local action groups

Local Champions Wanted


Cadwyn Clwyd (Rural Development Agency) is looking for individuals to join Local Action Groups in North East Wales (Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham).  The Local Action Group has the responsibility of overseeing and guiding the distribution of over £7.7 million of LEADER funding in rural areas.  LEADER is a fund to explore innovative new approaches and experimental technologies to tackle poverty, create jobs and drive sustainable economic development.  The LEADER programme focuses on 5 themes:

  1. Adding value to local identity and natural and cultural resources
  2. Facilitating pre-commercial development, business partnerships and short supply chains
  3. Exploring new ways of providing non-statutory local services
  4. Renewable energy at Community level
  5. Exploitation of digital technology

Pilot schemes, feasibility studies, training and mentorship projects that align to these themes and work towards the objectives of Local Development Strategies will be supported.  LEADER 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).

Local Action Group members will be required to attend quarterly meetings to discuss project applications and allocate funding to projects.  The ideal candidate will have knowledge of rural issues and a body of experience gained from working in the community, public or private sector within the rural area.  This is an unpaid, voluntary post and no financial risks accrue to Local Action Group members personally.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of one of the Local Action Group, please contact Cadwyn Clwyd for more information on 01490 340500 or adam.bishop@cadwynclwyd.co.uk

LAG Meeting Dates for 2021

Denbighshire LAG

Monday           18/01/2021

Monday          12/04/2021

Monday           12/07/2021

Monday           18/10/2021


Flintshire LAG

Tuesday         19/01/2021

Wednesday   14/04/2021

Tuesday         13/07/2021

Wednesday   20/10/2021

Wrexham LAG

Thursday             21/01/2021

Thursday             15/04/2021

Thursday              15/07/2021

Thursday              21/10/2021