The community and business grant schemes are now closed


The Community Innovation Denbighshire project was a partnership approach between Cadwyn Clwyd Rural Development Agency and Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council (DVSC). The activities focused on community led local economic development and enabled geographical and sectoral communities in Denbighshire to realise and foster innovation and an entrepreneurial attitude at the local and micro level. This UK-CRF funded project acted as a catalyst for further intervention through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Cadwyn Clwyd’s element delivered the following activities:

We delivered investment in local businesses and communities through supporting communities, businesses and potential entrepreneurs at the micro and local level to unleash their creative potential and support innovation. Activities focused on:

  • Improving business productivity, competitiveness and growth.
  • Supporting entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Facilitating local collaboration on economic development to achieve added value from joint working and enhanced collaboration

We worked with:

  • Denbighshire Community Action Groups – clusters of geographical community groups (e.g. relevant to market towns or industrial estates) and clusters of sectoral communities of micro and small businesses to enable them to undertake pilot projects and feasibility studies on a collective basis with focus on green growth and post covid recovery.
  • Individual Businesses: Denbighshire Innovation Grant – Individual micro and small business (start up and existing) including social enterprises, to innovate and trial new products, processes, and service delivery with emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship. The project trialled a support package for individuals and business entities at the local level to develop new ventures and business ideas with a firm focus on unleashing creative potential. A pilot project provided a bursary for revenue costs of £5,000 for 25 applicants in Denbighshire together with hands on support via Business Wales.
Community Innovation Denbighshire


26 October 2022

Transformative projects benefited from significant funding that will have a positive impact on two Denbighshire communities

TRANSFORMATIVE projects benefited from significant funding that will have a positive impact on two Denbighshire communities.   Rhyl and District Rugby Football Club (RFC) and the Ruthin Dendrochronology project were among 14 initiatives to secure financial support from Community Innovation Denbighshire via the UK Community Renewal Fund led by Cadwyn Clwyd.   The Ruthin scheme… Read More…

22 June 2022

Sustainable Community Facilities

Cadwyn Clwyd (Rural Development Agency) has teamed up with energy experts DEG (Datblygiadau Egni Gwledig) to offer 12 free energy audits to organisations in Denbighshire that manage community buildings. The current climate emergency and cost of living crisis present great challenges to community groups running essential community buildings, such as village and town halls, sports… Read More…

10 June 2022

Boost for Community Groups Driving Economic Recovery

A £500,000 vision to transform facilities at a much-loved park has received a boost from a scheme driving post-pandemic economic recovery in Denbighshire. The Enhance Llangollen Riverside Project is one of 14 initiatives to secure funding from Community Innovation Denbighshire via the UK Community Renewal Fund, matched by Clocaenog Forest Windfarm Fund and led by… Read More…

04 February 2022

New Funding Announced in Denbighshire

INNOVATORS and entrepreneurs with sustainable project ideas are being urged to apply for grants that will drive post-Covid economic recovery in Denbighshire. Led by Cadwyn Clwyd and Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council (DVSC), the £600,000 Community Innovation Denbighshire project will focus on encouraging micro firms, community groups and social enterprises in rural and urban areas to… Read More…

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit