A view of the Mawddach Estuary on a clear spring day with woodland lining the shores.
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Cronfa Gymunedol y Carneddau is a new grants programme for community-focused projects in and around the Carneddau area. It aims to enable the communities of the Carneddau to discover, conserve and celebrate their natural and cultural heritage. The Carneddau Landscape Partnership Scheme is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Cronfa Gymunedol y Carneddau

We will be welcoming expressions of interest for the Cronfa Gymunedol y Carneddau grants programme from 1 March 2021. The programme is open to non-profit groups and organisations in and around the Carneddau area.

Grants of between £200 and £5,000 are available for small to medium-sized community projects that align with the Carneddau Landscape Partnership’s aims.

The recipients of the grants are decided by the Cronfa Gymunedol y Carneddau panel. This panel is made up of volunteers who live in the area and who are interested in contributing to the aims of the Scheme.

The deadline for projects worth over £1,000 is 6th March 2023. Applications of less than £1,000 will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Please read the guidance document if you are thinking of applying for a grant.

Download Guidance Document (PDF)

Email for expressions of interest: carneddau@eryri.llyw.cymru

Who will be able to apply?

We welcome applications from groups and organisations, including public bodies, community groups and partnerships, for example a partnership between a heritage organisation and a community group.

Eligible applicants
  • community or voluntary group/organisation
  • registered charity
  • social enterprise or other non-profit making organisation
  • parish council
  • school
  • chapel or church group
  • local authority
Ineligible applicants

The following cannot apply for Cronfa Gymunedol y Carneddau grants:

  • individuals
  • private businesses
  • any other organisation (formal or informal in structure) with the ability to distribute funds and/or assets among its members
  • applications for projects that will not benefit the Carneddau area
Examples of projects that are likely to be eligible
  • Wellbeing initiatives – virtual walks, activities for families and young people, new information about the local area, initiatives that help people with limited mobility to access the Carneddau
  • Organising an event or festival featuring local history, landscape stories, wildlife or traditional crafts
  • Promoting community arts that celebrate the landscapes and traditions of the Carneddau
  • Setting up a volunteer opportunity contributing to the Carneddau Landscape Partnership Schemes aims and objectives
  • Recording and restoring a historic site
  • Producing and publishing booklets and online information – collections of local historic photographs, postcards and memories
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