit 
  • Improve the quality of the area’s built environment
  • Energy efficiency/carbon reduction projects in community buildings

Eligible Area

Applicants must have an operating address based within an eligible electoral ward in the rural Conwy.

Please use the link to view map and use our post code checker.

Please read the guidance document for the full criteria for this grant: Rural Community Fund Guidance Notes (PDF, 758KB)

To register your interest in the Community development grant please email conwylocalactiongroup@conwy.gov.uk and a member of the team will arrange a call with you.


Before applying to either grant you will need to register your interest and register for a Welsh Government Customer Reference number (CRN).

To register for a Welsh Government CRN number please follow the link for full guidance and to create a CRN: Log in to Rural Payments Wales (RPW) Online | GOV.WALES

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