Individuals, groups, businesses and organisations within Ceredigion still have time this year to submit innovative ideas to support their local rural communities, to Cynnal y Cardi by Monday, 11 November.

Schemes are being sought under any of Cynnal y Cardi’s five themes under the LEADER scheme. The scheme supports innovative, community led project ideas that build on the strengths and assets of Ceredigion. Cynnal y Cardi is administered by Ceredigion County Council.

Helping the environment and reducing everyday living costs or providing better access to local services by using digital technology are just a couple of ideas that could be explored and supported.

Cynnal y Cardi is particularly looking for ideas relating to the following LEADER themes; facilitating pre-commercial activity and new business partnerships and networks; exploring renewable energy opportunities; and making the most of digital technology in local communities.

LEADER, which aims to support innovative responses to opportunities or challenges faced by rural communities, is supported through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

Councillor Rhodri Evans, the Cabinet member with responsibility for Economy and Regeneration said, “We’re blessed in Ceredigion. We don’t have to look far to see that our county has outstanding natural assets. Ceredigion is full of potential and we are looking for innovative ideas from people who want to make a real difference to their rural communities. Not only could we be strengthening our economy, saving money and protecting our environment, but our rural communities will be making an invaluable contribution to a more proactive and resilient Ceredigion.”

This is the final opportunity in 2019 to submit ideas. To discuss your ideas and for information regarding eligibility of support, call the Cynnal y Cardi team on 01545 572063 or email All submissions are welcome in Welsh or English.