CVSC was appointed to manage the Key Fund on behalf of the Conwy Rural Partnership which was part funded through the Rural Development Plan with EU and Welsh Government funding. The Scheme offered grants for voluntary, community organisations and businesses/ farms within Rural Conwy.
The Key Fund covered 4 themes:
- Farm Diversification
- Rural Heritage
- Rural Tourism
- Village Renewal
The Key Fund is now closed but achieved much for the benefit of Rural Conwy, supporting:
9 new Farm Diversification businesses
46 Rural Tourism projects
30 Village Renewal Schemes
31 Rural Heritage Projects
The breadth and diversity of new business initiatives should be noted – Ynni Coed Cymru, Bryn Cynhadledd Reed and Pen Isa Treeshear are all leaders in their field and have attracted media and TV interest. The World Trail Championships and The Snowman Mountain Triathlon along with thew Betws Trail Race, Eryri 50 and the Cambrian Rally are also of specific note.