Llwyddo'n Lleol 2050 is a project that challenges the perception that you have to leave in order to succeed.
Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050 is a project run by Menter Môn and funded by the Welsh Government through the LEADER fund. The aim is to challenge the assumption that you have to leave the countryside to become successful and to show young people that are thinking about their futures that there are opportunities available in their local area. 35 young people have already received support through the project – many of these have gone on to establish successful businesses or have accepted permanent jobs in the area.
The emphasis is on entrepreneurship, employability and the development of professional skills. However, with priorities changing as a result of Covid19 there is also a clear message that lifestyle is important and that this is an ideal area to achieve work-life balance.
Over the coming months, Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050 will be calling on young people from Gwynedd and Anglesey to sign up again to take advantage of the new opportunities to receive support when venturing into employability or entrepreneurship. The scheme’s next programs will be promoted on Facebook and Instagram.
To learn more and to register interest, Menter Môn are encouraging young people between the ages of 18 and 30 who are originally from the Anglesey and Gwynedd area to contact Jade Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow the scheme’s pages on social media.
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WHAT’S HERE FOR YOU?
CAREERS, BUSINESS START, AND WORK EXPERIENCE.
If you want to give back, then we welcome this too! We are starting an M-SParc angel network, where you can invest between £ 1k and £ 150k in local start-ups.To become part of this network, please register your interest using the form below. Businesses are also always looking for mentors, so if you would like to donate your time, please feel free to point this out.
WHO ARE YOU?
Let us know how we can help you, what you’re looking for, and how we can work together.
Read a little about the group who have already been involved with Llwyddo’n Lleol over the summer of 2020 …
A group of 14 young entrepreneurs won their place on a 10-week scheme, helping them to plan, and think of their future. This included a £1000, as well as guidance and mentoring through the support of local experts, to develop an idea into a thriving business plan.
Life beyond the two counties has tempted many people to leave and find work and happiness elsewhere, but is there really a place like home? We are facing a difficult time, where aspirations and priorities are changing rapidly. This was an opportunity for the next generation to consider this, by taking risks and experiencing something new.
We are pleased to announce that each and every one of this group have launched their business’ and are now looking to develop their business plans further. Here is a summary of the 14 who took part in the 10-week scheme:
- Cain Eleri Griffith, Mynytho – Speech and Language Therapist wanting to start a private business offering services to children and young people in the local area.
- Lleucu Gwenllïan Williams, Blaenau Ffestiniog – Freelance Designer; wanting to develop a creative studio in North Wales that specialises in graphic design, animating and designing.
- Tomos Huw Owen, Saron – Establish a smoothie business, inspired after travelling America.
- Erin Thomas, Liverpool (hoping to return to Gwynedd) – Training and mental health support through the medium of Welsh.
- Mirain Pritchard, Rhosneigr – Open air Pizza business, inspired after following a Geographical Food and Drink course under the guidance of Dr Eifiona Thomas Lane.
- Sioned Young, Bangor – Developing her business ‘Cardiau Mwydro’ to be a stable source of income
- Siwan Fflur Williams, Tudweiliog – Established a new business ‘Gemwaith Gwyndy’ from her bedroom during lockdown, needs support to develop further.
- Lois Angharad Jones, Pentrefelin – Producing, selling and promoting a Welsh brand of ‘Sôs Coch’ (red sauce) using local Welsh produce.
- Anna Kinnibrugh, Garndolbenmaen – Researching to develop a community reach out programme for Gwarchodfa Cyf, Anna’s family business and home.
- Mirain Rhys, Bala –Has set-up a business ‘Hey Soul Stitcher’ during lock-down creating scrunchies, hairbands and embroidery.
- Osian Wyn Owen, Y Felinheli – Tailoring a marketing pack for businesses, communities, local conuncils etc. By combining his creative writing skills and creating a new way of trading.
- Ifan Wyn Erfyl Jones, Llanfairpwll – Creating a hub to promote local businesses and self-employed individuals
- Eurgain Sara Lloyd, Gwalchmai – Creates swimsuites, night club clothing or festival clothing in abstract patterns and styles.
- Huw Jones, Coedana – A local milking farmer wanting to create local milkshakes.
Visit our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page to see and learn more about these fantastic group of young entrepreneurs.
We also have a range of podcasts you can tune into:
Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/Llwyddon-Lleol-2050
Twitter @ https://twitter.com/LleolN
Podcast @ https://anchor.fm/mentermon
One of the next steps for Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050, is to support some of these individuals to pursue the development of their ventures. Through the support of Arloesi Môn & Gwynedd, the scheme will be able to provide and allow individuals paid time (1 day a weel for 6 months) to continue their business developments. They will be required to plan and present in advance what they will achieve on the appointed days, and report back monthly on their progress.
We are looking forward to continuing supporting the journeys of these young people in our local communities.
Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050 will continue to develop in several directions. We are currently in the process of planning another opportunity for a NEW COHORT of young entrepreneurs to take part in another 10-week scheme, which will be held in the new year. We are also exploring the possibilities of collaboration with other counties, to enhance and develop Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050 beyond Gwynedd and Anglesey. Already, we are working with various partnerships, to ensure that the young people in our area have access to information, service, support and discussions related to succeeding and living a full locally. We would like to develop this collaboration further, with whomever, wherever possible.
Exciting work is underway – keep your eyes and ears open!
Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050 is a project funded by the Welsh Government through the Arfor Innovative Fund. It is operated by Menter Môn on behalf of Anglesey and Gwynedd Council.
If you would like to know more about Llwyddo’n Lleol 2050, please contact Elen Hughes, Menter Môn email@example.com