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Exciting new community micro-enterprise project in Gwynedd

11 August 2022 · Categories: Communities Care, Wales

Photo of an older woman stood at her open front door. The woman is smiling. Community Catalysts is working with Gwynedd Council and other local partners on a new community micro-enterprise project which started in March 2022 and will run for 2 years.

Community Catalysts will build on local people’s strengths, supporting them to start up their own community micro-enterprises that help older and disabled people in the area.  Never more than now have people needed opportunities to generate their own income and deliver the much-needed support in our communities.  We look to help local people unleash their creativity and passion to support more people in the community – helping local people to help other local people.

Photo of an older man smiling with his thumb upInitially, we will focus on working with local people in the Eifionydd and Llŷn areas. As well as helping people to set up new community micro-enterprises, we can also advise small groups and organisations already established in Gwynedd who may be looking to diversify or extend what they offer.

We will try hard to build on things that already work well and to value and nurture people, groups and organisations with strong local knowledge and expertise. The project aims to capture learning and actively use this to affect local system and culture change – working in partnership to improve the way that health and care works for people in Gwynedd.

At a time when the health and social care sector is under so much pressure, we’re very happy to have Community Catalysts’ support to encourage the development of community micro-enterprises in Gwynedd. Our hope is that more people have access to care and support locally so that they can live their lives as they wish to live them, and in doing so we help our foundational economy to flourish

Meilys Heulfryn Smith, Transformation Programme Leader (Adults, Health and Wellbeing Department, Gwynedd Council)

Gwenno Rice-Roberts has been employed as the local Catalyst to lead the project in Gwynedd.

I’m delighted to join Community Catalysts and begin this new project in Gwynedd! I’m excited to connect with local people and see what skills and talents we have in the area, that could be used to create community micro-enterprises offering different care and support options. Community Catalysts has created an excellent blueprint that ensures areas such as Gwynedd can thrive, by offering local people the opportunity to work for themselves while having a positive impact on their communities.

Gwenno Rice Roberts, Community Enterprise Catalyst Gwynedd

Get in touch

If you’re interested in finding out more, or getting involved, you can contact Gwenno on or 07435 943887.  You can also follow local developments on Facebook.

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