The idea for ‘Goods from the Woods’ came from another successful Llais y Goedwig project we evaluated; ‘Dewis Gwyllt’ (Wild Choice). Deio collaborated with R4C associate Kirsty Wild on this particular evaluation, who brought a wealth of experience to the team regarding both local products and commercial business……
Living Landscapes is a Wildlife Trusts national programme, and Biodiversity Means Business was a 3-year project on Wrexham Industrial Estate, which received funding through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government via the Sustainable Management Scheme……
The Dyfodol Cambrian Futures project aimed to unlock the potential of the Cambrian Mountains area through an integrated approach to sustainable development based upon recognising the landscape, natural, and cultural value of the Cambrian Mountains…..
‘Dewis Gwyllt’ (Wild Choice) was a joint initiative between Llais y Goedwig and Wild Resources Ltd, exploring and researching opportunities for income generation from wild, forest products to support community woodland groups in Wales…..
This feasibility study explored the range of feasible options for developing the potential of the ex-Forestry Commission Wales (FCW) building at Bwlch Nant yr Arian (BNYA) near Aberystwyth into a resource for the Cambrian Mountains region …..
Y Ganolfan was forced to close in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 restrictions, but during this period
it was discovered that dry rot had affected the building. The work of addressing this and the damage done to the building has meant that Y Ganolfan has remained closed until 2023, meaning that the rural community has lost one of its main facilities for holding events and community activities…..
There is currently a lot of interest in the ‘Landscape Scale’ approach to addressing nature’s decline and the impact of climate change. This idea of ‘bigger’, ‘better’ and more ‘joined up’ is seen as a key way of creating more resilient landscapes. However….
This feasibility study explored the potential opportunities and benefits of adopting this originally urban concept to deliver local benefits to our rural communities in Powys.
Cadwyn Clwyd, a long-established Rural Development Agency based in Denbighshire North Wales, commissioned us to coordinate the Community Project strand of the county wide Community Innovation Denbighshire Project.
We were asked to consult with local activity providers (clubs, groups, businesses etc) and the wider community, to establish what is needed, what is achievable, and to develop an outline business case to evidence this.