European Social FundCynnydd is part of the 2014-2020 West Wales and the Valleys European Structural Funds (ESF) Operational Programme.

The Cynnydd project will help young people aged between 11 and 24 years old most at risk of disengaging with education or training by providing intensive interventions to improve their attendance at school, attainment and behaviour. Support includes mentoring, coaching, counselling and courses to increase basic and life skills as well as work experience and volunteering opportunities to help improve future job and career prospects.

The £19 million project is part-funded by the European Social Fund and will work with an estimated 4,500 young people across West Wales.

Cynnydd will be led by Pembrokeshire County Council and delivered in partnership with fellow local authorities in Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Careers Wales.